PLANTS & GROWTH BOOKS

Topic Books about Plants and Growing for Children in KS1

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Grandpa's Garden

by Stella Fry

Grow your own class vegetables with Grandpa's Garden. This beautifully told story follows Billy from early spring to late summer as he helps his grandpa on his vegetable patch. When harvest time arrives they can pick all the vegetables and fruit they have grown. 

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Bee 

by Patricia Hegarty

Turn the pages to follow the miraculous little bee and its journey from flower to flower in this delightful peep-through picture book. Brought to life by the lyrical text and stunning artwork, the miracle of pollination will amaze and entertain.

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Oliver's Vegetables 

by Vivian French

Oliver loves chips. In fact, he won't eat anything else - until he plays a game with his Grandpa. Whatever vegetable he finds, he must eat. Explore new foods as Oliver realises vegetables aren't that bad after all.

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The Gigantic Turnip

by Aleksei Tolstoy 

This hilarious retelling of the classic Russian tale about a farmer whose turnip is impossible to pull from the ground uses simple vocabulary and quirky illustrations. Its cumulative theme will soon have young readers gleefully joining in.

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Yucky Worms by Vivian French

Worms – fun, fascinating and wriggly worms! The humble earthworm plays a significant role in the environment, as all gardeners know: it aerates the soil, composts dead matter into rich humus in which seeds can germinate and plants can grow. Children love them too – especially for their wriggliness!

The Secret Sky Garden

by Linda Sarah

Funni enjoys flying her kite in the disused car park. But something is missing. So Funni decides to grow a garden in the space. One day, a little boy spots the garden from his plane, and decides to find it....

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