Sunday, May 26, 2024

The Soil in Jackie's Garden by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Neely Daggett + Giveaway!

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The Soil in Jackie’s Garden by award-winning author Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Neely Daggett engages children with science, gardening fun, and sustainability which makes for an entertaining summer activity!

Gardening Fun with Jackie

Perfect for National Learn About Composting Day, The Soil in Jackie’s Garden introduces budding gardeners to the magic happening in their backyard with beautiful visuals that open vertically to showcase the secrets beneath the soil’s surface. Follow Jackie and her diverse friends as they meet pollinators, measure progress, and patiently wait for their sweet snacks to grow. But it doesn’t stop there — the soil is packed with critters creating compost for next season’s seeds! (Ages 6-8)


Printable Coloring Page Just click the picture to download and enjoy! 


About the Author

Peggy Thomas is the author of more than twenty award-winning nonfiction books for children, including Hero For the Hungry: The Life and Work of Norman Borlaug, illustrated by Sam Kalda, and Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, which earned the AFBFA 2020 Book of the Year Award. Peggy is most likely speaking with students about sustainability and food security when not in her garden or researching her next true story.

About the Illustrator

Neely Daggett lives with her husband and three children in tree-filled Portland, Oregon. Her passion is making picture books, but she also loves to work in her garden, take her dog Luna on long walks, and visit the Oregon coast with her family.

About the Publisher

Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The foundation’s mission is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. Feeding Minds Press’s goal is to publish accurate and engaging books about agriculture that connect readers to where their food comes from and who grows it. Learn more at Feeding Minds Press.

Giveaway

1 winner will receive a copy of The Soil In Jackie's Garden by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Neely Daggett, as well as a Root Viewer Kit for Kids Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. Giveaway ends 6/15. 

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16 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! We bought our first house last summer and we are really getting into gardening and growing things this year. My 10 yr old is in love with digging and all my girls love trying to tackle to bindweeds with the 9 ft tap roots. It's wild to see them come out whole.

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  2. It looks like it would be a great kids book.

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  3. I think this is a great way to get kids into nature and gardening.

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  4. I love anything to do with gardening, I love to get kids involved.

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  5. I love The Soil In Jackie's Garden and the Root Viewer Kit for Kids! Kamyle is 9 and Kaelyn is 4 and I've been teaching them how to garden.

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  6. As a gardener myself, I think this is a great way to get kids interested in gardening. I started gardening early in life, before I hit my teen years and it's stuck with me throughout my life. I think if I had known about this product when my kids were small I might have had more success in introducing them to gardening.

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  7. This is so cute! I love to spend time outside with my grands this would be awesome!

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  8. i think this would be a great learning tool for kids being able to grow your own food is amazing and a great skill to teach

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  9. This is great! Would be an excellent learning and fun activity for my son and I!

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  10. My kid would have so much fun learning with this and watching it grow every day! I think this I'd an excellent giveaway!!

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  11. It's a fun & interesting set.

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  12. This looks cute and I would love to read the book and do the activity with my daughter!

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  13. Can’t wait to read the book with my little one, this looks like a wonderful prize pack!

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  14. The Root veiwing kit looks cool & I can;t wait to read the story.

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  15. I think I would love this as much as my kids. We would totally read that book and plant the plants.

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