Gardening Books for Kids

  • Gardening Books for Kids

Check out these books all about gardening!

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In the Garden

Elizabeth Spurr

Pictures and brief rhymes depict a young boy digging in the dirt and planting seeds that, over time, grow into shoots, leaves, blossoms and fruit.

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Up, Down, and Around

Katherine Ayres

Sprightly illustrations set the mood for a rhythmic text that follows nature's course as it demonstrates how seeds in a garden grow into a final feast of backyard bounty.

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A Garden for a Groundhog

Lorna Balian

Mr. O'Leary comes up with a plan to keep a groundhog from eating some of the vegetables that he and Mrs. O'Leary grow on their little farm.

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I Have a Garden

Bob Barner

"I have a garden," a frisky dog announces. In simple sentences, the dog guides new readers through a bright and lush garden, which is home to a chipmunk, a bird, a bug, and all sorts of other creatures. "This garden is for me," th

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Flower Garden

Eve Bunting

Helped by her father, a young girl prepares a flower garden as a birthday surprise for her mother.

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How Groundhog's Garden Grew

Lynne Cherry

Squirrel teaches Little Groundhog how to plant and tend a vegetable garden.

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Deborah Diesen

From the New York Times Bestselling author of The Pout-Pout Fish series Dig holes in the autumn soil. Drop the bulbs in one by one. Cover them with dirt. Come spring, the bulbs will flower! In this lushly illustrated story from Deborah Diesen that ce

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Growing Vegetable Soup

Lois Ehlert

A father and child grow vegetables and then make them into a soup.

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Planting a Rainbow

Lois Ehlert

A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden.

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Yucky Worms

Vivian French

While helping Grandma in the garden, a child learns about the important role of the earthworm in helping plants grow.

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Grandpa's Garden

Stella Fry

This beautifully told story follows Billy from early spring to late summer as he helps his grandpa on his vegetable patch. They dig the hard ground, sow rows of seeds, and keep them watered and safe from slugs. When harvest time arrives they can pick

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Eddie's Garden

Sarah Garland

Describes how Eddie, with help from his mother, planted and grew a garden, and concludes with information about how readers could grow their own gardens.

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My Garden

Kevin Henkes

The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden. How does your garden grow?

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Toot and Puddle: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Holly Hobbie

Toot and Puddle are determined to figure out who keeps eating all the vegetables in their garden every night.

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The Hidden Rainbow

Christie Matheson

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text invite the reader to uncover the rainbow of colors hidden in a garden, which helps flowers bloom and bees find food. Includes facts about bees and their importance.

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A Garden to Save the Birds

Wendy McClure

A brother and sister learn that small changes can make a big difference.

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Goodnight, Veggies

Murray, Diana

Every veggie needs their shut-eye in this bedtime book that celebrates community, the joys of a small garden, and the importance of taking care of ourselves. Illustrated by New York Times best-selling artist Zachariah OHora, Goodnight Veggies is perf

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That's My Carrot

Il Sung Na

From the acclaimed author-illustrator of A Book of Sleep comes a silly tale about a garden rivalry, a giant carrot and bunnies in construction vehicles! When two rabbits find a giant carrot growing between their yards, they do the only thing that mak

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If You Plant a Seed

Kadir Nelson

Kadir Nelson, acclaimed author of Baby Bear and winner of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, presents a resonant, gently humorous story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion

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Sylvia's Spinach

Katherine Pryor

Sylvia Spivens always says no to spinach. But one day Sylvia's teacher gives her a packet of spinach seeds to plant for the school garden. Overcoming her initial reluctance and giving the seeds a little love and patience, Sylvia discovers the jo

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Biscuit in the Garden

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

For fans of Clifford and Spot, welcome everybody’s favorite little yellow puppy, Biscuit, in an I Can Read adventure! Biscuit is excited to explore the garden. From the prettiest flowers to the smallest bugs, there's so much to see. And the li

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Twinkle and the Fairy Flower Garden

Katharine Holabird

Twinkle and her classmates are planting a garden, but unlike everyone else's flowers, Twinkle's are not growing--until she realizes her seeds require special encouragement.

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The Garden That We Grew

Joan Holub, Hiroe Nakata

Children plant pumpkin seeds, water and weed the garden patch, watch the pumpkins grow, pick them, and enjoy them in various ways.

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Corduroy's Garden

Alison Inches

In Corduroy's Garden, Lisa leaves Corduroy to keep watch over her newly planted seeds. But when a puppy digs up the garden, it's up to Corduroy to save the day. Based on the popular characters created by Don Freeman, the Corduroy easy-to-re

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Grandma's Garden

Mercer Mayer

Let Little Critterr take your child on a reading adventure! Little Critter and his little sister go to grandma's house to help her plant her garden. Find out all of the different things they can put in their garden! Grandma's Garden is an o

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Planting Peanuts

Christine Platt

Ana & Andrew are always on an adventure! They live in Washington, DC with their parents, but with family in Savannah, Georgia and Trinidad, there's always something exciting and new to learn about African American history and culture.

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Fluffy Grows a Garden

Kate McMullan

Fluffy the classroom guinea pig learns all about growing vegetables when Ms. Day's class plants seeds and he is appointed security guard over the garden.

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We Are the Gardeners

Joanna Gaines

Joanna and the kids chronicle the adventures of starting their own family garden. From failed endeavors, obstacles (bunnies that eat everything!), and lessons learned, the Gaines family shares how they grew a happy, successful garden. As it turns out

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Linnea's Windowsill Garden

Christina Björk, Lena Anderson

An illustrated introduction to plants and how they grow with information on creating a home garden.

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Garden Crafts for Kids

Diane Rhoades

Fifty projects, experiments, and fun activities show young gardeners how to plan and plant a garden, care for crops, make a compost pile, design a scarecrow, decorate tools, and create gifts and treats from their harvest.

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