Mud-luscious Books!

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Mud Book: How to Make Pies and Cakes

Title: Mud Book: How to Make Pies and Cakes
By: John Cage
Published: 1974

Legendary avant-garde composer John Cage and artist Lois Long created a truly marvelous (book)! Part artist's book, part cookbook, and part children's book, Mud Book is a spirited take on almost every child's first attempt at cooking and making. Through the humble mud pie—add dirt and water!—Cage and Long encourage children to explore their imagination and to get their hands dirty, and they offer this warning: "Mud pies are to make and look at, not to eat." Age Range: 2 - 102

Call Number: JPicture Cage.J

Dirt + Water = Mud

Title: Dirt + Water = Mud
By: Katherine Hannigan
Published: 2016

A young girl and her dog spend the day playing in her backyard, where with their imagination--and a few helpful props--anything can happen. Age Range: 4 - 7 years

Call Number: JPicture Hanni.K

The Field

Title: The Field
By: Baptiste Paul
Published: 2018

Children form teams, build a pitch, and play a joyous game of soccer, in a book with English and Creole (as spoken in Saint Lucia) vocabulary words. Age Range: 4- 8 years

Call Number: JPicture Paul.B

The Marvelous Mud Washing Machine!

Title: The Marvelous Mud Washing Machine!
By: Patty Wolcott
Published: 1974

After a hard day of play, a boy is called inside for dinner, but sent away to wash up first. He happens upon a Marvelous Mud Washing Machine in the forest behind his home, enters in one end, completes a series of steps to get clean, and comes out on the other end a shiny, clean child. Hilarious! Age Range: 4 - 7 years

Call Number: JBegin Wolco.P

PS This was a childhood favorite for at least 2 librarians on staff!

Mud Puddle

Title: Mud Puddle
By: Robert Munsch
Published: 1979

Whenever Jule Ann goes outside, a Mud Puddle jumps on her and gets her muddy all over. But she defeats it with cheerful ingenuity and two bars of smelly yellow soap. As in all Munsch stories, kids are the heroes! Age Range: 4 - 7 years

Call Number: JPicture Munsc.R

Mud Tacos

Title: Mud Tacos
By: Mario Lopez
Published: 2009

Mario and his younger sister make tacos out of mud and other things they find in their Nana's backyard. Age Range: 3 - 7 years

Call Number: JPicture Lopez.M

Preschool to the Rescue!

Title: Preschool to the Rescue!
By: Judy Sierra
Published: 2001

When a mud puddle traps a pizza van, police car, tow truck, and other vehicles, a group of preschoolers comes along and saves the day. Age Range: 3 - 7 years

Call Number: JPicture Sierr.J

Stuck in the Mud!

Title: Stuck in the Mud!
By: Jane Clarke
Published: 2007

Early in the morning, down on the farm, a new day was dawning, peaceful and calm . . . until Hen discovers that one of her chicks is stuck in the mud!
How many animals will it take to pull Chick out of the mud? A fun-packed farmyard romp with a surprise ending! Age Range: 3-7 years

Call Number: JPicture Clark.J

Plant, Sow, Make & Grow Mud-tastic Activities for Budding Gardners

Title: Plant, Sow, Make & Grow Mud-tastic Activities for Budding Gardners
By: Esther Coombs
Published: 2019

Get little gardeners growing and learning with this beautifully illustrated book, packed with information and crafty stuff to do. Help them to discover that gardening can be simple and uncomplicated with very little equipment and prior knowledge needed. It often is as simple as having some seeds, a patch of soil or a container and having a go. Age Range:

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Seed Soil Sun: Earth's Recipe for Food

Title: Seed Soil Sun: Earth's Recipe for Food
By: Cris Peterson
Published: 2010

Introduces children to the subject of agriculture, showing not only how plants germinate, grow and produce food, but also about the composition of soil and the creatures who live in it. Age Range: 4 - 7 years

Call Number: x581.467 Peter.C

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Title: Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
By: Kate Messner
Published: 2015

Up in the garden, the world is full of green--leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden down in the dirt. Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Call Number: x635 Messn.K
(Also available as: Arriba en el huerto y abajo en la tierra)

Fuzzy Mud

Title: Fuzzy Mud
By: Louis Sachar

"Be careful. Your next step may be your last." Tamaya and Marshall have been walking to and from Woodbridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Wilson challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, they takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. They soon get lost, and they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined. Age Range: 8 - 13 years

Call Number: J Sacha. L

Dirt is Good : the advantage of germs for your child's developing immune system

Title: Dirt is Good : the advantage of germs for your child's developing immune system
By: Jack Gilbert and Rob Knight
Published: 2017

The internet is rife with misinformation about what most parents think of as simply germs, but which scientists now call the microbiome : the combined activity of all the tiny organisms inside our bodies and the surrounding environment that have an enormous impact on our health and well-being. Who better to turn to for answers than Drs. Gilbert and Knight, two of the top scientists leading the investigation into the microbiome--an investigation that is producing fascinating discoveries and bringing answers to parents who want to do the best for their young children. Dirt Is Good is a comprehensive, authoritative, accessible guide. Age Range: Adults

Call Number: 616.079 Gilbe.J

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