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2010 Growing Good Kidssm
Excellence in Children's LIterature
Award Winners 
unveiled at the
AHS 18th Annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium
on July 24 in Pasedena, California 
growing good kids book awards

GROWING GOOD KIDSsm
2010 Book Award Winners
AgriLife Press Release
AHS Press Release (PDF)
2010 Winners Rack Card (PDF))




 

Title and Credits

Age

Synopsis

2010 Bring_me_some_apples

Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie

Robbin Gourley

8-12

 

With lyrical text and glorious watercolor illustrations,
this very special book traces the childhood roots of Edna
Lewis and her appreciation for the bounties of nature. The
story follows Edna from early spring through the growing season
to a family dinner celebrating a successful harvest. Edna and
her family lived by the seasons, growing and harvesting nature’s
gifts. When she grew up she moved to New York City where
she became a famous chef. An award-winning pioneer in her
own right, Edna never forgot the lessons she learned as a child.


2010-The-Busy-Tree

The Busy Tree
Jennifer Ward
 Illus by
Lisa Falkenstern

4-12

Spectacular illustrations rendered in oil paint, and a rhyming text
that describes a tree's activities from its roots to its branches,
introduce young readers to the amazing activities that go on in a
tree. Acorns nibbled by chipmunks, ants scurrying across a trunk,
a spider spinning a web, leaves "breathing out air for all to breathe
in"--everything adds up to a "busy tree" for all to "come and see."

2010 TheCuriousGarden

The Curious Garden
Peter Brown

4-12

One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time.

While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world.

This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.

2010 OurShadowGarden

 
 
 
 
Our Shadow Garden
Cherie Foster Colburn
 
 

8-12

Our Shadow Garden tells the story of a beloved grandmother
who becomes sick. The illness prevents her from being out in
the sun where she loves to garden. Her husband and her
grandchild try hard to make her feel better; they send her
cards and fresh flowers, but nothing makes her happy.
Together they come up with a plan to transform her garden
into a night blooming oasis, a place where she can be with the
plants that bring her so much joy. Our Shadow Garden is the
story of a family enchanted by the healing power of the night
garden, a true gift of love.


The Junior Master Gardener Program and the American Horticultural Society honor engaging, inspiring works of plant, garden and ecology-themed children's literature through the new
"Growing Good Kids - Excellence in Children's Literature Awards" Program.

This award recognizes a select group of children's books that are especially effective at promoting an understanding of and appreciation for gardening and the environment.

 

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