Check out these books for some spring-inspired reads.




Plant a Little Seed by Bonnie Christensen - Two friends plant seeds in their community garden, then water, weed, wait, and dream as the plants grow until they can be harvested. Includes facts about gardening and harvest festivals.

From the Garden by Michael Dahl - Introduces the numbers from one to twelve as family members pick a variety of vegetables from the garden. Readers are invited to find hidden numbers. 

Busy in the Garden by George Shannon - A collection of short poems and riddles about planting seeds, watching garden vegetables dance, and growing jack-o-lanterns.



Ages 5-8

Chicken Said, "Cluck!" by Judyann Grant - Earl and Pearl do not want Chicken's help in the garden, until a swarm of grasshoppers arrives and her true talent shines.

The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla - Nine-year-old Gregory's house does not have room for a garden, but he creates a surprising and very different garden in an unusual place. 



Ages 9-12

Seedfolks by Sid Fleischman - One by one, a number of people of varying ages and backgrounds transform a trash-filled inner-city lot into a productive and beautiful garden, and, in doing so, the gardeners are themselves transformed.

Grow by Juanita Havill - Two misfit children and other members of a Minneapolis, Minnesota, neighborhood are brought together by a woman creating a community garden.