Archive for the ‘Book Corner’ Category

Book Corner: Water, Weed, and Wait

Are you interested in starting your own garden? Do you have students or children who would like to learn more about fruits and vegetables? The Growing Connection invites you to visit our Book Corner, a special section of the blog reserved for reading suggestions. We plan to post titles for all age groups, ranging from picture books to more advanced publications on issues like food security. If you have a favorite book about gardening or agriculture, please let us know!

Today’s Pick: Water, Weed, and Wait

This new picture book, written by Edith Hope Fine and Angela Halpin, will be released in August (8/10/2010). It follows the story of Miss Marigold, a teacher at Pepper Lane Elementary who works with her students to create a garden in their schoolyard. With help from the community, students harvest flowers and vegetables.

2009 Summer Reading List!

All About Mexico
Recommended Stories
When choosing books to add to student summer reading lists, consider these three children’s books about Mexico.
The Tree is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories from Mex
by Naomi Shihab Nye
English translations appear alongside the Spanish poems and tales that explore everything from a table set for supper to a peach tree to a legend of rabbit’s long ears. The selections include writings by Rosario Castellanos, Jose Juan Tablada, Octavio Paz and many others.
Ages 8-up.

My Mexico / México mío
by Tony Johnston
Sway to the sounds, reach for the colors, dance to the rhythms, and you will find your own Mexico in these poems in both English and Spanish. Ages 4-8.

Salsa Stories

by Lulu Delacre
It is New Year’s Day, and friends and family from all over Latin America arrive at Carmen Teresa’s house for the festivities. When a neighbor gives her a gift of a blank notebook, everyone has an idea of how she should fill it. The discussion leads to an outpouring of stories by Carmen Teresa’s loved ones. The collection of seven tales featuring Latin American foods with recipes for the dishes mentioned.
Ages 9-12.