Thursday, March 18, 2010

Previously on Bound: Dirty Kids

In the garden! I know, I know, it may not be true gardening weather yet everywhere, but now might be the time to start reading kid garden books to fan the flames of future interest.

Good GrowingJust out this week is a new Klutz book. Ah, Klutz, How do I love thee? Let me count the books. "Good Growing" comes with two packets of seeds and lots of great Klutz know-how. Can it replace my beloved copy of the original Klutz gardening book? NO! There's room for both, dear Klutz. Won't you please put it back in print? "Ready Set Grow" from DK looks like a smart guide, too.

But maybe you just need some fictional gardens to hang out in? Perennial favorites include (I didn't mean to be punny, really!)

Garden of Abdul GasaziMuncha Muncha MunchaBusy in the Garden

"The Garden of Abdul Gasazi" by Chris Van Allsburg

"Muncha, Muncha, Muncha!" by Candace Fleming and G. Brian Karas

"Busy in the Garden" by George Shannon and Sam Williams (poems and riddles!)

at Maple  Hill FarmThe Carrot SeedGrowing Vegetable Sou[

"Year at Maple Hill Farm" by Alice and Martin Provensen

"The Carrot Seed" by Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson

"Growing Vegetable Soup" by Lois Ehlert

And newcomers that will grow on you for sure:

The Curious GardenMy GardenTo Be Like The Sun

"The Curious Garden" by Peter Brown

"My Garden" by Kevin Henkes

"To Be Like the Sun" by Susan Marie Swanson and Margaret Chodos-Irvine

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