Book Buzz: May Flowers

Spring has sprung! Now that the weather is more consistently nice (hopefully, at least!), and schools are beginning to wind down for the end of the academic year, many people’s minds are beginning to wander toward thoughts of happy summer days spent gardening.

As you prepare to say goodbye to your students for the summer, why not cultivate (sorry…couldn’t resist…) some blossoming gardeners’ curiosity by directing them toward some of these gardening-themed titles, available on Brain Hive now! Or, if you anticipate being able to have contact with your students throughout the summer, either through a summer school program or a community-organized day camp, why not start a gardening project with them which they can revisit throughout the summer and again at the beginning of the academic year in the fall? Regardless of how you plan to use them, definitely peruse Brain Hive’s gardening offerings, and start planning unique agricultural experiences with your students now!

nitty gritty gardening bookGarbage Helps Our Garden Grow

  • The Nitty Gritty Gardening Book: Fun Projects for All Seasons –  Kari Cornell (Millbrook). Introduce some of your older students to the many considerations that go into planning a successful garden, and help them to plan their own unique gardening adventures.
  • Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story – Linda Glaser (Millbrook). Guide young readers into understanding the basics of composting, the environmentally-friendly method of reducing waste and nourishing growing plants.

Think Like a Scientist in the Garden Experiment with Pollination

  • Think Like a Scientist in the Garden – Matt Mullins (Cherry Lake). Introduce young students to the scientific method by guiding them through the inquiry process in relation to growing and maintaining healthy plants.
  • Experiment With Pollination – Nadia Higgins (Lerner). Get students acquainted with common pollinators like bees and butterflies, and encourage them to experiment with the process of pollination while learning about the structure and function of plants and flowers.

Whether your school has its own student-and-teacher-tended garden, or if you’re simply looking for ways to spark students’ interest in gardening and botany, Brain Hive has plenty of eBooks to satisfy your needs. Come check them out!

Questions? Comments? Drop us a line at, or call us at 855-554-4483. Happy reading, and happy gardening!

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