As part of the BRIT LIbrary's summer internship, Annie Martin, our summer intern, is highlighting a selection of books from the Oliver G. Burk Children's Library Collection. Over the course of the summer more items will be added so please check back!
Backyard Flowers by Polly Hathaway illustrated by Raul Mina Mora
Encourage the budding gardener in your life with this cheerful guide to growing in your own backyard. Learn the best plants for certain environments, and borrow ideas for gardening plots with this fun read.
What Is A Fruit? A Golden Book
Golden Books never disappoint, and this is no exception! Explore the world of fruits in this delightful picture book filled with all of your favorites; from citrus fruits to figs, this book celebrates them all.
Watch Out, It’s Poison Ivy! by Peter R. Limburg; illustrations by Haris Petie
Poison ivy is best avoided at all costs! Learn all you need to know about poison ivy this summer in this informative guide; like where to find it, how to identify it, and the best way to treat it’s harmful effects.
See Through the Sea by Millicent Selsam and Betty Morrow
Enjoy the ecology of the sea in this underwater exploration of ocean life. This book describes oceanic plants and animals, and how they interact with one another.
What We Find When We Look at Molds by William D. Gray
Learn about the origins of molds, all their various forms, and where to find them in this colorful guide. With fun facts and experiments to try at home, this book will introduce you to the world of molds.
The First Book of Wild Flowers by Betty Cavanna; illustrations by Page Cart
Written in 1961, this charming book introduces young readers to various wildflowers by family, season, and region. Alongside beautiful hand-painted illustrations, this is a wonderful and informative first guide to wildflowers.
An Age of Flowers by Doris L. Swarthout
Simultaneously discover Victorian American history and the role of flowering plants in both literature and society in this delightful book by historian Doris Swarthout. Full of illustrations and excerpts from publications of the time, this is a true glimpse into the flowers of an era.