My brother and I spent plenty of summer afternoons during out childhood making mud pies and dirt cakes. Just before presenting Mom with our creations, we would place the perfect dandelion in the center.
Full color photos compliment informative text as readers, Grades 3-5, are introduced to dirt dwellers of all shapes and sizes. The tiniest protozoans, myriad invertebrates as well as mammals and reptiles whose burrows aerate the earth will change the way the reader looks at one of Earth’s most precious resources.
Even learn how to setup a home compost heap following the author’s instructions.
Check out the past selections in the reading list:
- Levi’s Lost Calf by Amada Radke
- The Super Soybean by Raymond Bial
- Pigs & Pork in the Story of Agriculture by Susan Anderson and JuAnne Buggey
- Fantastic Farm Machines by Cris Peterson with photography by David R. Lundquist
- Little Joe by Sandra Neil Wallace and illustrated by Mark Elliott
- Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio
- Seed, Soil, Sun: Earth’s Recipe for Food by Chris Peterson
- Pig 05049 by Christien Meidertsma
- The Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts
- Who Grew My Soup? by Tom Darbyshire and illustrated by C.F. Payne
- Oh, Say Can You Seed? by Bonnie Worth
- Farmer George Plants a Nation by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Layne Thomas