Garden Books for Kids
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A few years ago, my family gave me a raised bed garden for Mother’s Day. I never have had much of a green thumb, though my mom has always been an avid gardener, but I was excited to get out and experiment with my boys and see what we could grow. Honestly, having a garden is so much fun and provides so many learning opportunities, in addition to being kind of magical. Starting with tiny seeds, caring and tending them, and then eventually getting to harvest the end result is so gratifying. We learn a lot about nature and science in our garden, plus my kids think it’s neat to eat what they grow–even trying new things they never would have tried before.
Young children especially enjoy helping in the garden, and reading books together with a garden theme is a wonderful way to tap into their enthusiasm.We are sharing some of our favorites below and would love to hear what you would recommend.
While you’re here, we welcome you to leave your family friendly links, even if they aren’t related to this week’s theme.
Our Favorite Garden Themed Books
- The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit
- Planting a Rainbow
- Sunflower Houses: Inspiration From the Garden–A Book for Children and Their Grown-Ups
- Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children
- Linnea in Monet’s Garden
- The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun
- The Gardener
- Three Sisters Garden
- Lily’s Victory Garden (Tales of Young Americans)
- The Victory Garden Kids’ Book
- From Seed to Plant
- The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow
- The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle)
- Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book)
- Miss Rumphius
- The Carrot Seed 60th Anniversary Edition
- June 29, 1999
- Growing Vegetable Soup (Voyager Books)
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- The Most Amazing Lessons from Classes by Beth Plus
And now for the link up!
This list has our topics for 2016, but you don’t have to stick to that, any family-friendly posts are welcome.
Our hosts will still share a themed selection each week.
If you’d like to join us as a co-host in the new year, please contact Anne.