Books by Author D.S. Venetta include both chapter books and coloring books.
“Award-winning finalist 2015 USA Book Awards”
Introducing the Wild Tales & Garden Thrills series where kids will delight in the adventures of Lexi and Jason Williams and discover the world of gardening. From insects and worms to wild critters and mysterious finds, there’s never a dull moment between the rows of an organic garden.
It’s the First Annual Garden Contest sponsored by the local farmer’s market, and Lexi and Jason Williams are determined to win. In this battle against time and Mother Nature, the kids are sidetracked by everything from caterpillars to worms, seeds to harvest. Who knew there were so many exciting things in a garden? Including poop. Worm poop, mostly. It’s one of plants’ favorite foods!
***Great curriculum enrichment tool for teaching organic gardening, plant science, environment, nutrition and healthy living habits.
“Sustainability Education for elementary-aged students”
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 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.
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.
Books available for purchase from all major retailers, ebooks included! Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Nook, iTunes, Books-A-Million, and Independent bookstores everywhere! Coloring books also available for each title–perfect for the younger set interested in experiencing the adventure in gardening.
Don’t miss book 3 — The Muddy Fingers Garden Crew to the Rescue! — which follows the children from school to a nearby neighborhood where they work to save a friend’s community garden in jeopardy of closing due to a squabble among neighbors. Will all be lost? Not if the kids have anything to say about it!