Plants, Trees and Flowers

Plants, Trees and Flowers
Let botany grow on you with the roots of biology.

By Jamie McElroy
The plant kingdom is as fascinating as the animal kingdom and even more diverse. Children will discover how a giant tree grows from an itty-bitty seed, why flowers bloom, and other amazing things plants do to survive. From the tallest redwood to the tiniest plankton see why the world of botany is so incredible. These books range from an introduction of plant names for the very young to how plants reproduce for more advanced readers. A simple yet beautiful favorite of mine is Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. The colorful tissue paper collages really bring the story to life while teaching colors and the names of flowers.

The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow, Joanna Cole, $3.46

Planting a Rainbow: Lap-Sized Board Book Planting a Rainbow: Lap-Sized Board Book, Lois Ehlert, $10.32

Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring The Earth To Life Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring The Earth To Life, Molly Bang, $13.44

Redwoods Redwoods, Jason Chin, $14.78

How a Seed Grows (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) How a Seed Grows (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1), Helene J. Jordan, $1.23

From Seed to Plant (Rookie Read-About Science) From Seed to Plant (Rookie Read-About Science), Allan Fowler, $56.48

The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle), Eric Carle, $6.69

The Vegetables We Eat The Vegetables We Eat, Gail Gibbons, $6.55

A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds (Exceptional Nonfiction Titles for Primary Grades) A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds (Exceptional Nonfiction Titles for Primary Grades), Jean Richards, $7.99

What Do Roots Do? What Do Roots Do?, Kathleen V. Kudlinski, $5.74

Jack's Garden Jack's Garden, Henry Cole, $6.99

Growing Vegetable Soup (Voyager Books) Growing Vegetable Soup (Voyager Books), Lois Ehlert, $5.95

The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds (Explore!) The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds (Explore!), Ruth Heller, $6.28

Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art, Thomas Locker, $6.99

The Carrot Seed Board Book The Carrot Seed Board Book, Ruth Krauss, $5.64

The Usborne Complete First Book of Nature (Usborne First Nature) The Usborne Complete First Book of Nature (Usborne First Nature), R. Kidman-Cox, $24.65

Weslandia Weslandia, Paul Fleischman, $7.99

The Gardener The Gardener, Sarah Stewart, $7.99