Flower Power!

"A book is like a garden in your pocket." --Anonymous

Share these stories about great gardeners, and plant the seed to read!

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
The Empty Pot by Demi
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Jack and the Beanstalk, traditional, my favorite illustrated by Gennady Spirin
Weslandia by Paul Fleischman (reviewed in the Archive)
Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou (great gift for teachers)
My Day in the Garden by Miela Ford, illustrated by Anita Lobel
The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller
A Gardener's Alphabet by Mary Azarian
The Flower Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
This is Your Garden by Maggie Smith
The Wind's Garden by Bethany Roberts
Planting a Rainbow or Growing Vegetable Soup, both by Lois Ehlert
Miss Penny and Mr. Grubbs by Lisa Campbell Ernst
The Little Flower King by Kveta Pacovska
The Flower Fairy series by Cicely Mary Barker
The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
Dandelions: Stars in the Grass by Mia Posada
The Hollyhock Wall by Martin Waddell
The Snail House byAllan Ahlberg
From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
Round the Garden by Omni Glaser
Mudpies and Other Recipes: A Cookbook for Dolls by Marjorie Winslow Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Do You Know Me? by Anne Rockwell
"The Garden" from Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
The Plant Sitter by Gene Zion (out-of print, but look for it used or at the library)

A Few Good "How-To" Books to get young ones go-ing and hoe-ing:

Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots and Sunflower Houses, both by Sharon Lovejoy
Down to Earth: Garden Secrets! Garden Stories! Garden Projects You Can Do! edited by Michael Rosen
Gardening Wizardry for Kids by Yvette Santiago Banck
Compost! Growing Gardens from Your Garbage by Linda Glaser
Linnea's Windowsill Garden by Christina Bjork and Lena Anderson
Enchanted Gardening Book by Alice Herck
The Children's Kitchen Garden: A Book of Gardening, Cooking and Learning by Georgeann and Ethel Brennan
Garden Crafts for Kids: 50 Great Reasons to GetYour Hands Dirty by Dianne Rhoades
Kids Gardening: A Kid's Guide to Messing Around in the Dirt by Kevin and Kim Gilbert Raftery
Green Thumbs! A Kid's Activity Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Gardening by Laurie Carlson
Wildflowers Around the Year by Hope Ryden (flower identification)
Fandex Family Field Guide: Wildflower by Ruth Rogers Clausen (flower identification)

Flower Fiction for Older Readers

Top Secret by John Reynolds Gardiner (great read-aloud!)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (of course!)
Mandy by Julie Edwards
Linnea in Monet's Garden by Christina Bjork and Lena Anderson
The Girl With the Green Ear by Margaret Mahy (out-of print, but look for it used or at the library)

Don't forget, more flowery favorites under "spring" in Stories for All Seasons, and find pals to pollinate with in Buggy for Books or For the Birds!

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