June 17, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Gardens Galore: Embrace Spring with These Great Books

From flower blossoms to farmers’ market bounty, these picture books celebrate all sorts of growing things and nurture an appreciation of backyard nature.

Green Thumbs and Bountiful Imaginations | Great Books about Gardens

Whether they are digging, planting, nibbling, nurturing, or dreaming, the characters in these colorful picture books convey the wonder and joy of things that blossom.

Dig It! Library Gardens Sprout Up Coast-to-Coast

Kids are learning about nutrition and the environment as libraries create gardens to expand their mission.

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A Photo Gallery of Six Library Gardens

What’s growing in library gardens across the country.

Nurturing Learners | School Gardens and Other Growing Things

Perfect for use in the classroom, these lively looks at school and community gardens deliver a bouquet of titles about growing things. They’ll also be useful for public libraries and other organizations that support green-thumb projects for kids.