Hardscrabble

Hardscrabble By:  Sandra Dallas The Martin family moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s and endures many hardships while trying to farm the land.  The story, told through the eyes of twelve-year-old Belle, is both heartbreaking and uplifting.  Belle and her six siblings live with their mother and father in a sod dugout […]

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The Secrets of Ninja School

The Secrets of Ninja School By Deb Pilutti Master Willow opens up his Ninja School for 1 weekend every year. 1 weekend only for all the little boys and girls to transform from saplings to a ninja. Ruby is so excited to have the chance to train with Master Willow. At the end of the […]

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Me and Marvin Gardens

Me and Marvin Gardens By:  Amy Sarig King Eleven-year-old Obe Devlin lives in a Pennsylvania farmhouse that has been in his family for 100 years.  Unfortunately, his great-great-grandfather sold a lot of the land surrounding the house years ago and now most of the land is being developed into subdivisions which Obe is not happy […]

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Plant, Cook, Eat!

Plant, Cook, Eat! By:  Joe Archer and Caroline Craig This colorful, kid-friendly book is part gardening how-to and part cookbook.  The layout of the book is very accessible and easy to follow.  It includes all of the information new gardeners will need.  There are sections on planting seeds, watering and weeding, and finally harvesting.  Color […]

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