Did you know that May is Get Caught Reading month? Why not get caught reading some great science books and do some hands-on activities, too?
Reading level: Beginning/Easy Reader (Ages 4-8)
Summary: Describes and illustrates the life cycle of carrots and other root vegetables using appropriate first-grade vocabulary. Contains Glossary, Read More, Internet Sites and Index.
Illustrations: Color photographs
Comments: The formatting is perfect for the age group. The illustrations are yummy, and are consistent with one another in composition. Makes you want to get out there and plant some seeds, or even better, eat some fresh vegetables.
- Serve carrots and other root vegetables as snacks after reading these books (preferably whole carrots)
- Find an appropriate container or plot of soil and plant some carrot seeds
- Carrot life cycle and activities
- Review and activities at Simply Science
Compatible fiction: The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Publisher: Capstone Press; Pebble Books (January 2, 2011)
Next title to be reviewed: Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope Saw by Elaine Scott
Be sure to look for more information about children’s books at today’s Book Talk Tuesday.