Book ideas for a plant theme

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  1. SamIAm

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    I was wondering if any of you had some good suggestions for books that would work for my plants theme. Specifically, I'd really like something that talks about how plants grow. It's has to be simple though... my students are young 2's and 3's.
    Thanks!
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Jack's Garden
    Henry Cole

    Sunflower House (Books for Young Readers)
    Eve Bunting

    Planting a Rainbow
    Lois Ehlert

    Growing Vegetable Soup (Voyager Books)
    Lois Ehlert

    How a Seed Grows (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
    Helene J. Jordan

    The Tiny Seed (World of Eric Carle) by Eric Carle

    From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons

    From Seed to Plant (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler
     
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    I am a Seed by Judith Moffatt
    The Carrot Seed by Crockett Johnson
    Jack and the Beanstalk?
     
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    From a post I responded to a while back....

    We had the students read Dr.Suess's book "Oh Say Can You Seed", after reading it, they each actually got to plant their own seed in either the really small pots or plastic cups, (whatever you want really). Then we would read the book each day, and afterwards attend to the plants, such as watering them and recording any growth we have seen.
    This way they remember each step a plant goes through during growth by reading the book and can actually observe their own seed growing at the same time. Plus they are always really excited at the end of the lesson when they get to take their plants home.
     
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    Yep, that is what I was going to say.
     
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    I really like Planting a Rainbow and Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert. I especially like to make vegetable soup as an activity (or stone soup if you'd rather) when we read Growing Vegetable Soup. :)
     
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    Hap Palmer has a song about how a seed grows, and the kids act it out.
     
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    Oh, I LOVE The Carrot Seed! It's a short, repetitive book, easy for children to memorize and repeat.
     
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    Never heard of this book! I went to Amazon.com and it's fabulous!
     
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    Here are the books we will be reading for story time during our Garden theme for the next 3 weeks:

    Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
    Vegetable Garden by Douglas Florian
    Alphabet Garden by Laura Jane Coats
    Old MacDonald Drives a Tractor by Don Carter
    Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
    To Be Like the Sun by Susan Marie Swanson
    Zinnia's Flower Garden by Monica Wellington
    Sunflower House by Eve Bunting
    Thirsty Thursday by Phyllis Root
    One Bean by Anne Rockwell
    Lunch by Denise Fleming
    Bright Yellow Flower by Judith Hoffman Corwin
    Bumpety Bump! by Pat Hutchins
    I'm a Seed by Jean Marzollo
    The Rose in My Garden by Arnold Lobel
    Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres
    Our Community Garden by Barbara Pollack
    Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
    Counting Wildflowers by Bruce McMillian
     
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    Jack's Garden is a glorious illustration of a boy's garden from planting to harvest.
     

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