University of Florida

Gardening Books for Schools & Children

This list was compiled with the assistance of the American Horticultural Society (Melanie Bonacorsa) and the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

  • 4-H Guide to Herb Garden Projects - Taylor, J. MSU Extension, #516
  • Ancient North America: The Archaeology of a Continent - Fagan, B., (1991). Thames and Hudson Ltd.: New York, NY
  • Backyard Explorer Kit - Beame, Rona. Workman Publishing
  • Best Kids Garden Book - (1992). Sunset Editors: Menlo Park, CA
  • Beyond the Bean Seed: Gardening Activities for Grades K-6 - Jurenka & Blass
  • Butterflies Abound! - Beaty & Fountas. Addison-Wesley Publishers
  • The Carrot Seed - Krauss, Ruth. Harper Collins Publishers.
  • Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads: Creating and Enjoying a Family Pond - Riotte, Louise. Storey Publishing
  • A Child's Garden - (1987). Compiled by Chevron Chemical Co: San Francisco, CA
  • A Child's Garden: Enchanting Outdoor Spaces for Children & Parents - Dannenmaier, Mollie. Simon & Schuster Publishing
  • A Child's Organic Garden: Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables - Fryer & Bradford. ACR Publishing
  • Children's Gardens: A Field Guide for Teachers, Parents, & Volunteers - Bremner, E. & Pusey, J., (1990). University of CA Cooperative Extension Common Ground Garden Program: Oakland, CA
  • Dictionary of Nature: 2000 Key Words Arranged Thematically - Burnie, David. DK Publishing
  • Discover Nature in the Garden: Things to Know & Things to Do - Conrad, J., (1996). Stackpole Books: Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Disney's Gardening With Mickey - Groom, A., (1995). The Walt Disney Company: Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • Down To Earth - Rosen, Michael. Harcourt Brace Publishers
  • Dye Plants & Dyeing - Cannon, J. & M., (1994). The Herbert Press Ltd.: London, England
  • The Earth & I: Ages 3-7 - Asch, Frank. Harcourt Brace Publishers
  • Earth Keeper: Ages 8-12 - Anderson, Joan. Harcourt Brace Publishers
  • Exploring Nature - Walpole, Brenda. Putnam Publishing
  • Eyewitness Explorers - Flowers: Investigate the Colorful World of Flowers, Fruits, & Seeds - Burnie, David. DK Publishing
  • Flowers, Trees, & Other Plants - Stidworthy, J., (1991). Random House: New York, NY
  • From Butterflies to Thunderbolts: Discovering Science with Books Kids Love - Fredericks, A. Fulcrum Publishing
  • Garden Crafts for Kids: 50 Great Reasons to Get Your Hands Dirty - Rhoades, D., (1995). Sterling Publishing Co.: New York, NY
  • Gardening Wizardry for Kids: Green Thumb Magic for the Great Outdoors - Kite, P., (1995). Barrons: New York, NY
  • Give Peas A Chance! Organic Gardening Cartoon Science - Barbarow, Peter. Naturegraph Publishing
  • The Great American Peanut - Eames-Sheavly, M., (1993). Cornell Cooperative Extension: Cornell, New York
  • Green Beans & Tambourines: Over 30 Summer Projects & Activities for Fun-Loving Kids - Gillis, J. Storey Communications, Inc.: Pownal, VT
  • The Growing Classroom: Garden Based Science - Jaffe & Appel. Addison-Wesley
  • Growing Naturally: A Teacher's Guide to Organic Gardening - Brown, M., (1996). Southgate Publishers Ltd.: Devon, England
  • Growing Things - Wilkes, A. (1984). Usborne Publishing Ltd.: London, England
  • Growing Up Green: Parents & Children Gardening Together - Skelsey, A. & Huckaby, G., (1973). Workman Publishing Co.: New York, NY
  • Heritage Gardening-Vegetables - Taylor, J. MSU Extension, #4-H 1279
  • Hollyhock Days - Lovejoy, S., (1994). Interweave Press: Loveland, CO
  • How a Plant Grows - Kalman, Bobbie. Crab Publishing
  • How Does Your Garden Grow? Be Your Own Plant Expert - Joly, Dominique & Philippe
  • The Humble Potato: Underground Gold - Eames-Sheavly, M., (1995). Cornell Cooperative Extension: Cornell, New York
  • In a Pumpkin Shell: Over 20 Pumpkin Projects for Kids - Gillis, J., (1992). Storey Communications, Inc.: Pownal, VT
  • Keepers of Life - Caduto, M. & Bruchac, J., (1994). Fulcrum Publishing: Golden, CO
  • Keepers of the Earth - Caduto, M. & Bruchac, J., (1988). Fulcrum Publishing: Golden, CO
  • Kid's Gardening: A Kid's Guide to Messing Around in Dirt - Raftery, K. & K., (1989). Klutz Press: Palo Alto, CA
  • Let's Grow - Tilgner, L., (1988). Storey Communications Inc.: Pownal, VT
  • Monarchs - Lasky, Kathryn. Harcourt Brace
  • More Than Just a Flower Garden - Kuhn, Dwight. Silver Press
  • More Than Just a Vegetable Garden. Kuhn, Dwight. Silver Press
  • The National Gardening Association's Guide to Kid's Gardening - Ocone, L. & Pranis, E., (1983). Wiley Science Editions: New York, NY
  • People of Corn, A Mayan Story - Gerson, Mary-Joan. Little Brown
  • People, Plants, & Places - Agyeman, J., (1995). Southgate Publishing Ltd.: Devon, England
  • The Plant & Grow Project Book - Dietl, Ulla. Sterling Press
  • Plant Biology: Science Projects - Hershey, David
  • Plants for Play: A Plant Selection Guide for Children's Outdoor Environment - Moore, Robin. MIG Communications
  • Ready, Set, Grow: A Guide to Gardening with Children - Bales, S., (1996). Macmillan: New York, NY
  • Rice: Grain of the Ancients - Eames-Sheavly, M. (1996). Cornell Cooperative Extension: Cornell, New York.
  • Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs - Kowalchik, C. & Hylton, W. (Eds.), (1987). Rodale Press: Emmaus, PA
  • Sunflower Houses - Lovejoy, S., (1991). Interweave Press: Loveland, CO
  • Terrarium Habitats - Lawrence Hall of Science
  • The Three Sisters: Exploring an Iroquois Garden. - Eames-Sheavly, M., (1993). Cornell Cooperative Extension: Cornell, New York
  • The Usborne Book of Paper Flowers - Gibson, R., (1995). Usborne Publishing Ltd.: London, England
  • The Victory Garden Kid's Book - Waters, M., (1994). Globe Pequot: Old Saybook, CT
  • Weird Things You Can Grow - Goldenberg, J., (1994). Random House: New York, NY
  • Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment - Flower Press,10332 Shaver Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002

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