Gardening by the Books

I’ve been on a gardening kick here recently with my posts. I thought I’d share a list of picture books about gardens and gardening.  Someone on Goodreads has compiled a remarkable list–169 in all. Many of these I’ve read, and others look intriguing. I’ll add one more that’s not on the list, especially for the Georgians: Mrs. Carter’s Butterfly Garden by Steve Rich. This book tells the story of Rosalyn Carter’s (as in the former-president’s wife’s) garden and offers a great way to connect with your 3rd grade social studies standards.

Don’t think these books are only for elementary school kids! Older students–even high school students–enjoy being read to, and non-fiction picture books can be chock full of good content.