Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Emma Carlson Berne
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
Readers follow an acorn on its journey to shoot, seedling, sapling, and finally to mature oak tree. The hard shell of the acorn protects the tiny germ of a plant inside that is waiting to sprout. Saplings can’t quite make acorns yet, not until they are big and strong. Strong oak trees provide shelter for animals and good air for people and animals. Mature trees grow acorns and the acorns fall and start the cycle over again!
From Acorn to Oak Tree is one of many books in the Start to Finish series. This nonfiction book includes a table of contents, an index, a glossary, highlighted words, and headings. Vivid photographs are included on each page spread. Readers learn more about earth science in this education book. Connections are made between trees children see all around them and little acorns they may frequently see. After reading this book, which would be appropriate to read at home or at school, readers will want to touch an acorn.