Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.~Mother Goose
How does your garden grow? Have you ever tried growing other things besides vegetables and flowers? Maybe balloons?
|By Jerdine Nolen|
Or perhaps you can grow happy. Or sad.
|By Jon Lasser|
Using positive psychology and choice theory, this book shows children that they have the tools to nurture their own happiness and live resiliently.
"My name is Kiko.
I'm a gardener.
I grow happy.
Let me show you how."
|By Kate Messner|
Up in the garden, the world is full of green. But down in the dirt exists a busy world—earthworms dig, snakes hunt, skunks burrow—populated by all the animals that make a garden their home.
"Up in the garden I stand and plan--my hands full of seeds and my head full of dreams."
Maybe you can plant a rainbow.
|By Lois Ehlert|
Lois Ehlert's bold collage illustrations include six pages of staggered width, presenting all the flowers of each color of the rainbow.
"Every year mom and I plant a rainbow. In the fall we buy some bulbs and plant them in the ground."
Great roundup of books, You know this topic is right up my alley! TY, Janie.ReplyDelete
You are welcome. Just planting a story seed.Delete
These books look great! I'm inspired to work on a garden manuscript that I've started. Thank you for the push in the right direction. Here's a fun one about garden's with lots of movement possibilities for an active listener: Up, Down, and Around by Katherine AyresReplyDelete
Bettie, thank you for the title. :)Delete
Love it! I'm doing themes for my weeks of caring for the grands this summer. Gardening is one week, so I'm hanging on to this post for that week! Yay! NOW, if I can just keep up with them...ReplyDelete
Angie, what fun! Wear your running shoes. :)ReplyDelete
Love these titles. Let me add Anywhere Garden by Phyllis Root.
Like your harvest... a sampling of newer and older texts for every palate!ReplyDelete
Glad you liked it Juliana. :)Delete
Ooooh, I think I"ve got a really good idea for a garden story. Can't wait to share the premise with you Janie.ReplyDelete
Love your different books on a single topic. I'll betcha some idea seeds will be growing soon with your lovely promptings.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sherri.Delete
Oooh, I've got a garden book in the hopper! Am still revising......thanks for the nudge, and for all these great mentor texts! Cheers!ReplyDelete
Awesome! Have fun gardening your idea!Delete
So funny that you brought this topic up. This morning a story/poem about the garden spilled onto the page.ReplyDelete
I loved the Balloon Farm when it was first published. Such a great story. Your whole list is wonderful.
There's also My Garden by Kevin Henkes, Growing Vegetable soup by Lois Elhert,Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to communicate by Sara Levine, Are We Pears Yet? By Miranda Paul. That's all I can think of off the top of my garden filled head.
Wow! Thank you for all the titles, Sarah.Delete
It's that time of year! Love your selection of titles. This may recharge an idea I've had for some time, but haven't quite figured out. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Good luck!Delete
I am not a garden, but I think this black thumb can grow some happy! Great post!ReplyDelete