eBooks to Engage Students in Spring

Posted by Big Universe on May 8, 2014 5:18:39 AM

After our April showers post, we definitely had to bring you some ideas about incorporating May flowers into your literacy curriculum. Engage students in this absolutely beautiful time of year by reading eBooks all about spring and plant life. Incorporating eBooks such as these is a fantastic way to promote cross-curricular reading and literacy. Get students “springing” into new books today!

Spring eBooks for Grades K-2

by Ann Herriges © 2007
ISBN: 1600140319 AR: Book Level 1.8 / Points 0.5 / Quiz 108935 / Interest Level LG

Spring brings new life and warmth to the world. Longer days and blooming flowers lead us into warmer days. Young readers will discover how animals, plants, and people change when spring is upon us!



Bumblebeesby Emily K. Green © 2007
ISBN: 9781600140099 AR: Book Level 2.1

The fur on a bumblebee’s body helps it attract and gather pollen from flowers. Bumblebees gather pollen and nectar all day to bring back to their colony. Catch the buzz about how bumblebees work together to live and make honey!


Honey BeesHoneyBees
by Colleen Sexton © 2007
ISBN: 9781600140525 AR: Book Level 1.9 / Points 0.5 / Quiz 113673 / Interest Level LG

Honey bees collect pollen and nectar from hundreds of flowers a day. This helps flowers spread pollen to each other to make new seeds. Discover how bees go back to their hives and use the pollen and nectar to create sweet honey!

What is Pollination?WhatPollination
by Bobbie Kalman (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9781427194404 AR: Book Level 4.6 / Points 0.5 / Quiz 140496

Pollination directly affects the food supply on Earth. Pollinators are threatened by pesticides, invasive species, and habitat destruction, but they are especially threatened by a lack of awareness about their importance. This informative book filled with stunning photographs will help children look at insects in a very different way.

Spring eBooks for Grades 3-6

Reproduction in PlantsReproduction
by Julie K. Lundgren (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781618103536

The life cycle of a plant is explained as well as how different plants use different ways to reproduce. How the different parts of a plant play a role in how it receives the nutrients it needs to survive. How plants are pollinated and how more plant species are being discovered every day.

Grow with Me: SunflowerSunflower
by Kate Riggs (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781566601603 AR: / Points 0.0 / Quiz 0

An exploration of the life cycle and life span of sunflowers, using up-close photographs and step-by-step text to follow a sunflower’s growth process from seed to seedling to mature plant.


The World of PlantsWorldPlants
by Michael L. Macceca

All plants need sun, water, air, and food to grow. Plants are anchored to the ground by their roots, which take in nutrients from the soil. Stems and stalks hold up plants and give them shape, and also hold the plumbing system of the plant. Leaves are the place where food is made for the plant. Many plants make crops for us to eat.

Spring eBooks for Grades 6-8

Inside PlantsInsidePlants
by Barbara Taylor (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9781608701896

This series explores the unseen “worlds” that exist around us. Ancient artifacts and buried bones are hidden underground, while invisible forces—such as earthquakes and winds—shape life on Earth. Some of these worlds are microscopic details inside atoms and molecules, plants, animals, and the human body. Each title in the series is vividly illustrated with photographs and micrographs. Difficult science concepts are explained using easy-to-understand text and helpful illustrations. The series offers plenty of information for reports, while giving readers a different view of the fascinating world around them.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Plant LifeRourke

Rourke’s World of Science Encyclopedia teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. This comprehensive set helps students with the transition from K-4 to 5-8 grade level studies. From basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology, students will find what they need. Make Rourke’s World of Science Encyclopedia an important part of your reference library.

Topics: Classroom Ideas, Differentiation, Reading Lists, Literacy

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