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Books in Bloom


After a beautiful weekend made for long, meandering walks, puttering around the garden, and lazing with a good book in the backyard, I have flowers on the brain. I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I cannot resist a book with a fetching floral cover. Thankfully, we have many books with gorgeous blossoms and verdant foliage on the cover at Meinders Library.

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez
  • Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty
  • Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
  • Cucumber Quest: The Flower Kingdom by Gigi D. G.
  • Swallow’s Dance by Wendy Orr
  • First Class Murder by Robin Stevens

Young Adult Fiction

  • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
  • Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
  • Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
  • Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic
  • Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera
  • The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

Adult Fiction

  • Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
  • The Waking Land by Callie Bates
  • Daughter of Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
  • What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
  • The View from Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble
  • Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  • The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
  • The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson


  • On the Origin of Species: Young Readers Edition by Charles Darwin, Adapted by Rebecca Stefoff
  • The Gardener’s Color Palette by Tom Fischer
  • She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems by Caroline Kennedy
  • Paper Flowers by Jennifer Maker
  • Seven Flowers and How They Shaped Our World by Jennifer Potter
  • Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart
  • The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf



Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.