Good Reads


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Holly Bloom's Garden
by Sarah Ashman

It seems that Holly does not have a green thumb like the rest of her family, but she still manages to create a beautiful garden that is a work of art.

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One Watermelon Seed
by Celia Barker Lottridge

Repetitive text and vivid colors take the reader through the seasons of the garden.

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Up, Down, and Around
by Katherine Ayres

How do your vegetables grow? Corn grows up, beets grow down, pumpkin vines grow around and around.

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Inch by Inch: The Garden Song
by David Mallett

You can read or sing this colorfully illustrated book based on a popular folksong.

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A Gardener's Alphabet
by Mary Azarian

Learn the ABC's of gardening in this beautifully illustrated alphabet book.

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Jackson Jones and Mission Greentop
by Mary Quattlebaum

Jackson wanted to spend his summer playing basketball, but instead finds himself tending a thorny rose bush in the community garden. Eventually, he enjoys the task, but soon a company wants to build on the land.

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How Groundhog's Garden Grew
by Lynne Cherry

When Groundhog is caught eating out of Squirrel's garden, Squirrel teaches him how to grow his own. Follow the cycle of a gardening year in this story of cooperation and friendship.

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Fred Wiche's Love-the-Earth Gardening Book for Beginners
by Fred Wiche

By Louisville's own Fred Wiche, this non-fiction title makes a good first gardening book for children.

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Flora's Surprise
by Debi Gliori

When the rest of the family plants a garden, little Flora plants a brick in a flower pot to grow a house. She watches it through the seasons, but nothing happens. Will her "garden" ever grow?

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Grow It, Cook It

Learn how to grow your own fruits and vegetables, then harvest them for delicious recipes. Children will gain a better understanding about where their food comes from, and the recipes are bound to please the most finicky eaters..


Last Updated: 2/12/10