Children's LiteratureSet up like real reference books this series entitled "Harvesttime" is a subset of the larger series of "Welcome Books." In each book, young readers will find a table of contents, the text and accompanying pictures, a list of new words, along with their definitions, that were highlighted in the text, and a page with a few references to books and a web site to find out more on the topic. The final page contains an index and a very brief write-up about the author and the reading consultants who reviewed the text. The text is a compilation of declarative sentences some of which are a bit banal and don't really tell the reader much. Readers do learn that oranges grow from seeds into trees and that the oranges grow on the trees and that a group of these trees is referred to as a grove. Saying that "It is warm outside at harvest time" or "Many people like oranges!" does not tell much. The stock photos that fill each page are appropriate to the text (and they show an interesting oriental market instead of a supermarket), and very young and new readers will feel a sense of accomplishment having completed the straightforward text and looked at the photographs. 2004, Scholastic, Ages 3 to 6.