How Does Your Garden Grow?

The Carrot Seed

By Ruth Krauss; pictures by Crockett Johnson

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Despite everyone's dire predictions, a little boy has faith in the carrot seed he plants. Suggested for ages 4-8.
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My Garden

By Kevin Henkes

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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. Suggested for preschool to grade two.
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The Gardener

By Sara Stewart

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A series of letters relating what happenhappens 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. Suggested for ages 5-8.
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Flower Garden

By Eve Bunting

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Helped by her father, a young girl prepares a flower garden as a birthday surprise for her mother. Suggested for ages 3-7.
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The Secret Garden

By Frances Hodgson Burnett

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A ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the arges 9-12.
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The Chalkbox Kid

By Clyde Robert Bulla

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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. Suggested for ages 7-9.
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My Backyard Garden

By Carol Lerner

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Explains how to start your own vegetable garden and how to cope with common problems, describing the round of activities from month to month throughout the year. Suggested for grades 4-6.
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Kids' Garden : the Anytime, Any place Guide to Sowing & Growing Fun

By Avery Hart and Paul Mantell

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Garden in a sidewalk crack and other fun garden ideas.
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Jackson Jones & the Puddle of Thorns

By Mary Quattlebaum

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When his mother gives him a garden plot for his tenth birthday, Jackson Jones hopes to earn enough money to buy a basketball, but all he seems to get is trouble. Suggested for ages 8-10.
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Green Thumbs : A Kid's Activity Guide to Indoor & Outdoor Gardening

By Laurie Carlson

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Create all kinds of gardens, and even learn how to raise praying mantises.
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