Sunday, March 15, 2020

30 Community Gardening and Farming Books for Pre-K to Grade 2

These books on community gardening and farming focus on the social, economic, and practical aspects. I have arranged them by suggested grade level.


PreKindergarten and Kindergarten


  1. Ayres, Katherine. (2008). Up, Down and Around. Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. (290L)
  2. Falwell, Cathryn. (2019). Rainbow Stew. New York: Lee & Low Books. (540L)
  3. Hooks, Gwendolyn. (2018). The Garden: Confetti Kids. Illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez. New York: Lee & Low Books. (level I/16)
  4. Lottridge,Celia Barker. (2012).  One Watermelon Seed. Illustrated by Karen Patkau. Tornoto, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside. (Counting book)
  5. McQuinn, Anna. (2017). Lola Plants a Garden. Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. (470L)
  6. Mullen, Diance C. (2020). One Little Lot: The 1-2-3s of an Urban Garden. Illustrated by Oriol Vidal. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. (Counting Book)
  7. Murray, Diana. (2020). Goodnight Vegies. Illustrated by Zachariah OHora. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers. (460L)
  8. Rockwell, Lizzy. (2015). Plants Feed Me. New York: Holiday House.
  9. Root, Phyllis. (2017). Anywhere Farm. G. Brian Karas. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.
  10. Scanlon, Liz Garton. (2020). Thank You, Garden. Illustrated by Simone Shin. New York: Beach Lane Books. (240L)


Grade 1


  1. Brisson, Pat. (2018). Before We Eat: From Farm to Table. Illustrated by Mary Azarian. Thomaston, ME: Tilbury House Publishers. (610L)
  2. Brisson, Pat. (2000). Wanda’s Roses. Illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press. (640L)
  3. Contreras, Kathleen. (2018).Harvesting Friends / Cosechando Amigos. Illustrated by Gary Undercuffler. Flagstaff, AZ: Piñata Books. (710L)
  4. DiSalvo-Ryan, DyAnne. (2019). City Green. New York: HarperCollins. (570L)
  5. Flemming, Candace. (2002). Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! Illustrated by G. Brian Karas.New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. (560L)
  6. Gibbons, Gail. (1991). From Seed to Plant. New York: Holiday House. (560L)
  7. Hillery, Tony. (2020). Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood. Illustrated by Jesse Hartland. New York: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books.
  8. Incao, Denise A. (2019). Nos Gusta Cultivar Nuestros Alimentos / We Like to Grow Our Food. Illustrated by Valentina Jaskina. Chino Valley, AZ: Kalindi Press.
  9. Martin, Jacqueline Briggs and Will Allen. (2016). Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table. Illustrated by  Eric-Shabazz Larkin. San Francisco, CA: Readers to Eaters. (620L)
  10. McKanna, Tim. In a Garden.  Illustrated by Aimée Sicuro. New York: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. (770L)




Grade 2


  1. Ancona, George. (2015). It's Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School's Garden. Somerville, MA: Somerset. (910L)
  2. Ancona, George. (2016). Nuestro huerto: De la semilla a la cosecha en el huerto del colegio. Somerville, MA: Somerset. (850L)
  3. Detlefsen, Lisl H. (2019). Right This Very Minute: A Table-to-Farm Book about Food and Farming. Illustrated by Renée Kurilla. Washington, DC: Feeding Minds Press. (910L)
  4. Lovejoy, Sharon. (1999). Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children. Workman Publishing Company. (176 pp.)
  5. Messner, Kate. (2017). Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt. Illustrated by. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. (730L)
  6. Milway, Katie Smith. (2020). The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough. Illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault. Tonawanda, NY:  Kids Can Pres.  (820L)
  7. Paul, Miranda & Baptiste Paul. (2019). I Am a Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon. Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press. (810L)
  8. Schaefer, Carole. (2017). The Children's Garden: Growing Food in the City. Illustrated by Pierr Morgan. Seattle, WA: Little Bigfoot. (910L)
  9. Schaub, Michelle. (2017). Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers' Market. Illustrated by Amy Huntington. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  10. Tate, Nikki. (2013). Down to the Earth: How Kids Help Feed the World. Custer, WA: Orca Book Publishers. (1170L)





1 comment:

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.