Children adore planting seeds and digging in the garden. Gardening is also a wonderful way to promote interest in nature. The following books offer "fresh air" inspiration for young children (ages 1 to 6). Consider reading them in the garden for the happiest of learning environments.
In My Flower, In My Pond, and In My Tree by Sara Gillingham and Lorena Siminovich
Little Seeds by Charles Ghigna, Illustrated by Ag Jatkowska
Written by Margaret Wise Brown and Edith Thacher Hurd, Illustrated by Gertrude Elliott
Miss Jaster's Garden by N.M Bodecker
First Garden: The White House Garden by Robbin Gourley
It's Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden by George Ancona
by Chris Butterworth, Illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti