Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday - Plants 11.16.16

Every Wednesday I join Alyson Beecher from kidlitfrenzy and other
kidlit bloggers to share wonderful nonfiction picture books.
The intention of today's blog is to give educational professionals
new nonfiction reading material and ideas to use 
with students to promote a love of reading nonfiction materials.

My colleague and I were recently given the task of collecting books for the 2nd grade NGSS concerning plants.  I was very pleased to find this book to add to the collection:

Plants Can't Sit Still
Plants Can't Sit Still
written by Rebecca E. Hirsch
illustrations by Mia Posada
published by Millbrook Press

What I loved about the book:
  • the verbs that are used
  • the variety of plants
  • the variety of traveling methods
  • the movement it encourages readers to do!
  • the additional information included in the back - if there is a plant that is indigenous to your area that you want to learn more about, check out this info!
  • the list of videos that are included - visual pieces are wonderful options to enhance a book reading
Check out this post for more plant books.

Check out these books for more resources:
Plant a Pocket of Prairie by Phyllis Root
Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
Planting the Wild Garden by Kathlyn O. Gaebraith
Plant Secrets by Emily Goodman
Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen
Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater


  1. I've seen this title, glad to know more about it, Michele. Thanks!

  2. What a fascinating task! It's interesting to me to see a mix of nonfiction and fiction here.