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Busy in the Garden
by George Shannon
A collection of short poems and riddles about planting seeds, watching garden vegetables dance, and growing jack-o-lanterns.
Counting in the Garden
by Emily Hruby
Counts new items in groups numbering one through twelve as they are added to a garden.
Dig Dig Digging
by Margaret Mayo
Simple rhymes introduce various large vehicles, such as dump trucks, fire engines, and tractors, and describe the work that they do.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
by Sherri Duskey Rinker
At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.
Harry the Dirty Dog
by Gene Zion
When a white dog with black spots runs away from home, he gets so dirty his family doesn't recognize him as a black dog with white spots.
My Garden
by Kevin Henkes
After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.
Noodle & Lou
by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
Noodle, a worm, is sad and feeling bad about himself, but his friend Lou, a bird, convinces him that he is likeable just as he is.
Oh No, George
by Chris Haughton
George finds it hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase, flowers to dig up, and a delicious cake sitting on the kitchen table.
Plant a Little Seed
by  Bonnie Christensen
Two friends plant seeds in their community garden, then water, weed, wait, and dream as the plants grow until they can be harvested. Includes facts about gardening and harvest festivals.
Planting a Rainbow
by Lois Ehlert
A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden.
The Curious Garden
by Peter Brown
Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.
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