21 Gardening Books Your Kids Will Love

When your children are young expose them to gardening.  They will be more likely to garden as adults and more like to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.  Here is a list of inspirational books that will surely spark curiosity in your children's eyes.  Most of these books are oldies but goodies so your local library is the best source.  Being a member of your local library is a sustainable practice....on your pocketbook and the earth. 

  1. The Rose in My Garden by Arnold Lobel
  2. Sow and Grow: A Gardening Book for Children by Tina Davis
  3. I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature by Jennifer Ward
  4. The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
  5. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney {favorite}
  6. Scarlette Beane by Karen Wallae and John Berkeley {favorite}
  7. Tim and Sally's Vegetable Garden by Grady Thrasher
  8. Miss Jaster's Garden by N.m. Bodecker
  9. Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
  10. The Wind's Garden by Behany Roberts
  11. Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes by Demian Elaine Yumei
  12. Our Community Garden by Barbara Pollak
  13. The Garden of Happiness by Erika Tamar
  14. Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
  15. The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
  16. The Sunflower House by Eve Bunting
  17. Planting a Rainbow by Pat Brisson
  18. The Rainbow Tulip
  19. Wanda's Roses by Pat Brisson
  20. Nora's Roses by Satomi Ichikawa
  21. Linnea in Monet's Garden by Cristina Bjork, Leana Anderson, and Joan Sandin
100% of community gardeners stated that their main reasons for gardening were to be outside in nature and to get their hands dirty. Almost 80% of them gardened as children.
— Denver Urban Gardens & Colorado School of Public Health