Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Why Do Leaves Change Color?

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by Betsy Maestro, Loretta Krupinski
     
 

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It's fall! The leaves are changing color. This Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book explains the magical process of how leaves change their color in autumn.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this classic picture book features graceful text and simple, fun diagrams to explain concepts like photosynthesis and the different types of leaves. This book also

Overview

It's fall! The leaves are changing color. This Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book explains the magical process of how leaves change their color in autumn.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this classic picture book features graceful text and simple, fun diagrams to explain concepts like photosynthesis and the different types of leaves. This book also includes simple activities to do with leaves like leaf rubbings. Both the text and art were expert-vetted for accuracy.

This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Bagel
This book offers children a lot in its clear, concisely written, impeccably illustrated story about the life cycle of leaves. Why are leaves green in the first place? How do changes in light and temperature affect them? Why do leaves fall from the trees? Maestro gives detailed yet easy-to-follow explanations. Several pages feature large leaf identification pictures-one reason why this book is a great family companion to bring along while in search of the actual specimens. At the back of the book are activities and places to visit to see leaves in all their glory. A "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science" Book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062382016
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/04/2015
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
153,480
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Betsy Maestro is the author of the "American Story" series, illustrated by her husband, Giulio. She has also written several other non-fiction picture books, including the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out science books How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color? The Maestros live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Loretta Krupinski has illustrated several children’s books, including Dear Rebecca, Winter Is Here by Jean Craighead George, The Irish Cinderlad by Shirley Climo, and her own Into the Woods: A Woodland Scrapbook. She has also illustrated one other book in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro. She successfully grew all the bean plants pictured in this book. She lives on the coast of Maine.

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Why Do Leaves Change Color 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
reading_two More than 1 year ago
My son loves this series and the Magic School Bus series. This series is less detailed than the Magic School Bus series but still informative. This book is colorful, it takes you through the seasons and talks about the trees and the leaves in each season. There are a two activities at the end of the book that help kids pay attention to leaves. Overall it is a light introduction to the process.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I home school my daughter and we found this book last year. Great for talking about the seasons. Beautiful pictures and she can even tell you what leaves belong with which tree now. Great ideas for projects at home in the back.