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Great picture books to get kids interested in gardening

Want to instill a love of gardening in little children? Here are some fun, colorful picture books to get kids interested.

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The Carrot Seed by Krauss, Ruth.
The Gardener by Sarah Stewart and David Small.
City Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen and Irene Luxbacher.
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert.
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White.
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting and Kathryn Hewett.
Sunflower House by Eve Bunting and Kathryn Hewett.
Quiet in the Garden by Aliki.

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Karan Davis Cutler is one of nine garden writers who blog regularly at Diggin’ It. She's a former magazine editor and newspaper columnist and the author of scores of garden articles and more than a dozen books, including “Burpee - The Complete Flower Gardener” and “Herb Gardening for Dummies.” She now struggles to garden in the unyieldingly dense clay of Addison County, Vt., on the shore of Lake Champlain, where she is working on a book about gardening to attract birds and other wildlife.

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