Told from the viewpoint of a child whose Grandpa is a beekeeper, this rhyming text offers an accessible and engaging introduction to the behavior of bees, including: where they live, how honey is made, and what a beekeeper does. The companion book to the Busy Bees lesson plan and the Busy Bees Kit. Please check the kit out separately.
Categories: Foods & Nutrition, General Agriculture, Lifecycles, Literacy Project Books | Type: Book | Age: K - 4th
This is the diary of a worm. This worm lives with his parents, plays with his friends, and even goes to school. But unlike you or me, he never has to take a bath, he gets to eat his homework, and because he doesn’t have legs, he just can’t do the hokey pokey – no matter how hard he tries.
Categories: Gardening, Soils | Type: Book | Age: K - 3rd
Forestry examines all aspects of the industry, from the planting of new seedlings to the inner workings of a sawmill and a pulp and paper mill. This engaging picture book uses a combination of fact and fiction to introduce young children to the people, machines and environmental concerns involved in one of America’s most important resource-based industries.
Categories: Conservation & Natural Resources, Forestry, General Agriculture | Type: Book | Age: 1st - 5th
This a sensible book, well-focused, and highly readable handbook that provides essential information on the care of our most precious resource, our soil. Soil-building techniques include: organic matter management; on-site composting; cultivation and weed control; green manures and rotations; nutrient balances and soil testing; planning for organic certification. The Soul of Soil is more relevant than ever as the importance of organic certification is becoming widely recognized.
This book is about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm. In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don’t lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the changes.
Categories: Animals, Farming, Seasonal | Type: Book | Age: K - 3rd