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Infants/Toddlers: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
This rich introduction to the life of a tree by Caldecott Honor–winning author-illustrator Lois Ehlert is a celebration of nature featuring a child's connection to a sugar maple tree.
Ehlert blends bold graphics, vibrant colors, and precise details in her watercolor collage alongside found objects like seeds, fabric, wire, and roots in this innovative work of early nonfiction. A special glossary explains how roots absorb nutrients, what photosynthesis is, how sap circulates, how to make a bird treat, and other facts about trees. Children and adults will feel inspired to take a closer look at the nature in their own backyards.
School-Age: Arthur's Fire Drill by Marc Brown
When D.W.'s teacher announces that they will have a dire drill, D.W. is afraid the school is going to burn down! So Arthur gives her his fire fighter's hat, a whistle, and a few tips on fire safety, and appoints her their home fire warden. She then sets off to school prepared to take charge. Includes two pages of word stickers to reinforce word recognition and to help beginning readers create their own Arthur stories.