As a young girl growing up on Hazel Ridge Farm, Kelly is aware of how special the place she calls home is. After all, it's not everyday that your backyard lets you view white-tailed deer and sand-hill cranes, swim in ponds populated by snapping turtles or hear the hoot of an owl named Jackson as he keeps watch as you sleep each night. Committed to maintaining a natural wilderness, Kelly's parents have created a wildlife sanctuary where both the land and its animal residents can be nurtured. Kelly of Hazel Ridge is the third title in the Hazel Ridge Farm series (Saving Samantha and Adopted by an Owl) by husband-and-wife team Gijsbert and Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen, and is inspired by their life on their 40-acre farm located in Bath, Michigan. For over 20 years, Robbyn and Gijsbert (also known as Nick) have nurtured the land back to health and raised and released injured and orphaned animals. Nick has illustrated over 20 books for Sleeping Bear Press, including The Legend of Sleeping Bear, The Legend of the Petoskey Stone (#1 Midwest bestseller), and Texas Bluebonnet runner-up Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot.
Wend your way through Buttercup's lovely day. In poetry that winds and wends like a creek through a farmer's field, we journey through one lovely day in Buttercup's life. Whether she is ruminating on the mud beneath her feet or the moon and the stars in the blue-black sky, she draws us deep into her rich and wonderful world. Carolyn Beck spent her summers in fields and meadows. She spends as much time as she can at her cottage in the Muskokas. This is the second book she has worked on with her sister, Andrea. Carolyn lives in Toronto, Ontario. Andrea Beck, creator of the Elliot Moose series, loves animals. She had a beagle named Toby whose black spots reminded her of cow patches. She wishes all cows lived Buttercup's life. Andrea lives in Unionville, Ontario. She created this book using acrylic paint on watercolor paper.
Enter a dreamy underwater world of friendly whales and colorful ocean plant life. A boy's fish bowl and whale poster transform his room and bed into an undersea dreamscape. Travel along as he crosses grand aquatic vistas and encounters wondrous ocean creatures.
This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Ocean Whisper.<P><P>Enter a dreamy underwater world of friendly whales and colorful ocean plant life. A boy's fish bowl and whale poster transform his room and bed into an undersea dreamscape. Travel along as he crosses grand aquatic vistas and encounters wondrous ocean creatures.
Colorful photographs and simple text introduce young learners to ten farm animals and their babies! Can you guess what sound each animal makes?
Giant pandas live in China. They eat bamboo. Many bamboo forests are being cut down. It is hard for pandas to find food. This story is about what happens to one panda when her bamboo forest is cut down.
Leatherback sea turtles are eating trash in the ocean. It is making them very sick. There are not many leatherback sea turtles left in the wild. This story is about one turtle looking for food.