In the garden

Spending time in a garden can be a wonderful thing for children. They get to experience nature in a personal way, they can watch the way things change as the seasons roll by, and they can discover how rewarding it is to plant, tend, and harvest the plants that they grow. The books in this feature look at gardens and gardening in many interesting ways.
Planting the Wild Garden

Planting the Wild Garden

Kathryn O. Gilbraith
Illustrator:   Wendy Anderson Halperin 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Peachtree Publishers, 2011   ISBN: 978-1561455638
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Watch Me Grow: A Down-to-Earth Look at Growing Food in the City

Watch Me Grow: A Down-to-Earth Look at Growing Food in the City

Deborah Hodge
Photographer: Brian Harris
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Kids Can Press, 2011   ISBN: 978-1554536184
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Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots

Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots

Sharon Lovejoy
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 12
Workman Publishing Company, 1999   ISBN: 978-0761110569
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The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough

The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough

Katie Smith Milway
Illustrator:  Sylvie Daigneault 
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Kids Can Press, 2010   ISBN: 978-1554534883
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Sunflower Houses : Inspiration from the Garden - A Book for Children and Their G

Sunflower Houses : Inspiration from the Garden - A Book for Children and Their G

Sharon Lovejoy
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Workman Publishing Company, 2001   ISBN: 0761123865
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The Curious Garden

The Curious Garden

Peter Brown
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Little Brown, 2009   ISBN: 978-0316015479
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Grow It, Cook It

Grow It, Cook It

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Photographer: Will Heap
Nonfiction
For ages 6 to 12
DK Publishing, 2008   ISBN: 978-0756633677
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Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Board Book
For infants to age 3
Marshall Cavendish , 2010   ISBN: 978-0761456438
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How Does a Seed Grow?

How Does a Seed Grow?

Sue Kim
Photographer: Tilde
Novelty Book
For ages 4 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2010   ISBN: 978-1416994350
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Wildlife Gardening

Wildlife Gardening

Martin Cox
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Dorling Kindersley, 2009   ISBN: 978-0756650896
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Rose's Garden

Rose's Garden

Peter H. Reynolds
Picture Book
For ages 6 and up
Candlewick, 2009   ISBN: 978-0763646417
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Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story

Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story

Linda Glaser
Photographer: Shelly Rotner
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Lerner, 2010   ISBN: 978-0761349112
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Grow It

Grow It

Illustrator:  Georgie Birkett 
Nonfiction Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Child's Play International, 2010   ISBN: 978-1846432859
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V is for Venus Flytrap: A Plant Alphabet

V is for Venus Flytrap: A Plant Alphabet

Eugene Gagliano
Illustrator:  Elizabeth Traynor 
Nonfiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 6 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-1585363506
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Ready Set Grow

Ready Set Grow

DK Publishing
Nonfiction
For ages 6 to 12
DK Publishing, 2010   ISBN: 978-0756658878
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