Few things in nature can capture children’s attention better than colorful wildflowers. Parents and teachers can make the most of this with Mountain Wildflowers for Young Explorers, a fact-filled and beautifully illustrated guide adults can share with the budding botanists in their lives. Author and artist Sharon Lamar’s charming watercolor paintings depict 26 flowers common to Western mountains and valleys, one for each letter of the alphabet. This book is packed with extras. The illustrated glossary helps aspiring naturalists identify plants, a section notes each plant’s traditional significance to Native peoples, and an appendix outlines a variety of wildflower activities for kids. This fun and fascinating book is sure to inspire kids and grownups alike to get outside and scour the mountainsides for beautiful buds and blossoms. Age Range: 8 – 11 years Grade Level: 3 – 6 ISBN-10: 0878425780 ISBN-13: 978-0878425785