Board Books
Karapetkova, Holly     
Dig it, dump it, push it!
Introduces young readers to different types of earthmoving vehicles.

Parker, Ant     
On the farm
Describes the types of machines that can be found on a farm, including plows, seed drills, mowers, balers, and tractors, and labels individual parts of each machine. On board pages.

Pinto, Sara     
The number garden
A resourceful pair of rabbits plant carrot seeds and celebrate in a garden that grows as the numbers add up. Carrots are planted, weeds grow, hilarious garden gnomes find their sunglasses, Chinese lanterns are lit, and a good time is had by every bunny.

Spurr, Elizabeth     
In the garden
Pictures and brief rhymes depict a young boy digging in the dirt and planting seeds that, over time, grow into shoots, leaves, blossoms, and fruit.

Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth     
Planting seeds
Increasing numbers of rabbits plant, tend, harvest, and eat produce from their garden.

Picture Books
Byrne, Richard     
The really, really, really big dinosaur
A big, boastful, and rather rude dinosaur learns to share and make friends.

Fleming, Denise     
Pulp paintings and rhyming text spotlight the underground world of burrowing, tunneling, and digging animals. Includes "Creature Indentification" page.

Fogliano, Julie     
And then it's spring
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.

French, Vivian     
Yucky worms
While helping Grandma in the garden, a child learns about the important role of the earthworm in helping plants grow.

Hillenbrand, Jane     
What a treasure!
Mole digs with his new shovel, finding useful things for the other animals and a new friend for himself.

Mallett, David     
Inch by inch : the garden song
Inch by inch, row by row, a child grows a garden with the help of the rain and the earth. Based on a popular folksong.

Mayo, Margaret     
Stomp, dinosaur, stomp!
Illustrations and rhythmic text depict dinosaurs from ankylosaurus to plesiosaurus and tyrannosaurus stomping, swooshing, plodding, and lunging through the landscape.

McClure, Nikki     
Fourteen words follow images of an apple from the moment it falls from its tree, is gathered up and taken home, spirited off the kitchen counter by a child, shared with friends, and abandoned in the grass. From there it is picked up and composted and, after a long winter, it sprouts anew.

Segal, John     
Carrot soup
After working hard on his garden all spring and summer, Rabbit looks forward to harvest time when he can make soup, but every carrot disappears and Rabbit must find out who has taken them. Includes a recipe for carrot soup.

Tolstoy, Aleksey Konstantinovich     
The enormous turnip
A cumulative tale in which the turnip planted by an old man grows so enormous that everyone must help to pull it up.

Collins, Suzanne     
Gregor the Overlander
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

DuPrau, Jeanne     
The city of Ember : the graphic novel
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Gordon, Amy     
Twenty gold falcons
Twelve-year-old Aiden is very unhappy when, after her father's death, her mother moves them from the family farm, but soon she and new friends are caught up in the search for long-lost coins in the historic Ingle building that towers over the city of Gloria.

Howe, James     
Bunnicula meets Edgar Allan Crow
An overly-alarmed Chester the cat predicts a gruesome fate for the pets in the Monroe household when a writer of juvenile horror fiction and his bird companion stay overnight.

Klise, Kate     
Regarding the bathrooms : a privy to the past
In this novel told through letters, newspaper articles, and police reports, a middle school principal's bathroom renovation project leads to the discovery of stolen Roman antiquities.

Root, Phyllis     
Aunt Nancy and the bothersome visitors
Clever Aunt Nancy manages to foil all those who try to get the better of her.

Aston, Dianna Hutts     
A seed is sleepy
Introduces young readers to the characteristics, growth, and movement of a variety of seeds as they become plants.

Barner, Bob     
Dinosaurs roar, butterflies soar!
With a lively text and vibrant paper-collage illustrations, an award-winning author/illustrator offers a wonderful look at the amazing history of butterflies, and how their lives intersected with the dinosaurs millions of years ago.

Davies, Nicola     
Outside your window : a first book of nature
An illustrated treasury of poems reflects the experiences of children as they encounter nature for the first time.

Lindsay, William     
Prehistoric life
Explores the origins of life on earth--why it began in the sea and not on land, how dinosaurs ruled for millions of years, and how mammals and humans took over.

Sloat, Teri     
There was an old man who painted the sky
In this song based on "The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly, " a prehistoric man, contemplating the creation of the world, paints images on the ceiling of a cave, that are later discovered by a young Spanish girl in 1879.

Spilsbury, Louise     
Dig, plant, grow!
Dig, Plant, and Grow! offers step-by-step guidelines for the novice gardener to achieve a successful crop of beautiful or edible produce. Discover everything you need to know about growing plants; from drawing a planting plan, to harvesting your fruit, flowers, and vegetables.

Stevens, Janet     
Tops and bottoms
Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road.

  Summer 2013