Can you believe that it’s July already? Yowzers, that went fast! Here in Pennsylvania, it’s been hot, hot, hot, and today was no exception.
If you’re a homeschooling family who takes a summer break, don’t miss out on the opportunity for a fantastic summertime nature study idea – gardening! Today I decided to share with you some books that will both inspire you and give you tons of ideas to get started.
Gardening Books for Kids
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1. Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden (Hands-On Family)
This book provides 52 gardening lessons – one for each week of the year!
The Cat in the Hat Learning Library collection is fantastic for all ages. The witty rhymes keep little ones engaged, yet they provide an extensive amount of information for your older kids, too!
Looking for more fun activities to do in the garden? Look no further.
This picture book is the perfect way to teach your little ones about what exactly happens in a garden throughout the year.
This book was written by Joanna Gaines. Need I say more??
This is so much more than a gardening book in that it includes science, math, and tips for water conservation and healthy eating!
Written for younger children, you’ll find lots of activities for your littles.
It’s time to get excited about growing your own fruits and vegetables!
Here we have yet another book to introduce younger learners to the wonderful world of gardening.
This is the perfect choice for those children who feel like they’re just too little to help.
This book just so happens to be my personal favorite on this list. It has provided my kids and me with so many creative gardening-related activities – even activities to do inside on a rainy day!
Do you have a “blossoming” reader? (Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.) Here’s something they can read on their own!
This kids’ guide provides plenty of activities that only use items that are readily available in your house!
This beautifully illustrated picture book ties in the subject of gardening with the character trait of planting seeds of generosity.
Did you know that you’re likely throwing away the very things you could use to grow your own food? Find out how to turn your trash into treasure.
Did you think I forgot about your toddler? Of course not! Here’s your child’s very first gardening board book.
I have yet to read a book by Gail Gibbons that wasn’t excellent.
It can be a bit discouraging to think about gardening when you live in the city. Here’s the perfect idea to counteract that!
This book contains over 60 practical gardening projects!
This is the perfect book for both older children and adults who are interested in gardening but don’t know where to start.
This is a lovely picture book about a little girl who plants a green bean seed and watches it grow throughout the year.
Let’s face it, if you want a good garden, a compost pile is a must. (Warning: This book is aligned with Common Core.)
If you’ve never read a Lois Ehlert book to your little ones, you are missing out!
This is a Little Golden Book selection that teaches the truth that good things come to those who wait.
Do you have a favorite gardening book for kids? Please share if you do. The more, the merrier!