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Learn all about gardening in these nonfiction books for kids.

A Seed is Sleepy

Aston, Dianna Hutts

Introduces young readers to the characteristics, growth, and movement of a variety of seeds as they become plants.

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Design Your Own Butterfly Garden

Harkins, Susan Sales

How to prepare, design, plant and maintain butterfly habits and shelters.

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Dig in! : 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps

Cornell, Kari A. author.

Grow your own fruits and vegetables from nothing but kitchen scraps!

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First Garden : The White House Garden and How it Grew

Gourley, Robbin

A history of White House gardens, including Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden, planted with help from 5th graders. Includes garden ideas.

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Garden Fun : Indoors & Out, in Pots & Small Spots

Congdon, Vicky, 1958-

Provides step-by-step instructions for 28 indoor or outdoor gardening adventures, including a salad garden window box, a spiral flower garden, and a butterfly paradise in a patio pot.

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Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden

Brown, Renata Fossen

Ideas to help children learn how to grow their own garden and encourages families to enjoy nature. Features 52 creative plant-related activities set into weekly lessons.

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It’s Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden

Ancona, George

A portrait of a community garden, showing how citizens work together.

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Sow and Grow : A Gardening Book for Children

Davis, Tina

A year’s worth of playtime ideas that combine fun and learning with a child’s sense of wonder at the natural world.

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The Gardening Book

Bull, Jane, 1957-

An introduction to the basics of gardening.

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The Nitty-Gritty Gardening Book : Fun Projects for All Seasons

Cornell, Kari A.

Become a gardener in any season with these fun and easy projects.

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Young Gardener

Buczacki, Stefan, 1945-

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