Airplanes in the Garden

Monarch Butterflies Take Flight
by Joan Z. Calder
Awards & Honors
Winner of the Learning® Magazine 2013 Teachers’ ChoiceSM for Children’s Books Award.

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2013 Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient.

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Winner of the 2013 Global eBooks Best Illustration in Children Fiction Silver Award.
If I could give this one a 200 point total I would. This is the best of the best! - Award judge

Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2012 Award for Kids Storybooks

  • "A vibrant, enriching tale that kids will love." — Kirkus Reviews. Click here to see the full review.
  • Nominee for the "Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children's Literature” Awards by the Junior Master Gardener Program & The American Horticultural Society. Click here to read about the program.
  • Now sold at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian), National Arboretum Gift Store and the Cleveland Botanic Garden.
  • Airplanes in the Garden has been adopted by the Anne Arundel County Public School in Millersville, Maryland for use in its multidisciplinary first grade environmental literacy unit: How Can We Help Monarch Butterflies?

  • Read Joan's hints, tips and insights into butterflies and butterfly gardening on Facebook.
  • Read the book review from the Wild Ones Journal.
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