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Apple Blossom to Zinnia: 3 Flower Alphabet Picture Books

Flowers are such a lovely part of spring and summer. We’ve planted, pressed, dissected, drawn, and studied these beautiful blossoms and are ready, soon, to move onto pollinators.

To enrich our knowledge base of flower types, we borrowed some alphabet books featuring flowers.

Flower Alphabet Picture Books

The Flower Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta’s Alphabet Books): We own a number of Pallotta’s alphabet books and this one does not disappoint. The marginalia illustrate interesting facts about each bloom and an appendix fills-in the details, making this a picture book that children of any age will enjoy and find educational.

Alison’s Zinnia: This book has the added benefit of alliteratively linking the flower with a girl and a verb: “Alison acquired an Amaryllis for Beryl”. The illustrations are lush and beautiful.

Flower Fairies Alphabet: For my fairy-obsessed little girl, this book combines three of her favorite things: fairies, flowers, and poetry. The sweet, Victorian-style illustrations continue capture the imaginations of young children.

This post is part of the Smart Summer Challenge–we’re encouraging you to beat the summer vacation slide with fun, everyday learning activities! You can take just 10 minutes a day to find the educational opportunities all around us or get as elaborate as you like! Whatever you do, we invite you to share your experiences each week in our linky, which goes up every Friday during the challenge and stays open through Thursday.

Find out more about the Smart Summer Challenge and grab our free calendar of summer learning ideas, and “like” the Smart Summer Challenge page on Facebook.


Find more great ideas from your hostesses, Candace of Naturally Educational (that’s me!), Amy of TeachMama.com, and MaryLea of Pink and Green Mama!

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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

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