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Driftwood Days by William Miniver


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At This Very Moment


Jim Arnosky - 2011
    And while you're filling up on dinner, puffins are swooping down on the ocean by the cliffs to catch fish. It's an amazing world out there-at this very moment.

Deep in the Swamp


Donna M. Bateman - 2007
    A helpful guide to swamp flora and fauna is included.Modeled after the song "Over in the Meadow" by Olive A. Wadsworth.

Come Next Season


Kim Norman - 2019
    . . The lake will sparkle. The leaves will fall from the trees. We'll play all day in the snow. We'll visit the farm--and maybe make a friend.Every season is full of its own magic, every change brings new excitement, and every experience is better when it's shared. With poetic text from bestselling author Kim Norman, brought to life by critically acclaimed illustrator Daniel Miyares, Come Next Season is a celebration of nature, adventure, and family--all year round.

Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!


April Pulley Sayre - 2000
    Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! But a child scares them away and puts wire mesh over the nest to protect the eggs. As Turtle hatches, scurries to sea, grows up, and becomes a mother turtle returning to the same beach to lay her own eggs, numerous dangers threaten her. Sometimes she escapes through her own efforts, and sometimes she needs the help of human hands. This exciting story vividly describes the life cycle of a sea turtle and the ways we can help these endangered animals survive. Rich artwork and a dramatic read-aloud text make it a tale that will keep children on the edge of their seats.

How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures


Ruth Heller - 1985
    A Reading Rainbow Review Title.

What in the World?: Numbers in Nature


Nancy Raines Day - 1999
    This book uses playful rhyming text to explore these numerical sets in vibrant detail, ending with the stars in the sky—a number set too big to count!

In the Small, Small Pond


Denise Fleming - 1993
    A child explores the wonders of the natural world in this rhyming, beautiful bright colored picture storybook about the lives of small animals and insects living around a freshwater pond.

One Tiny Turtle


Nicola Davies - 2001
    . . . A powerful nature story for a young audience." —BOOKLISTFar, far out at sea lives one of the world's most mysterious creatures, the loggerhead turtle. For thirty years she swims the oceans, wandering thousands of miles as she searches for food. Then, one summer night, she lands on a beach to lay her eggs—the very same beach where she herself was born. Nicola Davies's lyrical text offers fascinating information about the journey of the tiny, endangered loggerhead, while charming paintings by Jane Chapman vividly illustrate one turtle's odyssey.

Crab Moon


Ruth Horowitz - 2000
    But when Daniel returns in the morning, he finds only one lonely crab, marooned upside down in the sand. Can he possibly save it? Like a perfect day at the beach, CRAB MOON leaves an indelible memory of a special adventure between parent and child, and a quiet message about doing our part to preserve even earth’s oldest creatures.

Winter Is Coming


Tony Johnston - 2014
    LaMarche quietly and sensitively portrays a child who’s comfortable spending hours alone, working on her own projects and observing—a young naturalist.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Witness the changing of a season through a watchful child’s eyes in this story of nature and discovery from award-winning author Tony Johnston and New York Times Best Illustrated artist Jim La Marche.Day after day, a girl goes to her favorite place in the woods and quietly watches from her tree house as the chipmunks, the doe, the rabbits prepare for the winter. As the temperature drops, sunset comes earlier and a new season begins. Silently she observes the world around her as it reveals its secrets. It takes time and patience to see the changes as, slowly but surely, winter comes.

Forest Bright, Forest Night


Jennifer Ward - 2005
    This creative approach of looking at animal habitats in the forest puts readers close up to deer, bear, quail, crickets, mice, foxes, and more.Someone is always awake in the forest, and someone else is always asleep! Some animals are alert in daytime and sleep at night. Others are alert at night, and are sleepyheads during the day. Be sure to count the animals! You FLIP THIS BOOK from day to night and back--a nice hands-on way to show the same view day and night. Teachers: this book is a great way to integrate science and literature.Perfect for anyone looking for children's books: with beautiful illustrations!about nocturnal animals in the forestfor kids at home.to give as a gift.as an addition to the elementary science curriculum.

Hello Ocean


Pam Muñoz Ryan - 2001
    Glorious illustrations of water, sun, and sky accompany brief, evocative verses, making this a perfect keepsake of a seaside vacation or a striking introduction to the pleasures of a day by the ocean.Pam Muñoz Ryan drew on her children's and her own experiences of the ocean in writing the poetic text of Hello Ocean. She is the author of many books for children, including The Flag We Love, California, Here We Come!, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride (Scholastic), and Esperanza Rising (Scholastic). She lives in Leucadia, California.Mark Astrella lived by both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans while illustrating this book. He is the illustrator of The Desert Alphabet Book and The Butterfly Alphabet Book. He now lives in Hawaii.

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold


Joyce Sidman - 2014
    Paired with stunning linoleum print illustrations by Rick Allen, that celebrate nature's beauty and power.

Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs


Linda Ashman - 2001
    Each one is safe and snug and just right for the families who live there. Linda Ashman's spare, lyrical text and Lauren Stringer's sumptuous paintings invite you to explore some of these wonderful homes and see how different--yet alike--they can be.

A Bear's Year


Kathy Duval - 2014
       Deep in her den under a snowflake blanket, Mama snuggles her newborn babies. When spring arrives, the bears awaken and emerge from their lair, and as the weather warms to summer, Mama teaches her young ones to fish, gather berries, and dig for roots. Then, in fall, the leaves turn gold, food grows scarce, and the family prepares for hibernation and the coming winter.   With spare, accessible text and charming illustrations, here is a sweet, gentle introduction to how bears experience the changing seasons, perfect for the youngest readers and listeners.