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A book about the balance between resources and responsibility.

An introduction to the desert landscape and its many plants and animals.

Each of Eli’s family members has a favorite place on their farm. His mother loves to visit a blueberry patch on the hill, and his grandfather feels most at home in the cool, peaceful barn. As he grows from infant to toddler to boy, Eli discovers that he loves the marsh where ducklings follow their mother. This book offers a unique child’s view on farm life and includes illustrations of farm animals and landscapes.

Alvie only eats soup, much to the dismay of his family.

Written in both Spanish and English, this book is an outstanding introduction to apple production for young readers. The story follows a young apple grower from the farm to the market and ties in with math and science education. A great book for the classroom!

After her grandfather passes away, Anna finds that she can still connect with him through the seeds he gave her.

This rhyming alphabet book takes readers on an adventure through Appalachia.

When it’s time to pick apples everyone in town helps, including Anna and her family.

Nonfiction tale of a bee’s life.

Nonfiction tale of a butterfly’s life.