Book recommendations for learning about soil, composting, and pumpkins

The Abundant Garden: Growing Quality Kids Through Gardening by


C.S Lewis once said, “A children’s story which is only enjoyed by children is a bad children’s story” and as I read books to my children I would tend to agree. Stories have a way of making learning easy, fun, and memorable. For me, stories are much like music in the way they transport me back to a certain time and place. My wish is that when my children hear one of their favorite stories, they are taken back to a place of comfort and safety; a place of home, nestled on my lap or tucked in close beside me.

*All book recommendations are based on the opinions of myself (Heidi) and my children. I will be very clear about which books were our favorites. I don’t believe you need to read all of the books I’m listing to learn, however I do encourage you to read at least one resource book and the story books if you are able. I encourage you to find the books at the library first to see if you like them or to read the reviews and decide for yourself before buying the book to add to your own collection. You can support Kinderfarm Academy by shopping Amazon through the links provided but often the books can be found cheaper at or

Resource books to learn about soil/composting:

Stories about dirt:

  • Dirt Boy by Jon Erik Slangerup – recommended for children ages 6 and up.

Next week, we will be learning about pumpkins and the squash family. If you would like to get a head start in collecting the books, here is a list that we recommend.

Resource books to learn about pumpkins/squash:

Stories about pumpkins: