I love to plant flowers in the spring. Unfortunately, I don’t have a green thumb so I have to keep my fingers crossed that they make it through the summer and I never try vegetables. So I’ve turned to books to help me garden.
In his classic way, Carle shows how a seed turns into a flower. With simple text and glorious illustrations this is one of my old favorites. I would read this book to kids from 4-6 years old.
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
Once again, the illustrations caught my eye and then I discovered the loving story that went with them. A little girl and her father buy flowers, plant them in a window box and Mom gets a wonderful birthday surprise. I would read this book to kids 4-7 years old.
In the Garden With Van Gogh by Julie Merberg
This rhyming board book has the wonderful art of Van Gogh. It is seriously a great way to introduce kids to the world of fine art. I would read this book to kids 3-8 years old. As an extra bonus, try painting a picture in the style of Van Gogh. Your kids will amaze you!
Inch by Inch: A Garden Song by David Mallett
If you don’t know this song, you will want to learn it after you read this book. It has always been a favorite of mine. There are sweet pictures and it is a good introduction about how we are tied in a partnership with the Earth. I would read this book to kids 3-8.