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Share a Story: Garden Storytime


Did you miss our Garden Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a can't-wait-for-spring storytime you can do at home.


From Storytime

Plants can't sit still by Rebecca E Hirsch



     Five little seeds sitting in a bowl

     One fell out and started to… ROLL

     It bounced through the garden and got eaten by a crow

     How many seeds are left to grow? (count down until the pesky crow has eaten all the seeds)

The gigantic turnip by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy

In this traditonal Russian tale, a farmer grows a turnip so big that it takes the combined efforts of him, his wife, six canaries, five geese, four hens, three cats, two pigs, one cow, and, finally, one mouse to pull it from the ground.

And then it's spring by Julie Fogliano

Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.

More to Share

In the city an abandoned lot squeezed between two buildings becomes a community garden.

Up, down & around by Katherine Ayres

A garden produces a variety of edible plants, such as corn that grows up, onions that grow down, and tomato vines that twine all around.

Weeds find a way by Cynthia L Jenson-Elliott

Describes some of the ways that weeds live and grow in the most hostile environments, such as a tangle of tree roots or a crack in the cellar of an old house, where other plants cannot thrive.

A seed is sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston

An informative, yet beautiful, introduction to seeds.

The magical snow garden by Tracey Corderoy

After seeing a picture of a flower garden, Wellington is determined to grow a garden even though he lives in a cold, snowy area.