Books to Grow Young Gardeners

 

           So many books are available that inspire future and newbie gardeners of all ages.             They are in your public library and for purchase in stores and online. Here are                 books our Youth Gardening national chair Cheri Kessen – a lifelong educator –             especially likes.
 

          Some of the books are for adult mentors. Others, teens and young readers will    enjoy. Several are for brand-new readers and read-aloud bonding. Many also are available in audio format and some even have free fun YouTube versions. The links are to Amazon books, for descriptions.

Enjoy!

 

Simple, colorful, easy (beginning readers):

 

Whose Garden Is It? by Mary Ann Hoberman

 

Our Community Garden by Barbara Pollak

 

Plant Secrets by Emily Goodman

 

The Whole Green World by Tony Johnston

 

Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TceUMI4jBpE

 

To Be Like the Sun by Susan Marie Swanson

 

The Vegetable Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta and Bob Thomson

           

Lady Bugs: Red, Fiery, and Bright by Mia Posada

 

Wiggle and Waggle by Caroline Arnold

Nibbles, A Green Tale by Charlotte Littleton

 

Intermediate reading level:
 

Down to Earth: Garden Secrets! Garden Stories! Garden Projects You Can Do!  by Michael J. Rosen

 

The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin

 

Roots, Shoots, Buckets, & Boots by Sharon Lovejoy

 

The Plant-and-Grow Project Book by Ulla Dietl

 

Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America by Kathi Appelt


Kids in the Garden: Growing Plants for Food and Fun by Elizabeth McCorquodale

 

Mentoring, resources, adult readers:
 

Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment by Mary Applehof, Mary Frances Fenton and Barbara Loss Harris

 

A Child’s Garden:  60 Ideas to Make Any Garden Come Alive for Children by Molly Dannenmaier

 

Growing with Gardening: A Twelve-month Guide for Therapy, Recreation, and Education by Bibby Moore         

 

Hollyhocks and Honeybees: Garden Projects for Young Children by Sara Starbuck, Marla Olthof and Karen Midden

The Youth Gardening Book: A complete guide for teachers, parents, and youth leaders by Lynn Ocone    No image available

 

The Children’s Kitchen Garden: A book of Gardening, Cooking, and Learning by Georgeanne and Ethel Brennan

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