14 BEST Children’s Books about Flowers

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Are you looking for fun and educational books to read with your kids about flowers? Check out our list of the best children’s books about flowers! These picture books feature stories, facts, and illustrations. Enjoy the wonder and beauty of these amazing plants! 

Flowers are not only beautiful to look at, but also have many fascinating stories to tell. From how they grow and reproduce, to how they attract pollinators and defend themselves, flowers are full of beauty and wonder. If you want to share your love of flowers with your children, or spark their curiosity and imagination, there are many amazing children’s books that feature flowers as the main characters, themes, or settings.

In this blog post, I share some of the best children’s books about flowers, along with a brief summary and review of each one. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did, and discover the inspiration and beauty of flowers along the way.

Children's Books About Flowers

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1: Flowers

Written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons

This book will share everything your little learners need to know about flowers. Not to mention, this book is packed with colorful illustrations of flowers, info-graphics, and diagrams that bring science concepts to life! A book that makes learning fun.

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2: Flowers are Calling

Written by Rita Gray and illustrated by Kenard Park

A lovely rhyming poetry-like picture book is a delight to both ears and eyes! It explores and describes the connection between flowers, animals, and insects as they play their parts in the forest’s cycle of life. Adorable illustrations will capture the attention of even the littlest readers.

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3: Miss Ladybird's Wildflowers

Written by Kathi Applet and illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein

This book takes an engaging look at the life of First Lady Johnson – from her lonely childhood in East Texas to her exciting life in the White House. Discover how she shares her love of wildflowers and brings beauty across America. Absolutely stunning, colorful illustrations make this book something special.

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4: Planting a Rainbow

Written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert

This colorful whimsical book with textured cut paper collages follows a mother and her daughter as they plant and nurture a flower garden in their backyard. The bold text and dazzling illustrations will inspire readers to take a closer look at flowers and maybe even start their own flower garden!


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5: The Poppy Lady

Written by Barbara Walsh and illustrated by Layne Johnson

This inspiring, true story of Moina Belle Michael and her tribute to American veterans will pull heartstrings. When WW1 began, Moina knew she had to do something to help. The more she did, the more she felt compelled to do. Moina almost singlehandedly launched a national campaign to establish the red poppy of Flanders Field as a symbol of sacrifice and courage of America’s soldiers. This is her story. Breathtaking full-page illustrations.


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6: The Flower's Festival

Written and illustrated by Elsa Beskow

This fairy-tale style story is about a young girl named Lisa who is invited to the flower’s Midsummer party. There she meets Queen Rose, Lady Pansy, Lady Honeysuckle, and Lord Bleeding Heart and hears their wonderful stories. Beautiful colorful illustrations bring this tale to life.

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7: Flower Garden

Written by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

A cute rhyming story of how a little girl and her father create the perfect birthday gift for her mother – a flower garden. Follow along as they purchase everything needed, plant the flowers, and give this special gift. Lovely illustrations bring this heartwarming story to life.

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8: The Flower Alphabet Book

Written by Jerry Pallotta and illustrated by Leslie Evans

Enjoy gorgeous illustrations and descriptions of 26 flowers with this wonderful alphabet book! It is jam packed with information shared in an enjoyable way, so much more than “just another abc book”! The pictures alone make this book a must have.

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9: Sunflower House

Written by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Kathyn Hewitt

This rhyming storyline is brought to life with lovely full-page illustrations throughout. Follow along with a young boy as he plants, grows, and harvests his sunflowers and all the fun he has with them. A fun way to learn all about the life-cycle of a sunflower.

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10: Miss Rumphius

Written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney

This classic book will delight old and young alike with its touching storyline and beautiful illustrations from the famous Barbara Cooney. Follow along the inspiring and sometimes adventuresome life of Miss Rumphius – and see how she makes the world more beautiful before she leaves it forever.

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11: A Little Guide to Wild Flower

Written by Kate Perry and illustrated by Charlotte Voake

The most adorable and whimsical wild flower field guide for children; it is color-coded to help them name wild flowers that they come across. A useful and pretty companion for nature walks or a reference for books of 50 flowers.

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12: The Empty Pot

Written and illustrated by Demi

A story with a message of honesty – it’s brought to life with lavish, colorful illustrations and a simple to understand text that keeps children engaged. Follow along with Ping as he tries to grow his seed into a flower for an entire year to present to the Emporor!

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13: The Story of Ferdinand

Written by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson

The beloved story of Ferdinand – a peaceful little bull who would rather sit and smell the flowers than fight in the bullring. This Spanish tale takes you along the life of Ferdinand and is filled with classic black and white illustrations.

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14: Spring Walk

Written and illustrated by Virginia Brimhall Snow

Join Grammy and her grandchildren on a walk as they learn about 24 different spring flowers in this lovely picture book.  Beautiful flower illustrations that pop out at you on each page add a fun element to this book. After you read the story, you will be encouraged to plant some flowers of your own!


If you enjoyed this post, take a peek at these:

  • Spring Books for Children | Our family’s favorite spring picture books welcome and celebrate the season of spring with all the new life it brings! 
  • Summer Picture Books   | Our family’s favorite summer picture books are perfect for reading when you need a break from the heat or just want to learn a little more about the season. 
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