Title: June 29, 1999
Author: David Weisner
Publisher: Clarion Books
Award: ALA Notable Children’s Book
Publication Date: 1992
Genre: Picture Book, Fiction
Audience: Gr. 3, 4, 5

Overview: Holly Evans’ science experiment is much different than the other students in her class. She plants vegetables in boxes and lets them fly in a balloon up into the sky. A month later, on June 29, reports around the country say that giant vegetables are landing everywhere! Holly believes that her experiment worked better than she could have thought. But is it her experiment or is it some outside source? Find out in this thrilling book!

Activity: Have students plant their own gardens and watch the vegetables grow, recording their growth over time.

Reviewer’ Name: Megan Wise