What's in Your Pocket? Collecting Nature's Treasures

by Heather L Montgomery (Author) Maribel Lechuga (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Charles Darwin, George Washington Carver, and Jane Goodall were once curious kids with pockets full of treasures! When you find something strange and wonderful, do you put it in your pocket? Meet nine scientists who, as kids, explored the great outdoors and collected treasures: seedpods, fossils, worms, and more. Observing, sorting, and classifying their finds taught these kids scientific skills--and sometimes led to groundbreaking discoveries. Author Heather Montgomery has all the science flair of a new Bill Nye. Book includes the Heather's tips for responsible collecting.

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Inspiration for nature-loving children.

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In Lechuga's appealing illustrations, which vividly capture the wonder of childhood explorations and the beauty of the natural world, kids poke around in tide pools, spy on slugs, and stuff their pockets full of seeds. It's an altogether charming concept, convincingly demonstrating how childhood enthusiasms can be much more than passing fancies.
Heather L Montgomery
Heather L. Montgomery is passionate about nature, discovery, and the scientific process. An author and master teacher, she uses curiosity and yuck-appeal to engage young minds. Her many science books include Bugs Don't Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids and Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill. Heather has a BS in biology and an MS in environmental education. When she's not writing, she can be found climbing a tree, wading knee-deep in a creek, or collecting natural treasures with kids in beautiful Alabama.

As a child, Maribel Lechuga spent every quiet hour of the day drawing. She studied illustration in art school in Madrid and is now the illustrator of many children's books, including Ten Beautiful Things and Seaside Stroll. Maribel loves the environment and animals and recharges her batteries by hiking through the Spanish hills. www.maribellechuga.com
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781623541224
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Charlesbridge Publishing
Publication date
September 20, 2021
Series
-
BISAC categories
JNF007090 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Science & Technology
JNF054030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Camping & Outdoor Activities
JNF051170 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Discoveries
Library of Congress categories
Naturalists
Life scientists

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