Nature Book List: November (Seeds!)


Happy November! At the beginning of each month I will put together a book list related to learning about nature that will be influenced by the season and natural wonders that occur during that month. This month will feature books related to seeds. The books make great reads both in the classroom and at home. If you’re teaching a theme related to the seeds and plant life cycles, I suggest you check these out. November is a perfect time to learn about seeds, given that so many examples can currently be found in nature as plants are nearing the end of their life cycle in anticipation of winter. I hope you find the resources useful. Check them out from your local library, or click on the picture below the title to find out more information about the book or follow a link for purchase.

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle – A classic story of the life cycle of a flower, with fabulous art work.

A Seed is Sleepy by Diana Hutts Aston – This book introduces the reader to a wide variety seeds and provides interesting descriptions and facts about seeds. The book is only enhanced with the detailed watercolor art.

From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons – This is another informative book for children from Gail Gibbons providing simple information and clear descriptions about the plant life cycle.

National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant – Learn about seed pollination and plant growth through vibrant photographs and easy to understand facts.

It’s Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden by George Ancona – Learn about seeds and plant growth through the lens of a school garden.

Seeds by Ken Robbins – Learn how seeds grow and how they vary in shape, size, color through the detailed photographs in this book.

Flip, Float, Fly!: Seeds on the Move by JoAnn Early Macken – Learn the many ways of how seeds get to different places through this book with beautiful illustrations.

Berries, Nuts, and Seeds (Take Along Guides) by Diane Burns – Bring this book along on a nature walk to help find and identify a variety of nuts, berries, and seeds. Perfect for young nature explorers.

A Seed in Need: A First Look at the Plant Cycle by Sam Godwin- In this story, insects follow a sunflower seed as it grows.

Oh Say Can You Seed? – Learn about plant parts, seeds, flowers, pollinators, and seed dispersal from the classic Dr. Seuss character, The Cat in the Hat

*BONUS* {One for the adults, but the pictures are great for kids, too!} Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit by Teri Dunn Chase and Robert Llewellyn – Unique and excellent photographs and filled with useful and interesting information about various seeds and their formation.

Happy reading!


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