Book Recommendations

“Small-plot, high-yield Gardening” by Sal Gilbertie & Larry Sheehan
Grades: PreK-12

“Organic Gardening Simplified” by Nick Mancini
Grades: PreK-12

“Intensive Organic Gardening” by Nick Mancini
Grades: PreK-12

“Edible Schoolyard A Universal Idea” by Alice Waters  Chronicle Books
Grades: PreK-12

“COMPOST The Natural Way to Make Food for Your Garden” by Ken Thompson www.dk.com
Grades: PreK-12

“Seeds of Change: Learning from the Garden” by Judy Mannes & Marsha Rehns
Grades: PreK-5

It’s Harvest Time! by Jean McElroy, Photos by Tilde KIDS.SimonandSchuster.com
Grades: K-2

“Your First Garden” by Marc Brown
Grades: K-3

“Math in the Garden: Hands-On Activities That Bring Math to Life” By Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
Grades: K-8

“Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney
Grades: K

“Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss, Pictures by Crockett Johnson
Grades: K

“Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
Grades: K

“Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert
Grades: 1

“Eating the Alphabet” by Lois Ehlert
Grades: 1

“Pierrot’s ABC garden”“ by Anita Lobel (A LittleGolden book)
Grades: 1

“The ABC’s of Fruits & Vegetables and Beyond: Delicious Alaphabet Poems plus Food, Facts & Fun for Everyone” by Steve Charney & David Goldbeck, Illustrations by Maria Burgaleta Larson. Ceres Press C: 2007
Grades: 1

“In The Three Sisters Garden: Native American stories & seasonal activities for the curious child” by JoAnne Dennee   A Common Roots Guidebook, Food Works, Inc.
NOTE: This and some other great books can be ordered from the National Gardeners Association catalog for the three sister gardens http://www.kidsgardening.com/growingideas/projects/March02/mar02-pg1.htm.  I found some other wonderful classroom garden ideas for teachers, here, as well http://www.kidsgardening.org/growingideas/projects/library.html).
Grades: 3

“All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space” by Mel Bartholomew
Grades: 6-12

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