“Must Have for Every Parent, Teacher”
Beans, Greens and Grades
(Ages 7 – 10 and/or Grades 2 – 4)
by D.S. Venetta
Book two continues the adventure as Lexi and Jason Williams take center stage at school when the principal enlists their help to establish a garden. The kids are thrilled to be selected as Green Ambassadors for this important project, but quickly learn how challenging it can be to work with others toward a common goal. Not only must they teach their fellow students how to garden, Lexi and Jason feel the pressure to make it fun and exciting (or become known as “The Most Boring Gardeners Ever” in school history). When the principal reveals a generous amount of grant money has been offered to continue the green program if the children succeed, the stakes rise.
Met by toils, trauma and troubles, the kids prove to themselves that they CAN garden and it’s not as hard as most people think. And they never expected the vegetables they grew to taste better than those they buy at the grocery store. But it’s true! Ask any child gardener and they’ll tell you.
“Great Enrichment Tool for Teachers Exploring Science Fields with their Students”
“Award-Winning Finalist in the Children’s Fiction Category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards”
~Accompanying coloring book available~
The Muddy Fingers Garden Crew to the Rescue!
Book three follows the children from school to a nearby neighborhood where they work to save a friend’s community garden in jeopardy of closure due to a squabble among neighbors. Will all be lost? Not if the kids have anything to say about it!
(Coming summer 2017)