Posted: 01/07/2013 at 20:19
Welcome Sara and daughter. Glad to have you here.
The Hessayon expert books ....written by doctor Hessayon.....are excellent for first timers. Pictures and brief descriptions. Books on lawns, perennials, shrubs etc.
Bigger....more expensive but very comprehensive reference book you yourself,might like that I use all the time....is the Readers Digest encyclopaedia of garden plants and flowers.
It's great your 10 year old is into gardenIng
I'm sure others here will be able to suggest better books for your daughter. Good luck and happy gardenIng to you both