Have you ever wondered which plants butterflies like the most? Wanted to make pasta sauce from your very own tomatoes? What about starting your very own garden inside your house? There’s a book that’ll teach you just that!

  • The nitty-gritty gardening book
    Kari A. Cornell

    Grow your own fruits, vegetables, and flowers! Become a gardener in any season with these fun and easy projects. You don't even need a garden space--many of these activities can be done by planting in containers to set on a porch or a patio or even in a window.

  • The Kids Can Press jumbo book of gardening
    Karyn Morris

    Offers greenthumb tips, plant checklists, step-by-step instructions, and other information a beginning gardener needs to know to create gardens in the backyard, on a balcony, or in the schoolyard.

  • Gardening wizardry for kids
    L. Patricia Kite

    Kids learn about plants through more than 300 experiments and projects that use apple seeds, beans, potatoes, herbs -- virtually everything that grows! Whether growing space is as small as a windowsill, or as big as a backyard, children understand plant life through actual involvement. Glossary, reading list, and color illustrations.

  • Plant the tiny seed
    Christie Matheson

    Plant a seed to watch it grow. Press on the cloud to make it rain. Jiggle the book to scatter the seeds. Interactive text teaches very young children how flowers sprout and mature. Contains watercolor depictions of a flower in various stages of growth.

  • Curious George discovers plants
    Monica Perez

    George's friend Chef Pisghetti makes the most delicious vegetable soup! When the chef is running low on fresh vegetables, George wants to lend a hand in the rooftop garden--but he has a lot to learn about greenery. Come along as George discovers all about gardening, plants, what makes them grow, and why they're important.

  • It's our garden
    George Ancona

    At an elementary school in Santa Fe, the bell rings for recess and kids fly out the door to check what's happening in their garden. As the seasons turn, everyone has a part to play in making the gard en flourish. From choosing and planting seeds in the spring to releasing butterflies in the summer to harvesting in the fall to protecting the beds for the winter. Even the wiggling worms have a job to do in the compost pile! On special afternoons and weekends, neighborhood folks gather to help out and savor the bounty (fresh toppings for homemade pizza, anyone?). Part celebration, part simple how-to, this close-up look at a vibrant garden and its enthusiastic gardeners is blooming with photos that will have readers ready to roll up their sleeves and dig in. Back matter includes suggestions for further reading and online resources. Want to grow what you eat and eat what you grow? Visit this lively, flourishing school-and community garden and be inspired to cultivate your own.

  • Nuestro huerto
    George Ancona

    Este relato, divertido e inspirador, acerca de lo que ocurre en un huerto escolar durante las diverentes estaciones del año, servirá para animar a otras esculas a repetir esta maravillosa experiencia.

  • Farmer Will Allen and the growing table
    Jacqueline Briggs Martin

    The story of former basketball star and current urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, whose vision of gardening from abandoned urban sites led to a grassroots feeding craze.

  • Pasta sauce!
    Cassie Liversidge

    Spaghetti with sauce is a staple meal in many households, and now kids can learn how to make their very own tomato sauce with this step-by-step guide. Master gardener Cassie Liversidge's cut-out art accompanies simple, easy-to-understand instructions for planting and growing tomatoes, onions, peppers, basil, and garlic—all the ingredients you need for making pasta sauce. Even kids who have never met a weed can tackle this project! Parents will appreciate reminders to wait patiently and handle buds and flowers gently; kids will love the jokes scattered throughout the book. (Why did the tomato blush? Because he saw the salad dressing!) Budding chefs will love following this easy guide and will take pride in each step of the culinary process, from planting tomato seeds to serving a delicious meal!

  • A green kid's guide to composting
    Richard Lay

    Provides information about composting, covering such topics as what can and cannot be composted, building a pile, and keeping the animals within alive.

  • A green kid's guide to garden pest removal
    Richard Lay

    Teaches how to keep insect pests out of gardens, utilizing such methods as growing different plants together, enticing birds and bats, and planting vegetables bugs hate.

  • A green kid's guide to soil preparation
    Richard Lay

    Teaches how to prepare soil for gardening, including choosing a site for a bed, building a frame, and creating a blanket of leaves or grass.

  • Grow your own butterfly farm
    John Malam

    Shows how to design a garden to attract butterflies by planting a selection of wildflowers.

  • How does my garden grow?

    A collection of gardening activities, scientific experiments, art projects, cooking ideas, and magic tricks helps youngsters learn about the structure and life cycles of plants, as well as offering ad vice on how to grow their own gardens.

  • My indoor garden
    Carol Lerner

    Discusses how to care for plants indoors, including such aspects as light, temperature, humidity, pests, diseases, equipment, and how to choose and grow your own plants.

  • Grow it again
    Elizabeth MacLeod

    Provides instructions for growing vegetables and fruits from tops, seeds, and roots, along with recipes and suggestions for craft projects.

  • Linnea's windowsill garden
    Christina Björk

    An illustrated introduction to plants and how they grow with information on creating a home garden.

  • Growing vegetable soup
    Lois Ehlert

    A father and child grow vegetables and then make them into a soup.