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Learn and Grow with Seeds Move! by Robin Page

Seed dispersal is the topic of collage artist Robin Page’s latest nonfiction picture book. Versatile for use throughout the seasons, this teaching tool plants the seeds for important classroom conversations about nature, interdependence, and the importance of conservation.

Anywhere Farm

Anywhere Farm Written by Phyllis Root and Illustrated by G. Brian Karas Published by Candlewick Press in 2016 ISBN 978-0-7636-7499-1 Grades PreK – 3 Book Review Just in time for Earth Day and in anticipation of the coming growing season, Phyllis Root’s new picture book celebrates the simplicity and power of the act of gardening. […]

The Night Gardener – Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book

The Night Gardener Written and Illustrated by Terry and Eric Fan Published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers ISBN 978-1-4814-3978-7 2017 Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Honor Book Book Review Grimloch Lane lives up to its name. The houses that line it are unkempt and the people who […]

Diana’s White House Garden

  Diana’s White House Garden Written by Elisa Carbone and Illustrated by Jen Hill Published by Viking in 2016 ISBN 978-0-670-01649-5   Grades PK – 6   Book Review   The year is 1943; America is at war and the inhabitants of the White House include President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, his wife Eleanor, and a […]

A Home for Mr. Emerson

Written by Barbara Kerley, Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham Published by Scholastic Press, 2014 ISBN 978-0-545-35088-4 Grades 3-8 Book Review Ralph Waldo Emerson himself ushers the reader through the front door and into his home on the title page of Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham’s latest collaboration. The title page also introduces the palette of orange, […]