Reading Level: Grades 2 - 5
In the first book in The Friendship Garden series, third grader Anna Fincher has just moved to Chicago and she's not very happy about it. Her mother, the chef, is busy with a new important job, Chicago looks gray and drab to Anna, and worst of all, she left behind her best friends and doesn't know anyone. Things begin to change when a group assignment brings her together with Kaya and Reed. Can they convince other kids to help them with a plot in the community garden? Will they even ever have a plot of their own is they can't find a supervising adult?Will the Friendship Garden lead to real friendships? Thumbs up for delightful book complemented by black and white illustrations, gardening tips, and a zucchini fritter recipe.
Meet author Jenny Meyerhoff at the library on January 9th.