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STEAM Book Staff Pick: Let’s plant a salad! by Alyson Brown

By November 9, 2023No Comments3 min read

In the magical land of children’s literature, where creativity flourishes and inquisitiveness grows, the National STEAM Association has chosen ‘Let’s Plant a Salad!’ as their December 2023 Staff Pick. This delightful story is sure to spark a passion for gardening and healthy eating in young readers!

Growing Minds, Growing Gardens:

This delightful storybook, penned by creative storyteller Alyson Brown, takes young readers on a journey from seed to salad bowl, weaving together the wonders of natural science and childlike curiosity. The narrative not only cultivates a love for reading but also plants the seeds of curiosity that bloom into a deeper understanding of the natural world.

Harvesting Knowledge:

What makes ‘Let’s Plant a Salad!’ stand out is its ingenious blend of educational content and entertainment. The story effortlessly introduces children to the fascinating world of botany, ecology, and nutrition. Through the simple act of growing a salad, young minds explore the life cycle of plants, grasp ecological concepts, and develop an appreciation for the nutritional value of vegetables.

Why the National STEAM Association Chose It:

The National STEAM Association, dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary learning, recognizes the transformative power of ‘Let’s Plant a Salad!’. This book exemplifies the essence of STEAM education by seamlessly integrating various disciplines in a way that captivates and educates young minds.

In selecting ‘Let’s Plant a Salad!’ as the December 2023 Staff Pick, the National STEAM Association aims to inspire educators, parents, and young readers to embark on a journey of discovery and exploration. This book is not just a story; it’s a tool.

As we usher in the holiday season, ‘Let’s Plant a Salad!’ serves as a reminder that learning is a garden, and each book is a seed that, when nurtured, can grow into a forest of knowledge and creativity. So, let’s dive into the pages of this enchanting tale, where the magic of learning unfolds with every turn. Happy reading, and may your curiosity bloom like a well-tended garden!

About the Author

Hailing from Boise, Idaho, Alyson Brown isn’t just a financial whiz by day; she’s also a storyteller extraordinaire and a lover of all things feathered. Yep, you heard it right—she wrote a children’s book based on her real-life chicken, Cookie, titled “Cookie and the Cozy Coop.” Who knew coop life could be so inspiring?

When Alyson isn’t crunching numbers or hanging out with her feathered friends, she’s rocking it on the tennis court, finding zen in yoga, or creating mosaic masterpieces. Talk about a multifaceted creative!

“Let’s Plant a Salad” isn’t just a book; it’s a collaboration of Alyson’s storytelling genius and the magical illustrations by Lean Stavorengo and Inzilya Gumarova.

And guess what? Alyson’s not stopping there. She’s already working on her third book, set to drop around mid-2024. The adventure continues!

So here’s to Alyson Brown, our STEAM champion, Idaho’s finest, and the mastermind behind stories that plant seeds of curiosity and creativity. Can’t wait to see what she cooks up next! 🌱📚

Get your own copy!

Let’s plant a Salad! can be purchased on Amazon, Alyson’s website or Rediscovered Books in downtown Boise, Idaho.

Rachel Carter

Rachel Carter is an accomplished author and passionate advocate for the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) toys, books, and games. With a keen interest in educational products that spark curiosity and creativity in children, Rachel has dedicated her career to exploring and promoting the best in STEM-related content.

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