Gardening Books for Children

  • BUGH 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Children interested in nature and all kinds of creepy-crawlies will love learning the facts on display in this fun lift-the-flap book.

    It explains how a bug hotel is a home-made habitat where insects of all shapes and sizes can come to stay. It even encourages children to build one in their own back garden using common and natural materials including straw, wood and stone.

    Among the critters it features are bees, snails and ladybirds and it also offers simple explanations of their traits and behaviour.
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    The Bird House is a shaped lift-the-flap book that will help children learn more about our feathered friends.

    This book opens with an explanation about how bird houses can come in all shapes and sizes and how they are usually wooden. They provide safe shelter for birds who need extra protection of don't have a nest. It also reveals how humans can help birds survive.

    From the floating structures of duck houses to dovecotes and bird feeders and baths, this is a must for any young nature lover. It even gives simple explanations for the concepts of migration and tips on how to make gardens more suitable, welcoming and bird-friendly.
  • AKG2 4 years +
    4 years +
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    Minibeasts gives little nature lovers all the facts they could ever want about the creepy-crawlies and insects that share our world. It's a Red book-banded book packed with information and it will help children develop their reading fluency and enhance their vocabulary.
  • AUEMG 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This beautiful kitchen-garden cookbook, produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, contains step-by-step guides to show how easy it is to grow peas, beans, potatoes, carrots and more in your garden, in patio containers or in window boxes or on an allotment. Then transform your home-grown produce into delicious meals and desserts by following easy, step-by-step recipes. By having fun growing different plants, children won't be able to wait to try their tasty produce, encouraging great, healthy eating habits. Learn all about how plants grow, from seeds to seedlings, watering and weeding, to harvesting and composting. Information on minibeasts and garden creatures show how nature works together to help plants grow. Includes advice on cooking tools and utensils and healthy and balanced diets.
  • AQXUE Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    If you're a budding gardener, you can discover how to sow and grow successfully with My First Gardening Book. In Chapter 1, Getting Started, you will learn all the basics, such as how to prepare soil, sow seeds, choose plants and maintain your garden. In Chapter 2, Grow Your Own, put your skills to good use with projects such as the Tasty Herb Pot, Sunflower Alley and Eggshell Gardens. Chapter 3, Garden Decorations, shows you innovative ways to brighten up your garden, including Painted Pots and Ice Mobiles, and in Chapter 4, Garden Crafts you can combine gardening and craft activities, with fun creations such as Lavender Bags and Pretty Seed Packets. All the projects are explained in child-friendly language so that you can garden independently. You will soon enjoy all the rewards of your work as you watch your plants and flowers grow and blossom.
  • AQOMR
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    There are a whole host of animals, trees, bugs, birds and flowers to colour in this simple yet stylish activity book. The big areas are already coloured in, allowing little children to focus on the fun parts - the foxes, ladybirds, squirrels, bumble bees and beautiful blooms, among other things. Two pages of stickers encourage further customisation and creativity.
  • AMWZV 5 years +
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    A sunny garden hums, buzzes, creeps and crawls with life. Lift the flaps and peep through the delicate laser-cut holes to discover a whole host of butterflies, birds and bees, caterpillars, squirrels, frogs and other garden wildlife. A delightful information book for the very young.
  • APVFG 5 years +
    5 years +
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    35 common garden creatures to colour in for beginner naturalists. Through beautiful full-page illustration accompanied by key information about each creature, books are designed to encourage young children's interest in the outside world and the wildlife around them. Includes a spotter's chart for children to fill in.
  • AAHAM 5 years +
    5 years +
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    A beautiful picture book about garden birds that will appeal to families with young children.

