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Seasons

So much can happen in a single day – rain, sun, work, and rest, and all of it is perfect and beautiful.

On a cold winter morning, grandmother writes, “Dear Rebecca, winter is here”. Read on to experience the many swift changes of winter grandmother describes in her letter.

Billy can’t wait to start growing fruits and vegetables in his Grandpa’s garden. Read along as Billy learns all of Grandpa’s gardening tips, and enjoys the fruits (and veggies) of their labor.

Watch the seasons come to life in this comprehensive book of poetry.

Everything Pumpkin! This book offers multiple pumpkin projects, ranging from growing pumpkins in a garden to pumpkin seed jewelry.

In November the air turns crisp and cold. Families, animals, and insects all gather together for warmth. This is a great book to share with students to celebrate the month of November.

A fold-out rhyming book showing the progress of a seed, into a plant, then into a crop.

A story of all the wonderful things to do in the summer, illustrated by beautiful cut-paper illustrations.

Miss Maple loves nurturing the lost seeds of the world. Travel through the seasons with her and her woodland friends as they help the seeds stay strong before it’s their time to be planted. And remember, big tall trees started out as tiny little seeds.

These quilted images follow Mother Earth and her children as they wake up flowers, paint beetles, an play together until winter comes again.