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PlantyLibrarian

PlantyLibrarian

Joined March 2016

Botanic librarian. I believe we can change the world through books and plants. plantylibrarian.com
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Lovely nature crafts! Simple, easy to follow, and festive for any time of year!

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This will be your new cookie cookbook classic. The recipes and photographs are incredible. Classic with a modern twist and a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Get this just in time for the holidays!

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The Book of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Started off a little rough but then had me on the edge of my seat. We finally get to break Maria‘s curse, but at great cost. What a ride this series has been!

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Willodeen | Katherine Applegate
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An absolute darling story with a serious message that no matter how young or small you are, your voice, your opinion, your passion can make a difference in the world.

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As good a book as any for beginning gardeners.

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Lovely personal stories from several gardeners with easy-to-follow projects for soaps, oils, recipes, and crafts, all made from herbs you can easily grow yourself!

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Fungarium | Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Ester Gaya
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Another wonderful book from the folks at The Royal Gardens at Kew. Learn all about fungi! The art (by Katie Scott) is incredible, and you learn a lot of facts and tidbits about our fungal friends.

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A Garden to Save the Birds | Wendy McClure, Beatriz Mayumi
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What happens when kids take the initiative and get their whole neighborhood involved to help the birds? A huge change towards making a habitat for our feathered friends. Adorable and hopeful.

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Temple Grandin brings us stories about her childhood and lots of projects to get kids inspired about exploring the natural world.

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The best book on DIY home cleaning!

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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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The Seed Keeper reminds us of the beauty and imperfections of the fabric of family as well as the importance of carrying the memory and tradition of a people forward.

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This books takes a deep dive into the magic, science, and passion of mycology. From scientists claiming they can save the world to spiritual journeys that can change our lives, our mushroom friends are here and we are just scratching the surface of their possibilities.

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Be a Tree! | Maria Gianferrari
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A good look at what it means to be a tree, looking at the inside and the importance of the community of its ecosystem.

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Fatima's Great Outdoors | Ambreen Tariq
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Fatima and her family go on their first camping trip and she discovers that she has super powers that allow her to camp in the wilderness!

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Calling all kids! You can save the planet! This book shows kids around the world doing what they can to save the earth. Get inspired and get moving on being the change we need!

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Zee Grows a Tree | Elizabeth Rusch
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Adorable story that follows the growth of a young girl and her tree, sprinkled throughout with facts about the Douglas Fir, my favorite forest friend!

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The Tree in Me | Corinna Luyken
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This book is absolutely stunning, with dreamy art and a lovely message about finding the nature and beauty in you and in others.

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A wonderful book for beginning gardeners with ideas like how to build an edible green wall! #gardening

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Everyone should have this book if they want to live a healthy life inspired by medicinal mushrooms! #mycology #mushrooms

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Every beginning gardener needs this book. It has a month-by-month plan, covers zones, composting, raised beds, container gardening, and is filled with wonderful tips! #gardening

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Such a fun read! A historical mystery threading through to present day. At times I was on the edge of my seat - I couldn‘t put it down! An apothecary helps women by offering herbs and poisons to help them in their plights. Very entertaining.

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A beautiful essay collection - a love letter to our natural world. Read it and laugh, weep, and reflect on earth‘s wild music.

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Plants Fight Back | Lisa Amstutz
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A cute little book with rhymes and facts about how plants defend themselves in the wild and in your home! Great guides for kids at the end. #nature #plants

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Who Is Greta Thunberg? | Who Hq, Jill Leonard
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We always need more Greta in our life!
#savetheplanet
#motherearth
#activism
#GretaThunberg

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Little Wise Wolf | Gijs van der
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Gorgeous little book about the importance of making time for friends and not bowing to riches and glory.

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Are you looking for a way to boost your immunity, your energy, and all around well-being? What about getting glowing skin? Mushrooms are the answer. You can cook them up, but them in your daily coffee or smoothies, bake them into cakes, or straight up take them in tincture or powder form. An in-depth look at 10 types of mushrooms and includes 50 recipes!

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A beautiful look at the history of tea, how it has changed the world, and how people are taking tea growing into their own hands. Look to find tea in small, boutique and local tea companies or grow your own!

