Can You Dig It? Children's Gardening Titles on Hoopla

  • Posted on: 18 April 2020
  • By: Ms. Eileen

Can You Dig it?  Children’s Gardening Guide on Hoopla

The Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening – Samantha Johnson

From Hoopla “If you want to harvest produce from your own backyard garden, The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening has everything you need to know about growing healthy veggies, herbs, and popular fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. Tips and techniques are described in easy-to-follow advice that a gardener of any skill or age will be able to follow and master. The information in the book includes the following:* Understanding your climate and growing season* Choosing and constructing a garden space* Starting from seeds or seedlings* Preparing the soil properly* Weeding, watering, and other daily garden care…”

Garden Math – Katie Marsico

From Hoopla “Math is everywhere in the garden! See what's growing inside this book-and how we need math to finish the job! You'll need your math smarts to help measure a garden's perimeter and area, calculate how many flowers will fit in a plot, predict vegetable growth and harvest dates, and more. It all adds up to a lot of fun!”

Super Simple Butterfly Gardens – Alex Kuskowski

From Hoopla “Help kids create a garden full of flowers and butterflies! Kids will be able to plant in their backyard, pick plants butterflies love, make a drinking fountain for butterflies and more. Super Simple Butterfly Gardens will help them learn how. Dig into the world of gardening! Simple text, how-to photos, and garden care advice make it easy and fun. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.”

Fruits – Rebecca Pettiford

From Hoopla “In Fruits, early fluent readers learn how to plant and care for fruit-bearing trees, bushes, plants, and vines. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about how to grow their own delicious fruit. An infographic illustrates the process of growing and harvesting from fruit trees, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about growing fruit using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Fruits also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Fruits is part of Jump!'s Way to Grow! Gardening series.”

Gardening Lab for Kids – Renata Fossen Brown

From Hoopla “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!

Kids’ Container Gardening – Cindy Krezel

From Hoopla “Enthusiastic young gardeners have the opportunity to develop a green thumb and experience the joys of gardening in this how-to guide for kids. Eighteen time-tested, proven projects gleaned from the author's experience as director of the Good Earth Kids' Club teach children how to create a year-round assortment of container gardens that are simple to create, fun to work on, and in many instances, make great gifts. Organized by season, the chapters run the gamut from "Great Big Garden Bowls for Mom" and "Father's Day Fountains" to sand art terrariums and special occasion holiday containers. In addition to providing the basics on plants and gardening, this helpful guide also includes a glossary of terms, a listing of plants and resources used in the book, and numerous photographs to show kids that they are proceeding on the right path as they create their individual containers.”