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National Plant A Flower Day

The CBC Holidays Series explores stories that relate to specific holidays so that kid, and adult, readers can celebrate in the best way… with a good book!

Saturday, March 12th, is National Plant A Flower Day. On this day, we celebrate the importance of planting flowers. From red roses to blue violets, flowers provide us not only with happiness through their colors and scents, but they are also significant to our bee friends, who use the nectar to make honey. Let’s pick up a book or ask a gardening friend to learn more about planting flowers.

Bees in the City by Andrea Cheng, illus. Sarah McMenemy (Tilbury House Publishers) — Fiction, Picture Book, Science, ages 7-12.

Bloom by Doreen Cronin, illus. David Small (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing) — Fiction, Picture Book, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, ages 4-6.

Flower Power: The Magic of Nature’s Healers by Christine Paxmann, illus. Olaf Hajek (Prestel Junior) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, History, ages 7-12.

Flowers Are Calling by Rita Gray, illus. Kenard Pak (HMH Books) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, Poetry, Animals, ages 4-6.

In My Garden by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. Philip Stead (Holiday House) — Fiction, Picture Book, Concepts, Science, Poetry, ages 4-6.

Little Bee’s Flower by Jacob Souva, illus. Jacob Souva (West Margin Press) — Fiction, Picture Book, Science, Animals, ages 4-6.

Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza Wheeler, illus. Eliza Wheeler (Nancy Paulsen Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Science, ages 4-6.

Moving Words About a Flower by K.C. Hayes, illus. Barbara Chotiner (Charlesbridge) — Fiction, Picture Book, Concepts, Poetry, Science, ages 4-6.

Outdoor Crafts by DK (DK) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, How-To / Activity, Science, ages 7-12.

A Piece of Home by Jeri Watts, illus. Hyewon Kim (Candlewick Press) — Fiction, Picture Book, Background / Culture, Diversity, ages 4-6.

POLLEN: Darwin’s 130-Year Prediction by Darcy Pattison, illus. Peter Willis (Mim’s House) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Biography / Memoir, Science, History, ages 7-12.

Saving Kate’s Flowers by Jennifer Sattler (Bloomsbury) — Fiction, Picture Book, Humor, Animals, Series, ages 0-3.

A Season of Flowers by Emma Bland Smith, illus. Alison Jay (Astra Publishing House) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Action / Adventure, History, Animals, ages 4-6.

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver by Johnny Lambert (DK) — Fiction, Novelty / Pop-Up, Animals, ages 0-3.

What’s Inside a Flower? And Other Questions About Science & Nature by Kathy Brodsky, illus. Cameron Bennett (Helpingwords) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, ages 4-6.

Happy National Plant A Flower Day!

List compiled by CBC’s resident trivia expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other CBC Holiday book lists on our blog.

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