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Kids' Garden Books

Many of these books are available inexpensively, gently used, through online bookstores such as www.amazon.com

You can also find wonderful gardening books by browsing garden stores, bookstores, thrift shops and garage sales.

Last, but certainly not least, ask your family, neighbors and friends for "loaners" or gifts! You'd be amazed by how many resources will come your way, if you just ask!


Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

Richard Louv

Month By Month: Gardening in Nebraska | What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year

Melinda Myers

The Vegetable Gardener's BIBLE | The W-O-R-D System: Wide rows, Organic methods, Raised beds, Deep soil

Edward C. Smith

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Activities To Do in the Garden

Sharon Lovejoy

Down & Dirty! 43 Fun & Funky Projects and Activities to Get You Gardening

Ellen Zachos

Food Plants: Learn About the Many Different Kinds of Plants We Eat

Britannica Learning Library

Incredible Plants: An Extraordinary Look From the Inside Out

Inside Guides from DK Publishing

Microlife: An Extraordinary Look From the Inside Out

Inside Guides from DK Publishing

Amazing Bugs: How Thing Work From the Inside Out

Inside Guides from DK Publishing

I Love Dirt! 52 Activities to Help You & Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature

Jennifer Ward


How Plants Grow:

Planting a Rainbow

Lois Ehlert

Jack's Garden

Henry Cole

The Tiny Seed

Eric Carle

A Fruit Is a Suitcase For Seeds

Jean Richards


Ken Robbins

Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds On the Move

JoAnn Early Macken

A Seed Is Sleepy

Dianna Hutts Aston

Colorful Leaves

Maria Fleming / Science Vocabulary Readers, Scholastic

What Do Roots Do?

Kathleen V. Kudlinski

A Tree For All Seasons

Robin Bernard, National Geographic

Our Apple Tree

Gorel Kristina Naslund

Sunflower House

Eve Bunting

Big Yellow Sunflower

Frances Barry

Sunflower Life Cycle

Jeff Bauer / Science Vocabulary Readers, Scholastic

About Plants:


Eye Know Books from DK Publishing

Plants: Simply Science from Compass Point Books

Melissa Stewart

A Tree Is a Plant

Clyde Robert Bulla

Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life

Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm

Garden Creatures:


Emily Neye | All Abord Reading, Preschool-Grade 1, Scholastic

Butterfly Life Cycle

Jeff Bauer / Science Vocabulary Readers, Scholastic

Ladybugs: Red, Fiery, and Bright

Mia Posada

Fantastic Frogs!

Fay Robinson / Scholastic Reader

Ants, Bees, and Other Social Insects

Kris Hirschmann / World Discovery Science Readers

Mystery of the Missing Fuzzy

Ski Michaels

Wiggling Worms at Work

Wendy Pfeffer

Super Spiders

Jason Blake / Science Vocabulary Readers, Scholastic


The Cloud Book

Tomie de Paola

Wonders of the Seasons

Keith Brandt

Why Do Seasons Change?

DK Publishing


The Runaway Garden

Jeffery L. Schatzer

Elizabite: Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant

H.A. Rey

The Apple-Pip Princess

Jane Ray


Jerdine Nolen

Tops & Bottoms

Janet Stevens


Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

Kathi Appelt

Growing Seasons

Elsie Lee Splear

Johnny Appleseed

Reeve Lindbergh

The Gardener

Sarah Stewart

Miss Rumphius

Barbara Cooney


The Vegetables We Eat

Gail Gibbons

Why Are Pineapples Prickly? / Questions Children Ask About Food

DK Publishing

Amazing Apples

Jeff Bauer / Science Vocabulary Readers, Scholastic

Perfect Pumpkins

Jeff Bauer / Science Vocabulary Readers, Scholastic

Good For Me and You

Mercer Mayer

Fast Food

Saxton Freymann

Simply in Season Children's Cookbook: Fun with Food From Garden to Table

Mark Beach, Julie Kauffman


The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein

Old Turtle

Douglas Wood


Paul Fleischman

Earth Explained: A Beginner's Guide to Our Planet

Barbara Taylor


Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message From Chief Seattle (Native American)

Paintings by Susan Jeffers

Josias, Hold the Book (Haiti)

Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren

Flower Garden (African-American)

Eve Bunting

By Susan Darst Williams www.KidsGardenClub.org Reading 01 2010

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