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I Hear You, Forest
IPS192
$17.95  
Hardcover, Kallie George, 36 pages, 8 x 10.5, 9781771647366
Kids will look forward to their next nature walk after reading this playful yet calming book about wonderful forest sounds. The forest has lots to say… if you listen.  When a child steps into the forest, her ears are open and her heart is too. She listens carefully and hears marvelous...
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If Sharks Disappeared
MPS172
$17.99  
Hardcover, Lily Williams, 40 pages, 9 x 11, 9781626724136
A healthy ocean is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be  big, like a whale,  tiny, like a shrimp,  and even scary, like a shark. Even though sharks can be scary, we need them to keep the oceans healthy. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, many shark species are...
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Are Trees Alive?
MPS143
$17.99  
Hardcover, Debbie S. Miller, 32 pages, 8.5 x 11, 9780802788016
"Are trees alive? How do they breathe? They don't have noses." And so begins a conversation between the author and her daughter that leads to a remarkable discovery: Trees are like children in so many ways! They may look very different from people, but trees have roots that hold them to the...
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From Tree to Sea
SIM372
$17.99  
Hardcover, Shelley Moore Thomas, 32 pages, 8.5 x 11, 9781481495318
“The story’s tempo segues to a gentler, lulling tone at the end, soothing readers into a peaceful mindset, making the book a perfect end for the day.” — Booklist   “Addressing readers who are likely to draw inspiration from the outdoors, Thomas’s exhortations celebrate both natural beauty...
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$17.99  
Hardcover, Andrew Weiner, 40 pages, 10 x 12, 9781419722936
One beautiful autumn day, Art sets out with his mother and grandfather for a fishing trip. Fishing days are Art’s favorite. He loves learning the ropes from Grandpa—the different kinds of flies and tackle and the trout that frequent their favorite river. Art especially appreciates Grandpa’s...
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Seeds Move!
SIM358
$17.99  
Hardcover, Robin Page, 32 pages, 10 x 10, 9781534409156
Discover the fascinating and surprising ways that seeds move and find a place to grow in this gorgeous picture book from Caldecott Honoree Robin Page. Every seed, big or small, needs sunlight, water, and an uncrowded place to put down roots. But how do seeds get to the perfect place to grow?...
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$17.99  
Hardcover, Jessica Lanan, 48 pages, 10 x 11, 9781534415744
Jessica Lanan’s dreamy and dramatic watercolor paintings bring to life a wordless story about wonder in the natural world. A fisherman takes his son for a trip out on the water. When they encounter a whale entangled at sea, they realize a connection that transcends the animal kingdom
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Zonia's Rain Forest
RAN611
$17.99  
Hardcover, Juana Martinez-Neal , 40 pages, 11 x 9, 9781536208450
A heartfelt, visually stunning picture book from Caldecott Honor and Robert F. Sibert Medal winner Juana Martinez-Neal illuminates a young girl’s day of play and adventure in the lush rain forest of Peru. Zonia’s home is the Amazon rain forest, where it is always green and full of life. Every...
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Wildfire!
SIM416
$17.99  
Hardcover, Ashley Wolff, 40 pages, 10 x 10, 9781534487734
With stunning, cinematic art, this fact-based picture book takes readers into the heart of a forest fire and shows how animals survive, how heroic first responders curb the flames, and how life gradually returns to the forest. There is a flash. Then a crack. Bluejay spreads the news:...
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The Mess That We Made
IPG097
$18.95  
Hardcover, Michelle Lord, 32 pages, 10 x 10, 9781947277144
The Mess That We Made explores the environmental impact of trash and plastic on the ocean and marine life, and it inspires kids to do their part to combat pollution. Simple, rhythmic wording builds to a crescendo ("This is the mess that we made. These are the fish that swim in the mess that we...
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The Secret Stream
WWN856
$18.95  
Hardcover, Kimberly Ridley, 40 pages, 9 x 12, 9780884488170
In this nonfiction picture book, a stream narrates its own natural history as it flows from its headwaters in the mountains to its mouth in the lowlands, introducing the plants and animals that line its banks and live in its waters. The poetic story, combining lyricismwith natural history...
