For Kids

Children’s Books for Growing Your Own Gardeners and Cooks

This is a list of children’s books that are about gardening, growing your own, cooking, meal preparation and healthy food choices to get your family flowing food from garden to table in no time.

 

Related Websites about Projects, Organizations and Community Groups

Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture – a non-profit society that works with the chef community to get kids excited about good, healthy food. They work with children grade 1-6 to grow & cook. Great for parents, teachers and school systems. www.growingchefs.ca

 

Gardening & Indoor/Outdoor Projects

Roots, Shoots, Bucket & Boots by Sharon Lovejoy – I love this book and refer to it often! Makes a great gift for new parents.

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Sunflower Houses: Inspiration from the Garden – A Book for Children and their Grown-Ups by Sharon Lovejoy

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Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals

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The Garden Classroom: Hands-on Activities in Math, Science, Literacy and Art by Cathy James

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The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty & Having Fun by Whitney Cohen & John Fisher

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The Best-Ever  Step-by-Step Kid’s First Gardening: Fantastic Gardening Ideas for 5 to 12 year olds by Jenny Hendy

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Kids’ Container Gardening: Year Round Projects for Inside & Out by Cindy Krezel

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Project Garden: A Month-by-Month Guide to Planting, Growing, and Enjoying All Your Backyard has to Offer by Stacy Tornio

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A Kid’s Herb Book: For Children of All Ages by Lesley Tierra

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Story Books

My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli by Stacey Murphy

My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli  (Perfect Bedtime Story for Young Readers Age 6-8): Warning: May Cause the Vegetable Munchies

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

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Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

Too Many Pumpkins

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell

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Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

Pumpkin Soup

How Many Seeds in A Pumpkin by Margaret McNamara

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I Hear a Pickle (and Smell, See, Touch, and Taste It, Too!) by Rachel Isadora

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From the Garden: A Counting Book About Growing Food by Michael Dahl

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Candy Kid and His Adventures (Start Eating Healthy Food) by Danny Calderon

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Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli

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More Blueberries! by Susan Musgrave

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