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Children's Gardening Books

This section contains a growing list of gardening books for children, as well as other great online gardening resources for teachers.

Gardening With Children
  • "Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformations," by Sharon Danks
  • "Botany on Your Plate," by Jennifer M. White, Katharine D. Barrett and Christine Manoux
  • "Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea," by Alice Waters
  • "Gardening With Children," by Monika Hannemann, et. al.
  • "Gardening With Kids," by Catharine Woram & Martyn Cox
  • "Gardening Wizardry for Kids," by L. Patricia Kite
  • "The Growing Classroom," by Roberta Jaffe and Gary Appel
  • "Growing Food," by Pamela A. Koch, Angela Calabrese Barton and Isobel R. Contento
  • "How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers," by Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Pringle
  • "I Garden: Urban Style," by Reggie Solomon and Michael Nolan
  • "Kids' Container Gardening," by Cindy Krezel
  • "Kids Garden!," by Avery Hart and Paul Mantell
  • "Kids in the Garden: Growing Plants for Food and Fun," by Elizabeth McCorquodale
  • "Math in the Garden," by Jennifer M. White, Katharine D. Barrett, et. al.
  • "Moving the Classroom Outdoors: Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning in Action," by Herbert W. Broda
  • "Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots," by Sharon Lovejoy
  • "Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning," by Herbert W. Broda
  • "Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability," by Michael K.
Making Art With Nature
  • "Colonial Kids," by Laurie Carlson
  • "EcoArt," by Laurie Carlson
  • "Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids," by MaryAnn F. Kohl
  • "Green Craft for Children," by Emma Hardy
  • "The Kids' Nature Book: 365 Indoor/Outdoor Activities and Experiences," by Susan Milford
  • "The Kids' Wildlife Book," by Warner Shedd
  • "Look What I Did with a Leaf!" by Morteza E. Sohi
  • "Nature's Art Box," by Laura C. Martin
  • "TheNature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms," by Clare Walker Leslie
  • "Nature Crafts for Kids," by Gwen Diehn and Terry Krautwurst
  • "Nature's Playground: Activities, Crafts and Games to Encourage Children to Get Outdoors," by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield
Saving the Earth
  • "50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth," by The Earth Works Group
  • "The Kid's Guide to Service Projects," by Barbara A. Lewis
  • "Teaching Kids to Love the Earth," by Marina Lachecki, Joseph Passineau, Ann Linnea and Paul Treuer
Drawing and Writing in Nature
  • "A Trail Through Leaves," by Hannah Hinchman
  • "Bird Log Kids: A Kid's Journal to Record Their Birding Experiences," by Deanna Brandt
  • "How to Keep a Naturalist's Notebook," by Susan Leigh Tomlinson
  • "Illustrating Nature: Right-Brain Art in a Left-Brain World," by Irene Brady
  • "Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You," by Clare Walker Leslie and Charles E. Roth
  • "My Nature Journal: A Personal Guide for Young People," by Adrienne Olmstead
  • "Drawing and Painting Plants," by Christina Brodie
Insects
  • "What If There Were No Bees?" by Suzanne Buckingham Slade
  • "The Life and Times of the Honeybee," by Charles Micucci
  • "It's A Good Thing There Are Insects," by Allan Fowler
  • "The Big Book of Bugs," by Theresa Greenaway
  • "Children's Guide to Insects" by Jinny Johnson
  • "Time for Kids: Bees!" by Editors of TIME for Kids (July 2005)
  • "Are You A Bee?" by Judy Allen
  • "The Hive," by Bee Wilson
Seeds
  • "A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds," by Jean Richards
  • "From Seed to Plant," by Gail Gibbons
  • "A Seed is Sleepy," by Dianna Hutts Aston
  • "From Seed to Pumpkin," by Wendy Pfeffer
Herbs
  • "A Kid's Herb Book," by Lesley Tierra
  • "Natural Beauty from the Garden," by Janice Cox
Water Ecosystems
  • "Pond Circle," by Betsy Franco
  • "In the Small, Small Pond," by Denise Fleming
  • "What's in the Pond," by Anne Hunter
  • "Turtle Splash!," by Cathryn Falwell
  • "Pond Life," by George Reid
Trees
  • "Tell Me, Tree,"by Gail Gibbons
  • "A Tree is a Plant," by Clyde Robert Bulla
  • "The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown Ups," by Gina Ingoglia
  • "Trees, Leaves & Bark," by Diane Burns
  • "Be A Friend to Trees," by Patricia Lauber
  • "Autumn Leaves," by Ken Robbins
  • "Take a Tree Walk,"by Jane Kirkland
Plants
  • "What is a Plant?" by Bobbie Kalman
  • "What's Alive?," by Kathleen Weidner Zoeh
  • "Photosynthesis," by Alvin Silverstein
  • "Living Sunlight," by Molly Bang
  • "The Magic Schoolbus Gets Planted: A Book About Photosynthesis," by Lenore Notkin
  • "Plant Tropisms," by Simon Gilroy and Patrick Masson
  • "Plant Growth," by Louise and Richard Spilsbury
  • "Plant Experiments: What Affects Plant Growth?," by Mary Ann Hoffman
Flowers and Vegetables
  • "Planting a Rainbow," by Lois Ehlert
  • "The Gardener," by Sarah Stewart
  • "The Vegetables We Eat," by Gail Gibbons
  • "Drawing and Paintng Plants," by Christina Brodie
  • "Vegetables and Fruits: Nutritional and Therapeutic Values," by Thomas S.C. Li
  • "Pollen," by Rob Kesseler Weather
  • "Weather Forecasting" by Gail Gibbons
  • "The Weather Book" by Jack Williams
  • "The Reasons for Seasons" by Gail Gibbons
  • "Weather and Seasons" by Sue Barraclough
  • "Splish! Splash!," by Josepha Sherman
Famous Gardeners
  • "George Washington Carver," by Tonya Bolden
  • "George Washington Carver: The Peanut Wizard," by Laura Driscoll
  • "George Washington Carver," by Lynea Bowdish
  • "A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver," by Aliki
Birds
  • "This Way Home," by Lisa Westberg Peters
  • "Sharing the Wonder of Birds With Kids," by Laura Erickson
  • "The Migration of Birds," by Janice M. Hughes
  • "Atlas of Bird Migration," by Jonathan Elphick
  • "How Birds Migrate," by Paul Kerlinger
Math in the Garden
  • "Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature," by Sarah C. Campbell
  • "Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci," by Joseph D'Alema
  • "Fibonacci Fun," by Trudi Hammel Garland Leaves
  • "The Book of Leaves," by Allen J. Coombes
  • "Extraordinary Leaves," by Dennis Schrader Cover Crops
  • "Managing Cover Crops Profitably," by SARE Outreach, Andy Clark

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