Welcome to “I’m looking for a book about….”, the topic-themed monthly carnival of children’s literature.
Every month I encourage anyone who likes to review books for children (of any age) to leave links to their reviews of books that match the given month’s theme. The idea is that over time, this carnival will become a resource for parents, teachers, carers, librarians looking for books by subject.
Old reviews, new reviews, and reviews for any age are welcome. You may also submit multiple reviews, as long as they are all relevant to this month’s theme.
This month’s theme is…
**Gardening (with kids)**
Carrie Gelson at There’s a Book for That kicks off with a great round up of books on a gardening theme. If she had to pick only one, she’d choose A Seed is Sleepy as the one kids would be most inspired by.
Amy Seto-Musser over at Picture-Book-A-Day shares The Curious Garden by Peter Brown, Grandpa Green by Lane Smith, Ready for Pumpkins by Kate Duke, My Garden by Kevin Henkes, The Gardener by Sarah Stewart, Illustrated by David Small, Tops & Bottoms adapted and illustrated by Janet Stevens, and And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead. Several of these appear in Carrie’s list so do compare reviews!
Jennifer at the Jean Little Library suggests several nonfiction books about gardening for and or with kids. Not all of them get glowing reviews, but knowing about the books which aren’t so great is just as useful as knowing about those which are brilliant.
Over at StorySnug, Catherine recommends Jasper’s Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth. “It covers so many great subjects using less than one hundred words! The whole process of planting, watering, hoeing and getting rid of slugs and snails is beautifully demonstrated as is the need to be patient!“
At Good Books for Young Souls we’re introduced to a daffodil poem and picture book by A.A.Milne – have you ever read anything by Milne other than Winnie the Pooh?
Helen at CAPPtivated Kids joins the round-up with a Miffy app, specially for fans of carrots! “The app is very in keeping with the books – not over-complicated and perfect for toddlers.“
If you’ve a review of a book for children about gardening, whether that be a nonfiction book, a picturebook or a collection of poetry, please share it by clicking on the blue button below (“Add you link”) or by leaving your suggesting in the comments to this post.