The Suburban Almanac, or the Almanac is an Item in Plants Vs. Zombies. It records all Plants that a player owns and all Zombies a player has encountered. Each time a new Zombie appears in the seed choosing menu at the start of a level , a new card appears with the Zombie name and picture but instead of a description there is a message reading [Not Encountered Yet]. The Suburban Almanac is unlocked upon the completion of level 2-4 in Adventure Mode.
It can be accessed from the Main Menu, in the plant selection screen by clicking on the Almanac button, in the pause menu, or on a specific zombie. Almanac entries for zombies and plants do not appear until they have been encountered.
The Almanac contains Humorous Descriptions, Jokes, or References to other Games. For instance, Imitater's description is: "I remember the Zombie wars back in '76; back then we didn't have all these fancy peashooters and jalapenos and stuff. All we had was guts, guts and a spoon".