A Year in Our New Garden by Gerda Muller celebrates the seasons via the joyful life cycle of Anna and Benjamin’s garden. They have moved to a new house with a dilapidated garden that they must nurture back to health. Eventually, and after a lot of work, a profusion of flowers and vegetables attracts birds and insects. They meet a knowledgeable wheel chair bound neighbor boy who helps them as well. The fun of a garden that produces delicious food and beautiful flowers, while sheltering birds and insects, is evocatively illustrated in the gorgeous paintings that accompany the text. This is a perfect book for budding gardeners.