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Enrique la garza impaciente

Donna Love (author), Christina Wald (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180456

¡Enrique la garza no podía estarse quieto! ¡Él siempre se estaba moviendo, y ésto los volvía locos a todos! Su hermano y hermana le gritaban porque caminaban sobre sus cabezas, y mamá y papá apenas podían ponerle alimento en su pequeño pico. Pero las garzas tienen que estar quietas para poder capturar su alimento entonces, ¿podría Enrique ser capaz de alimentarse solo? En Enrique la garza impaciente, la autora Donna Love lleva a los lectores junto a Enrique mientras él aprende una lección valiosa con ¡el rey del camuflaje! Ilustraciones divertidísimas y alegrespor Christina Wald complementan lo importante de la lección en el texto — ¡la importancia de mantenerse quieto! Esta es una lección significativa tanto para las garzas como para los niños.

Cómo la luna recobró su forma

Janet Ruth Heller (author), Ben Hodson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359396

Desde los días de primeros humanos, la gente ha usado el folclore para explicar porque ocurren los eventos de la naturaleza. Con la influencia de los cuentos tradicionales de los Nativo Americanos, esta fascinante historia explica las fases de la luna, mientras provee una lección de vida para los niños cuando ellos observan como la luna es capaz de superar la adversidad y construir la confianza en sí misma. Después de que el sol la insulta, la luna estaba muy ofendida y desaparece—mucho para el disgusto de los conejos quienes la extrañan en sus jugueteos a la luz de la luna. Con la ayuda de sus muchos amigos y admiradores, la luna recobra la confianza en sí misma hasta que vuelve a su tamaño natural.

La tormenta de Nochebuena

Andrea Vlahakis (author), Emanuel Schongut (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359389

Únete a Nicolás y a su abuelo mientras dejan a un lado la idea de decorar el árbol de navidad por el tierno cuidado de un cardinal atrapado en la nieve de una tormenta en Nochebuena. En la mañana de Navidad, Nicolás se encuentra más preocupado por el pájaro que por abrir sus regalos. Esta tierna historia garantizará tocar tu corazón.

El conteo regresivo del otoño

Fran Hawk (author), Sherry Neidigh (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180494

Cuenta regresiva del diez al uno durante una de las temporadas más coloridas del año, el otoño. Aprende sobre las hojas brillosas y sobre los árboles de los cuales caen: el álamo, el abedul, el maple, el roble, el árbol de castañas, el pino, el haya, el cornejo, y el árbol del chicle. Observa a los animals retozar en la vigorizante estación del otoño mientras se preparan para el frío invierno que se acerca.

Un hogar nuevo para Felina: La historia de una Pantera de Florida

Loran Wlodarski (author), Lew Clayton (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181040

¡El bosque de Felina, la pantera de Florida se está reduciendo! No sólo los árboles están desapareciendo, pero una carretera muy transitada y con carros que van muy rapido hace difícil que los animales consigan su comida al otro lado. Los lectores pueden aprender sobre seis animales que están en peligro de extinción. Estos animales tienen los mismos problemas que otros animales en todo el mundo. ¿Cómo obtiene Felina la ayuda que ella necesita?

El rescate del bebé búho

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author), Laura Jacques (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180500

¿Qué pasaría si te encontraras a un bebé búho en tu patio? ¿Sabrías qué hacer? ¿Dónde irías a pedir ayuda? Únete junto con Madie y Max mientras aprenden una valiosa lección sobre un pequeño búho perdido en El rescate del bebé búho. El par de hermanos sólo querían jugar beisbol. ¡Nunca esperaron encontrarse cara a cara con un animal salvaje! Esta historia nos recuerda a todos que vivimos en un mundo rodeados de animales salvajes, y esos animales se merecen nuestro respeto y tenemos que ser cautelosos.

Whistling Wings

Laura Goering (author), Laura Jacques (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180333

Can a swan survive without winter migration? Marcel, a young tundra swan, is tired from the first half of a winter migration. One thousand miles is a long way to fly--too long for Marcel, so he hides in the rushes to stay behind while his parents and the flock continue south. But with the lake nearly frozen over, he soon realizes that he is not cut out for life on ice. Other animals offer advice about how to survive the winter, but their ways of living aren't right for the swan. Hungry and scared, he falls asleep - only to be awakened by a big surprise! The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes "Tundra Swan Fun Facts" and a "Tundra Swan Life Cycle Sequencing Activity."

Turtle Summer: A Journal For My Daughter

Mary Alice Monroe (author), Barbara J. Bergwerf (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180166

This is a companion book to Mary Alice Monroe's novel, Swimming Lessons, the sequel to The Beach House. In the novel, the readers witness a young mother, Toy, writing a journal for her daughter, Little Lovie. This is the journal Toy is writing. Using original photographs, this scrapbook journal explains the nesting cycle of sea turtles and the natural life along the Southeastern coast, including local shore birds, shells, and the sea turtle hospital. Adults and children will enjoy the images, information and the journal with or without the novel. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes turtle nesting facts, a shell identification activity, and a make-your-own nature journal.

