Stars in the Grass

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

In Dandelions, Mia Posada brings to life the beauty of the flower better known as a weed and a nuisance. This book invites readers to discover and watch the life cycles of dandelions with lush and softly colored illustrations and with a clear and simple text. Make and eat your own dandelion salad with the easy-to-follow recipe that’s included.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Category Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2000-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.1
BISACS JNF037030, JNF051060, JNF051050
Dewey 583'.99
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 550
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 49272
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2000
  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Winner, 2000


Kirkus Reviews

“A good-natured read-aloud.” —Kirkus Reviews

Science Books & Films

“The dandelion’s life is succinctly described in a rhyming verse accompanied by illustrations that could, by themselves, relate the life story of this remarkably ordinary plant. Teachers of young children could discuss a number of topics presented in the book: the seasons, pollination, seed dispersal, adaption, germination, and phototropism.” —Science Books & Films

School Library Journal

“This cheerful book is a nice combination of rhyme and information. As the dandelion’s life cycle is described, bright and pleasing acrylic illustrations extend the text. . .” —School Library Journal

Author, Illustrator: Mia Posada

Mia Posada grew up in Minneapolis, then studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived until 2007 when she moved back to Minneapolis with her husband and children. Mia has written and illustrated five books: Dandelions: Stars in the Grass, Ladybugs: Red, Fiery and Bright, Robins: Songbirds of Spring, Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg, and Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks. She also illustrated Dazzling Dragonflies by Linda Glaser.