Growing Good Kids Book Award 2011

Today I have a couple of books that may not be strictly nonfiction, but they are the “pick of the crop” from the Junior Master Gardener’s Growing Good Kids ™ book awards in 2011.

The Junior Master Gardener program promotes learning and service through gardening. Each year a committee of teachers and librarians pick a selection of relevant children’s books for recognition. They also maintain a list of gardening/growing “classics.”

And the winners are:

Water, Weed, and Wait
By Edith Hope Fine and Angela Halpin, illustrated by Colleen M. Madden
By Charlotte Middleton
In the Garden with Dr. Carver
By Susan Grigsby and illustrated by Nicole Tadgell

Although in the Northern Hemisphere many of you are looking at the end of the gardening season, here in Arizona our fall gardening will be starting soon. In any case, it is never too early to start thinking about gardening, and particularly gardening with children!

I have a full review of Nibbles:  A Green Tale by Charlotte Middleton.


Nonfiction Monday is a blogging celebration of nonfiction books for kids. We invite you to join us. For more information and a schedule, stop by the new Nonfiction Monday blog to see who is hosting each week.

This week’s post is at Playing by the Book.

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