Gardens & Growing
These books show how we grow our food
in the city and on the farm using earth-friendly practices.
Warm, inviting photographs complement the gentle text and invite the
child into the wonderful world of gardening and growing.
Watch Me Grow!
A Down-to-Earth Look
at Growing Food
in the City
photographs by Brian Harris
This book takes an inspiring look at the children
and adults who are transforming our cities into greener, more beautiful
spaces and growing earth-friendly food right where they live.
Take a journey through city gardens of all shapes
and sizes, see gardeners at work, and find out how to care for the
earth as you plant and grow your own food.
Winner, Green Prize for Sustainable Literature,
2012, in the category of the Best Community Garden Book for
Children, Santa Monica Public Library
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2012,
Bank Street College of Education, NYC
Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian
Children's Book Centre
Best Books of 2011, Resource Links
Finalist, Green Earth Book Award, Newton Marasco
"Growing, sharing and eating food we've
grown is an act of caring - for ourselves, for others, for our
cities and for the world we live in. Who could resist the call
that ends this book: 'What will you grow?'"; Globe
"First reaction after reading this inviting
title: I wanna move to Vancouver … at least for a summer or two!
Who wouldn't want to be part of this 'bustling city' depicted
in these colorful, diverse, delicious pages?" Book
"Direct and informative, this [book] should
inspire many kids to test out how green their thumbs are." Publishers
A Year in the Life
of a Small, Local Farm
photographs by Brian Harris
This book lovingly tells the story of four seasons
on a small, sustainable farm.
Follow the farmers through the seasons as they plow,
plant, compost, mulch, harvest and market their fruits and vegetables.
Find out how these farmers are caring for our future and helping us
all to grow up strong and healthy!
Top Ten Best Environmental Book for Youth,
Booklist, American Library Association
Finalist, Information Book Award, Children's
Literature Roundtable of Canada
Finalist, Christie Harris Illustrated Children's
Book Award, BC Book Prizes
Best Books for Children and Teens 2010,
Canadian Children's Book Centre
The Year's Best Books, Resource Links,
"Divided into seasonal chapters this photographic picture book
journey of a 'small farm not too far from the city' provides wonderful
pictures and accessible text about the process and cycle of small-scale
farming." Youth Services Book Review,
"Thoughtfully written in praise of small
farms, Up We Grow! successfully provides a look at a busy family-operated
enterprise that has an eye to the future." Canadian
"Written by Deborah Hodge with stunning photos
by Brian Harris, this heartfelt collaboration is a celebration
of good food and the land and farmers who provide it." Yoyomama
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