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Science and nature books for kindergartners

Discover the many facets of life on earth with an award-winning photographer's take on dirt, an exploration of corn's cultural history, and a stunning photo-essay of one colorful chameleon. This book list will encourage kindergartners to ask questions about the science behind the everyday and the exotic.

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Corn Is Maize

Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians
by Aliki
HarperCollins (1986), $6

Did you know that one tiny kernel of corn can produce up to 1,000 plants? In this history of the ubiquitous crop, kids learn how early Native American farmers discovered, cultivated, and harvested corn — and shared their agricultural knowledge with the Pilgrim settlers. Your child will develop a new appreciation for popcorn, cornbread, tamales, and tacos.

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