Linh's Rooftop Garden
Linh's Rooftop Garden

Linh's Rooftop Garden

By JaNay Brown-Wood

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Publication Date: March 21, 2023

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Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2

Linh searches for blueberries in her rooftop garden in this vibrant exploration of gardening and healthy eating, from the Where in the Garden? series.

Linh is having a picnic in her rooftop garden for all of her friends, and she needs help searching for blueberries to finish preparing her dishes. What do we know about blueberries? They’re small, blue, and grow on bushes—and, just a second, is that a blueberry? No, that’s a gooseberry. Where, oh, where could those blueberries be? Can you help Linh find them in time for her picnic?

The fourth title in the Where in the Garden? picture book series stars a young Asian girl who tours her rooftop garden with her mom to explore the fruits and vegetables growing there. Playful text guides young readers to hunt for visual clues and compare and contrast the unique characteristics of blueberries against peaches, strawberries, tomatoes and other produce that grows in Linh's rooftop garden.

Artist Samara Hardy brings this multi-layered story to life with vivid, cheerful illustrations created from layers of hand painted ink and watercolor texture. Back matter includes a tasty blueberry and banana pancake recipe for little chefs and their adult helpers to try together.

Series Overview: Featuring a diverse cast of characters, the Where in the Garden? series of four picture books explores gardening and farming during every season of the year. Perfect for early childhood and elementary education units on agriculture, farming, gardening, and healthy eating.

About the Author

JaNay Brown-Wood grew up with a passion for writing and drafted her first series of unpublished picture books in the second grade. After earning a BA in Psychology from UCLA, an MA in Child Development from CSU, and a PhD in Education from UC Davis, JaNay still loves storytelling! Her first book, Imani’s Moon, was a NAESP Children’s Book of the Year and a Reading Is Fundamental Multicultural Book Pick. She lives with her family in California. Visit her on the web at JaNayBrownWood.com and follow her on Twitter @JaNayBrownWood.

Author Residence: California

Author Hometown: California

Samara Hardy has always loved to draw. Unfortunately for her parents, this was often on their walls and furniture…with her mother’s lipstick. Realizing she might make a career out of this, she graduated with a degree in Illustration from Falmouth University and has since illustrated all kinds of wonderful things from picture books to reusable bags. She spends her days scribbling away and drawing by the sea in England. Visit her on the web at SamaraHardy.com and follow her on Instagram @Samara_Hardy.

Illustrator Residence:England

Illustrator Hometown:England

Format: Hardcover

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Peachtree

Publication Date: March 21, 2023

ISBN: 9781682631683

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