Monday, April 9, 2007
It's Monday, so this post must be about books....
These are the books we will be using this week to cover "National Garden Week".
ONE BEAN by Anne Rockwell and Megan Halsey
This is a cute book for children to learn about plant life and observation.We will be planting our own bean after we read it.
JACK'S GARDEN by Henry Cole
Princess enjoys this book which shows you
the seeds,seedlings,buds and leaves, as Jack's
MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
This is a great book to show kids how to choose the location of their garden and cultivate a variety of organically grown vegetables.From sowing the seeds to harvesting the crops.
KIDS GARDENING by Kevin Raftery and Kim Gilbert Raftery with illustrations by Jim M'Guinness
This Parents' Choice Gold Award winner is an indoor/outdoor all year activity guide for kids.
It was a gift from Princess's Uncle Paul, and she loves just looking at the pictures and dreaming about the next thing we'll do! A book with a similar intent, is
GARDENING WIZARDRY FOR KIDS by L.Patricia Kite with illustrations by Yvette Santiago Banek this book has plenty of safe projects for indoors and promises fascinating folklore to surprise any kid.
GREAT GARDENS FOR KIDS by Clare Matthews with photos by Clive Nichols
promises to help you create a stimulating landscape for fun and fantasy with safe play for children of all ages.I have been trying to get Farmer Dad to incorporate more of their ideas every year.
I do not think a Gardening with children unit would be complete without some input from
Sharon Lovejoy's ROOTS SHOOTS BUCKETS AND BOOTS.
This is the book that keeps me going over the winter. Princess and I pore over it's pages
filled with fun ideas we just can't wait to include in our garden year after year!
Finally we will be reading WHAT'S ALIVE by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott and WONDERFUL WORMS by Linda Glaser with pictures Loretta Krupinski
Thanks again to Nina over at Painted Rainbows and Chamomile Tea for suggesting them.