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A Botany Resource

September 18, 2015 | Posted by Annie Jacobs

We are over half way through the quarter, but I have to share my favorite book for our study of Botany.  It is The Tree Book for Kids and their Grown-ups by Gina Ingoglia.  This grown-up is loving it!

Disclaimer:  I’ve always had a thing for trees.  :)

tree book

There are 10 2-page spreads with general information such as “BETTER BELEAF IT!”

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And 32 spreads on specific trees.  Here’s the “FLOWERING DOGWOOD”.  Look at these pictures.  So pretty!  And the text is both informational and enjoyable.

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We are using The Tree Book for Kids and their Grown-ups along with nature notebooks, sketching and watercoloring as desired.

Collect, Print and Paint from Nature by John Hawkinson was great for a jumpstart on this.  It shows how to watercolor plants so simply.

paint from nature

We also have Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification by Thomas J. Elpel for reference.

botany in a day