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Gail Gibbons

All about different kind of apples, including how they are grown and sold.

An introduction to the history of corn production, its many beautiful varieties, and the life cycle of the plant. You are sure to captured by the colorful images of this book!

Farms are busy places throughout the year. Animals are born; fields are plowed and planted, and crops are harvested. The winters are quiet, but there are always chores to be done . . . and soon spring will come again. Here Gail Gibbons describes the activities and special qualities of life on a family farm.

The complete journey of a seed.

Readers will follow the life cycle of an arachnid and learn unique characteristics of spiders along the way!

From wild berries to cultivated berries, berries growing in the summer and berries growing in the winter, turn the pages to find out more about the berries we commonly eat.

The Honey Makers is an in-depth look at what is going on for bees inside and outside of the hive. The book provides detailed descriptions of the bee’s life cycle, their process of collecting pollen and making honey, and the fascinating ways they communicate. The book concludes by introducing the beekeeper and detailing the ways they care for the hive.

The story of how milk goes from the cow to the table.

Arnold’s favorite place to be is near his apple tree. He stays by his tree through the seasons, watching the tree grow blossoms, leaves, and eventually beautiful red apples.