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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.

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.

The Farm

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441256

A farm is a place where a farmer grows crops and raises animals. Look at all of the animals you can meet on a farm.

The Pond

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441249

A pond is a small body of still, fresh water that is a habitat for a variety of plants and animals.

Turtles Around the Pond

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441140

Follow a painted turtle from a sunny spot on a log in the pond to meeting a friend by the shore.

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 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?

Riddle Diddle Rainforest

Diane Z. Shore, Deanna Calvert (author) Stephanie Bauer (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681525228

Diane Shore and Deanna Calvert's clever, rhyming text entices young readers to guess which rainforest animal is hiding beneath the flap, skillfully nestled into artist Stephanie Bauer's vibrant, whimsical art.

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!

White-tailed Deer

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918062

In the distance, a twig snaps. A white-tailed deer perks up. Time to run! White-tailed deer thrive in the forest biome. Special adaptations such as strong senses and speedy running help them find food and avoid danger. This low-level title uses simple text to explore the lives of the deer. Special features offer extra information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.

Whitetip Reef Sharks

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918185

Chomp! A whitetip reef shark swallows its latest meal. But this hunter won’t stay full for long. Its hunt continues on the ocean floor! Whitetip reef sharks are predators that thrive in the coral reef biome. This low-level title introduces readers to the many adaptations that help whitetips survive. Special features add information about range, conservation status, life span, and diet.

Moose

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918048

Moose are forest survivors! Split hooves, thick fur, and other adaptations help these tall mammals thrive in the diverse forest biome. This simple text takes readers on a journey through the forest for an up-close look at the lives of moose. Special features offer extra information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.

Moray Eels

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918147

A moray eel darts out of a crack in the reef. Time for dinner! The eel’s extra set of jaws chomp at a passing fish. Moray eels thrive in the coral reef thanks to their many special adaptations. In this low-level, readers explore how eels were made the coral reef biome. Special features highlight additional information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.

Raccoons

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918055

Raccoons are skilled survivors! These critters easily climb up and down trees to avoid predators. Then they scurry off to secret dens! This low-level text introduces readers to the adaptations that help raccoons survive in the forest biome. Special features offer additional information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.

Great Gray Owls

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918031

Great gray owls can rotate their heads 280 degrees! This unique skill is one of many adaptations outlined in this low-level title about great gray owls. Simple text and beautiful photos combine to offer readers an inside look at how these forest flyers were made for the forest. Added features offer information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.

Ann Bancroft: Explorer

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917751

From exploring 1,000 miles of the Arctic tundra on dogsled to skiing across Antarctica, Ann Bancroft is no stranger to adventure! Her travels have taken her all around the world, making the outdoors her classroom. Discover the life of this explorer through engaging text and photos in this low-level title. Special features include a profile, career timeline, and inspirational quotes.

Avalanches

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918253

Reaching speeds of more than 80 miles per hour, avalanches plow down mountain slopes and flatten everything in their paths! Discover major avalanche danger zones, how these disasters form, how they are rated, and a profile of a devastating past disaster in this title covering catastrophic avalanches!

On a Rainy Day

Czeena Devera (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534159877

Learn about fun things to do outdoors on a rainy day! The book utilizes curriculum-based text to get children comfortable with reading, and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book.

On a Snowy Day

Czeena Devera (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534159846

Learn what you can build outdoors on a snowy day! The book utilizes curriculum-based text to get children comfortable with reading, and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book.

On a Sunny Day

Czeena Devera (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534159853

Learn about fun things you can do on a sunny day! The book utilizes curriculum-based text to get children comfortable with reading, and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book.

On a Windy Day

Czeena Devera (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534159860

Learn about fun things you can play with on a windy day! The book utilizes curriculum-based text to get children comfortable with reading, and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book.

My Love is For You

Susan Musgrave (author) Marilyn Faucher (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818477

Celebrated poet Susan Musgrave weaves the purity, strength and sweetness of love with simple joys from nature experienced through the seasons. Marilyn Faucher's vibrant illustrations are a lovely complement to Musgrave's prose, and together these elements introduce babies and toddlers to the delight of cold summer plums, a shower of cherry blossom petals and the endlessness of love. A perfect read-aloud, this poetic board book will foster warmth and closeness with the littlest ones in your life

Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest

Ian McAllister (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821675

Every spring the Great Bear Rainforest becomes a nursery to some of the most adorable baby animals out there. Award-winning nature photographer Ian McAllister has photographed the cutest of the cute to teach the little ones in your life about some of the little ones found in this temperate rainforest on British Columbia's Pacific coast. Orca calves, wolf cubs, seal pups and herring eggs (arguably not traditionally cute but still interesting!) feature in this vibrant exploration of one of the most beautiful great outdoors on offer in this big wild world.