Beans, Greens and Grades continues the adventure as Lexi and Jason Williams take center stage at school when Principal Gordon enlists their help to establish a school garden at Beacon Academy. The kids are thrilled to be selected as Green Ambassadors for this important project but learn very quickly 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.
No worries! Lexi and Jason are up to the task, assisted by their student council members. But as they formulate, organize and implement the plan for Beacon Academy’s first school garden, the kids are sidetracked by trouble, toils and trauma. Everyone has their OWN opinion on how to care for their plants, what should be done, and who should be doing it.
Hey–wait a minute. Who’s in charge around here?
Find out in book #2 of the Wild Tales & Garden Thrills series! Beans, Greens and Grades…
“Beacon Academy students gain a sense of community and shared responsibility for the fruits and vegetables they grow, as well as a deep appreciation for the natural world around them and the food that goes into their bodies.”
“Teamwork, enthusiasm, and creative problem-solving are but a few of the aspects teachers and parents will welcome for their young readers. Don’t be surprised if this book becomes the inspiration for a garden at your school—it’s a growing trend!”
“An often lively take on what children may accomplish with a garden.” ~ Kirkus
Middle Grade Fiction
Ages: 7 – 10
Grades: 2 – 4 (Lexile 650L)
Genre: Gardening, Nature, Science, Environment
$6.99 Full-color ebook ~ ISBN: 978-0-9964391-5-2 (Axis 360, Library Direct, Overdrive)
$12.99 Print (black & white, 267 pages) ~ ISBN: 978-0-9964391-8-3 (Ingram)
$12.99 Print Education Edition ~ ISBN: 978-15351897-9-8 (Baker & Taylor)
$6.99 Coloring Book featuring all of the illustrations from the book ~ ISBN: 978-0-9964391-7-6