Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

Summer Reading in Action May 20, 2009

Let’s show the West End Library some love. Below are some wonderful titles they should add to their shelves. So, let’s talk to them about their needs + instead of buying the book just for your child-donate it to the library so all children (+ parents) can enjoy it!

gardening book 1

With a few seeds, some water and soil, and the engaging activities in this book, your students can discover the fun of working the earth. In more than 80 well-described activities — ranging from building a miniature greenhouse to making herbal soap — Green Thumbs uses gardening to help children learn about nature. 134 pages; ages 3-9.

gardening journal

Created by NGA at the request of teachers nationwide, our rugged Gardening Journal is just the right size (7″x7″) for children to record their observations. Kids can chart plant growth, record weather, write essays, draw pictures, and more on 24 pages of unlined paper. Includes thought-provoking “Did-you-know?” gardening facts and “Getting Started” suggestions. Use indoors and out. 

teaching kids to love the earth


The activities in Teaching Kids to Love the Earth were developed and field-tested at environmental learning centers, schools, and nature centers. Each activity encourages kids to experience the natural world with a sense of curiosity, discovery, and passion. Resources are included with each activity. You’ll turn to this exceptional book time and again as you teach students about the outdoors and the environment. 180 pages; all ages. 

beyond the seed

 Beyond the Bean Seed is a teacher’s guide with 55 activities for integrating gardening, children’s literature, and language arts. Each lesson suggests a book to share, with a related gardening activity and language arts link. 194 pages; gr K-6.

junior master gardener 

This premier children’s gardening program enables your class or youth group to become certified Junior Master Gardeners. Use the children’s hand book and teacher/leader guide together to incorporate group and individual activities. An exciting complement to youth garden programs, the program is currently offered for Grades 3-5. 


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