Gardening Guide: Gardening for Kids!
Whether you're doing some major landscaping, planting a new garden, battling that pesky squirrel or looking for inspiration, this guide will give you all you need for your next outdoor project!
- Fruits, Roots and Fungi byCall Number: J 581.6 SekISBN: 9780822529026Publication Date: 1993-01-01Depicts and discusses edible parts of plants, challenging the reader to identify them from the photographs.
- Little Green Thumbs byCall Number: J 635. 9 VanISBN: 9781562942700Publication Date: 1996-03-01Create a dinosaur landscape or make a silly grass family. All you need is a little imagination and this gardening activity book filled with step-by-step instructions.
- Vegetables in the Garden byCall Number: J 635 BouISBN: 9780590483261Publication Date: 1994-09-01
- First Garden byCall Number: J 712.09 GouISBN: 9780547482248Publication Date: 2011-04-04The White House kitchen garden, part of Michelle Obama’s campaign to encourage healthful eating, was established in 2009. This book tells the story of Mrs. Obama’s garden, as well as the story of the White House grounds, the other gardens (including Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden in World War II) that came before, the White House children who have played there, and the teamwork, involving local children as well as the Obama family and White House staff, that led to the garden now flourishing on the South Lawn. This is a lighthearted, entertaining, and lavishly illustrated introduction to an inspiring and much-publicized project.Includes recipes.
- Linnea in Monet's Garden byCall Number: J 759. 4 BjoISBN: 9789129583144Publication Date: 1987-10-01Linnea visited Claude Monet's garden in Paris and saw many of his actual paintings. Now she understands what it means for a painter to be called an Impressionist. This innovative art book for children contains full-color photos of many of Monet's famous paintings.
- The Plant Hunters byCall Number: J 580.75 SILISBN: 9780374309084Publication Date: 2012-04-10Driven by an all-consuming passion, the plant hunters traveled around the world, facing challenges at every turn: tropical illnesses, extreme terrain, and dangerous animals. They battled piranhas, tigers, and vampire bats. Even the plants themselves could be lethal! But these intrepid eighteenth- and nineteenth-century explorers were determined to find and collect new and unusual specimens, no matter what the cost. Then they tried to transport the plants - and themselves - home alive. Creating an important legacy in science, medicine, and agriculture, the plant hunters still inspire the scientific and environmental work of contemporary plant enthusiasts. Working from primary sources - journals, letters, and notes from the field - Anita Silvey introduces us to these daring adventurers and scientists. She takes readers into the heart of their expeditions to then-uncharted places such as the Amazon basin, China, and India. As she brings a colorful cast of characters to life, she shows what motivated these Indiana Jones - type heroes. In The Plant Hunters,science, history, and adventure have been interwoven to tell a largely forgotten - yet fascinating - story.
Stories for Little Sprouts
- Growing Colors byCall Number: JP McMilISBN: 9780688078447Publication Date: 1988-08-18What color is a bean? Green? Or might it be purple? Dose a plum grow in, on, or above the ground? Join award-winning phott-ilustrater Bruce McMillan as he takes his camera in srech of some of nature's gorgeous colors found in gardens and orchards--and expect the unexpected.
- Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! byCall Number: JP FleISBN: 9780689831522Publication Date: 2002-01-01After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.
- Everyday Garden byCall Number: BB RylISBN: 9780027780239Publication Date: 1993-08-31The Everyday Garden has many lovely features, including bluebirds, butterflies, and colorful vegetables. On board pages.
- Busy in the Garden byCall Number: JP ShaISBN: 9780060004644Publication Date: 2006-02-28A collection of short poems and riddles about planting seeds, watching garden vegetables dance, and growing jack-o-lanterns!
- Mr. Carey's Garden byCall Number: JP CutISBN: 9780395681916Publication Date: 1996-02-14Mr. Carey's neighbors are always offering him advice on how to rid his garden of the snails that eat holes in his plants. But Mr. Carey mysteriously says, "I see it in a different light." Then one night the neighbors see that the snails make gleaming silver ribbons in the moonlight, and the gnawed plants cast shadows that look like lace.
- Grandpa Green byCall Number: JP SmiISBN: 9781596436077Publication Date: 2011-08-30From the creator of the national bestseller It's a Bookcomes a timeless story of family history, legacy, and love. Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a farmboy and a kid with chickenpox and a soldier and, most of all, an artist. In this captivating new picture book, readers follow Grandpa Green's great-grandson into a garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten. In his most enigmatic and beautiful work to date, Lane Smith explores aging, memory, and the bonds of family history and love; by turns touching and whimsical, it's a stunning picture book that parents and grandparents will be sharing with children for years to come. Grandpa Greenis a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Books title for 2011. One of School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011.
