On July 26th the Junior Master Gardener Program and the American Horticultural Society handed out their annual "Growing Good Kids" book awards for "engaging, inspiring works of plant, garden, and ecology-themed children's literature." The honored books are
The Old Tree, by Ruth Brown
Mother Earth and Her Children, written by Sibylle von Olfers, illustrated by Sieglinde Schoen Smith, and translated from the German by Jack Zipes
Be sure to check out the "Growing Good Kids" lineup of classics, too, which includes Miss Rumphius, The Carrot Seed, The Lorax, and The Ugly Vegetables.
image courtesy of Candlewick Press