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Bloomers Island Series

Found in Children’s Picture Books
The Bloomers Island Garden of Stories series brings to life the world of gardening and healthy-eating to young children in new and exciting ways.
Pete Moss and the Super Strong Spinach by Cynthia Wylie and Courtney Carbone
Violet and the Eggplant Painting Problem by Cynthia Wylie and Courtney Carbone
Big Red and the Terrible Tomato Hornworm by Cynthia Wylie and Courtney Carbone

Bloomers Island Series : Titles in Order

Book 4
In Violet and the Eggplant Painting Problem, Professor Sage holds a contest between the young Bloomers, where each must choose their favorite vegetable to grow and care for. Here, young readers are introduced to the character of Violet, a painter who loves purple. So of course she chooses to grow eggplants, and decides to make paintings of them to track their progress. But she runs into a problem—there’s no more purple paint! Violet quickly learns that she can gather blackberries to make her own purple paint, and she is able to paint her vegetables after all.

Bloomers Island Garden of Stories picture books take young readers and listeners to Bloomers Island to experience the world of plants, flowers, and gardens through lively stories and lush illustrations.
Book 3
In Big Red and the Terrible Tomato Hornworms, Professor Sage holds a contest between the young Bloomers where each must choose their favorite vegetable to grow and care for. Here, young readers are introduced to the character of Big Red, who knows exactly what he wants to grow: tomatoes! After all, they are the main ingredient in some of his favorite foods: spaghetti, ketchup, and pizza. But as he starts planting, he discovers that he’ll have to battle hornworms to keep his tomatoes healthy and safe. In the end, he has to use his newfound gardening knowledge and peacemaking skills to work with the hornworms and save his tomatoes.

Bloomers Island Garden of Stories picture books take young readers and listeners to Bloomers Island to experience the world of plants, flowers, and gardens through lively stories and lush illustrations.
Book 2
Follow young Rosey Posey in a magical, beautifully illustrated story as she attends boarding school on Bloomers Island to learn about gardening and growing her own vegetables. When Professor Sage announces the Very Very Veggie Challenge, Rosey isn’t sure she wants to participate. But encouraged by headmaster Professor Sage and inspired by her favorite color, Rosey decides to grow a perfectly pink radish—in a perfectly pink pot on her perfectly pink windowsill! With patience and curiosity, she discovers just how fun and rewarding gardening can be, and not as hard as she thought!

The Bloomers Island series brings to life the world of gardening and healthy-eating to young children in new and exciting ways.
Book 1
Follow Pete Moss in this magical, beautifully illustrated story as he attends boarding school on Bloomers Island to learn about gardening and growing his own vegetables. When Professor Sage announces the Very Very Veggie Challenge, Pete immediately knows what he needs to grow spinach. It’s the one vegetable that can make him stronger. But does Pete have the patience to grow his spinach plants to win the contest? With the help of headmaster Professor Sage and his fellow Bloomers, Pete learns all about spinach, working hard toward his goals, and that good things take time to happen!

The Bloomers Island series brings to life the world of gardening and healthy-eating to young children in new and exciting ways.

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