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Plant Defenses: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about plant defenses?

As you can see, this list of kids books about plant defenses is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about plant defenses, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

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Plants Fight Back
Written by Lisa Amstutz & illustrated by Rebecca Evans
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Beautiful illustrations provide kids with information on the clever adaptations that help plants survive.

How do you survive when danger is near and you are rooted in the ground? Plants use their defenses and fight back!

As readers turn the pages of this beautifully illustrated book, they will find fun and poetic language describing various situation where different plants find themselves under attack. This is followed by informative, science-based lessons about these plants and their survival methods. Backmatter includes a glossary and a STEM challenge activity to use at home or in the classroom.

Backmatter Includes:
  • Explore More for Kids: photos and information about the plants and animals in this book.
  • Explore More for Teachers & Parents: STEAM connections!
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