    Rachel Lockwood's wonderful illustrations will delight children aged 2-7 years old, and will help them to discover and identify the most common birds in their everyday surroundings

    Each bird is introduced on a right-hand page in an illustration where it is partly obscured or turned away from the viewer.
  • AAJNU 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Take a journey through the garden and discover the bugs that are living there. The beautiful illustrations create the world of the garden, combined with text that leads young readers to the hiding places of various bugs. inviting them to guess what creature they have found. My First Book of Garden Bugs is the perfect introduction to the names of some common garden insects, along with interesting facts about them.
  • ALIEC
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    Poppy spends ages on her entry for the playground-makeover competition. She plans to turn the ugly concrete into a beautiful garden, complete with hedgehog roads! So she's devastated when she's accused of copying someone else's design...How can Poppy bring her garden to life? Good job her friends have a few ideas of their own!
  • AJLAA 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Little children will love exploring the wonders that can be found outside the back door in this lively sticker book, with over 100 stickers to complete the scenes.
  • ATDQX
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    Bring the garden indoors with this life-like collection of 60 easy to peel stickers of creepy crawlies, published in association with the RHS. Find out what worms, woodlice, ants and aphids do to help your garden grow, and decorate your stuff with pictures that'll make you squirm. Extra stickers included to decorate school books or projects.
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    This beautifully told story follows Billy from early spring to late summer as he helps his grandpa on his vegetable patch. They dig the hard ground in early spring, sow rows of seeds, and keep them watered and safe from slugs. When harvest time arrives they can pick all the vegetables and fruit they have grown. Children will be drawn in by the poetry of the language and the warm illustrations, while also catching the excitement of watching things grow! This title is a beautiful portrayal of grandparent-child relationship. It is published to coincide with planting season. It includes endnotes with Grandpa's tips for children to grow their own vegetables. Artwork includes cross section of vegetables growing up through the soil.
  • APOSY 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Gardening is a great way for children to discover how plants grow - and where food comes from - by growing their own fruit and vegetables. An introduction for absolutely beginners, covering all the basics plus lots of hints, tips and ideas. No garden is required as there are lots of ways to grow plants in pots inside, on windowsills or balconies.
  • AOLMN 5 years +
    5 years +
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    An accessible, informative first reference book that helps young children learn about trees, plants and funghi - what each of these things is, how to tell them apart, what each needs to survive and thrive, and their life cycles, including information about how they reproduce.
  • AIDZY
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    This title includes gardening projects for kids shown step by step. It offers sixteen enjoyable, attractive and stimulating step-by-step projects cover all the basic growing skills - harvest your own juicy strawberries and salad vegetables, have a race to see whose sunflower grows the tallest, and pot up a delicious-smelling chocolate plant! It offers a comprehensive introduction that explains gardening terms, techniques, and all the tools and equipment. It includes over 200 photographs, including all the stages and beautiful finished pictures to inspire and delight. It includes large-scale and small-scale projects suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments, for all climates and all growing conditions. It is the perfect starter book for ages 3 to 7 years, for older readers to use with minimum supervision, and for younger children to enjoy with adult help. Plants, flowers, soil and gardening tools are endlessly fascinating to youngsters, and getting their hands dirty in the garden can be great fun! This exciting book contains 16 easy-to-follow projects suitable for every child. An informative introduction covers all the basics, including watering, weeding and materials, while helpful tips and ideas provide inspiration and encourage experimentation. Bursting with expert advice, clear instructions and fabulous fun ideas, this is an ideal guide for all children, from budding beginners to green-fingered growers.
  • ATBSI 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This book is packed with stunning photos and interesting information about creepy crawlies, furry and feathery friends, and gorgeous flowers. With a close-up photograph of each item, and top tips on where to spot them, it won't be long before they have enough points to claim an i-SPY In the Garden certificate. From beautiful butterflies to towering trees, this i-SPY book is sure to have you searching high and low. This book includes hundreds of flowers, vegetables, garden tools, and animals, so keep an i-SPY out whenever you're out in the garden! * spy it - up to 200 fun things to spot around you * spot it - tick it off when you see it * score it - score points for each spot and send off for your official i-SPY certificate Children will love using this fun and fascinating i-SPY book!
  • APOFO 6 years +
    6 years +
