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Plant the Tiny Seed


Title:   Plant the Tiny Seed
Author:   Christie Matheson
Series:   —
Recommended for:  children ages 6 and under
Pages:    32 p.
Call Number/Link:  E MATHESON, C.

Rating:   *** 1/2



Plant a seed to watch it grow. Press on the cloud to make it rain. Jiggle the book to scatter the seeds. Interactive text teaches very young children how flowers sprout and mature. Contains watercolor depictions of a flower in various stages of growth” – – provided by publisher.



Cute gardening book for young children.  Interactive, like the author’s book Tap the Magic Tree.

Great for preschool storytimes with gardening or spring theme.  Could also use for a bee or butterfly storytime.  It could also work for Toddler Time if the children in attendance skew a little older and wouldn’t be too confused by the interactive aspect of the book.

Would work well for one-on-one reading to toddlers and up.



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Posted by on February 7, 2017 in Concepts, Picture Books


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Bees book cover

Title:   Bees
Author:   Laura Marsh
Series:   National Geographic Kids
Recommended for:  early readers (though not very early readers), preschool and gr. K-2 as readaloud
Pages:   32
Call Number/Link:   READER 595.799 MAR

Rating:   ****






Introduces honeybees, describing their physical features, different roles in the hive, and the importance of bee pollination for the world’s food supply.


An inviting source of information about honeybees for the picture book/early reader crowd.  Interesting text, vivid photographic illustrations, important vocabulary defined within the text as “Buzz Words.”  Thanks to the cool facts about bees section, I now know that bees can see colors and prefer blue, purple and yellow flowers.  (Not coincidentally, I have decided to plant red and pink flowers this year.)  I especially enjoyed the riddles scattered through the book.  The quiz at the end of the book lets the reader check how much he or she has learned.



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Posted by on February 5, 2016 in Non-Fiction


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