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Kim goes to Grandma’s house to help her wake the garden. Together they transform a bare plot of land to a garden filled with possibility.

After grandpa’s heart attack he needs to stay at the hospital for a while, so his granddaughter takes over the garden in his absence.

Billy can’t wait to start growing fruits and vegetables in his Grandpa’s garden. Read along as Billy learns all of Grandpa’s gardening tips, and enjoys the fruits (and veggies) of their labor.

When Grandpa and his brother were young they planted a garden every year. One summer their garden was a little bit TOO good, and they were met with disastrous results!

Introduce young children to life in the garden and learn about common vegetables and how they grow.

So much can happen in a single year in a backyard garden. Featuring a poem for every seasonal event, the book takes the reader through winter snows, fall harvests, and summer weddings.

Jody and her grandfather plant some beans and watch them grow.

A tale celebrating the sweet features of morning.

Rosa loves her grandmother’s mud soup but Josh is afraid to try it. Could it really be made of mud?  The book includes a recipe for “mud” soup.

Oliver is visiting his grandfather and all he wants to eat is fried potatoes from the garden. But grandfather has an idea – Oliver needs to find the potatoes, and eat any vegetable that he finds first.