March 2018: Girls Grow in the Garden
celebrating Women's History Month)
Caroline's family just moved to Meadowview Street, but where is the meadow? Nothing is growing in the yard except
grass. Then Caroline spots a flower, and a butterfly, and a wren, realizing that with her help, maybe her neighborhood
could have a meadow after all. This conservation-minded tale of a proactive young gardener will inspire children
to take a second look at their own neighborhoods with a renewed appreciation for the plants and animals that
share our local habitats.
(Early readers) (j) QH541.5 .M4 C674 2007
On Meadowview Street. Cole, Henry. New York: Greenwillow Books, c2007.
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World..
Lawlor, Laurie. New York: Holiday House, 2012.
Tells the story of Rachel Carson, a pioneering environmentalist who wrote and published "Silent Spring," the revolutionary
book pointing out the dangerous effects of chemicals on the living world.
Early readers. (j) QH31.C23 L435 2012
Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis. Gourley, Robbin. New York : Clarion
From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family
gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them
into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous
chef, and five recipes.
Early readers. (j) SB186 .G74 2009
Gardener Zora soon finds herself with more zucchini than her family can bake, saute, or barbecue, but the ever-resourceful
Zora comes up with a perfect plan for a garden swap.
Early readers. (j) SB347 .P88 2015
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists. Atkins, Jeannine. Nevada City,
Calif.: Dawn Publications, 2000.
Brief biographies of six inspiring woman naturalists from the 17th to 21st centuries: Maria Sibylla Merian, Anna
Botsford Comstock, Frances Hamerstrom, Rachel Carson, Miriam Rothschild, and Jane Goodall.
Advanced readers. (j) QH26 .At52 2000
Green Park. Shaskan, Trisha Speed. Minneapolis, Minn.: Picture Window Books, 2009.
Citizenship week is coming, so Jade, Olive, and Kelly brainstorm ideas and work together to better their community.
Early readers. (j) SB481 .S53 2009
In Mary's Garden.. Kuugler, Tina & Carson. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2015.
The renowned artist Mary Nohl was once a little girl with big ideas. Traveling the world and drawing everything
she saw made her fall in love with art. So with a lot of cement, sand, and imagination, Mary's garden bloomed into
a gallery of its own.
(j) SB473.5 .K89 2015
Jo MacDonald Had a Garden. Quattlebaum, Mary. Nevada City, Calif.: Dawn Publications, 2012.
In this version of the classic song "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," the farmer's granddaughter plants a garden which
provides a place for birds, insects, and other wild creatures to shelter and nest.
Early readers. (j) SB321 .Q29 2012
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai. Nivola, Claire A. New York: Farrar, Straus
and Giroux, 2008.
The story of how Wangari Maathai mobilized the women of Kenya to reforest their land.
Early readers. (j) SD409 .N649 2008
Diana's White House Garden.. Carbone, Elisa Lynn. New York: Viking, c2006.
It's 1943, and the White House is busy with the war effort. Diana Hopkins only wants to help, but doesn't know
what a ten-year-old can do - until the Roosevelts come up with the idea of Victory Gardens, and Diana suddenly
has the important job of Victory Gardener to the White House. Based on a true story.
Early readers. (j) SB466 .U74 C37 2016
Wanda's Roses. Brisson, Pat. Honesdale, Pa.: Caroline House, Boyds Mills Press, 1994.
Wanda adopts a bush in an empty lot and her determination to make roses bloom on it involves the whole community.
Early readers. (j) SB457.3 .B776 1994
Xochitl and the Flowers. Argueta, Jorge. San Francisco, Calif.: Children's Book Press, 2003.
Xochitl and her family, newly arrived in San Francisco from El Salvador, create a beautiful plant nursery in place
of the garbage heap behind their apartment, and celebrate with their friends and neighbors. This bilingual story
includes text in both English and Spanish.
Early readers. (j) SB453 .A74 2003