Even More Books about Seeds and Plant Life Cycles (Easy Readers/Chapter Books)


In a previous post we listed
the Easiest Practice Readers about seeds and plant life cycles.

This list continues with the same focus, only at a higher reading level -- AR 3.0 and higher

The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow
by Patricia Relf
John Speirs (Illustrator)

GoodReads::: 4.25 average rating — 912 votes (GR data updated 4/10/12)

Description: Ms. Frizzle's class is growing a beautiful garden, but Phoebe's plot is empty because her flowers are back at her old school! The class climbs aboard the Magic School Bus to grab some seeds, but end up going inside one of Phoebe's flowers! Follow the kids' adventure and learn how living things grow.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 2,524
Word Count: 32
Reading Level: 3.1 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 11381

Lexile: 420L
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0590222961
  • sample pages

Teachers and Parents might also check out the Magic School Bus video.

From Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)
by Wendy Pfeffer
James Graham Hale (Illustrator)

GoodReads::: 4.20 average rating — 20 votes

Description: Pumpkins can be baked in a pie.
Pumpkins can be carved into jack-o'-lanterns.
Pumpkin seeds can be roasted for a healthy snack.
But how does a tiny seed turn into a big pumpkin?

Read and find out what a pumpkin seed needs to help it grow!

Reading Information:
Word Count: 580
Word Count: 33
Reading Level: 3.3 / points: 0.5
quiz: 109977

From Seed to Plant
by Gail Gibbons

GoodReads::: 3.88 average rating — 67 votes

Description: How different seeds are formed and grow into plants.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 564
Word Count: 32
Reading Level: 3.4 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 24913
Lexile: 660L

A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds

by Jean Richards
Anca Hariton (Illustrator)

GoodReads::: 4.00 average rating — 15 votes

Description: Richards' carefully worded information provides an excellent introduction to seeds, their purpose, and growth that should be easy for young children to grasp. On each page, one or two short lines of text appear beneath a large painting. Hariton's use of bright watercolors adds sensual appeal to her illustrations of various fruits, vegetables, animals, and habitats.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 751
Word Count: 32
Reading Level: 3.6 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 57451
  • Publisher: First Avenue Editions
  • ISBN-10: 0822559919
  • sample pages

Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants
by Bonnie Worth, Alice Jonaitis (Editor)
Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator)

GoodReads::: 3.93 average rating — 28 votes

Description: With the able assistance of Thing 1 and Thing 2 -- and a fleet of Rube Goldbergian vehicles -- the Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination; and
seed dispersal.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 959
Word Count: 48
Reading Level: 3.7 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 62257
Lexile: AD530L
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 037581095
  • sample pages

A Seed Is Sleepy
by Dianna Hutts Aston
Sylvia Long (Illustrator)

GoodReads::: 4.25 average rating — 183 votes

Description: Award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it a guide that is equally at home being read on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 589
Word Count: 40
Reading Level: 3.8 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 108643
Lexile: AD750L

by Ken Robbins

GoodReads::: 4.50 average rating — 8 votes

Description: From summer's flourishing flowers to autumn's succulent fruits, everything begins with a tiny little seed.

In this fascinating chronicle, young readers will learn how seeds grow, and how they vary in shape, size, and dispersal patterns. From cherry pits to exploding pods, to sticktight seeds that cling to your shoes, acclaimed photographer and author Ken Robbins illuminates how wondrous nature springs up throughout the year before our very eyes.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 705
Word Count: 32
Reading Level: 4.4 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 106762

For Easy(ier) Books about Seeds and Plant Life Cycles see our list here.