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May. 2, 2011 at 8:45am The Sun Came Out of Hiding!

Didn't the sunshine this weekend feel good?  Did it inspire you to get out and do something? 

Whether it's a few flowerpots on the windowsill, or a great big backyard, now's the time to grab some books on gardening, and decide what you'd like to plant. You can feast your eyes on beautiful flowers, and drool over the pictures of yummy fruits and vegetables.  And kids, isn't it more fun to eat something when you grow it yourself? We have information books on how things grow-- for ALL AGES!-- and stories, too. 

There are simple stories for the younger crowd, like  Yucky Worms by Vivian French, The Rosy Fat Magenta Radish by Janet Wolf,  The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin,  A Garden Alphabet by Isabel Wilner, or The Curious Garden by Peter Brown.

First Grade Ladybugs, by Joanne Ryder,  Spring is Here by Joan Holub, and How Does Your Garden Grow by Frances Ann Ladd are perfect for beginning readers.

Those who prefer chapter books might like Me and the Pumpkin Queen, by Marlane Kennedy, Notes From the Dog by Gary Paulsen, Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, The Phantom Gardener by Mary Carpenter Reid, and of course... The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Ready for some poetry?  Try Busy in the Garden by George Shannon, or Anna's Garden Songs by Mary Q. Steele.  And back to those books on how to plant a garden:  check out a whole array in the nonfiction section at 635.  We'll be happy to help you find just the right book for you. 

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