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I Saw a Friend

Katrina Streza (author) Michele Katz (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623953577

When a little girl goes for a walk outside, she sees plenty of animals that could be a perfect playmate for her. Can she get them to stick around and play? A fun picture book for preschoolers and other young children with lots of prepositions, perfect for classroom use.

The Tide is Coming In

Calee M. Lee (author) Joanna Czernichowska (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532402395

Children spend their afternoon at the beach building a sand castle, jumping over waves and chasing sea gulls. In this sweet and lyrical text, a brother and sister must confront the power of the tides as they seek to save their sand castle from ruin.

Danny's Special Tree

Mia Coulton (author)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441843

Presents the story of Danny who has a favorite tree and learns why it is so special.

Danny and the Four Seasons

Mia Coulton (author, illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780971351851

Danny loves all the seasons. Danny describes the things he likes to do best during each season of the year.

You Are Mine, Porcupine

Helen L. Wilbur (author) Stephanie Fizer Coleman (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166684

With a French name that means "spiny pig" and wearing a coat containing needle-sharp quills, the porcupine is usually not thought of as a cuddly mammal. Unless, of course, one is a porcupine's mother. And who better than mama porcupine to remind her little one of all the wonderful physical characteristics that make him unique, as she helps him explore his world. Rhyme and witty wordplay take readers through a night in the life of a young porcupine, relaying facts about its environment, eating habits, and physical attributes. Budding naturalists and readers of all ages will enjoy learning about the not-often-seen but mighty fine porcupine. STEM-based back matter includes photos and additional information.

Mae the Mayfly

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author)Florence Weiser (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166745

When Mae the mayfly first hatches she learns she'll have just a day to enjoy the world. But soon a hungry trout has her racing for cover! As she peeks from her hiding spot and notices some of nature's most beautiful sights, she realizes she must live in the moment and experience everything the--sometimes scary--world has to offer. This tender story reminds us all--young and old--to be present and mindful in all we do.

Fly, Firefly

Shana Keller (author) Ramona Kaulitzki (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166721

One evening at dusk a wind current carries a lone firefly out over the sea. Glancing down into the water, the insect is mesmerized by the glowing bioluminescence, mistaking it for other fireflies. Seeking company, the firefly plunges into the waves. Luckily, there are human bystanders who can lend a hand. Based on an event witnessed by nature writer and ecologist Rachel Carson (The Sea Around Us and Silent Spring) where a firefly attempts to join its "family" in the ocean, this lyrical story written in verse perfectly illustrates the wonder and delight the natural world offers those who pay close enough attention. Back matter includes science facts about fireflies and bioluminescence, as well as information about Carson's life.

Dandelion Danny

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624808

It is spring and Danny finds dandelions all over the yard. What does he do with all of the dandelions?

Bats in Danny’s House

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624952

Uh oh! There's a bat in Danny's house, and he doesn't know what to do. Luckily Bee comes to the rescue.

Spring in the Woods

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton, Katherine Hood-Tatara (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441737

Danny and Bee walk through the spring woods and see signs of new life everywhere.

Birds Around the Pond

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441157

Discover some of the fascinating kinds of birds that make their homes around the pond.

Canada Geese Around the Pond

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441164

Honk! Honk! Find out how Canada Geese rely on the pond to survive.

Danny Likes Apples

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton, Amy Musser (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441782

Danny likes to eat apples. Danny learns about different kinds of apples and tries to pick a favorite.

Danny’s Bean Plant

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441829

Danny likes beans. Through daily observation, Danny learns what it takes to successfully germinate seeds and grow a bean plant.

Winter in the Woods

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton, Katherine Hood-Tatara (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441768

Danny and Bee explore the woods during the quiet winter, when animals hibernate and plants rest.

Autumn in the Woods

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton, Katherine Hood-Tatara (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441751

Danny and Bee explore the woods during autumn, as the plants and animals prepare for winter.

Danny and Norman’s Snowman

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441607

It's winter and there is a lot of snow on the ground. Danny and Norman decide to build a snowman. What happens to the snowman's nose?

Danny Looks for a Honeybee Yard

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441577

Danny and Bee look for a honeybee yard. They visit a honeybee yard with wooden honeybee homes. Danny wonders if Bee find new friends.

Summer in the Woods

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton, Katherine Hood-Tatara (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441744

Danny and Bee seek shelter from the summer sun by exploring the cool, shady woods.

Botanist Danny

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441102

Danny likes plants. He likes to find, study, and compare them. Danny learns what it's like to be a botanist - a scientist that studies plants.

Entomologist Danny

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441119

Danny likes insects. He likes to find and study them. Danny learns what it's like to be an entomologist - a scientist that studies insects.

Geologist Danny

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441126

Danny likes rocks. He likes to find, collect, and compare them. Danny learns what it means to be a geologist - a scientist who studies rocks.

Camping Out

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624556

Danny and Dad have fun camping at Beartown Lakes Reservation, until they hear a scary noise. What happens next?

Mindfulness in Nature

Amber Bullis, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271772

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about mindfulness and discover how easily it can be applied to their daily lives and time in nature. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist

Mike Allegra (author) Elizabeth Zechel (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696445

Scampers is no ordinary mouse. She's curious. She asks questions. And she experiments. In short, she thinks like a scientist! Her friend Nibbles, reluctantly joins her as they set out to discover the truth about the owl in the garden. Children will enjoy the jaunty dialogue and whimsical illustrations, and along the way they'll learn how think like a scientist, too!