Liven up your spring with these beautiful books about flowers!
Enjoy these lovely books any time of the year!
Flowers Are Calling, by Rita Gray
We really enjoyed this rhyming book about flowers and the animals who pollinate them. On each page the flowers are calling… but for whom? “Flowers are calling a little black bear. No, not a bear! He doesn’t care. They’re calling a butterfly to dip from the air.” We skipped over the pages with detailed information about each flower, but your child might enjoy them.
Flower Garden, by Eve Bunting
This is such a lovely story and my personal favorite from this list. It’s about a man and his daughter who plant a windowbox of flowers as a surprise for the mother’s birthday.
Sidewalk Flowers, by Jonarno Lawson
My Three didn’t enjoy this wordless picture book, but it’s truly fabulous and will give you a lot to talk about. A dad on a cell phone takes a walk with his very observant little girl, who picks the flowers she finds growing in odd places all around the city. Finally, she brightens the lives of those she meets by leaving the flowers behind.
This is the Sunflower, by Lola Schaefer
I’ve always found “This is the House that Jack Built” to be a tedious rhyme. But even though this book follows the pattern of that rhyme as it tells about a sunflower’s life, we enjoyed it. It’s nothing spectactular, but a nice book.
Sunflower House, by Eve Bunting
This a wonderful book that my Four requested often. It’s about a boy who plants sunflower seeds in a circle so that he can have a sunflower house to play in all summer long.
The Flower Alphabet Book, by Jerry Pallotta
I could never get my Four to listen to this A-Z book about flowers, which was a bummer because I think he would have liked it. The book packs a lot of information, but it’s told in a conversational way with a lot of interesting little details. Give it a try!
Wanda’s Roses, by Pat Brisson
This is a tender story of a little girl who finds a thornbush growing in an empty lot. She’s sure it’s a rosebush and tends it carefully. As it turns out, the bush never blooms – but Wanda brings the community together as they transform the vacant lot. Recommended!
Counting Wildflowers, by Bruce McMillan
This is a simple counting book that young preschoolers will enjoy. We liked learning the names of the wildflowers on each page.
Zinnia’s Flower Garden, by Monica Wellington
This is a simple book about growing a flower garden – planting and caring for it, sharing the flowers, and planning for next year. My Four enjoyed the illustrations, which are a mixture of drawings and photographs.
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