Gardening & Flora - Recommended Reading for Children

Just in time for summer! The ALSC Quicklists Consulting committee has compiled a list of fresh and fun books for nature lovers, backyard explorers, and budding horticulturalists.
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From fungi, flowers, and trees to windowsills, backyards, and farms, this list of beautifully illustrated books delivers dozens of stories about the beauty and wonder of gardens big and small.

Created for the American Horticultural Society’s 32nd annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, the list includes fiction and nonfiction titles for children from birth to grade 7, with an emphasis on preK to grade 5. Grade ranges are listed for each book along with bibliographic information and a brief plot description.

Download the booklist (PDF - 350 kb)