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Herbaria: A Guide for Young People
Herbaria: A Guide for Young People


Winner of the 2022 CBHL Award of Excellence for Children & Young Adults

Our Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9781935641216


What good is a dead plant? A lot! Herbaria, a picture book for grades one through eight, explains why, leading readers on an accessible, engaging exploration of who loves dead plants—and why. In these pages, we learn about famous historical plant collectors and the paths they established investigating plants. Readers join today’s field botanists as they go far and wide to discover new species, and we get to look in the herbarium at how specimens are mounted and organized for everyone to use and enjoy. The book as a whole helps kids to visualize themselves as botanists gathering, preserving, and unlocking the mysteries of plants. In addition to beautiful watercolor illustrations and photos, the book includes interactive features such as lift-a-flaps, overlays, and a foldout.

We are proud that this publication won the 2022 Award of Excellence for Children & Young Adults from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.

Watch as Missouri Botanical Garden Educator John Lawler previews Herbaria: A Guide for Young People.
Publication Information
  • Author and Illustrator: Kelly LaFarge
    Missouri Botanical Garden Press
    ISBN: 9781935641216
    Publication Date: 2020
    Format: Hardcover
    Pages: 34
    Illustrated: Yes