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Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City

Dyer, Hadley (Author)
Annick Press 2012. 84 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Around the world, city life, community, environmental awareness, food, gardening, gardens, health, sustainable living
 
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

Van Allsburg, Chris (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1979. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dogs, gardens, illustrations (monochrome), imaginary world, magic, open-ending, portal fantasy
 
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Rosario’s Fig Tree

Wahl, Charis (Author)
Melanson, Luc (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: First-person narration, gardening, gardens, intergenerational relationships, neighbours, talent, trees
 
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The Magical Garden of Claude Monet

Anholt, Laurence (Author/Illustrator)
Barron’s 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Artists, Claude Monet, France, gardens, Impressionism (Art), inspiration, intergenerational relationships, painting
 
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Mr. Hiroshi’s Garden

Trottier, Maxine (Author)
Morin, Paul (Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2006. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Canadian history, discrimination, gardens, human rights, internment, Japan, memories, World War II
 
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The Forgiveness Garden

Thompson, Lauren (Author)
Hale, Christy (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Communication, conflicts, cooperation, courage, empathy, feuds, forgiveness, gardens
 
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Virginia Wolf

Maclear, Kyo (Author)
Arsenault, Isabelle (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, depressions (psychological), family life, gardens, imagination, non-traditional text layout, selflessness, sisters
 
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Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Messner, Kate (Author)
Neal, Christopher Silas (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books 2015. 52 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: First-person narration, gardening, gardens, grandmothers, intergenerational relationships, narrative non-fiction, nature, plants, poetic language, vegetables
 
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Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth

Siddals, Mary McKenna (Author)
Wolff, Ashley (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Alphabet, compost, environment, gardens, illustrations (collage), nature, protecting the environment
 
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The Night Gardener

Fan, Terry (Author/Illustrator)
Fan, Eric (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2016. 44 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, community, creativity, gardens, intergenerational relationships, magic, mentors, orphans, transformation
 
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Tokyo Digs a Garden

Lappano, Jon-Erik (Author)
Hatanaka, Kellen (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2016. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, environment, gardening, gardens, intergenerational relationships, nature, plants
 
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The Paradise Garden

Thompson, Colin (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, family life, gardens, hope, peace
 
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The Summer My Father Was Ten

Brisson, Pat (Author)
Shine, Andrea (Illustrator)
Boyds Mills Press 1999. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Fathers and daughters, forgiveness, gardens, illustrations (watercolours), intergenerational relationships, mischief, neighbours, story within a story
 
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The Gardener

Stewart, Sarah (Author)
Small, David (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2007. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Depressions (economic), families, gardens, hope, letters, unemployment
 
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Looking Closely Inside the Garden

Serafini, Frank (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2008. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Close-up illustrations, flowers, gardens, illustrations (photographs), insects, nature
 
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Planting a Rainbow

Ehlert, Lois (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1992. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Colours, flowers, gardening, gardens, life cycles, plants, seasons
 
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Flight of the Honey Bee

Huber, Raymond (Author)
Lovelock, Brian (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Bees, cooperation, endangered animals, gardens, insects, life cycles, narrative non-fiction, nature
 
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The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone

Ering, Timothy Basil (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2008. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Creativity, environment, garbage, gardens, non-traditional text layout, transformation
 
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Green Gardening and Composting

Aloian, Molly (Author)
Crabtree 2013. 24 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Agriculture, compost, composting, ecosystems, environment, gardens, illustrations (photographs)
 
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