Linnea's Windowsill Garden
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Linnea's Windowsill Garden

4.42 of 5 stars 4.42  ·  rating details  ·  67 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Linnea loves plants. She grows them all over her room - in pots, and crates, even in glass jars.
In this book, she takes you on a tour of her indoor garden. She tells you about her orange tree (and plantable pits and seeds, including melons, tomatoes, and grapes); she shows you how to take a cutting from a Busy Lizzie and how to trim an avocado plant.
And she teaches you w...more
Hardcover, 60 pages
Published October 1st 1988 by R & S Books (first published 1978)
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April Rudolph
Thought it was interesting that this book suggests to put a cigarette butt on top of the soil to kill worms that are underneath because the nicotine is poisonous...
I really liked this book. This is a great resource for plant lovers. Children can use this book as well adults. There are so many different projects you could do from this one book. One can learn about the different types of seeds you can plant, how to get rid of bugs, and what plants need to survive. I really liked the book because it had so much helpful information inside in kid-friendly manner. I would definitely have this in the classroom as a resource to use.
Jenna Morales
Grade range for this project: 1-2
Good read-aloud? no
Focus for this project: Science curriculum - gardening/growing
Curricular tie-ins for this project: basic requirements for life; life cycles of plants; seasons
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Grade range for this project: 1-2
Good read-aloud? no
Focus for this project: Science curriculum - gardening/growing
Curricular tie-ins for this project: basic requirements for life; life cycles of plants; seasons
Mia Obiwo
Great book. In the story Linnea teaches you what keeps planta satisfied. She grows plants everywhere. The story discusses what Linnea does everyday to keep the plants alive. Good for 1st grade.
635 BJO

Sweetly illustrated book about windowsill gardening, with doable projects, simple explanations of basic plant biology, and helpful "green thumb" tips throughout.
I've been reading and re-reading children's books lately. I'd forgotten this old friend. It's a delightful book that anyone who has anything to do with children should read.
Jul 03, 2013 Andrew rated it 4 of 5 stars
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We're into growing things this year. Like the Kids Garden! book, you liked looking at the pictures and telling me which experiments we should do.
I loved this cute non-fiction children's book. It is charming and inspires me to try gardening. Out of print - bought through
Perfect idea book for apartment gardening. Swedish pub.
well written and great read aloud for Sweet Pea.
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"I was born in 1938 in Stockholm, Sweden, and I have been living there ever since. I love this city, built on some small islands between lake Mälaren and the sea. It’s a city with lots of water and trees and a lot of nature all around it.
I lived and went to school at the island Kungsholmen, just like my good friend and illustrator Lena Anderson. But our school was so big that we never met. I was t...more
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