The following books and websites contain additional information, activities, and enrichment options. The books may be available through publishers, distributors such as bookstores or online retailers, or library systems.

For Students

What Is a Plant?
Bobbie Kalman, Crabapple, 2000
Flowers, Trees, and Fruits
Sally Morgan, King´Čüsher, 2002
The Cycle of Your Life
Rebecca Weber, Compass Point, 2004
Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs
Linda Ashman, Harcourt, 2001
Around One Cactus
Anthony D. Fredericks, Dawn, 2003
Wetland Animals
Francine Galko, Heinemann, 2002

For Teachers

Eyewitness: Plants
David Burnie & Paul Burne, DK, 2000
Early Themes: Life Cycles
Maria L. Chang, Scholastic, 1999
Janice VanCleave's Plants
Janice VanCleave, Wiley, 1996


The Electronic Naturalist
Garden Mosaics
Using Live Insects in Elementary Classrooms

For additional websites, see the Best of the Net feature at and sites recommended by the National Science Teachers Association at