Colorful Bookcase: Books About Green is a curated list of books about green as a color, history, gardens, architecture, and art. In my searches I found many books on the topic of green diets. I chose not to include these as there were far too many. Additionally, I did find a book that seems to be an authority in cocktail making, so that was a huge must!
Topics in this books about green list:
- color green and uses
- green color meaning
- architecture and design
- gardening and greenhouses
- children’s books inspired by green
- bonus miscellaneous green covered books
When you’re green your growing, when you’re ripe you rot.
Reading helps expand the mind. Green is also symbolic of growth, harmony, and nature. If you’re looking for more descriptive words, visit my blog post, “15 Best Words to Describe Green”. If you don’t have time to read and prefer to go digital, try an Audible membership. I commute quite a bit for work and appreciate having books on audio when I’m on the go.
Books About Pink in Culture and Design
“Die cut pages bring surprise after surprise in this magical new book from the “Queen of the concept book”―an intricate and satisfying homage to green, the color of all creation. How many kinds of green are there? There’s the lush green of a forest…”
“In this beautiful and richly illustrated book, the acclaimed author of Blue and Black presents a fascinating and revealing history of the color green in European societies from prehistoric times to today. Examining the evolving place of green in art, clothes, literature, religion, science, and everyday life…”
BRITISH RACING GREEN: Drivers, Cars and Triumphs of British Motor Racing (Racing Colours) by David Venables
“The great cars, drivers and races from the top motor-sporting nations form the theme of this spectacular new series of magnificently illustrated volumes. Each country boasts its bloodlines, companies, engineers, executives and enthusiasts whose powerful competitive spirit and dauntless courage drives them to dominate in motor racing.”
“The most exciting new buildings today are almost all environmentally aware, sustainable, and conceived to consume less energy than ever before. Discover the best examples of green projects from the Architecture Now! series in this handy Bibliotheca Universalis edition.”
“From the Orangery to the Conservatory
People have been looking for ways to protect fragile and tender plants since ancient China and the Roman Empire. Today’s greenhouses originated in the mobile shelters designed in the Renaissance for the new species–orange and lemon trees, rare and precious spices–brought back to Europe during the great Age of Exploration.”
“Make your home a healthier and more beautiful place to be with Hilton Carter’s inspirational ideas.”
“Hilton Carter’s love for plants is infectious… His lush and exuberant displays are inspiring reminders that plants can be so much more than neat little containers on a window sill.” Grace Bonney, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Design*Sponge
“An in-depth exploration spanning 800 years of the art, essence, and enduring …The most comprehensive exploration of the art of the Japanese garden published to date, this book covers more than eight centuries of the history of this important genre. Author and garden designer Sophie Walker brings fresh insight to this subject…”
“An insider’s guide to the world’s greatest ‘secret’ gardens, green spaces, and pocket parks tucked away in cities around the globe. Cities everywhere are graced with charming but little-known, off-the-beaten-track gardens and green spaces, offering urbanites in the know a chance to immerse themselves in nature. These often small, well-kept secrets…”
“Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award in “Beverage” category…A stunningly packaged, definitive guide to bar-building from one of the world’s most acclaimed bartenders.”
The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
““For covens who prefer meeting outdoors, perhaps in a garden or a deep forest clearing, The Green Witch is a delightful guide to nature magic. It’s filled with practical recipes for herbal blends and potions, the properties of essential oils, and lots of ideas for healing and relaxation.” —Bustle
“Many of us are already doing what we can to adopt a greener lifestyle. We recycle, try to reduce our waste and plastics, choose organic food when shopping, eat less meat, and opt for environmentally friendly cleaning products. Yet we often wish we were doing more and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Live Green is a practical guide of 52 tips and changes you can make…”
“How did Central Park become a vibrant gem in the heart of New York City? Follow the visionaries behind the plan as it springs to green life. In 1858, New York City was growing so fast that new roads and tall buildings threatened to swallow up the remaining open space. The people needed a green place to be — a park with ponds to row on and paths for wandering through trees and over bridges.”
Children’s Books About Green
“The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein’s poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.”
“Green grass is wide and fresh and clean for a family to play in, and brown dirt is perfect for digging a garden. But when gray buildings start to rise up and a whole city builds, can there be any room for green space? The neighborhood children think so, and they inspire the community to join together and build a garden for everyone to share in the middle of the city.”
Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mern Fox
“There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep?
The search is on in this cozy, sheep-filled story from acclaimed author Mem Fox and popular Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek. Complete with sleepy rhymes and bright illustrations, this book is sure to delight children of all ages, from the very young to those just beginning to read.”
“Pura Belpré Award, Illustrator Honor
Latino Book Award, Winner
Green is a chile pepper, spicy and hot.
Green is cilantro inside our pot.
In this lively picture book, children discover a world of colors all around them: red is spices and swirling skirts, yellow is masa, tortillas, and sweet corn cake.”
A timely retelling plays off “The Little Red Hen” with an environmental slant.
On top of a hill, inside an old and very fruitful apple tree, lives Little Green Hen. She prunes the tree’s branches, rids it of pests, and sows its seeds so that more trees will grow. But soon the work proves too much, and Little Green Hen seeks some help.”
“For kids who march to their own drummer — or are especially attached to a comfort object — here is a completely adorable character who wears his singularity in style.”
“In one of the most hotly anticipated sequel in memory, J.K. Rowling takes up where she left off with Harry’s second year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Old friends and new torments abound, including a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, an outrageously conceited professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, and a mysterious force that turns Hogwarts students to stone.”
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If your interested in books about pink, visit my first blog post in my Colorful Bookcase series, “Colorful Bookcase: Books About Pink to Peruse”.
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