Staff Picks for Children: Kids in the Dirt
Get kids interested in gardening!

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The Gardening Book by Bull, Jane
Notes: Packed with projects for outdoor gardens and indoor fun, this is the ultimate book for all budding gardeners.
Reading Level: Grades 1-5
ISBN: 0789492164
Publisher: DK
Published: 2003
Pages: 47
Callnumber: j635 B872g
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The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Gardening by Morris, Karyn
Notes: There is tons of information in this large volume from native plants to climates, even what to plant for a butterfly attracting garden, so there is sure to be something for every level of gardener.
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
ISBN: 1550746901
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: 2000
Pages: 240
Callnumber: J635 M832K
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Planting a Rainbow by Ehlert, Lois
Notes: Bright, simple pictures take us through the growing cycle as a girl and her mother order seeds from a catalog, plant them in the spring and watch them grow into all of the colors of the rainbow.
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
ISBN: 0152626093
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Published: 1988
Pages: 22
Callnumber: jE
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The Ugly Vegetables by Lin, Grace
Notes: A girl is disappointed when she and her mother plant "ugly" chinese vegetables in their garden, unlike the beautiful flowers all of their neighbors are planting. She changes her mind at harvest time when their "ugly" vegetables become a delicious meal.
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
ISBN: 0881063363
Publisher: Talewinds
Published: 1999
Pages: 30
Callnumber: jE
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City Green by DiSalvo-Ryan, DyAnne
Notes: A group of urban neighbors come together to plant a community garden in what was once a vacant lot.
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
ISBN: 068812786X
Publisher: Morrow Junior Books
Published: 1994
Pages: 30
Callnumber: jE
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Seedfolks by Fleischman, Paul
Notes: Small volume of urban renewal as a girl plants a few seeds in a vacant lot and the whole neighborhood joins in. This title is also available as a downloadable audiobook through our Downloadable Media service.
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
ISBN: 0060274719
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 1997
Pages: 69
Callnumber: j
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How Does Your Garden Grow? : Great Gardening for Green-Fingered Kids by Matthews, Clare
Notes: With 40 projects from box herb gardens to building a weather station, this book takes kids and parents outside to explore gardening in many interesting ways.
Reading Level: All ages with parent
ISBN: 0600611418
Publisher: Hamlyn
Published: 2005
Pages: 142
Callnumber: J635 M432H
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Grow It Again by MacLeod, Elizabeth
Notes: Along with step-by-step instructions for growing plants indoors, the book also includes recipes for cooking the harvested plants.
Reading Level: Ages 8-11
ISBN: 1550745581
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: 1999
Pages: 40
Callnumber: J635 M225G
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Little Green Thumbs by Van Hage, Mary An
Notes: These gardening projects involve growing various kinds of plants indoors during the different seasons.
Reading Level: Ages 5-8
ISBN: 1562942700
Publisher: Millbrook
Published: 1996
Pages: 32
Callnumber: J635.986 V311L
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My Garden by Henkes, Kevin
ISBN: 9780061715181
Publisher: Greenwillow Books