Baby Owl's Rescue

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author), Laura Jacques (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180609

What if you found a baby owl in your backyard? Would you know what to do? Where would you go to find help? Join young Maddie and Max as they learn a valuable lesson from a little lost owl in Baby Owl's Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis. The brother and sister pair just wanted to play baseball one day. They never expected to come face-to-face with a wild animal! Lush illustrations by Laura Jacques accompany this story and demonstrate the proper treatment of wildlife. This story reminds all of us that we live in a world surrounded by wild animals, and those wild animals deserve our caution and our respect!

Pandas' Earthquake Escape

Phyllis J. Perry (author), Susan Detwiler (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180968

On May 12, 2008, XiXi, a giant panda, escaped from the destroyed Wolong Panda Reserve when a 7.9 earthquake rocked Northern China. After the quake, mother and cub run from the wreckage. Confused and afraid, they get lost! How will they survive outside their reserve? Will they find food? Will they find shelter? And will they safely endure the earthquake after-shocks? The "For Creative Minds" education section includes: Endangered Giant Pandas; Life Cycle Activity; Panda Fun Facts; Shake, Rattle & Roll; The Richter Scale and Magnitude Ranges; and an Earthquake Chart & Map.

Ocean Seasons

Ron Hirschi (author), Kirsten Carlson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180180

Seasons change in the ocean much as they do on land. Spring brings new plants and baby animals, summer oceans glow with sparkly plankton lights, and autumn winds blow across the open water. In winter the humpback whales migrate to warmer waters, just as some land animals move to warmer climates. The cycle begins again as they return to the northern waters in the spring. In fun, fanciful form, Ocean Seasons introduces plants and animals that are joined through the mix of seasons, food webs, and habitats beneath the waves. While set in the Pacific, similar changes occur in the Atlantic also. The "For Creative Minds" learning sections features and "Ocean Food Web Card Game."

Moose and Magpie

Bettina Restrepo (author), Sherry Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180623

It isn't always easy being a moose but this young moose has a special, joke-telling friend to keep him company and to help him find his way. Join Moose, Magpie and some of their other animal friends as they frolic through a year of changes. Learn what the Liberty Bell and moose have in common or why moose cross the road. Laugh along with Moose and Magpie, and learn something while you are at it. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes: Is it for real?, Moose and birds, What do moose eat?, Match the moose body part to its adaptation, Moose life cycle, Moose antlers, and Moose fun facts.

Loon Chase

Jean Heilprin Diehl (author), Kathryn Freeman (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180050

When a boy and his mother take their dog Miles on a peaceful canoe ride, they find themselves frantically racing to save a mother loon and her family! Join them and watch the surprising outcome of Miles' encounter with the loons. Then witness the boy's moment of wonder when he meets the loon. The "For Creative Minds" section includes loon fun facts, information about loons in Native American Culture, a "Maker a Loon Mask" craft, and a "Map It," "Math It," "Measure It" section. Encourages children to care for animals.

A Day in the Salt Marsh

Kevin Kurtz (author), Consie Powell (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180210

Enjoy a day in one of the most dynamic habitats on earth: the salt marsh. Fun-to-read, rhyming verse introduces readers to hourly changes in the marsh as the tide comes and goes. Watch the animals that have adapted to this ever-changing environment as they hunt for food or play in the sun, and learn how the marsh grass survives even when it is covered by saltwater twice a day. An activity on adaptations is included in the "For Creative Minds" section.

Kersplatypus

Susan K. Mitchell (author), Sherry Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180258

When a strange creature appears after the big rains, Australian animals wonder what he could be! His fur, feet, tail, and duck-like bill remind each animal of something different. But with a "down-under" spirit, they all pitch in to help him discover where he belongs. Kersplatypus is the story of one creature's journey to find his place in the world and how he sometimes falls flat on the way there.

Little Red Bat

Carole Gerber (author), Christina Wald (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180944

Red bats can hibernate or migrate to warmer regions during the winter. Should this solitary little bat stay or should she go? That's the question the little red bat ponders as the leaves fall and the nights get colder! The squirrel tells her to stay. But what about the dangerous creatures that hunt red bats in winter? The sparrow urges her to go. But where? Carole Gerber takes young readers on an educational journey through one bat's seasonal dilemma in Little Red Bat. The For Creative Minds educational section includes: Match the Bat Adaptation, Bat Fun Facts, How Animals Deal with Seasonal Changes, Red Bats and Seasonal Change, and Bat Life Cycle Sequencing Activity.

