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Delight in the springtime with picture books featuring gardening, flowers, and nature's beauty.
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The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow
by Joanna Cole Illustrated by John Speirs , Bruce Degen

Ms. Frizzle's class is growing a beautiful garden. But, Phoebe's plot is empty. Her flowers are back at her old school! So, the class climbs aboard the Magic School Bus. And, of course, the kids don't only go back to Phoebe's school, but they go inside one of Phoebe's flowers!

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A Dandelion's Life
Series: Nature Upclose
by John Himmelman

Text and illustrations follow the life cycle of a dandelion, describing its germination, the growth of its flower head, visits by various insects, and the withering of its stem in winter.

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The Tiny Seed
by Eric Carle Illustrated by Eric Carle

Carried from its flower home by the autumn wind, a tiny seed travels around the world. Its journey is perilous, and the reader learns the fate of fellow seeds: they can fall into the ocean, be burned by the sun, or be eaten by birds.

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Counting in the Garden
by Kim Parker Illustrated by Kim Parker

From talented textile designer Kim Parker comes a gorgeous counting book in which readers can count from one to ten while they search among the colorful flowers for various creatures hidden among lush garden scenes. Full color.

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It Could Still Be a Flower
by Allan Fowler

There are many types of flowers found all over the world, and all of them are different from each other. This book discusses different types of flowers in terms of where they grow, how they blossom, and other characteristics. Beautiful color photographs provide examples of many kinds of flowers.

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Grow Flower, Grow!
by Lisa Bruce Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

How do you make a flower grow? Spaghetti, pizza, and ice cream don't seem to work. When Fran gives up and tosses the flower pot outside, it gets rain, wind, and sunshine...and Fran gets a big, beautiful flower!

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The Reason for a Flower
by Ruth Heller Illustrated by Ruth Heller

The reason for a flower is to manufacture seeds, but Ruth Heller shares much more about the parts of plants and their functions in her trademark rhythmic style..

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Plants and Flowers
by Sally Hewitt

From beautiful flowers to towering trees, all plants need air, soil, water, and sunlight to grow. Through informative text and hands-on activities, readers will learn how a plant grows from a tiny seed to a strong plant and why flowers rely on insects to help them survive.

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Flower Garden
by Eve Bunting Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

Garden in a cardboard box
Walking to the bus
Garden sitting on our laps
People smile at us!

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From Seed to Sunflower
Series: Lifecycles
by Gerald Legg Illustrated by Carolyn Scrace

With colorful illustrations, interesting sunflower facts, and a glossary, this book tracks the life cycle of a sunflower from a seed in the earth to a fully grown plant that drops its seeds when autumn arrives.

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