7 Must Read Gardening Books for Toddlers


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Help get your little one involved with your garden with these gardening books for toddlers. These fun, interactive books will help educate them all spring and summer long!

Gardening Books for Toddlers

With spring not too far away, we're starting our seeds and planning out our garden additions for this year. We've done way more planning for our garden this year than we ever have so I'm really excited for the snow to melt so we can get started!

We've been reading some spring/garden books lately with Lily with the hope that she'll be excited to garden with us, too. I thought I'd share some of my favorite gardening books for toddlers with you.

All of these books can be found on Amazon. If you're looking to save a little money, be sure to check out the Used section for these books! You may be able to find like new books for a fraction of the price. That's how we've bought a lot of her books lately and most of the time, we've gotten them 1/4 to 1/2 off.


Pop-Up Garden: This pop-up book is all about the buzzing garden with butterflies and flowers. Lots of colors and beautiful artwork.


Secrets of the Vegetable GardenThe shine-a-light books are fun for all ages and are especially great for curious toddlers. This book has hidden animals and plants living under the soil that need to be revealed! To see them, hold a page up to the light and you'll have hours of fun finding what's hidden around the vegetable garden.


Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants:  The Cat in the Hat examines a variety of parts of plants, seeds, and flowers. This book also covers basic photosynthesis, pollination, and seed dispersal. (Although the content in this has some parts that may be more suited for older children, it's a great book to grow with!)

The Little GardenerThis interactive book is a great way to help kids understand what needs to be done in a garden. 

Planting a RainbowWith this fun board book, children can learn all about colors and flowers. Another favorite from Lois Ehlert is Eating the Alphabet where you can teach your toddlers all about the variety of foods that can be planted.

Compost Stew: This book is a great way to teach kids all about composting. From how to start a compost pile to what is safe to include, it covers everything you need to know in a fun and interactive way.

From The GardenHelp your toddler learn to count and teach them about growing your own food with this educational book.

Interested in more gardening books for toddlers and kids of all ages? Check out the Amazon Best Sellers in Children's Gardening Books! There's endless inspiration there to help your little one enjoying gardening as much as you do. 

And if you're looking for a fun gardening activity for kids, check out this seed bombs DIY. With just three simple supplies and less than an hour of your time (okay, maybe a little bit more because kids can be messy) – you can make this simple garden DIY! Or teach your kids what can be composted so they can work on your compost pile with you!

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Gardening Books for Toddlers