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Seeds

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.

Kim goes to Grandma’s house to help her wake the garden. Together they transform a bare plot of land to a garden filled with possibility.

Here in the meadow, everything is growing.

How does a tiny acorn grow into an enormous oak tree? This classic Level 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book shows how little seeds become the plants and trees that surround us. Follow the story for a seed experiment that you could do in your own classroom to bring seed exploration to life.

Something magical happens when you plant a dream with a seed. With plenty of love and patience, they can blossom into an extraordinary gift. To be shared with those you love and those with big dreams, this book encourages us to never give up.

If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.

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

Book-loving Lola is inspired by a collection of garden poems that she reads with her mommy. She wants to plant her own garden of beautiful flowers, so she and Mommy go to the library to check out books about gardening. They choose their flowers and buy their seeds. They dig and plant. And then they wait. Lola finds it hard to wait for her flowers to grow, but she spends the time creating her own flower book. Soon she has a garden full of sunflowers and invites all of her friends for cakes and punch and a story amongst the […]

The Magic School Bus shrinks to the size of a ladybug to experience a garden through the eyes of an insect. The students learn about how seeds turn into plants, and about how bees pollinate plants to help them spread to new areas and grow.