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.
Water, Weed, and Wait

Water, Weed, and Wait

Edith Hope Fine, Angela Demos Halpin
Illustrator:  Colleen Madden 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Tricycle Press, 2010   ISBN: 978-1582463209
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A Garden for Pig

A Garden for Pig

Kathryn K. Thurman
Illustrator:  Lindsay Ward 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Kane Miller , 2010   ISBN: 978-1935279242
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In the Garden with Dr. Carver

In the Garden with Dr. Carver

Susan Grisby
Illustrator:  Nicole Tadgell 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Albert Whitman, 2010   ISBN: 978-0807536308
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Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth

Mary McKenna Siddals
Illustrator:  Ashley Wolff 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Tricycle Press, 2010   ISBN: 978-1582463162
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Lily's Victory Garden

Lily's Victory Garden

Helen L. Wilbur
Illustrator:  Robert Gantt Steele 
Picture Book  Series
For ages 6 to 9
Sleeping Bear Press, 2010   ISBN: 1585364509
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Good Growing: A Kid's Guide to Green Gardening (Klutz)

Good Growing: A Kid's Guide to Green Gardening (Klutz)

The Editors at Klutz
Gardening Kit
For ages 8 and up
Klutz, 2010   ISBN: 978-1591747390
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Sprout Your Own Sweet Scents

Sprout Your Own Sweet Scents

Amanda Miller
Illustrator:  Robert Shadbolt 
Gardening Kit
For ages 8 to 12
Chronicle Books, 2009   ISBN: 0811861082
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Sprout your own leafy wonders

Sprout your own leafy wonders

Anastasia Suen
Illustrator:  Robert Shadbolt 
Gardening Kit
For ages 8 to 12
Chronicle Books LLC, 2005   ISBN: 978-0811861076
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Hare and the Big Green Lawn

Hare and the Big Green Lawn

Katharine Crawford Robey
Illustrator:  Larry MacDougall 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Rising Moon, 2006   ISBN: 978-0873588898
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The Whole Green World

The Whole Green World

Tony Johnston
Illustrator:  Elisa Kleven 
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 5
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005   ISBN: 978-0374384005
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Up, Down, and Around

Up, Down, and Around

Katherine Ayres
Illustrator:  Nadine Bernard Westcott 
Picture Book
For ages 2 to 4
Candlewick Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-0763623784
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I Heard it from Alice Zucchini: Poems about the Garden

I Heard it from Alice Zucchini: Poems about the Garden

Jaunita Havill
Illustrator:  Christine Davenier 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Chronicle, 2006   ISBN: 978-0811839624
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Bumpety Bump!

Bumpety Bump!

Pat Hutchins
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 6
HarperCollins, 2006   ISBN: 978-0060559991
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A Little Guide to Wild Flowers

A Little Guide to Wild Flowers

Charlotte Voake
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to and up
Random House UK/Eden Project Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-1903919118
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Mortimer's First garden

Mortimer's First garden

Karma Wilson
Illustrator:  Dan Andreasen 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Simon and Schuster, 2009   ISBN: 978-1416942030
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