To accompany the fourth video in our library garden series, here are some great non-fiction books about gardens and the animals you might meet there.: Garden Friends
Garden Friends takes a look at the creatures living in your own backyard, including butterflies and other insects.
Up In The Garden, Down In The Dirt by Kate Messner
Discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt. Explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year!
The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs by Judy Burris and Wayne Richards
Explore the fascinating miniature world of spiders, beetles, grasshoppers, butterflies, and more as stunning photography combines with expert information to create an up-close-and-personal look at the hidden lives of these tiny backyard residents.
Fly Guy Presents: Insects by Ted Arnold
In FLY GUY PRESENTS: INSECTS they go outside to learn all about other insects like Fly Guy!
The Buzz on Insects by Gina Shaw
We share our world with all kinds of flying, crawling, buzzing, even biting insects—in fact there are more of them than us! Drawing on material from the Smithonian's Insect Zoo, with its live insect exhibits, this lively, accessible reader uses exciting photographs and reader-friendly text to explore insect life all around us.
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Birds by Catherine D. Hughes
This adorable reference introduces young readers to birds of all kinds: big and small, flyers and swimmers, colorful and plain.
Crow Smarts by Pamela S. Turner and Andy Comins
In the latest addition to the Scientists in the Field series, the creators of The Frog Scientist take us to a beautiful Pacific island, where a lively cast of both crows and scientists is waiting to amuse and enlighten us.
Just for fun, here are some of my favorite fiction stories about gardens and animals.:
The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett
When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.
The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. With the help of two unexpected companions, Mary discovers a way in—and becomes determined to bring the garden back to life.
How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
People are always daring Billy to do zany things. But Billy may have bitten off more than he can chew when he takes his friend Alan's bet that Billy can't eat fifteen worms in fifteen days.
My Side Of The Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.
Some YA classics!
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