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Call No. 140862 Kids
Round the garden / By Omri Glaser. New York : Harry N. Abrams1999.
Traces the journey of a tear as it falls to the ground, evaporates, reappears as rain, and waters a garden to make an onion grow to produce more tears. Illustrated by Byron Glaser & Sandra Higashi. Gr. Preschool - 1

Call No. 140864 Kids
The gardener / By Sarah Stewart. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux1997.
A series of letters relating what happens when, after her father loses his job, Lydia Grace goes to live with her Uncle Jim in the city but takes her love for gardening with her. Pictures by David Small. For children ages 9 through 12.

Call No. 140865 Kids
The gardening book / By Jane Bull. London New York : DK Pub.2003.
Provides an introduction to the basics of gardening along with some related activities. For children ages 4 though 8.

Call No. 140866 Kids
Roots, shoots, buckets & boots : gardening together with children / By Sharon Lovejoy. New York : Workman Pub.1999.
A compact treasury of gardening lore, tips, and ideas for adults to share with children. Gr. 3 - 6.

Call No. 140867 Kids
Inch by inch: the garden song / By David Mallett and Ora Eitan. New York: Harper Collins Publishers1995.
This illustrated book provides the words and music to David Mallett's classic folk song. For ages 3 and up.

Call No. 140868 Kids
Scarecrow / By Cynthia Rylant. San Diego, Calif. : Harcourt Brace1998.
Although made of straw and borrowed clothes, a scarecrow appreciates his peaceful, gentle life and the privilege of watching nature at work. For children ages six through nine. Illustrated by Lauren Stringer.

Call No. 140869 Kids
The curious garden / By Peter Brown. New York : Little, Brown2009.
Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city. For children ages three through eight.

Call No. 140870 Kids
A farm through time / By Angela Wilkes. New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub.2001.
Have you ever wondered what life on a farm was like hundreds of years ago? This beautiful book tells the story of one farm and the people who worked on it from medieval times to the present day. For children ages 8 and up. Illustrated by Eric Thomas.

Call No. 290261 Kids
My garden / By Kevin Henkes. New York, NY : Greenwillow Books2010.
After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.

Call No. 290266 Kids
Planting the wild garden / By Kathryn O. Galbraith. Atlanta, Ga. : Peachtree2011.
This beautifully illustrated children's book shows the different ways seeds are dispersed into the environment.

Call No. 290268 Kids
A seed is sleepy / By Diane Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long. San Francisco: Chronicle Books2007.
This illustrated children's book provides an informative introduction to seeds and plant facts. For children in grades 1 through 4.

Call No. 290269 Kids
The enormous potato / By Aubrey Davis. Buffalo, NY : Kids Can Press1998.
A farmer plants a potato that grows bigger and bigger. When it comes time to pull it out of the ground, he has to call for help! For ages 3 and up.

Call No. 290271 Kids
Secrets of the garden: food chains and the food web in our backyard / By Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Random House2012.
Depicts a family of four who make their garden their summer home as they prepare the soil, plant seeds, water the garden, and watch for a harvest of vegetables. Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. For children grades kindergarten and up.

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