Plants Can't Sit Still

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Do plants really move? Absolutely!

You might be surprised by all ways plants can move. Plants might not pick up their roots and walk away, but they definitely don’t sit still! Discover the many ways plants (and their seeds) move. Whether it’s a sunflower, a Venus flytrap, or an exotic plant like an exploding cucumber, this fascinating picture book shows just how excitingly active plants really are.

“With a doctorate in biology, Hirsch understands her subject, but equally important is her ability to communicate with well-chosen words that make the ideas fun and memorable for children. . . . A new way to see the plants around us.”—starred, Booklist

“Colorful, exuberant illustrations work impressively with the text. . . . Excellent collaboration produced a winner: graceful, informative, and entertaining.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books, Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 1.8
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF037030, JNF051050
Dewey 580
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 510
Guided Reading Level N
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Awards

  • North Carolina Children's Book Award Nominee, Short-listed, 2019
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee, Short-listed, 2019
  • Riverby Award, Winner, 2017
  • Maryland Blue Crab Award, Winner, 2017
  • Cybils Finalist, Nominated, 2017
  • NYC Reads 365 Recommended Reading List, Winner, 2017
  • Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Nominee, Nominated, 2017
  • NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, Winner, 2017
  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, Winner, 2016
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books, Winner, 2016
  • Book Links Lasting Connection, Winner, 2016
  • Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee, Nominated, 2016

Reviews

Booklist

“With a doctorate in biology, Hirsch understands her subject, but equally important is her ability to communicate with well-chosen words that make the ideas fun and memorable for children. . . . A new way to see the plants around us.”—starred, Booklist

School Library Journal

“The bright illustrations and the simple but moving text make this a solid addition to any collection looking to inspire interest in the natural world.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Colorful, exuberant illustrations work impressively with the text. . . . Excellent collaboration produced a winner: graceful, informative, and entertaining.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch

Rebecca E. Hirsch is an award- winning children's author with a PhD in plant biology. Her picture books include Plants Can't Sit Still and Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep while You Sleep. She lives with her husband and three children in State College, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at rebeccahirsch.com.

Illustrator: Mia Posada

Mia Posada grew up in Minneapolis, then studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also studied art in Florence, Italy, and illustration at Academy of Art College in San Francisco, California. Mia has written and illustrated numerous books including: The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit's Amazing Migration, Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks, and Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves' Hidden Colors. She illustrated Plants Can't Sit Still which was named a Kirkus Best Children's Books and won the NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts Award. She lives in Golden Valley, Minnesota with her husband and their three kids.