A Seed Is the Start


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$17.99  $16.73
National Geographic Kids
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11.06 X 9.13 X 0.38 inches | 0.85 pounds

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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.


"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