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Garden Books for Children

Garden Books For Children
Compiled by Nicole Accordino, Vance Elementary School Garden

Seasons/Weather
The Growing Story: Ruth Krauss
A Garden for a Groundhog: Lorna Balian
Mrs. Spitzers Garden: Edith Pattou
The Storm Book: Charlotte Zolotow
The Tiny Seed:Eric Carle
Mama is it Summer Yet? Nikki McClure

General garden
Jack’s Garden: Henry Cole
Inch by Inch: David Mallet
Flower Garden: Eve Bunting
A Farmers Alphabet: Mary Azarian
Scarecrow: Cynthia Rylant
Tops and Bottoms: Janet Stevens
In the Tall, Tall, Grass: Denise Fleming
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!: Candace Fleming
Planting a Rainbow: Lois Ehlert
Growing vegetable Soup: Lois Elhert
A Garden Full of Sizes: Simone Ribke
My Backyard Garden: Carol Lerner
My Garden: Kevin Henkes
Linnea’s Windowsill Garden: Christina Bjork
Weslandia: Paul Fleisman
The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Beatrix Potter
All in a Day: Cynthia Rylant

Community
Our Generous Garden: Anne Nagro
The Garden of Happiness: E Erika Tamar
Market Day: Lois Elhert
Harvesting Hope: the story of Cesar Chavez
Amelias Road: Linda Jacobs Altman
The Curious Garden: Peter Brown
A is for Appalachia: Linda Hanger Pack
Scarlette Beane: Karen Wallace
Pollak Our Community Garden: Barbera

Specific plants
First Strawberries: Joseph Bruchac
Two Old Potatoes: Henry Cole
Pumpkin Circle: the story of a Garden: George Levenson
The Carrot Seed: Ruth Krauss
Vegetables We Eat: Gail Gibbons
Eating the Alphabet: Lois Elhert
Lunch!: Denise Fleming
The Giant Cabbage by C. Stihler
Animals/Insects/Creatures
Herietta and the Golden Eggs: Hanna Johansen
The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County: Janice Harrington
The Very Busy Spider: Eric Carle
Microlife that Lives in the Soil: Steve Parker
Diary of a Worm: Doreen Cronin
Wiggle and Waggle: Caroline Arnold
Wiggling Worms at Work: Wendy Pfeffer
The Leaf Men and the brave good bugs: William Joyce
The Great Frog Race and Other Poems: Christine O’Connell George
Little Green: Keith Baker
Waiting for Wings: Lois Elhert
Honeymakers: Gail Gibbons

Trees
A Log’s Life: Wendy Pfeffer
Leaf Jumpers: Carole Gerber
Mighty Tree: Dick Gackenbach
Why Do Leaves Change Color?: Betsy Maestro

Grains
Six Crows: Leo Leonni
The Red Poppy: Irmgard Lucht
Bread is for Eating: David and Phillis Gershator
The Tortilla Factory: Gary Paulson
The Little Red Hen: Jerry Pinkney
Bread, Bread, Bread: Ann Morris

Seeds/Plants
What Do Roots Do?: Kathleen Kudlinski
Oh Say Can you Seed: Bonnie Worth
A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds: Jean Richards

Compost/Soil
Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: Linda Glaser
Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhof. Nonfiction.
An Earthworm’s Life by John Himmelman
Compost Stew: Mary McKenna Siddals
Composting: Nature’s Recyclers: Robin Michal Koontz

For more great books visit: http://growing-minds.org/lit.php

Written By

Photo of Dr. Lucy BradleyDr. Lucy BradleyExtension Urban Horticulture Specialist (919) 513-2001 lucy_bradley@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
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