Favorite Garden Children’s Books

I love gardening and I love gardening books almost as much. I want my kids to love gardening too so I utilize our local library and find gardening books that they love. Here are our recent favorites, check them out at your library!

Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush as told and illustrated by Iza Trapani.  Sing the whole book to your child, delightful pictures and a must for anyone who has trouble with furry friends in their garden!

One Watermelon Seed by Celia Barker Lottridge and Karen Patkau.  Count the seeds by ones and the harvest by tens, hundreds, and a thousand! 

Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert.  A classic with a pretty good soup recipe as well!

Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres, Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott.  “Dirt piles UP, Seeds go DOWN, Water splashes AROUND and AROUND.”  What seeds grow up, down and around?  Read this book to find out!

Sunflower House by Eve Bunting.  Inspired us to grow our own sunflower house and encourages the seed saving habit at a young age.

Bumpety Bump by Pat Hutchins.  Take a ride in Grandpa’s wheelbarrow during the harvest and the little red hen may show you what she can do!

Bert’s Little Garden, Illustrated by Tom Cooke.  A chunky little board book that could not be more perfect in it’s explaination of the garden process.  Starting with mail order seeds (heirloom I’m sure) and ending with eating!

2 thoughts on “Favorite Garden Children’s Books

  1. The library was also an important part of my children’s early lives. They read all kind of books,….one liked to read, one liked to write and illustrate his own books and one just loved to play in the dirt. Keep up the good work.

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