Multcolib School Corps Picks Growing Things Grades 1 - 3
Annotation:Introduces the life cycle of plants, describing how a plant is grown from a seed, sprouts roots and leaves, and eventually forms a mature plant or flower which contains new seeds.
Annotation:Featuring a special section on how children can make a tree identification book of their own, this title is a bright and colorful introduction to trees, leaves, and their inner workings in nature.
Annotation:Plants come in all shapes and sizes, but they go through the same stages as they grow. Learn the secrets of plant life cycles, using four common plants.
Annotation:Describes how seeds develop into flowering plants, how flowers lead to the production of new plants, and the various kinds of flowers that live in different environments.
Annotation:Brief text and lavish illustrations explain plant reproduction and the purpose of a flower and present some plants which don't seem to be flowers but are.
Annotation:This book introduces children to the concepts of life, growth, and the life cycle, as well as the parts played in a plant's growth by sunlight, bees, and pollen.
Annotation:From splashing away in a raindrop to scurrying with scampering squirrels to hitching rides on your sleeves and socks, seeds have many ingenious ways to traveling to new laces, growing roots, and beginning the cycle again.
Annotation:Information about various topics related to petals, tree bark, seeds, and other special characteristics of different plants forms the foundation for a variety of craft projects.
Annotation:An introduction to trees that compares parts of a tree to parts of the human body, with illustrations and brief descriptions of trees found around the world.
Annotation:We all enjoy the beauty of fall, with the trees decked out in all those gorgeous colors. But kids want to understand what is behind this display. Important science concepts are introduced as readers uncover the mystery of why leaves change their color.
Annotation:Examines the characteristics of different types of leaves and explains how and why they change colors in the autumn.
Annotation:Describes how raspberries, peanuts, corn, and other foods are produced as various plants flower, create seeds, and finally bear fruit.
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Fiction and nonfiction materials about plants and seeds for grades 1-3. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .