Whether it's about the journey of a building from idea to pyramid, building a love of nature, fostering creativity, nurturing the soil, or just plain growing up, spring is all about growth! With that in mind we have some great new titles in the store for the growing season we know you will love.
The Tortoise and The Hare: It's an age old tale of slow and steady wins the race. Accompanied by Jerry Pinkney's stunning illustrations, this classic fable is ready for a new generation to fall in love with. If you are a fan of The Lion & The Mouse, this book is a wonderful companion.
The Story of Buildings, From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond: While the outdoors will always be our favorite place, buildings are an important part of our lives. For most people buildings are where we work, eat, sleep, and go to school. So how does a building come to be? From dreams to reality, journey along with The Story of Buildings to find out just how these structures jump out of imaginations and into the real world. Well written and beautifully illustrated, this is a book aimed at kids, but one parents will love to read as well.
Compost, A Family Guide:Teach your kids that composting is fun with this funky guide that takes you from the nitty-gritty of compost composition. Learn what compost is, how to make it, and how to maintain it, along with games, stickers, and more!
The Artful Parent: Bring out your children's creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids' art activities. Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. You'll learn how to set up an art space, how to talk to children about their artwork, how to choose the best art supplies (without breaking the bank), how to repurpose and organize the piles of art created, and even how to use kids' art activities to soften everyday transitions. Great for toddlers all the way through age 8.
Charley Harper's ABC's: The ABCs are one of the first things we learn in any language, so make sure the experience is a good one. With so many ABC books to choose from, it was hard to pick just one, but this is hands down our favorite. The colors are modern and vibrant, the illustrations are to die for, and the content (i.e. what each letter stands for) is dare we say, a bit more original. If you are a fan of the imaginative and lyrical work of Charley Harper, you will love this delightful ABC book.
Seedswap: We just love this illustrated introduction to saving seeds--how to harvest seeds from your own garden, set up a seed library to share with your community, and grow plants from your own seed stash. Includes a dictionary of plants, full instructions, and all the information you need to know about the seed swapping movement.
We Love Nature!: A child's discovery of the outdoors is filled with awe, wonder, and delight. This sweet little book gives parents easy ways to explore the natural world and make lasting memories at the same time. Share in the discovery of nature with your child and preserve his or her sense of wonder in this keepsake journal filled with activities and ideas for children ages two to eight.
The Nature Connection: There is no question that the outdoors is the best place to be, make the most of your adventures with this fun and interactive nature workbook! Lifetime naturalist and artist Clare Walker Leslie has been igniting kids curiosity around nature for decades. Combining directed observational activities with field notes and journaling, her unique approach nurtures for the next generation of nature lovers and environmentalists.
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