Mother Nature rocks—and she wants kids to know it! Look and Wonder—from Barron’s

 

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Introduce children to the natural world with this fresh, bold, and bright nonfiction book! Discover the seasons, from bright spring blossoms to sparkling winter snow, and everything in between. Children have lots of questions about the world around them, and this book helps them discover many amazing and wonderful scientific facts about nature. The charming collage-effect illustrations are inspired by farms and scenery that the illustrator sees around her home in New Hampshire. Lively texts engage children and make this book a favorite to return to again and again. There are also Notes to Parents and Teachers at the end to encourage further exploration and learning. (Ages 5–8)

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Introduce children to the natural world with this fresh, bold, and bright nonfiction book! From moth to chrysalis to beautiful butterfly, learn about a butterfly’s life. Children have lots of questions about the world around them, and this book helps them discover many amazing and wonderful scientific facts about butterflies. The charming collage-effect illustrations are inspired by farms and scenery that the illustrator sees around her home in New Hampshire. Lively texts engage children and make this book a favorite to return to again and again. There are also Notes to Parents and Teachers at the end to encourage further exploration and learning. (Ages 5–8)

 

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Introduce children to the natural world with this fresh, bold, and bright nonfiction book! How do plants grow? Explore the journey from seed to sapling and beyond. Children have lots of questions about the world around them, and this book helps them discover many amazing and wonderful scientific facts about nature. The charming collage-effect illustrations are inspired by farms and scenery that the illustrator sees around her home in New Hampshire. Lively texts engage children and make this book a favorite to return to again and again. There are also Notes to Parents and Teachers at the end to encourage further exploration and learning. (Ages 5–8)

 

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Introduce children to the natural world with this fresh, bold, and bright nonfiction book! Follow the journey of water, from raindrops to rivers and then back to the clouds. Children have lots of questions about the world around them, and this book helps them discover many amazing and wonderful scientific facts about nature. The charming collage-effect illustrations are inspired by farms and scenery that the illustrator sees around her home in New Hampshire. Lively texts engage children and make this book a favorite to return to again and again. There are also Notes to Parents and Teachers at the end to encourage further exploration and learning. (Ages 5–8)

 

In Emilee’s opinion:

All four of these books were educational and well written. Also, the illustrations were colorful and exciting. Barron’s Educational Series books have become my favorite books to read to my children. Their books help me encourage my kids to learn. I loved that these books included a “things to do” and “notes for parents and teacher” section at the end. Now, I can have short summer lessons and we can learn about the seasons, plants, butterflies and water cycle. If you don’t know this about me…I plan out the summer so I make sure my kids have fun and learn at the same time. Some ideas I’ve done are, “Water Wednesday” or “Travel Tuesday.” Maybe this year, I’ll do “Wonder Wednesday” and we will read each book again and do a couple of the ideas at the end of the book. One idea that I’m going to try was found in the book titled, “A Stroll through the seasons.” It said, “Take a stroll through the seasons. How many things can children find outdoors that have something to do with the current season? In summer, look for bright flowers. In autumn, look for crispy leaves. What else can they find? Now ask the children to make a collage using all the different things they found during their season stroll.” Each book had great ideas and short lesson plans perfect for the summer. I look forward to implementing the ideas this summer with my children. I definitely recommend the Look and Wonder series.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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