10+ Fabulous Picture Books for Your Budding Gardener!
Have a budding gardener in the house or know of one nearby? Here are ten terrific titles to help keep that passion growing!
Recently we had the pleasure of touring the personal garden of vegan Instagrammer - Just Plant Fabulous!
It was so much fun doing a guest feature on this talented gardener who both grows numerous vegetables, herbs and flowers and creates tantalizing vegan recipes using her fresh-from-the-garden produce!
Just Plant Fabulous's delectable Fresh Cucumber and Tomato Salad!
Her garden, tips and summer bounty were an inspiration to those of us who need a little extra motivation and guidance to up our garden game!
Being that we're in the business of finding and sharing wonderful books that inspire and connect with learning opportunities for kids, of course we went on a search for books that would go along with our Just Plant Fabulous Guest Feature!
As is the case for most topics, there are plenty of amazing books out there to enjoy and be inspired by!
Kids and fans of children's books will have no problem finding and discovering titles that go along with gardening, nature, the great outdoors and exploring the wonderful world of your own backyard!
This is a wonderful story filled with hope and gentle determination.
The Gardeneris told through letters that Lydia writes and sends back home and is beautifully highlighted with amazing illustrations!
Lydia Grace has come to the city to live with her cranky uncle during the Great Depression.
She has brought with her a suitcase filled with seeds and slowly but surely transforms a rooftop garden and the gray world around her into one with color and beauty while at the same time warming her uncle's heart.
The Gardener is a special book that will be well-loved and should definitely be on your bookshelf!
Tops & Bottoms is a trickster story adapted from a slave folk tale that has a big fan following!
Rabbit is in a bit of a financial bind after losing that race to the turtle! He needs to feed his family, so a deal is struck with Bear.
Bear has the land and Rabbit has proposed that he will do the planting and split the bounty 50/50.
But, Bear has to choose which half of the vegetables -the tops or the bottoms! Unfortunately, for Bear, he keeps choosing the wrong half!
Tops and Bottoms is a super fun story with delightful illustrations as well as a binding that opens vertically rather than the traditional left-to-right which adds to the fun and makes this a favorite story for all ages!
All of Eric Carle's books are absolutely brilliant! Adults and children alike are just mesmerized by his painted paper collages!
Children will enjoy the smaller size of this book. Just like Beatrix Potter's small versions of her stories, this book will be just the right size for tiny hands!
The Tiny Seed tells the life cycle of a seed and the many adventures and potential hazards that it experiences.
The autumn wind brings the seeds on the start of their journey. Falling in the ocean, extreme weather, being eaten by birds, crowded out by weeds or being stepped on are just some of the potential hazards the seed may encounter as it travels on its way!
Readers will love seeing this simple story unfold with the captivating painted collage art illustrations by Eric Carle!