I am excited to join Alyson Beecher and other friends in this weekly challenge. Finding great nonfiction picture books isn't a challenge anymore, there are so many wonderful books to be read now! The challenge is sharing them with as many people as possible so they can find this wealth of literature to share with our young readers. Thanks to Aly for starting this weekly link-up and thanks to all who join in! See all of the posts at kidlitfrenzy.
Looking at the NGSS, different grade levels look at plants - how they survive, offspring, parts. Here are a few books you can use when studying this topic!
Flowers Are Calling
by Rita Gray
Illustrated by Kenard Pak
Gorgeous book about how insects, birds and other creatures in nature help keep plants, flowers and trees growing. The pattern of the book shows 3 pages of an insect, bird or other animal being drawn towards a flower, sometimes mentioning the purpose (eat pollen, getting nectar). The next page names the flower and why it is important to have the creature land on it - what it does for the flower. The end pages invite you to look closely at a flower and note its color, pattern, shape, smell and time of opening. The author includes additional facts and sites to visit. Wonderful narrative nonfiction text.
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston
Don't forget to pair these books with some lovely fiction books:
If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay
The Dandelion's Tale by Kevin Sheehan
Rooting for You by Susan Hood
I'm sure your students' learning will grow with these books!