Friday, May 5, 2017

Display: Gardens

It's Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden
By George Ancona
Presents a portrait of a Santa Fe community garden, revealing how students and other citizens work together to select and grow annual plants, create compost, release butterflies, harvest edibles, and protect garden beds for the winter.

The Curious Garden
By Peter Brown
Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.

Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard
By Kathleen Zoehfeld

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.

Tokyo Digs a Garden
By Jon-Erik Lappano
Tokyo lives in a small house between giant buildings with his family and his cat, Kevin. For years, highways and skyscrapers have been built up around the family's house where once there were hills and trees. Will they ever experience the natural world again? One day, an old woman offers Tokyo seeds, telling him they will grow into whatever he wishes. Tokyo and his grandfather are astonished when the seeds grow into a forest so lush that it takes over the entire city overnight. Soon the whole city has gone wild, with animals roaming where cars once drove. But is this a problem to be surmounted, or a new way of living to be embraced?

Lola Plants a Garden
By Anna McQuinn
Lola plants a flower garden with her parent's help, and watches it grow.

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
By Kate Messner
This book explores the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year.

Mortimer's First Garden
By Karma Wilson
Little Mortimer Mouse, longing to see something green at winter's end, follows the lead of the big people and plants, waters, and weeds his last sunflower seed until, finally, with God's help and a lot of patience, he harvests his crop.

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