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Seed Soil Sun

1/22/2019

Once again, noted author Cris Peterson brings both wonder and clarity to the subject of agriculture, celebrating the cycle of growth, harvest, and renewal. Using the corn plant as an example, she takes the reader through the story of germination and growth of a small corn seed into a giant plant reaching high into the air, with roots extending over six feet into the ground. The book also discusses the makeup of soil and the amazing creatures who live there, from microscopic one-celled bacteria to moles, amoebas, and earthworms.

Sugarbush Spring

12/25/2018

In the month of the Maple Sugar Moon, the snow's too wet for angel making, icicles rain from Grandpa's porch roof, and something is stirring in the woods. It's sugarbush spring; time to tap the trees, prepare the bottles, then gather round the cook fire to eat chicken and dumplings, roast marshmallows, and tell stories while the cold sap heats through, thickens, and boils to make syrup.

Farm Crops

9/20/2018

All about crops, especially highlighting the lifecycle of crops and the work it takes to produce them.

Farm Crops

9/16/2018

This book describes popularly grown crops, such as corn, soybeans, lettuce, and oranges, how they are planted and how they grow.

Where Did my Clothes Come From?

5/23/2018

Did you know that the cotton for your jeans was picked from a plant? How did the colorful wool in your sweater get from a sheep's back to a ball of yarn? Where did your soccer uniform, your rain boots, and your fleece jacket come from? And what does recycling plastic bottles have to do with anything? Visit farms, forests, and factories all over the world to find out how everything you wear has a story behind it. Back matter includes an author's note, an illustrator's note, a bibliography, and an index.

Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie

4/17/2018

From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef.

From  Grapes to Jelly (Who Made My Lunch?)

3/12/2018

Come along on the journey as common household foods travel from farm to factory to table. Learn how grapes are made into jelly! With clear process explanations and charming illustrations, this series answers the questions of curious and hungry kids. A child wonders where jelly comes from, and learns about the jobs of a grape farmer and workers in a jelly factory. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map of where Concord grapes are grown, a glossary, and further resources.

From Apples to Applesauce (First Facts)

3/8/2018

This book describes apple production, following the process from farm to the table. Fun facts about apples and their production, processing, packaging, and distribution are provided throughout.

From Cane to Sugar (Start to Finish)

3/4/2018

This book illustrates the production of sugar, following the process from the farms where sugarcane is grown to the factories where the sugar is extracted to the stores where the sugar is sold.

From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate (Who Made My Lunch?)

2/24/2018

With clear explanations and charming illustrations, this series answers the questions of curious and hungry kids. A child wonders where chocolate comes from, and learns about cocoa farmers in West Africa, and how cocoa beans are made into chocolate at a factory.

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