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Children's Nonfiction Agriculture

Seed Grows, A

by (author) Pamela Hickman

illustrated by Heather Collins

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1997
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1997
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 12


The My First Look at series provides young children with an introduction to the world around them. In A Seed Grows, follow the growth of a plant, from a peek inside a sprouting seed to the harvest of the fruit. The book suggests ways parents and children can explore nature — without disturbing it.

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.

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  • Runner-up, Book Design Award, Alcuin Society
  • Winner, Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller

Editorial Reviews

This is a very special little book that just begs to be shared with someone sitting on your lap. The friendly illustrations are filled with charming details.This book makes easy work of a possibly confusing topic. Best of all, the edge of each page opens with a cleverly designed flap which gives the reader a closer peek into the subject.

Care for Kids

This clever format provides two levels of text: one a simple story for quite young readers, and another, under the flap, a more involved scientific lesson.

Quill & Quire

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