9 Seed Books for the Classroom

Spring is the perfect time to teach about seeds and plants. There are so many great fiction and nonfiction books about plants and their life cycle. Did you know there are also many seed books? There are so many learning opportunities with seeds in the classroom; counting, sorting, and more. This post is a round-up of seed books you can use in the classroom.

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Seed Books for the Classroom

Here are a few of my favorite fiction and nonfiction seed books in our classroom library. You can read about our favorite plant books here.

Plant the Tiny Seed

Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson has beautiful illustrations. This book follows a seed through the life cycle of a zinnia. This book talks about bees and hummingbirds, so if you are learning about pollinators it is a must have!

National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant

National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant is a wonderful informational book for beginning readers. This book has gorgeous photos, easy-to-follow text, vocabulary, and nonfiction text features.

Seeds (Plant Parts)

Seeds (Plant Parts) by Vijaya Bodach is part of the Pebble Go series of books. These books align with national science standards and are great for young learners. This seeds book has photos of various types of seeds. It talks about why plants need seeds and the different ways seeds can spread.

Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move

Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move by Joann Macken is a great book if you want to teach the different ways that seeds can be spread. A movement extension is to have students act out the various ways seeds are spread.

Seeds Move!

Seeds Move! by Robin Page is another book about how seeds are spread. One thing I like about this book is the vocabulary. The action word on each page is large, so it stands out. I highly recommend this book!

The Tiny Seed

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle is a classic. The illustrations in his work are a favorite of mine. This book takes you along the journey of a tiny seed falling from a flower to becoming a new flower. Perseverance and grit are great life skills you can teach while reading this book.

The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed by Jory John is a fiction story about a sunflower seed. The bad seed has some negative behaviors but learns to change them into positive choices. This is a class favorite with my students. If you use interactive read-alouds in your classroom, be sure to check out The Bad Seed resource that accompanies this book.

The Dandelion Seed

The Dandelion Seed by Joesph Anthony is a beautiful story of a seed journey. The way the story is written can be applied to life. I think this would be a wonderful graduation gift for someone.

Miss Maple’s Seeds

Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza Wheeler is a fun story about a mouse who finds seeds, nurtures them, and then finds the perfect place for them.

These are a few of our favorite seed books that we use in our classroom. Do you have any favorite seed books that are not listed in this post? What are some of your favorite seed activities you do with your students?

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