Published by City Farmer, Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture


Books For Worm Enthusiasts


Great Books For Kids!

Pee Wee and the Magical Compost Heap
by Larraine Roulston
Pee Wee series

Adventures in the Underworld;
Book One, Herma Builds a Tunnel

by Anna Scott Droper. Dunville, ON:
Terra Publishing, 1988

The Amazing Earthworm
by Lilo Hess. New York: Scribner, 1979

Compost, By Gosh!
A wonderful adventure where a young girl and her Mom convert a storage box to house their new pets, pets with a purpose.

Annelida the Wonder Worm
by Katie Diepenbrock. Berkeley: Sagittarian Press, 1991
(to order call (510) 525 7039)

Compost Critters
by Bianca Lavies.
New York: Dutton Children's Books,
Division of Penguin, 1993

Dear Garbage Man
by Gene Zion.
New York: Harper Collins, 1988 (paperback)

Discovering Worms
by Jennifer Coldrey.
New York: Bookwright Press, 1986

by Keith Pigdon and Marilyn Woolley.
Cleveland/Toronto: Modern Curriculum Press, 1989

Earthworms, Dirt and Rotten Leaves;
An Explanation in Ecology

by Molly McLaughlin.
New York: Atheneum, 1986

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
by Leo Buscaglia.
New York: Slack Inc., 1982

Garbage Delight
by Dennis Lee.
Toronto: MacMillan, 1977

Give Peas a Chance; Organic Gardening

by Peter Barbarow.
Happy Camp, CA:
Naturegraph Publishers, 1990

The Hidden World; Life Under a Rock
by Lawrence Pringle.
New York: MacMillan, 1977

In a Pumpkin Shell
by Jennifer Storey Gillis.
Pownal, VT: Storey Publishing, 1992

Inch by Inch
by Leo Lionni.
New York: Astor-Honor, 1962

Kids Gardening;
A Guide to Messing Around in the Dirt

by Kevin Raftery & Kim Gilbert Raftery.
Palo Alto, CA: Klutz Press, 1989

Let's Compost
by Nancy Hansen.
Calgary: Alberta Ecotrust, 1994
(to order call (403) 282 6956)

Lots of Rot
by Vicki Cobb.
New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1981

P3,The Earth Based Magazine for Kids
PO Box 52, Montgomery, Vermont 05470

Squirmy Wormy Composters
by Bobby Kalman & Janine Shaub
New York: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992

A Toothy Tongue and One Long Foot;
Nature Activities for Kids

by Diane Swanson.
Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 1992

Twist, Wiggle and Squirm;
A Book About Earth Worms

by Lawrence Pringle.
New York: Crowell, 1973

The Wump World
by Bill Peet. Boston:
Houghton Mifflin, 1970

Zebo and the Dirty Planet
by Kim Fernandes.
Toronto: Annick Press, 1991.

Chapters Books lists over 50 composting books in their index.
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Great Books Etc. for Teachers!

Cafeteria Composting Guidelines
from the Division of Solid Waste Management Agency of Natural Resources,
103 S. Main St. Laundry Building,
Waterbury, Vermont 05676
(to order call (802) 244 7831)

Eagles, Evergreens & Everyone
by Shirley Blackstaff.
Ladysmith, B.C.
3E Publications, 1990

Green Teacher Magazine
95 Robert Street Toronto, ON M5S 2KS
Subscriptions: $27/yr (5 issues)
(to order call (416) 960 1244)

GrowLab A. Activities for Growing Minds
B. A Complete Guide to Gardening in the Classroom
National Gardening Association
180 Flynn Avenue, Dept. B Burlington, Vermont 05401
(to order call (802) 863 1308)

Keepers of the Animals; Native Stories and
Wildlife Activities for Children

by Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchnac.
Saskatoon: Fifth House Publishers, 1991

Let it Rot;
The Home Gardener's Guide to Composting

by Stu Campbell. Pownal , VT: Storey
Communications, 1990

The Incredible Heap;
A Guide to Compost Gardening

by Chris Catton and James Gray.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984

The Real Dirt; The Complete to Backyard,
Balcony and Apartment Composting

by Mark Cullen and Lorraine Johnson.
Toronto: Penguin Books, 1992

The Rodale Guide to Composting
by Jerry Mennich and Marjorie Hunt.
Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1979

Schoolyard Garden Designs;
A Guide to Gardening with Children

by John O'Brien.
Rochester: Praying Mantis Press, 1992
(to order call (716) 271 4007)

A 26 minute video and teaching guide
Flowerfield Enterprises 10332 Shaver Road
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49002
$38.40 U.S. (to order call (616) 327 0108)

Worm Digest Newspaper
P.O. Box 544 Eugene , OR 97440-0544 USA
Tel: 541-485-0456
Subscription: $16.00 U.S./$22.00 Can (1yr/4 issues)

Worms Eat My Garbage
by Mary Appelhof. Kalamazoo:
Flower Press, 1982

Worms Eat Our Garbage
Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

by Mary Appelhof, Mary Francis Fenton and Barbara Harris.
Kalamazoo: Flower Press, 1993


Composting With Red Wiggler Worms

Urban Home Composting

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Revised September 12, 2005

Published by City Farmer
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