Mushrooms Know: Wisdom From Our Friends the Fungi

Mushrooms Know: Wisdom From Our Friends the Fungi

By Author / Illustrator

Kallie George, Sara Gillingham



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Greystone Books








An adorable, STEM-themed picture book for children aged four to eight years that reveals the wisdom mushrooms have to teach us.

'Mushrooms always wear their thinking caps. They know so many things.'  This vibrant and informative book shares the fascinating lessons that fungi can teach us: that small can be mighty, being unique is a reason to celebrate - and staying connected is key. Sara Gillingham's lively artwork and Kallie George's charming text captures the wondrous world of mushrooms, and everything we can learn from it.

Featuring over 50 kinds of mushrooms, Mushrooms Know shares:

  • Engaging informational side bars with wild facts about mushrooms (such as how some are so strong they can grow through cement, and others can glow in the dark!)

  • Backmatter that dives further into the science

  • Important life lessons, including how to help each other and keep our homes clean

For budding mycologists and forest adventurers alike, this is a must-have addition to the science and nature bookshelf.



Mushrooms Know: Wisdom From Our Friends the Fungi is an incredibly deceptive book - a bit like its starring fungi! Despite looking like a simple picture book, the depth of vocabulary and knowledge included in the pages introduces this kingdom to all primary children, right up to year 6.

For the youngest children, they will enjoy the cartoon-like illustrations and understand the message that all fungi are unique, while older children will link the text with their Science national curriculum lessons.

It is a fascinating read, I even learnt new facts myself! Recommended across the primary age range.

Picture book / Reviewed by Sharon Porter, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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