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In The Garden 2012

  • Details about Counting in the Garden

    Counting in the Garden

    Kim Parker

    "This visually stunning concept book is set in a lush, blossom-filled flower bed. Hidden among the blooms are creatures to count, all pulsating on a crisp white background....A lovely addition to preschool storytimes about gardens, animals, and spring." - School Library Journal…more

  • Details about Whose Garden is it?

    Whose Garden is it?

    Mary Ann Hoberman ; illustrated by Jane Dyer

    The gardener says the garden belongs to him. But the woodchuck insists that it's his. And so do the rabbit, the butterfly, the squash bug, and the bumblebee. Even the tiny seeds and whistling weeds think the garden just couldn't grow without them. As they stroll through the exquisite plants and flowers, Mrs. McGee and her child listen and wonder: Whose garden is it?Children's book luminaries Mary Ann Hoberman and Jane Dyer reveal the secrets of a glorious garden in this beautiful and poetic rhym……more

  • Details about Zinnia's Flower Garden

    Zinnia's Flower Garden

    Monica Wellington

    Zinnia grows many kinds of flowers in her garden. Sunflowers, sweet peas, and (of course) zinnias bloom in the sunshine. Customers come to pick their own bunches of flowers. Bouquet-bright artwork shows all Zinnia's tasks, from planting the seeds to cutting the beautiful blooms. The perfect tie-in to elementary biology units about plant growth-and school gardens-this book will be especially welcomed by teachers. It is a splendid addition to Monica Wellington's nonfiction for the very young and a……more

  • Details about Design Your Own Butterfly Garden

    Design Your Own Butterfly Garden

    Susan Sales Harkins and William H. Harkins

    Color adds an irresistible dimension to any yard. Put a pair of wings on that color and suddenly your yard is alive with life! Butterflies live all over the country, so you're likely to see them no matter where you live. To attract butterflies to your backyard, you need to provide the things they like: nectar, water, sun, and shelter. For most of us, this is as easy as planting some wildflower seeds in a sunny spot. In just a few months, the tiny seeds have grown into huge, beautiful flowers tha……more

  • Details about Spring Sprouts

    Spring Sprouts

    Judy Delton ; illustrated by Alan Tiegreen

    WIith a brand-new badge up for grabs, the Scouts set out to learn where their food comes from. Molly wants a garden of her own, so she gives her seeds plenty of sunlight, water, and . . . conversation? And while she waits for her veggies to sprout, a trip to a local farm turns out to be a lot funnier—and muddier—than any of the Scouts expected. The sun is shining. The flowers are blooming. And the Pee Wees are ready to get their hands dirty!…more

  • Details about The Mystery of the Traveling Tomatoes

    The Mystery of the Traveling Tomatoes

    created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Robert Papp

    The Aldens are helping the owner of a local restaurant grow delicious food in a garden. They work hard to water and weed and take care of the fruits and vegetables that are growing. But soon the children notice the strangest thing--the plants are moving.…more

  • Details about The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden

    by Frances Hodgson Burnett; illustrated by Tasha Tudor

    When orphaned Mary Lennox, lonely and sad, comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire moors, she finds it full of secrets. At night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. Outside, she meets Dickon, a magical boy who can charm and talk to animals. Then, one day, with the help of a friendly robin, Mary discovers the most mysterious wonder of all--a secret garden, walled and locked, which has been completely forgotten for years and years. Is everything in the ……more

  • Details about The Curious Garden

    The Curious Garden

    by Peter Brown

    This gorgeously illustrated picture book opens to a detailed spread of a gray city. If you look closely, you can spot the tiny figure of a red-headed boy, Liam, walking down the street. THE CURIOUS GARDEN tells the story of how this young boy discovers a door that leads up to abandoned railroad tracks where he finds a forgotten garden. He cares for the plants and helps them flourish, and they gradually spread throughout the city, transforming it, bit by bit, into a lush, green world. With spare ……more

  • Details about Up, Down, & Around

    Up, Down, & Around

    Katherine Ayres ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

    This garden is on the move! A good-time, rollicking celebration of things that grow. PEPPERS GROW UP. POTATOES GROW DOWN. PUMPKINS VINE AROUND AND AROUND. From seeds dropping into soil to corn bursting from its stalks, from children chasing butterflies to ants burrowing underground, everything in this vibrant picture book pulses with life — in all directions! Sprightly illustrations set the mood for a rhythmic text that follows nature’s course to a final feast of backyard bounty.…more

  • Details about Bunny's Garden

    Bunny's Garden

    Join Bunny in the Garden as he cares for flowers and greets all the birds and butterflies. This environmentally friendly book is printed with recycled materials and soy inks - and features characters from the evergreen children's classic pat the bunny.…more

  • Details about My Garden

    My Garden

    by Kevin Henkes

    The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden. How does your garden grow?…more

  • Details about Lanie's Real Adventures

    Lanie's Real Adventures

    by Jane Kurtz

    Lanie is having a busy summer. The backyard wildflower garden she planted with her aunt is starting to bloom with all the flowers that butterflies like best. Lanie is delighted, but her next-door neighbor objects-she says that Lanie is growing an ugly "weed garden" and she threatens to interfere. As she searches for ways to spread the word about the benefits of natural gardening, Lanie is horrified to discover the neighbor using poisonous sprays next door-pesticides that could hurt the butterfli……more