There are some wonderful books about seeds for preschoolers. These are books that either discuss the concept of seeds and how they grow into plants via a cute story or through engaging factual description, sometimes a bit of both.
In most cases parents will have to read the books to children of this age, though there are also a few board books that kids can 'read' themselves.
Lets take a look at some of the best:
Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!
This is a beautiful book which manages to impart heaps of information about seeds in the midst of a very touching story.
There is a lot of detail on each page so while it may not keep preschoolers engaged for long this book will become a favourite to last kids well into the early school years.
Author: Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Buddy gets five colorful bags in the mail from his grandfather, who writes:
Dear Buddy, Have , five days of fun! Love, Gramps P.S. It’s almost spring!
Buddy finds a surprise in each bag, and with each surprise he discovers something wonderful about seeds. In one bag, for example, there are different kinds of seeds which Buddy pastes onto colored paper and which are reproduced photographically in the book for accurate identification. In another bag, there are cards that show how seeds grow. As Buddy sorts, collects, eats, and creates with seeds, he learns plenty about growth and germination, making this introduction both entertaining and educational.
- Age Range: 6 - 8 years
- Grade Level: 1st - 3rd
- Paperback: 40 pages
- Price: $5.99 From Amazon
One Bean uses simple language to communicate the concepts of seed growth. It has more of a descriptive than narrative focus but manages to convey a sense of wonder and fun just the same. A wonderful, straightforward introduction to the subject.
Author: Anne Rockwell, Megan Halsey
What happens when you plant just one little bean? A fundamental childhood experiment charmingly unfolds in this first science book about planting and observation.
A perfect balance of simple narration and cheerful, thoughtful three-dimensional paper sculptures just right for the very young, One Bean carefully and joyfully takes the young observer step-by-step through a plant's growth cycle, from planting the bean in a paper cup to the tasty results.
- Age Range: 3 - 6 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 1
- Lexile Measure: 510L
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Price: $7.99 or less from Amazon
Miss Maple's Seeds
A personal favourite in my family. This whimsical picture book is obviously fiction but conveys the miracle of seeds and how they lie dormant for a time then spread from one place to another to grow. The concepts and illustrations are wonderful and inspiring.
Author: Eliza Wheeler
Miss Maple gathers lost seeds that haven’t yet found a place to sprout. She takes them on field trips to explore places to grow. In her cozy maple tree house, she nurtures them; keeping them safe and warm until it's time for them to find roots of their own, and grow into the magnificent plants they’re destined to become.
Eliza Wheeler’s luminous paintings feature gorgeous landscapes, lush foliage and charming details. Her tender story celebrates the potential found in each seed—since even the grandest tree and most brilliant flower had to grow from the smallest of seeds.
- Age Range: 3 - 5 years
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Price: $16.99 or less from Amazon
These are just a few of the wonderful books about seeds for preschoolers and I will update the site as I review more.