Ocean Hide and Seek

Jennifer Evans Kramer (author), Gary R. Phillips (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180562

The sea is a place of mystery, where animals big and small play hide and seek! Can you imagine a shark hiding in the light? What about a clownfish in plain sight? Don't believe it? Then, sink into the deep blue sea with Jennifer Evans Kramer and Ocean Hide and Seek! Surround yourself with the vibrant ocean illustrations of Gary R. Phillips. The ocean is an old, old place, and the exotic animals in the depths have learned to adapt to their surroundings to survive. Can you find the creatures hidden on every page? Or will you, too, be fooled by an ancient, underwater disguise? The "For Creative Minds" learning section includes an "Animal Classification" and "Food for Thought" activity.

The Giraffe who was Afraid of Heights

David A. Ufer (author), Kirsten Carlson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180098

Modeled after The Wizard of Oz, this enchanting story describes a young giraffe who suffers from a fear of heights. On his way to the doctor, he befriends a monkey who is afraid of climbing and a hippo who is a afraid of water. What causes the three new friends to face and overcome their fears? The "For Creative Minds" section includes fun facts and animal adaptation information, as well as a "Match the Feet" game and a mix-and-match activity. Encourages children to overcome their fears and to help friends in trouble.

Carolina's Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too!

Donna Rathmell (author), Barbara J. Bergwerf (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180005

Follow the photo journal of Carolina, a critically ill loggerhead sea turtle, as she is cared for and nursed back to health at the Sea Turtle Hospital of the South Carolina Aquarium. Just like hospitalized children, Carolina goes through a variety of emotions and procedures during her care and recovery process. When she first arrives at the hospital, she is too sick, weak, and confused to understand what is happening. She has blood drawn, x-rays taken, gets shots, and is fed through an IV...just as ill children may be! As she gains strength, she begins to interact with her caregivers and to, begrudgingly, understand that they are really trying to help. Join her as she interacts with her many caregivers and her sick or injured roommate turtles. Celebrate the happy day she is released back into the open arms of the ocean - a healthy and happy sea turtle! The "For Creative Minds" section includes a craft, game ideas and information on sea turtles. The author and photographer donate a portion of their royalties to the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Program at the South Carolina Aquarium.

Christmas Eve Blizzard

Andrea Vlahakis (author), Emanuel Schongut (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180036

A young boy and his abuelo push aside their Christmas preparation to rescue a beautiful cardinal during a blizzard. The bird quickly responds to their kindness, regains it strength, and flies off. The cardinal sweetly and unexpectedly rewards the boy, his grandfather, and their entire village with a lifetime of Christmas cheer. The "For Creative Minds" section contains instructions to create a bird-friendly backyard, simple bird feeder crafts, a "Cardinal Numbers" math game, and information on what to do if you find an injured bird. Encourages children to care for animals.

How the Moon Regained Her Shape

Janet Ruth Heller (author), Ben Hodson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180043

Influenced by Native American folktales, this story teaches the phases of the moon while emphasizing how to deal with bullies. After the sun insults her, the moon is hurt and disappears. With the help of her many friends, the moon regains her self-confidence each day until she is back to her full size. The "For Creative Minds" section includes moon observations, fun facts, Native American names for full moon, a section on how to deal with bullies (paperback), a lunar calendar, and graphics to help view and understand the moon's phases. Helps children deal with bullies.

Animal Helpers: Raptor Centers

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628554717

Even powerful birds of prey can get sick or hurt. When that happens, animal helpers at raptor centers come to the rescue! Dedicated staff treats injured, sick, and orphaned animals. They return the birds to their native environment or find forever homes at education and raptor centers for those that cant survive in the wild. Follow along in this photographic journal as staff and volunteers come together to care for these remarkable birds.

Clouds: A Compare and Contrast Book

Katharine Hall (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628554731

There are many different kinds of clouds all around us. Clouds come in diverse shapes and colors. Some clouds are fluffy and others are wispy. Some clouds float high in the sky and others sit low on the ground. Some clouds warn of storms and other clouds tell of fair weather. Compare and contrast the characteristics of different types of clouds through vibrant photographs.

Ayudantes de animales: centros de aves rapaces

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628554793

Incluso, las aves rapaces pueden enfermarse o lastimarse. Cuando eso sucede, ¡los ayudantes de animales en estos centros acuden al rescate! Personal dedicado atiende a los animales heridos, enfermos y huérfanos y los regresan a su medio ambiente natal o les encuentran hogares en centros educacionales y centros de aves rapaces para aves que no pueden sobrevivir en la vida silvestre. Sigue a lo largo de este diario fotográfico conforme el personal y los voluntarios se juntan para cuidar de estas excepcionales aves.

Nubes: un libro de comparacin y contraste

Katharine Hall (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628554816

Existen muchas clases diferentes de nubes por doquier. Las nubes pueden tener diversas formas y colores. Algunas nubes son esponjaditas y otras son muy finas. Algunas nubes flotan muy alto en el cielo y otras, están muy al ras del suelo. Algunas nubes nos previenen de una tormenta y otras nubes, nos avisan de un clima favorable. Compara y contrasta las características de diferentes tipos de nubes a través de vibrantes fotografías.