- In the Garden byCall Number: JP GeoISBN: 9780060787622Publication Date: 2006-04-25Christina and Jeremy have been sent to the garden to gather vegetables for dinner. But they quickly realize that they are not the first visitors to the garden today. There's a slimy trail on a leaf in the cucumber patch, and some corn kernels have been pecked off the cob. Not only that, someone has been snacking on the lettuce leaves! Christina and Jeremy follow the clues to discover which birds, animals, and insects have been in their garden. Keep your eyes open and join Christina and Jeremy on a scientific journey in their own backyard!
- Whose Garden Is It? byCall Number: JP HobISBN: 9780152026318Publication Date: 2004-05-01The gardener says the garden belongs to him. But the woodchuck insists that it's his. And so do the rabbit, the butterfly, the squash bug, and the bumblebee. Even the tiny seeds and whistling weeds think the garden just couldn't grow without them. As they stroll through the exquisite plants and flowers, Mrs. McGee and her child listen and wonder: Whose garden is it? Children's book luminaries Mary Ann Hoberman and Jane Dyer reveal the secrets of a glorious garden in this beautiful and poetic rhyming read-aloud.
- One, Two, Three, Jump! byCall Number: JP LivISBN: 9780689822018Publication Date: 1999-03-01"I want to be somewhere else", thinks a young frog who is sitting between two stones. he sets off to explore, under the watchful eye of a kindly dragonfly. But there are all sorts of dangers lurking in the garden--from a boy's big feet to a curious cat to a very hungry bird. The frog has to one, two, three . . . JUMP! out of some sticky situations before he finds the perfect spot to play in. Full color.
- How Are You Peeling? byCall Number: JP FreISBN: 9780439104319Publication Date: 1999-10-01Brief text and photographs of carvings made from vegetables introduce the world of emotions by presenting leading questions such as "Are you feeling angry?"
Homegrown Mysteries and Secret Gardens
- The Humming Room byCall Number: J PotISBN: 9780312644383Publication Date: 2012-02-28Hiding is Roo Fanshaw''s special skill. Living in a frighteningly unstable family, she often needs to disappear at a moment''s notice. When her parents are murdered, it''s her special hiding place under the trailer that saves her life. As it turns out, Roo, much to her surprise, has a wealthy if eccentric uncle, who has agreed to take her into his home on Cough Rock Island. Once a tuberculosis sanitarium for children of the rich, the strange house is teeming with ghost stories and secrets. Roo doesn''t believe in ghosts or fairy stories, but what are those eerie noises she keeps hearing? And who is that strange wild boy who lives on the river? People are lying to her, and Roo becomes determined to find the truth.
- Lost Flower Children byCall Number: J LisISBN: 9780698118805Publication Date: 2001-04-23Motherless Olivia and Nellie go to live with their elderly Great-Aunt Minty, who knows little about children, but a lot about her overgrown garden. Then one day, Olivia finds an old teacup in a flowerbed -- and, later, an old story about eight children transformed into flowers. Only the person who finds their teacups can bring them back. Now the two sisters know what they must do.
- The Secret Garden byCall Number: J BurISBN: 9780688145828Publication Date: 2000-03-31Generations of readers have followed young Mary Lennox through the vine-covered gates of the secret garden. Now, with this gorgeous gift edition of Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless classic, children of all ages can experience the wonder of one girl's joyous discovery of friendship and hope. When she arrives at Misselthwaite Manor, the newly orphaned Mary is nearly alone in the world. She passes solitary days exploring her new home, and she soon discovers that her uncle's forbidding mansion holds many secrets. Sections of the building are mysteriously closed off, at night haunting cries echo through empty corridors, and the door to a very special part of the garden has been locked for years--until one day a robin helps Mary unearth the key... Through the care of Mary and her newfound friend Dickson, a kind local boy, the withered greenery begins to flourish. But the season of magical awakening has just begun. Mary discovers her feeble cousin Colin, and together these two lonely children learn the power of love and tender care to bring what was once thought lost to new and vibrant life. From Mary's curiosity as she peers into th
- Farmers Market/Dia de Mercado byCall Number: JP Spa ParISBN: 9780547368993Publication Date: 2010-07-12Colorful vegetables, delicious fruits, and lots of friends. . . . The farmers market is always fun! Includes a note from the translators.
- Fluffy Grows a Garden byCall Number: JE McMISBN: 9780439206747Publication Date: 2002-04-01When Fluffy guards the class garden, he learns how helpful bees, worms, and ladybugs are - but where are the carrots? Appropriate for Grades 1 and 2.