In the Garden with Dr. Carver
Written by Susan Grigsby
September 1, 2010
Ages 7 - 9, Grades 2-4
Description: Sally is a young girl living in rural Alabama in the early 1900's, a time when people were struggling to grow food in soil that had been depleted by years of cotton production. One day, Dr. George Washington Carver shows up to help the grownups with their farms and the children with their school garden.
He teaches them how to restore the soil and respect the balance of nature. He even prepares a delicious lunch made of plants, including "chicken" made from peanuts. And Sally never forgets the lessons this wise man leaves in her heart and mind.
First Peas to the Table
How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden
Author - Susan Grigsby
Illustrator - Nicole Tadgell
Albert Whitman & Company
Age Levels: 6-9, Grades: 1-4
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Description: Maya loves contests, so she is excited when her teacher announces that her class will plant a garden like Thomas Jefferson's. They'll also have a First Peas to the Table contest just like Jefferson and his neighbors had. Maya plants her pea seeds with a secret head start--found in Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book. But her friend Shakayla has plans of her own for winning the contest. . .
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