Tag Archive | kids garden

5 Great Gardening Fiction Books for Kids

  There are many gardening books for kids, both fiction and nonfiction–particularly picture books. It’s harder to find books for the older grades. So with this short list, I’ve put together a few books that take you from toddler to the end of middle school. They are terrific resources for families and school garden programs. […]

Who Owns the Seeds?

Whenever a story like the one above hits the news I always hear from fans of my books. They see the parallels of a Bayer-Monsanto merger with the Seed Savers future in which Nipungyo, and ultimately GRIM, take over the food system. In the NPR story, the Monsanto chair is quoted as saying,”We believe in […]

All Seed Savers Books on Sale This Week

For those of you who don’t receive the newsletter, just wanted to let you know that all of my Seed Savers books are on sale for the remainder of the week. Perfect for summer or any time, the Seed Savers books take place in a future where gardening is illegal in the United States and […]

Tricks or Treats: Treasure on Sale

It’s no trick. Treasure, first book in the Seed Savers series, is currently on sale across all ebook platforms for only 99 cents! How do you know if this series is for you? Do you like books with adventure, but not gore? Do you like fiction books that are sprinkled with facts? … social commentary in […]

June Haiku and Other Stuff

Roses shout at the passers-by; announcing that summer has arrived And now for the “other stuff.” First, in honor of summer’s imminent arrival here in the cool and cloudy Pacific Northwest: Yahoo!!!! Okay, enough of that. I need to get outside soon and lay some soaker hoses in the garden before everything grows too much.. […]

Author S. Smith Press Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   LOCAL AUTHOR COMPLETES TEXAS BOOK TOUR Ultimate Food Police Imagined in Speculative YA Series SALEM, Ore. May 10, 2014—Would you still garden if it were illegal? That is the question confronted in Smith’s futuristic series, Seed Savers. Seed Savers envisions a day when corporate agriculture and the government have merged […]

Texas Earth Day Tour Update

  Just a quick update post. San Antonio has been added to the Texas Earth Day tour. I will be visiting four Half Price Books stores in San Antonio, mostly on Earth Day (April 22). So if you are in the area, come and see me! The specifics can be found on my Book News […]

New Scenes in Heirloom 2nd Edition

As promised, here are the additional scenes in the 2nd edition of Heirloom: Prologue The old woman was having trouble sleeping. Guilt pierced and pricked her as she lay in bed. Three children missing. Three children she had secretly been teaching about seeds and gardening. There was no way around it. It was her fault. […]

Heirloom (Seed Savers, #3) by S. Smith

Originally posted on Epic Book Quest:
In a grim future where food comes in packets and gardening is illegal . . . Brother and sister, Clare and Dante, have escaped to Canada and are sent to live with the Woods, a wonderful couple who run an apple orchard. There they attend classes taught by the…

A Homeschool Mom Meets Seed Savers

Originally posted on Anakalian Whims:
Click to follow the tour and visit the next blog. The thing about homeschooling – the awesome thing – is that plans are made, expectations logged, and as a parent you do a lot of letting go of both of those things as your child sort of takes over. I…