Backyard Science

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
From the soil to the stars, discover the wonders in your own backyard with these titles:  A Gardener's Alphabet, Waiting for Wings, and Our Stars.

  • Format: Boxed Set
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544539198
  • ISBN-10: 0544539192
  • Pages: 96
  • Publication Date: 07/31/2014
  • Carton Quantity: 14

About the book

This set includes: A Gardener's Alphabet, Waiting for Wings, and Our Stars.


A Gardener's Alphabet by Mary Azarian
With her signature woodblock prints, the Caldecott medalist Mary Azarian invites readers into her own garden to discover its simple joys. Revealing the variety of life underground, the bright comfort of a greenhouse on a winter’s day, or the anticipation of starting seeds indoors in early spring, this striking alphabet book reminds us that gardens are perhaps our best way to live closer to the land and to the rhythm of the seasons.


Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
Every spring, butterflies emerge and dazzle the world with their vibrant beauty. But where do butterflies come from? How are they born? What do they eat--and how?

With a simple, rhyming text and glorious color-drenched collage, Lois Ehlert provides clear answers to these and other questions as she follows the life cycle of four common butterflies, from their beginnings as tiny hidden eggs and hungry caterpillars to their transformation into full-grown butterflies. Complete with butterfly and flower facts and identification tips, as well as a guide to planting a butterfly garden, this butterfly book is like no other.


Our Stars by Anne Rockwell
Scientists use telescopes and satellites to study the stars. But even though they're far away, stars are part of your world, too! Just lift up your eyes to see.

Anne Rockwell explains the universe with bright pictures and simple text in a book that will delight any curious child's mind