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The migration of trees - are they going to keep up with climate change and should humans really interfere? A fascinating look at the history of tree conservation and if our future looks green.
#trees #entomology #conservation #climatechange #nature

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What a delicious drawing down of the desert and her moon. Suskin is Sorceress. This is the best poetry I‘ve read in years. #poetry

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A beautiful book with easy-to-follow instructions. I believe anyone, no matter what skill level, will come out the other side of this book comfortable in a new skill, and with a pretty new painting!

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Fantastic nature projects for multiple levels. From paper to salves, from blocks to eco-dying, there‘s something in here for everyone!

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The Queen Bee and Me | Gillian McDunn
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What does it mean to be a true friend? As a middle schooler, Meg is discovering her passions, what heathy relationships look like, and what it means to stand up for what‘s right. This is a great story with deeper meanings spun into a simple telling, all sweetened with a little honey.

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What an incredible look at history through the journey of the lovely Zinnia flower! I will never look at this many-petalled plant the same ever again. Very well-written and full of “did-ya-know” facts.

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What a perfect intro to gardening! This really gets into the nitty gritty but in an easy way for a beginner to follow. Lovely design and never intimidating. Grab this book just in time to get your garden going!

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I could not believe the beauty of the language of this story. It captured me and sailed on a wide, world-weaving sea. It is the top book I‘ve read in 2020 and has made its way into my top three books I‘ve ever read.

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Maybe all powerful men are cowards at heart, because in their hearts they know power is temporary.

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"They always end up alone in the stories - witches, I mean - living in the woods or mountains or locked in towers. I suppose it would take a brave man to love a witch, and men are mostly cowards."

Louise Awww, poor men! 😂 3y
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This incredible series is focusing on regions around the US. Learn how to identify and incorporate native healing plants into your life. I love these books and always have one with me when I hike!

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The Bat Book | Charlotte Milner
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What a beautiful and informative book meant for kids but made for all. Bats are an important part of our ecosystems. With facts and stunning illustrations as well as tips to help our little winged friends out, this is a wonderful book for our budding citizen scientists!

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A wonderful and important book for our young readers to remember the woman who fought for all of us - to rid the irresponsible uses of chemicals and build our knowledge of and relationship with the natural world. Complete with exercises for kiddos to get them involved in natural wonder.

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Sentences may alter the weather, and poems might tear down walls. Stories may change the world.

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This book is filled with inspiring stories by women who live their lives by and for the plants - healers, farmers, artists, teachers, mothers, creators - every stripe is presented and all share with us their love of plants, how their lives have changed, and how they are changing the world through their work.

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With our focus on our new climate change hero, this short little tale shows Greta standing up to those ruining the environment and causing climate change. I can only hope the ending comes true for all of us. #Greta #climatechange

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Yummy #recipes for #vegan #sushi. Can‘t wait to try some of these out! #arc #cookbook #netgalley

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Liz Carlisle really shows us what it means to be grassroots in this journey of organic lentil farmers in rural Montana. It all comes down to community, but not just your friends, families, and neighbors. This truth also encompasses the community in the rich soil, the bugs, plants, animals, and fungi of the farm‘s ecosystem. Read this book to see how just a few farmers have changed the world. #farming #plantybooks

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Not all of us live in beautiful homes with lots of windows and natural light. This is a great book about how to keep your home lush when you‘re lacking in natural light. I highly recommend!

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A great little book about plant care, tool usage, propagation, and being the best plant parent you can be. Delightful and a must for anyone with a green thumb or dreams of having one! #plants #plantparenting #greenthumb #houseplants #propagation

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Life in the Garden | Penelope Lively
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From grand palatial gardens to quaint window boxes, from literary inspirations to suburban hobby, gardens have been part of the human makeup for centuries. Penelope Lively takes her shrewd eye and turns it onto our flowers, fruits, and veggies and reminds us that gardens inspire us, they sustain us, and that humans have an innate need to get their hands dirty and watch their gardens grow.

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What an incredible tool for kids to learn to study, reflect on, and appreciate their natural surroundings! #kids #nature #activities

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Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby | Matthew Inman, The The Oatmeal
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Matthew Inman does it again. You like cats? You enjoy reading The Oatmeal? Do babies make you squirm? Then this book is for you! I laughed, I cry-laughed, and then I laughed some more.