Kate is a 12-year old city living in a large city. When her teacher decides to start a community garden in an abandoned lot, Kate discovers that she has a lot to offer. Told in free verse, "Grow" is a book that is similar to "Seedfolk", though told from just 1 voice. Like Kate, this book may inspire to garden with others!
Ellie is determined to grow the largest pumpkin in her town and finally win the contest at the fair. Not only will she finally beat her competition, but she might have a chance with the guy she's interested in.
Small town life, friendship, giant pumpkins, and a touch of romance add to the fun of this novel by award winning author Joan Bauer.
Set during the Great Depression, life is hard for Lydia and her family. When she travels from the country to the city to stay with her uncle, Lydia brings her bag of garden seeds. Through the power of her seeds, Lydia is able to transform her environment and her relationship with her uncle.
The husband and wife team of David Small and Sarah Stewart were awarded a Caldecott Honor for this lovely book. Reading "The Gardener" will inspire you to plant seeds and change the world!
A vacant, garbage infested lot in a large city. Thirteen people of all ages and backgrounds. Seedfolks is the story of what happens when they come together. This is a wonderful book to read aloud or to share as a group. Each chapter is told in the voice of one of the people who's life has been impacted by the city garden.
Tessa is 11 years old, living in Kansas during the summer of 1943. Her older brother, Jeff, has gone to war and the rest of her family is working hard just to get by. When her neighbor, Mr. Burt, becomes injured, Tessa organizes her classmates to help care for the Burt's large vegetable garden.
World War 2, Victory Gardens, prize winning tomatoes, the importance of community, friendship, and hope. You will find a lot of discuss in this engaging book!