Picture Books about Gardening

Here is a list of our favorite picture books about gardening.

Once January is past, spring fever hits us hard. We are thinking about getting outside and bringing colorful life to our yard through our gardens.

Here are some inspiring picture books for this season…



Picture Books about Gardening



1. Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner


2. We are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines


3. Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert


4. Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole


5. The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss


6. How Groundhog’s Garden Grew by Lynne Cherry


7. From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons


8. The Curious Garden by Peter Brown


9. The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons


 10. The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds by Joanna Cole


11. A Seed is Sleepy by Diana Aston


12. Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson




More Book Lists

There are lots of wonderful book lists to get you started reading aloud to your kids. You can check out our book list page or jump straight to one of the following:



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What are your favorite picture books about gardening?


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  1. You are a wonderful Mom getting the kids into gardening at such a young age Jessica! We are not the best Gardeners we just put in a firepit where our garden used to be! Maybe we will try a raised above the ground garden, see if we have luck with that. Thanks for sharing, Terri xo.

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