Life Lab Garden Recommended Literature

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Title

Author(s)

Recommended Grade Level

We Eat Food That’s Fresh!

Angela Russ-Ayon

Preschool

A Kid’s Herb Book

Lesley Tierra

Preschool and up

Painting a Rainbow

Lois Ehlert

Preschool and up

Mama, Is It Summer Yet?

Nikki McClure

Preschool-K

Once There Was a Tree

Natalia Romanova

Preschool-K

Soup Day

Melissa Iwai

Preschool-K

Rainbow Stew

Cathryn Falwell

Preschool-1st

Ten Seeds

Ruth Brown

Preschool-1st

Whose Garden Is It?

Mary Ann Hoberman

Preschool-1st

Bread Comes to Life: A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat

George Levenson

Preschool-2nd

From the Garden: A Counting Book About Growing Food

Michael Dahl

Preschool-2nd

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

Marjorie Priceman

Preschool-2nd

Salad People and More Real Recipes

Mollie Katzen

Preschool-2nd

The Salamander Room

Anne Mazer

Preschool-2nd

Two Old Potatoes and Me

John Coy

Preschool-2nd

A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver

Aliki

Preschool-3rd

Bread is for Eating

David and Phyllis Gershator

Preschool-3rd

City Green

DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan

Preschool-3rd

Don’t Bug the Bugs

Deborahlise Mota

Preschool-3rd

Everybody Needs a Rock

Byrd Baylor

Preschool-3rd

Flower Garden

Eve Bunting

Preschool-3rd

Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English

Alma Flor Ada

Preschool-3rd

How a Seed Grows

Helene J. Jordan

Preschool-3rd

How Groundhog’s Garden Grew

Lynne Cherry

Preschool-3rd

Inch by Inch

Lio Lionni

Preschool-3rd

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

George Ancona

Preschool-3rd

Jack’s Garden

Henry Cole

Preschool-3rd

One Green Apple

Eve Bunting

Preschool-3rd

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden

George Levenson

Preschool-3rd

Pumpkin Pumpkin

Jeanne Titherington

Preschool-3rd

Sunflower House

Eve Bunting

Preschool-3rd

The Children’s Garden: Growing Food in the City

Carole Lexa Schaefer

Preschool-3rd

The Curious Garden

Peter Brown

Preschool-3rd

The Giant Carrot

Jan Peck

Preschool-3rd

The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds

Joanna Cole

Preschool-3rd

The Seeds of Friendship

Michael Foreman

Preschool-3rd

The Tiny Seed

Eric Carle

Preschool-3rd

The Ugly Vegetables

Grace Lin

Preschool-3rd

Weslandia

Paul Fleischman

Preschool-3rd

What’s This?

Caroline Mockford

Preschool-3rd

Wonderful Worms

Linda Glaser

Preschool-3rd

Zora’s Zucchini

Katherine Pryor

Preschool-5th

From Seed to Plant

Gail Gibbons

K-3rd

How Did That Get in my Lunchbox?: The Story of Food

Chris Butterworth

K-3rd

Miss Rumphius

Barbara Cooney

K-3rd

The Reason for a Flower

Ruth Heller

K-3rd

Good Enough to Eat: A Kid’s Guide to Food and Nutrition

Lizzy Rockwell

K-4th

Books in Bloom

Valerie Bang-Jensen and Mark Lubkowitz

K-5th

Earthworms

Claire Llewellyn

1st

Farmers’ Market

Paul Brett Johnson

1st-2nd

Harvesting Friends/Cosechando Amigos

Kathleen Contreras

1st-2nd

Summer Sun Risin’

W. Nikola-Lisa

1st-2nd

Wild Wild Sunflower Child Anna

Nancy White Carlstrom

1st-2nd

First Garden: The White House Garden and How it Grew

Robbin Gourley

1st-4th

Oddhopper Opera: A Bug’s Garden of Verses

Kurt Cyrus

!st-4th

A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds

Jean Richards

2nd

A Seed is Sleepy

Dianna Hutts Aston

2nd

All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel

Dan Yaccarino

2nd

Miss Maple’s Seeds

Eliza Wheeler

2nd

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote

Duncan Tonatiuh

2nd

Who Will Plant a Tree?

Jerry Pallotta

2nd

Sprout It! Kids in the Kitchen

Elizabeth Borelli

2nd-Adult

The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough

Katie Smith Milway

3rd-7th

Seedfolks

Paul Fleischman

4th-6th

Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea

Alice Waters

6th-9th

Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

Paul Fleischman

6th-Adult

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Michael Pollan

High School-Adult