Our Book List

Here are some great books on food and gardening!

The Jumbo Book of Gardening
Karyn Morris (Author), Jane Kurisu (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press, Toronto
Sections cover general information; fruit, vegetable, and flower gardens; noninvasive native plants; gardens that attract wildlife; and group projects. Projects range from a few annuals in a container and thickets designed with native wildlife in mind to community gardens.
ISBN-10: 1550746901, ISBN-13: 978-1550746907

The Great Seed Mystery for Kids
Peggy Henry
Avon Books
Step-by-step visual guide to seeds.
ISBN-10: 0380768054, ISBN-13: 978-0380768059

Kids Garden!: The Anytime, Anyplace Guide to Sowing & Growing Fun
Avery Hart (Author), Paul Mantell (Author), Loretta Braren (Illustrator), Jennie Chien (Illustrator)
Williamson Publishing Company
Plant a sidewalk-crack garden, grow a broom, and discover bug remedies and composting with the aid of a title which involves kids ages 4 and older and their families in the gardening process.
ISBN-10: 091358990X, ISBN-13: 978-0913589908

Little Pea
Amy Krauss Rosenthal (Author), Jen Corace (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books
Little Pea hates eating candy for dinner, but his parents will not let him have his spinach dessert until he cleans his plate.
ISBN: 081184658X (hc), 9780811846585

And the Good Brown Earth
Kathy Henderson
Candlewick Press
Joe and Gram grow a garden, with the help of the good brown earth.
ISBN: 0763623016

Sweet Tooth
Marge Palatini (Author), Jack E. Davis (Illustrator)
Simon and Schuster
Stewart's loud, obnoxious sweet tooth constantly gets him into trouble, until Stewart uses a healthy diet to take control of the situation.
ISBN: 0689851596

The Great Big Enormous Turnip (Russian folktale)
Rewritten by Jackie Andrews (Author), Lawrie Taylor (Illustrator)
Award Publications
ISBN: 184135192X

Stone Soup
Jon J. Muth
Scholastic
Three wise monks trick a poor, frightened community into finding happiness by teaching them the magic of generosity.
ISBN: 043933909X

How Groundhog’s Garden Grew
Lynne Cherry
Blue Sky Press
Squirrel teaches Little Groundhog how to plant and tend a vegetable garden.
ISBN: 0439323711

How Are You Peeling?: Foods with Moods
Saxton Freymann, Joost Elffers
Scholastic
A simple rhymed text uses foods as the catalyst to help children identify and articulate their emotions.
ISBN-10: 0439104319, ISBN-13 978-0439104319

Food Play
Saxton Freymann, Joost Elffers
Chronicle Books
A picture book that proves you really should play with your food.
ISBN-10: 0811857050, ISBN-13: 978-0811857055

Weslandia
Paul Fleischman, Kevin Hawkes
Candlewick Press
Weslandia follows the adventures of Wesley, a lonely boy who discovers, through his fantastic garden, the power of community.
ISBN-10: 0763610526, ISBN-13: 978-0763610524

Eyewitness Plant
Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
This excellent visual reference guide to plants features stunning images and concise yet detailed descriptions.
ISBN-10: 0756607159, ISBN-13: 978-0756607159