Monday, April 28, 2008

Lots of Reasons to Get Your Hands Dirty!

The recent spell of gorgeous weather and today's much needed rain are making me think about gardening. As the title suggests, we have lots of gardening books for kids that will make them want to dig into the soil barehanded (as if they needed an excuse). From beginning gardening to container gardening to gardening crafts--we've got it all. And if you'd rather read about someone else getting dirty, we've got picture books as well. Here are just a few:

Nonfiction
Garden by Robert Maass
Gardening Crafts for Kids by Diane Rhodes
Green Thumbs by Laurie Carlson
Starting Gardening by Sue Johnson and Cheryl Evans
My Backyard Garden by Carol Lerner
Container Gardening for Kids by Ellen Talmage
Kids Container Gardening by Cindy Krezel

Picture Books
Eddie's Garden and How to Make Things Grow by Sarah Garland
Cecil's Garden by Holly Keller
Flora's Surprise by Debi Gliori
Green Beans by Elizabeth Thomas
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Gardener's Alphabet by Mary Azarian

Happy Spring!!!