PLANTS & GROWTH

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Grandpa's Garden

by Stella Fry

Grow your own class vegetables with Grandpa's Garden. This beautifully told story follows Billy from early spring to late summer as he helps his grandpa on his vegetable patch. When harvest time arrives they can pick all the vegetables and fruit they have grown. 

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Bee 

by Patricia Hegarty

Turn the pages to follow the miraculous little bee and its journey from flower to flower in this delightful peep-through picture book. Brought to life by the lyrical text and stunning artwork, the miracle of pollination will amaze and entertain.

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Oliver's Vegetables 

by Vivian French

Oliver loves chips. In fact, he won't eat anything else - until he plays a game with his Grandpa. Whatever vegetable he finds, he must eat. Explore new foods as Oliver realises vegetables aren't that bad after all.

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The Gigantic Turnip 

by Aleksei Tolstoy 

This hilarious retelling of the classic Russian tale about a farmer whose turnip is impossible to pull from the ground uses simple vocabulary and quirky illustrations. Its cumulative theme will soon have young readers gleefully joining in.

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Yucky Worms by Vivian French

Worms – fun, fascinating and wriggly worms! The humble earthworm plays a significant role in the environment, as all gardeners know: it aerates the soil, composts dead matter into rich humus in which seeds can germinate and plants can grow. Children love them too – especially for their wriggliness!

The Secret Sky Garden

by Linda Sarah

Funni enjoys flying her kite in the disused car park. But something is missing. So Funni decides to grow a garden in the space. One day, a little boy spots the garden from his plane, and decides to find it....

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The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

When the tiny seed is blown away, it travels a long way - over seas, deserts and mountains. The tiny seed survives the hazards of the journey and finally falls onto fertile earth. It grows and grows, becoming the tallest, biggest flower for miles around. Then one day the wind blows and thousands of the flower's seeds begin their own journeys.

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Eddie's Garden by Sarah Garland

What makes Eddie's garden grow? Earth, rain, sun and all sorts of creatures, of course! Eddie's garden is magnificent, from his stringy bean house to his tall sunflowers. How Eddie's garden grows is told in this gentle story with lively characters and colourful illustrations.

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Jasper's Beanstalk 

by Nick Butterworth

Jasper plants a bean. He waits for it to grow into a beanstalk all week. How long will he have to wait before he can start looking for giants? A picture book classic perfect for children finding out about nature and how things grow.

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How Do Flowers Grow?

by Katie Daynes

This stylish, highly illustrated book is perfect for sharing with little children, and introduces nature and science using a friendly lift-the-flap format. A brilliant introduction to one of the fundamental themes of biology, perfect for curious young minds.