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    These brand new cards in the "Spotter's Guide" series are perfect for spotters both young and old. Each of the cards in these packs shows a different species of birds, insects, amphibians, mammals and reptiles to be found in your very own garden. Illustrated are its distinguishing features and statistics such as animal life cycles size and habitat to allow young nature enthusiasts to spot them. The book also features clear and detailed illustrations.
  • BBDQX
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    A refreshing source of ideas to help your children learn to grow their own patch of earth, Gardening Lab for Kids encourages children to get outside and enjoy nature. This fun and creative book features 52 plant-related activities set into weekly lessons, beginning with learning to read maps to find your heat zone, moving through seeds, soil, composting, and then creating garden art and appreciating your natural surroundings. Author Renata Fossen Brown guides your family through fun opportunities learning about botany, ecology, the seasons, food, patience, insects, eating, and cooking. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on outdoor experiences. The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over-with different results each time! Garden Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new gardeners. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises. So, slip on your muddy clothes, and get out and grow!
  • BMINI
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    This wonderfully insightful and brilliantly illustrated book on gardens and gardeners will provide hours of absorbing fun while introducing young readers to the joys of planning, planting, and harvesting. In vibrant watercolors Vincent Grave shows us how there's something happening every month in the Big Garden. Renowned landscape designer Gilles Clement's lyrical text gently teaches young readers not only what's involved in planning a garden, but how plants, insects, and humans interact all year long to make the garden thrive. Along the way, we witness a forest of mushrooms, the miracle of eggs, and the incredible universe found in a single flower. In every picture, tiny gardeners busy themselves among the leaves, seeds, and earth. Fascinating, heartfelt, and elegantly produced, this book celebrates the deep connection between humans and nature.
  • BMQHS
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    A delightful introduction to plant life and nature, as little ones get hands-on to grow their own sunflowers. Includes sunflower seeds, a sunflower height chart, and exciting flaps. RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower is a friendly approach to plant science and a great gift for little gardeners. Sixteen bright board book pages reveal the life cycle of a sunflower, and the excitement of growing a plant from seed. Little children follow the journey of a mystery seed, learning how to plant it, and what it needs to grow. Could it magically become the tallest of all the garden flowers? RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower includes facts about garden creatures, from the helpful ladybird to busy worms, and the visiting bees and butterflies who spread pollen.Children will enjoy read-aloud text, easy-to-follow pictures that show the life cycle of a sunflower - underground, above ground, and through the year - and flaps that show plants growing and creatures hiding.RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower includes a packet of sunflower seeds and a height chart that reinforces how tall a sunflower grows, making this the perfect book for getting young gardeners hands-on for the very first time."This is a wonderful first gardening book for young children that perfectly captures the magic of growing a beautiful plant from a tiny seed." - Jamie Butterworth, RHS Ambassador
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    Who are the pollinators? Did we know that creepy crawlies are actually our hardworking friends and predators help to keep the balance of nature? In Bees, Bugs & Butterflies: A Family Guide, Ben Raskin shares his expert knowledge on the power of pollination through a buzzing collection of exciting facts and activities. Learn alongside your kids about why pollination is so essential to the natural world through predator menus (who knew nematode nougat came in slug and vine weevil flavours!) a flower and insect matchmaking wheel, and Pollinator Pursuit (a fresh take on a traditional game). Find out who's living at the bottom of your garden, about the amazing tricks plants play on insects and how to call nature's very own SOS team in to give our nectar-sipping buddies (and us) a helping hand.
  • BMJKG
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    Around the world there are lots of different types of gardens, from woodlands and rainforests to deserts and mountains. At Kew you can explore many of these amazing habitats, all in one place. Packed full of fascinating facts about flowers, plants, trees and more, and lots of activities, this is the perfect book to start your Kew adventure. Trek through the rainforest in the Palm House and spot coconuts, bananas and cacao pods. See the world in bird's eye view as you climb the Treetop Walkway. Let the bluebells brush your ankles on the Woodland Walk. You'll learn more about the plants, flowers and wildlife that live at Kew, and which ones you might spot at home. Find out why the elements are important, why bees are superheroes and how birds prepare for hibernation. With tips on how to grow plants, make a bird feeder, create art from nature, and so much more, this book allows you to take home the Kew experience.