Let’s go Nuts (Seeds We Eat) by April Sayre (2013)

What do nuts, beans, grains, and even some spices have in common? They’re all seeds—seeds we can eat! So get ready to greet lentils and limas, take a crack at coconuts and cashews, and say hi to rye and buckwheat. You’ll soon be seeing seeds in a whole new way!

And The Good Brown Earth by Kathy Henderson (2008)

Gram and Joe love to spend time together taking care of the vegetable patch, but it takes a lot of patience. There’s digging time, planting time, weeding time, watering time, even thinking time. Meanwhile, the seasons change, and while Gram does things her way, Joe does things his way. But come harvest, each will find … Continued

An Earthworm’s Life by John Himmelman (2000)

Discover that earthworms aren’t just yucky but are necessary to keeping soil healthy. Nature Up close series uses beautiful watercolors to depict each creature’s world from its unique perspective. Simple text describes the creatures’ movements and activities.

Yucky Worms by Vivian French (2012)

Who would want to be friends with a wiggly, slimy worm? You can’t even tell which end is which! But there’s more to these lowly creatures than meets the eye. Kids are invited to find out where worms live, see how they move, and understand why gardeners consider them friends with the help of this … Continued

The Little Gardener: Helping Children Connect with the Natural World by Julie Cerny (2020)

The Little Gardener is an engaging illustrated guide for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and educators who want to help children explore the natural world through gardening. Part how–to, part teaching tool, and part inspiration, The Little Gardener is a thoughtful combination of detailed instructions, tips, anecdotes, and seasonal activities designed to connect gardeners to natural systems.