Gardening Books for Kids!

Summertime is the perfect time for gardening!

Can you believe that it’s July already? Yowzers, that went fast! Here in Pennsylvania, it’s been hot, hot, hot, and today was no exception.

If you’re a homeschooling family who takes a summer break, don’t miss out on the opportunity for a fantastic summertime nature study idea – gardening! Today I decided to share with you some books that will both inspire you and give you tons of ideas to get started.


Gardening Books for Kids

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1. Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden (Hands-On Family) 

This book provides 52 gardening lessons – one for each week of the year!

2. Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)

The Cat in the Hat Learning Library collection is fantastic for all ages. The witty rhymes keep little ones engaged, yet they provide an extensive amount of information for your older kids, too!

3. Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children

Looking for more fun activities to do in the garden? Look no further.

4. Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

This picture book is the perfect way to teach your little ones about what exactly happens in a garden throughout the year.

5. We Are the Gardeners

This book was written by Joanna Gaines. Need I say more??

6. Square Foot Gardening with Kids

This is so much more than a gardening book in that it includes science, math, and tips for water conservation and healthy eating!

7. Ready, Set, Grow!: A Kid’s Guide to Gardening

Written for younger children, you’ll find lots of activities for your littles.

8. Grow: A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables

It’s time to get excited about growing your own fruits and vegetables!

9. National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: In My Garden

Here we have yet another book to introduce younger learners to the wonderful world of gardening.

10. The Little Gardener

This is the perfect choice for those children who feel like they’re just too little to help.

11. The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun

This book just so happens to be my personal favorite on this list. It has provided my kids and me with so many creative gardening-related activities – even activities to do inside on a rainy day!

12. National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant

Do you have a “blossoming” reader? (Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.) Here’s something they can read on their own!

13. Green Thumbs: A Kid’s Activity Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Gardening

This kids’ guide provides plenty of activities that only use items that are readily available in your house!

14. If You Plant a Seed

This beautifully illustrated picture book ties in the subject of gardening with the character trait of planting seeds of generosity.

 15. No-Waste Kitchen Gardening: Regrow Your Leftover Greens, Stalks, Seeds, and More

Did you know that you’re likely throwing away the very things you could use to grow your own food? Find out how to turn your trash into treasure.

16. I Can Grow a Flower

Did you think I forgot about your toddler? Of course not! Here’s your child’s very first gardening board book.

17. From Seed to Plant

I have yet to read a book by Gail Gibbons that wasn’t excellent.

18. Green Green: A Community Gardening Story

It can be a bit discouraging to think about gardening when you live in the city. Here’s the perfect idea to counteract that!

19. Gardening Projects for Kids

This book contains over 60 practical gardening projects!

20. The Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Everything You Need to Know

This is the perfect book for both older children and adults who are interested in gardening but don’t know where to start.

21. Green Bean! Green Bean!

This is a lovely picture book about a little girl who plants a green bean seed and watches it grow throughout the year.

22. A Green Kid’s Guide to Composting

Let’s face it, if you want a good garden, a compost pile is a must. (Warning: This book is aligned with Common Core.)

23. Planting a Rainbow

If you’ve never read a Lois Ehlert book to your little ones, you are missing out!

24. Two Little Gardeners

This is a Little Golden Book selection that teaches the truth that good things come to those who wait.


Do you have a favorite gardening book for kids? Please share if you do. The more, the merrier!


Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

7 thoughts on “Gardening Books for Kids!”

  1. Thank you for sharing this great list of gardening books! I love your summer nature study video that just came out as well! It is so wonderful to get kids outside to really learn about God’s creation!

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