We love books and gardening, so when the stories are set in the garden, the imagination tangles like vines and brings us outside to read in our Children’s Garden. Planting seeds in the Earth and positive seeds in our minds are healthy ways to celebrate the glorious Springtime!
To start your own children’s garden: Find a little place and plant favourite seeds, chosen by children. Little hands find little stones and moss to make pathways, faerie houses, and spots for new flowers and herbs. Explore daily to enjoy new sprouts and blooms. Open the imagination and unfold stories waiting under leaves and branches. Divide and replant perennials each year to expand your garden. If in a small space, pots are helpful. Some are specially designed to stack for vertical colour. Create a wall of vines and climbing flowers for faeries to sleep in. Breathe in your fresh healthy garden. Teach your hands how to measure a garden naturally. Children of all ages from 0-1000+ can enjoy the Love a garden gives. Grow and eat organic foods to boost immune systems and give energy for daily play. Fresh air is vital for a healthy body and mindset. Leaves and petals inspire a most sincere connection with Nature. Happy Mother Nature and Happy Mother’s Day! A garden is pure magic to all who befriend her. These book covers are beautiful around the house, and their pages are positive senses in the library of childhood memories.
This Children’s Book Reading List (View More Here) is a part of my new ‘Favourite Series’ which I’ll add to each season. I can only recommend the books on this list in the means of imagination, and not always for how each book is made. The only books on this list that I know for sure are ethically made are my own handmade books. All of my books feature the benefits of gardens. They are inspired by how the senses connect with Nature. The books here are chosen by the young, and as a parent, I agree that these are helpful and beautiful. This is the children’s list! I won’t write our impressions, as it’s best to allow your first impression to be purely your own. It is hard to choose only a few to share, so many more children’s book reading lists are coming up! Happy Reading & Spring Gardening! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
We connected dearly with these and read them many times over:
Around the Year, Elsa Beskow
A Seed is Sleepy, Dianna Aston & Sylvia Long
The Little Gardener, Emily Hughes
The Night Gardener, Terry Fan & Eric Fan
Grandpa Green, Lane Smith
The Rabbits’ Wedding, Garth Williams
A Child’s Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson & Cooper Edens and another version illustrated by Erik Blegvad
Bear Sees Colors, Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman
Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney
The ‘Frog and Toad’ Series, Arnold Lobel
Sunflower Houses: Inspiration From the Garden–A Book for Children and Their Grown-Ups, Sharon Lovejoy
Faerie Pop Up Book and The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies, Cicely Mary Barker
The ‘Mr. Putter & Tabby’ Series books featuring gardening: Pick the Pears, Smell the Roses, etc.
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggywinkle, Peter Rabbit, and more books by Beatrix Potter
The Complete Brambly Hedge, Jill Barklem
Child of Faerie, Child of Earth, Jane Yolen, Jane Dyer
Red Sings from Treetops, A Year in Colors, Joyce Sidman, Pamela Zagarenski
Sensuous Garden, Montagu Don (Gardener’s Books are helpful to learn techniques, botanical imagery, and terminology).
and my very own Dear Ones,
Antonia’s Bakery, The Fox in the Garden, A Day with Sage, Sage’s Soft Summer, Sage in Winter, Amor Milagre
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