Sophie and her friends work together to grow a neighborhood vegetable garden. From zucchini to potatoes to carrots, the kids grow it all. Page by page, vegetable by vegetable A Harvest of Color gives great gardening advice in the voice of the children, and offers hints that are helpful to any gardener, old or young. You’ll love the book’s realistic photographs of Sophie and her friends gardening.
Annie’s family has moved to the prairie, and her mother is sad to leave her old life behind and start anew as a pioneer. Annie knows that the thing that will make her mother happy again is to plant a flower garden, just like the one she had back home.
An introduction to the desert landscape and its many plants and animals.
Joe and Gram plant a garden together, but they each have their own special way of doing things. Together, this grandma and grandson pair complete tasks during each of the four seasons, and then wait as the good brown earth takes care of the rest. Children will relate to Joe’s creative way of gardening. They will appreciate the magic that happens when the earth turns a seed into a plant.
A young boy and his dog are sick of winter, so they plant a garden and begin to wait. And wait, and wait. Just when it seems as though the brown will never become green, spring magically appears! This book is a quick read that benefits from paying close attention to the beautifully illustrated pages.
A hard working bear and a lazy bunny both plant tomatoes with different results.
Mags and Cody replant their grandmother’s garden after she passes away, and hope that the bluebirds return along with the flowers.
Carlos’s mother warns Carlos to take a bath each evening after a long day of gardening. See what happens day after day as Carlos refuses to was the dirt from his body, specifically from inside his ears. Printed in both English and Spanish, this story offers an inside look to Hispanic heritage.
A girl bands together with her community to plant a garden on a vacant lot.
Each page delves into a different aspect of composting, from the needs of the heap to the decomposers that dwell in compost. Don’t forget to look for fun facts scattered throughout this book and step by step instructions for creating compost in a bag!