How Does a Seed Spout
by Melissa Stewart
Good Question series
Sterling Publishing, 2014
Ages 7-10
ISBN 978-1-45490-671-1
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What is a seed? Do all seeds develop into plants? What happens to plants in winter? Why do leaves come in so many sizes and shapes? Do insects help plants, or harm them? A virtual garden of information grows here for young readers to enjoy.

Research Notes

“Plants are such amazing organisms, and yet publishers are sometimes hesitant to publish books about them. So when editor Kelly Smith asked me to write this title I knew it was a rare opportunity to show kids how interesting plants really are and how important they are in our world. I worked hard to include engaging information about mosses, ferns, and conifers as well as more familiar flowering plants, and I explained how animals both help and harm the vegetation around us.”

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