Children’s

Who Pooped in Central Park, Gary D. Robson

Join four intrepid kids as they discover the surprising variety of wildlife that lives in New York City’s premier park. The animals themselves are sometimes hard to find, but their poop is everywhere! Follow Tony, Lily, Emma, and Jackson as they explore Central Park, investigating poop (scat) and footprints (tracks) […]

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One Hot Mess, J.E. Rogers

If your child loves reading and learning about animals, One Hot Mess, A Child’s Environmental Fable is what you’re looking for. One Hot Mess, A Child’s Environmental Fable is an early reader/picture book which I am certain will be enjoyed both by youngsters who are beginning readers, and parents who […]

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The Fox and the Hound, Daniel P. Mannix

Thanks to Stephen Miller for helping us fill out our database with this classic children’s literature title, The Fox and the Hound, by Daniel P. Mannix. Stephen’s review of it at his Travels with Tio website. “The Fox and the Hound” is perhaps the best animal story I’ve ever experienced. […]

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Porter’s Collected Works (Limberlost), Gene Stratton

Gene Stratton-Porter was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some best-selling novels and well-received columns in national magazines, such as McCalls. Her works were translated into several languages, including Braille, and Stratton-Porter was […]

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The Gift of Sunderland, J.E. Rogers

A rift has been created in the Ayers’ lineage. Roland Ayers, Guardian of the Forest, knows that he must obey the voices of past Guardians and declare the next in line. When the announcement is made, two estranged brothers will be torn further apart, causing the Forest to rise from […]

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The Dragon Dreamer, J.S. Burke

The Dragon Dreamer is a fast-paced adventure with flying dragons, an undersea world, and an unexpected friendship. “Fear ran up his spine like an icy claw. The legend was alive . . . ” It’s a young adult science fantasy layered for ages 9 to adult. Goodreads Reviews Back to […]

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The Turtle of Oman, Naomi Shihab Nye

Aref Al-Amri does not want to leave Oman. He does not want to leave his elementary school, his friends, or his beloved grandfather, Siddi. He does not want to live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where his parents will go to graduate school. His mother is desperate for him to pack […]

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Amelia Lionheart’s Eco Children’s Book Collection

I recently had a long phone conversation with the lovely Amelia Lionheart, whose interview I will post in the next few months. Amelia runs JEACs (Junior Environmentalists and Conservationists); she attempts to enlighten children – through the means of adventure stories – about conservation and environmental issues. Amelia sent and […]

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JEACs Series, Amelia Lionheart

I had a lovely chat this evening with Amelia Lionheart, author of the children’s JEACS series. We will be interviewing her in June for our Women Working in Nature and the Arts series. She has written a series of books involving the Patel characters, who travel to different places in […]

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Firstborn, Tor Seidler

Wolves. Predators of the wild. Stalkers of the forests. Born into rankings and expected to live up to their roles. Blue Boy, the alpha male of his pack, is the largest wolf many have ever seen, and his dream is to have a firstborn son who will take after him […]

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City of the Beasts, Isabel Allende

Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold is about to join his fearless grandmother on the trip of a lifetime. An International Geographic expedition is headed to the dangerous, remote wilds of South America, on a mission to document the legendary Yeti of the Amazon known as the Beast. But there are many secrets […]

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Travels with Gannon and Wyatt, Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet

From The New Orleans Advocate, author Patti Wheeler said: “I sort of decided at that moment 10 years ago that I wanted to create a book series. That was the pivotal moment: wildlife, community, cultural diversity, environment. It all came together.” In the tradition of the historic journals kept by […]

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Saving the Planet & Stuff, Gail Gauthier

Michael Racine lives in a world of highly successful and accomplished teenagers. Unfortunately, he isn’t one of them. He knows it, and he’s afraid everyone else does too. So when he gets the chance to intern at a magazine run by friends of his grandparents, he jumps at it. The […]

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The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein

‘Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.’ So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Goodreads Reviews Back to GoodReads

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Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age, David Zeltse

Lug discovers the Ice Age is coming and he has to bring warring clans together to save them not only from the freeze but also from a particularly unpleasant migrating pride of saber-toothed tigers. It’s no help that the elders are cavemen who can’t seem to get the concept of […]

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