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. :)
There are 10 2-page spreads with general information such as “BETTER BELEAF IT!”
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.
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.
We also have Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification by Thomas J. Elpel for reference.