Half-term reading & activities: The Get Gardening Collection
May 25, 2017

Children love to grow things and now’s the perfect time to get them out in the garden planting, pruning and digging.

Our Get Gardening collection of Touch to See books has some charming stories about nature and growing plants to inspire your little one.

For preschool children, we recommend Jasper’s Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen. Join lovable cat, Jasper, as he plants and tends a bean – with surprising results!

Tactile picture of a beanstalk for Living Paintings Touch to See book Jasper's Beanstalk


Older children (5-7 years) will love The Strong Little Tree by Helen Peacock and Neil Reed. This countryside tale follows the progress of the little oak as it grows from a sapling to a towering tree. The illustrations are beautiful and it gives plenty of scope to talk about how plants grow and spread.

Other books in the collection include One Year with Kipper (autumn produce such as pumpkins) and The Sleepy Dormouse (growing from seed).

Click the links above to order from our online library or call our office on 01635 299771.


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