Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Why Do Leaves Change Color?


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It's fall! The leaves are changing color. Learn about the magical process of how leaves change their color with this Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book.

Graceful text and simple, fun diagrams help introduce 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.

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: 138,130
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About 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. 6 reviews.
MDees on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Autumn is a beautiful season. This book explains in a simple format why leaves change color. Leaves from different trees change to different colors in fall. The book has nice illustrations of leaves from various trees and the different colors they will become. It walks through the process of photosynthesis in a well laid out format that is easy for elementary students to read and comprehend. I think this is a great informational book about fall. The illustrations are eye catching and enjoyable to look at. I enjoyed learning about the various trees and their colors. I would use this book in conjunction with a nature walk in the fall. You could use the book to classify the various leaves found. You could also have students bring leaves they found at home and then compare them to the leaves in the book. It is a great addition to the photosynthesis concept in science.
patsila on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
nice illustrations; information was not too boring or lengthy. Well-presented
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for children to start to learn about nature in their own backyard/the park. I also bought this book because my niece needed books with examples of paragraphs, not dialogues, for her eldest learning to write. The author is a good writer. There are clearly written paragraphs throughout, and the level of the material and vocabulary are age appropriate.
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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.