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Children's Nonfiction Botany

Kids Canadian Plant Book, The

by (author) Pamela Hickman

illustrated by Heather Collins

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Jun 1995
Botany, Flowers & Plants
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 1995
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1995
    List Price

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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6


Detailed pictures, hands-on activities and kid-friendly information help children learn about the plants in their neighborhoods and across Canada. This book in the Kids Canadian Nature Series contains detailed illustrations, fascinating facts, projects and activities that tell kids how to recognize common poisonous plants, how a seed turns into a plant, what plants need to grow and much more.

About the authors

PAMELA HICKMAN is the author of over forty non-fiction books for children, including winners of the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, the Best Book Award from the Society of School Librarians International and the Canadian Authors Association Lilla Sterling Memorial Award. She co-authored the first book in this series, Righting Canada's Wrongs: Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.

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Heather Collins brings Come Sit By Me alive with the colourful illustration style for which she has become known. Her popular children's picture book credits include Whoosh I Hear a Sound!, The Bare Naked and A Pioneer Story: The Daily Life of a Canadian Family in 1840 for which She won both the Information Book Award and the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award. When she's not illustrating in her attic studio in Toronto, Heather can be found spending time with her two children and her husband.

Heather Collins' profile page


  • Runner-up, Book Design Award, Alcuin Society

Editorial Reviews

Text joins with very accurate color drawings to make the book an effective motivator for young readers ... A useful introductory, yet surprisingly comprehensive, little book for the young home gardener.

Science Books and Films

[A] handsome, inexpensive title ... Drawings are done with such accuracy and attention to detail that the reader can identify particular plants even without the captions.

Kirkus Reviews

The series encourages children to become close observers of nature and also provides step-by-step experiments and activities to perform. Hickman has done a good job of finding interesting tidbits of information and making comparisons. The type is large, and the colorful drawings are attractive.


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