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Gardening, Nature, and Ecology Month

The Children’s Book Council team is always reading and we’re always up for sharing the interesting books some of us love to dive into. Since March is Gardening, Nature, and Ecology Month, we are celebrating by sharing our favorite books. Join us in celebrating all things Green and leafy too, and let us know on social media what you’re reading this March!

Sommer Wissner

Plants! (Explorer Book Series), by Nick Forshaw; illus. William Exley (What on Earth Books)

Rock by Rock: The Fantastical Garden of Nek Chand, by Jennifer Bradbury; illus. Sam Boughton (Simon & Schuster / Atheneum / Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)

Paulina Ramirez

Finding Calm in Nature: A Guide for Mindful Kids, by Jennifer Grant; illus. Erin Brown (Beaming Books)

G is for Gardening, by Ashley Mireles; illus. Volha Kaliaha (Famillius)

Grandpa’s Garden, by Stella Fry; illus. Sheila Moxley (Barefoot Books)

John McCormack

Hug Me, by Simona Ciraolo (Flying Eye Books)

The Secret Explorers and the Desert Disappearance, by SJ King (DK Publishing)

Laura Peraza

Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin; illus. Eric-Shabazz Larkin (Readers to Eaters)

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons, by Julie Fogliano; illus. Julie Morstad (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group / Roaring Brook Press)

Jena Groshek

Growing an Artist: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son, written and illustrated by John Parra (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers / Paula Wiseman Books) *Also available in Spanish*

In Our Garden, by Pat Zietlow Miller; illus. by Melissa Crowton (Penguin Young Readers / G.P Putnam’s Son BFYR)

Shaina Birkhead

And Then It’s Spring, by Julie Fogliano; illus. Erin E. Stead (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)

The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

The Secret World of Plants: Tales of More Than 100 Remarkable Flowers, Trees, and Seeds, by Ben Hoare (DK)

Carl Lennertz

Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden, by Diane Ackerman (HarperCollins / Harper Perennial)

Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood, by Tony Hillery; illus. Jessie Hartland (Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books)

Our School Garden!, by Rick Swann; illus. Christy Hale (Readers to Eaters)

Happy Gardening, Nature, and Ecology Month!

List compiled by the CBC staff. Check out the CBC Holiday Series on our blog.

Check out March is National Reading Month, where the CBC Staff shared our all-time favorite books.

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