Plants and Trees Supplement
* A Treasury of Flower Fairies
by Cicely Mary Barker
*A Tree Is Nice
by Janice Udry
"The Caldecott award-winning book that speaks simply and elegantly of the many pleasures a tree provide."
by Anita Lobel
"An unusual alphabet book incorporates reinforcement of individual letters into a dazzling display of floral painting as Lobel links girls' names, flowers, and verbs in a chain of floral gifts."
*Blueberries for Sal
by Robert McCloskey
"Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?"
*The Carrot Seed
by Ruth Knauss
"When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits..."
*Forest of Dreams
by Rosemary Wells, ill. by Susan Jeffers
The thawing of a forest and the return to spring.
The Gift of the Tree
by Alvin Tresselt
"The role of an oak tree in the cycle of nature is revealed as an ancient tree, even as it dies and returns to the earth, provides nourishment for new life all around it."
The Flower Hunter
by Deborah Kogan Ray
"Of John Bartram's nine children, it is William who best loves nature and wants to follow in his father's footsteps. William dreams of accompanying his father as he explores the wilderness of colonial America as botanist to the King of England in search of plant specimens."
Linnea in Monet's Garden
by Christina Bjork
"Linnea has been in Paris. And she has visited the painter Claude Monet's garden! She even stood on the same little Japanese bridge that Monet painted so often in his pictures. In Paris, Linnea got to see many of the real paintings.
Now she can understand what it means to be called an Impressionist, and she knows a lot about Monet's life in the pink house where he lived with his eight children."
by Barbara Cooney
"Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went."
*Over Under in the Garden
by Pat Schories
"The wonderful world of the garden and the alphabet are brought together in an alphabet book that combines informative facts on plants and animals in an A-to-Z presentation, enhanced by richly detailed paintings."
*The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein
'Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy.' Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.
*The Rose in My Garden
by Anita Lobel
"Start with a single rose. Add hollyhocks and marigold, sunflowers and zinnias. Voilà!A quiet, tranquil, beautiful garden grows before your eyes. But who's that hiding in the corner?"
*The Tale of the Three Trees
by Angela Hunt
Traditional folktale tells the Easter story from a unique perspective.
Secret Garden Coloring book
Keeping little hands busy increases listening time. This is just a sample of a myriad of coloring books out there with floral themes.
The Trellis and the Seed: For all ages
by Jan Karon
"In a picturesque and secluded garden, a tiny seed sits in thrilled anticipation of its destiny as a powerful vine, twisting and flowering through the white latticework trellis. But how could such a small seed ever thrive and grow into a strong, healthy, grown-up plant? "Don't worry," Mother Earth says. "God has planned something beautiful for you." But time passes, and the little seed doesn't believe it. Beautifully illustrated and filled with faith and love."
CHILDREN'S CLASSIC LITERATURE:
The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett