Nature Book List: May (Gardening!)

Nature Book List- May

Happy May! At the beginning of each month I put together a book list related to learning about nature that is influenced by the season and natural wonders that occur during that month. This month’s book list features books related to gardening. The books make great reads both in the classroom and at home. If you’re teaching a theme related to the gardening or planting a garden with children, I suggest you check these out.

May is the month where gardens begin to flourish and grow. Planting a garden with children is a wonderful way to engage them in the outdoor world and teach them the science of how seeds change to plants and eventually create new seeds (the life cycle of a plant). The following books will share facts and information and tell beautiful stories about gardening. This month, I’ve included ten children’s stories about growing gardens and two books for parents and teachers, filled with ideas for activities in the garden. I hope you find the resources useful. Check them out from your local library, or click on the picture below to find out more information about the book and to follow a link for purchase.

Jack’s Garden
by Henry Cole

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
by Kate Messner

Planting a Rainbow
by Lois Ehlert

The Tiny Seed
by Eric Carle

Two Little Gardeners (Little Golden Book)
by Margaret Wise Brown

The Curious Garden
by Peter Brown

Lola Plants a Garden
by Anna McQuinn

From Seed to Plant
by Gail Gibbons

Zinnia’s Flower Garden
by Monica Wellington

The Gardener
by Sarah Stewart

Gardening Projects for Kids: Fantastic ideas for making things, growing plants and flowers, and attracting wildlife to the garden, with 60 practical projects and 500 photographs
by Jenny Hendy

Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden (Hands-On Family)
by Renata Fossen Brown

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  1. Pingback: Gardening With Kids: 5 activities to spark imagination and creativity | Backyard Learning

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