A Seed is the Start (Hardcover)

By Melissa Stewart

National Geographic Children's Books, 9781426329777, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Beautiful photography and lyrical text pair with comprehensive picture captions in award-winning author Melissa Stewart's story about the surprisingly diverse world of seeds. Learn all about the plant cycle, from how seeds grow, the fascinating ways they travel, and what it takes for a seed to become a plant.

Meet seeds that pop, hop, creep, and explode in this vividly illustrated introduction to the simplest concepts of botany. The story, which is perfect for elementary school Common Core learning, carefully highlights the many ways that seeds get from here to there, engaging children's curiosity with strong action verbs. Stunning photographs with fact-packed captions provide supporting details, explaining the role of seed features and functions in creating new generations of plants. Complete with an illustrated glossary and back matter featuring more resources, this book inspires wonder as it encourages budding botanists of all ages to look with new eyes at plants and their seeds.


About the Author

Melissa Stewart is the author of more than 150 science books for children, including ten National Geographic Readers. Feathers: Not Just for Flying was an ALA Notable Book for Children, as well as a winner of the Cybils Award for Nonfiction and the Nerdy Book Club Award for Nonfiction. No Monkeys, No Chocolate was a Junior Library Guild selection, a Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2013 pick, and a NSTA and CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book. Stewart is also the coauthor (with Nancy Chesley) of Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, K–2.


Praise For A Seed is the Start

"Engaging text and crisp nature photography capture the surprisingly dynamic journey of seeds as they grow, travel, sprout, and trigger the cycle anew. Action verbs are abound as seeds “fly,” “float,” “pop,” and even “ride, to name a few. Stewart weaves fascinating facts about specific plants into a cohesive and sequential narrative that covers each step of the life cycle. The photographs are bright and vivid, supporting the flow of text and expanding upon the broader context of the content." -- School Library Journal

"Help your students with Life Science Standards of the NGSS with A Seed is a Start.  Expertly written with eye-catching photographs and an outstanding vocabulary list showcases seed germination and propagation." -- Kevin Daugherty, Education Director, Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom


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