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Seeds

Ever wonder why a tomato is actually a fruit? This book explains exactly what a fruit is in simple terms that young children can understand.

Annie’s family has moved to the prairie, and her mother is sad to leave her old life behind and start anew as a pioneer. Annie knows that the thing that will make her mother happy again is to plant a flower garden, just like the one she had back home.

The tiny seed that blows on the wind is looking for the perfect place to put down roots.

A seed is sleepy, but after a nice long nap, some sun, and a snack it is ready to grow into something magnificent!

Thomas Jefferson loved to grow peas, and every year hosted a contest to see who could bring the first peas to the table. Maya’s class decides to hold the same contest, and Maya has a few secrets up her sleeve that she hopes will help her win. Will her plants be the first ones in the class to produce peas?

Learn how seeds flip, float, fly, roll, dance, and more!

The complete journey of a seed.

A year in the life of a pumpkin.

A year in the life of a sunflower, from seed to plant to flower and back to seed.