From Our Library: A Booklist for Studying Seed Dispersal

From Our Library: A Booklist for Studying Seed Dispersal

Fall isn’t just about leaves falling from trees – it’s about seed dispersal, too! As summer’s lush plants turn to brown, crumble, and collapse, seeds are being dispersed left and right. Studies of seed dispersal can illuminate secrets to plant reproduction, inspire seed collection, and bring learners closer to the landscape that surrounds them. Pair these titles with seed pod collection, plant dissection, and other hands-on seed-centric activities. Download our PDF guide to see descriptions and suggested age ranges for each title!

Book List

Narrative Nonfiction

  • What Will Grow?, Jennifer Ward
  • A Seed is Sleepy, Diana Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long
  • Traveling Seeds, Rebecca Bielawski
  • A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds, Jean Richards
  • Planting the Wild Garden, Kathryn Galbraith
  • Who Will Plant a Tree?, Jerry Pallotta
  • Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move, Joann Early Macken
  • Seeds, Ken Robbins

Narrative Fiction

  • Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney
  • The Giant Seed, Arthur Geisert
  • Miss Maple’s Seeds, Eliza Wheeler


  • Ten Seeds, Ruth Brown


  • The Pictorial Guide to Seeds of the World, Terry Woodger
  • Eyewitness: Plant, David Burnie

Download the accompanying book list here.

Robin Morgan Huntley, Community-Based Education Correspondent

Robin joined Hilltown Families in 2011 as an intern and has remained with the organization ever since, first volunteering as a community-based education correspondent until 2016, following as a contributing writer. Robin is a graduate of Hampshire College and Antioch University New England, where she studied place- and community-based education. She lives on the banks of the Sheepscot River in Maine, where she and her husband are working to start a small farm. Robin teaches at Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education and is the founder of our first affiliate community-based education network, Dirigo Learning.

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