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Ben the Sea Lion
HPC169
$18.95  
Hardcover, Roy Henry Vickers , 32 pages, 12 x 8, 9781550179736
Tsimshian storyteller and artist Roy Henry Vickers shares an adventure from his childhood in the Indigenous Pacific Northwest village of Kitkatla. When Uncle Johnny accidentally catches an orphaned sea lion pup in his fishing net, young Roy and his cousin Bussy take responsibility for...
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$18.99  
Paperback, Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, 40 pages, 11.3 x 9.3, 9780805099768
Once there was a redwood tree--one of the world's largest and tallest trees, and one of the oldest. And once, born nearly a thousand years after the tree first took root, there was a girl named Julia, who was called Butterfly. When exploring her beloved forest, Butterfly wandered into a grove...
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$18.99  
Hardcover, Deborah Diesen, 32 pages, 10 x 10, 9780374309343
Mr. Fish and his friends have noticed something strange in their ocean―a big, big MESS! How did it get there? What can they do about it? The closer they look, the more they see where the mess came from . . . and they'll have to work together to get rid of it. This newest jacketed hardcover in...
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$18.99  
Paperback, Rachel Carson, 112 pages, 6 x 9, 9780062655356
First published a half-century ago, Rachel Carson's award-winning   The Sense of Wonder   remains the classic guide to introducing children to the marvels of nature In 1955, acclaimed conservationist Rachel Carson—author of   Silent Spring —began work on an essay that she would come to...
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Trees
SIM417
$18.99  
Hardcover, Tony Johnston, 40 pages, 9 x 12, 9781534475175
Explore a fantastical forest in this exquisite and lyrical picture book that celebrates all trees, from maple to elm to ginkgo to magnolia to redwood—written by award-winning author Tony Johnston. Part poetry, part celebration of nature, each page of this stunning book brings readers deeper...
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$18.99  
Hardcover, Lindsay Moore , 64 pages, 9 x 11, 9780063060982
Lindsay Moore chronicles the remarkable true story of Yoshi, a loggerhead sea turtle who traveled an astounding 25,000 miles after being released from the aquarium that rehabilitated her. Informational and awe-inspiring,   Yoshi and the Ocean   is a gorgeous picture book about patience,...
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$19.95  
Hardcover, Peter Wohlleben, 84 pages, 8.5 x 11, 9781771644341
“A tree-treatise treat.” ― Kirkus Reviews   (Starred Review  ★ ) A walk in the park will never be the same after kids discover this awe-inspiring book. Meet Peter Wohlleben―but you can call him Peter the Forester! With his groundbreaking, internationally bestselling book   The...
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$19.95  
Hardcover, Robin Jacobs , 98 pages, 9781908714701
Dynamic illustrations paired with illuminating text will entice even a reluctant reader to revel in this selection; an excellent addition to any nonfiction library'. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED REVIEW 'An eye-opening, and -widening, early introduction to our restless planet'. --...
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Redwoods
MPS015
$19.99  
Hardcover, Jason Chin, 48 pages, 7.9 x 0.4 x 11.3, 9781596434301
An ordinary train ride becomes and extraordinary trip to the great ancient forestsA subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about redwood forests. As he reads the information unfolds, and with each new bit of knowledge, he travels--all the way to California to climb into...
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$19.99  
Paperback w/Kit, Emily Laber-Warren, 112 pages, 8 x 2.4 x 10, 9781935703235
A field guide designed to get kids out and exploring the woods!. This unique, simple nature kit gives kids an accessible, engaging introduction to the woods-and the animals, insects, flora, and rocks that a nature walk will most likely reveal. Since the guide focuses on the most popular North...
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$19.99  
Hardcover, Heather Alexander, 96 pages, 10 x 10, 9780316311366
In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include  The Story of   the Orchestra  and  A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Natural History  introduces readers ages 8 to 12 to the fascinating...
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Grand Canyon
MPS189
$19.99  
Hardcover, Jason Chin, 56 pages, 9 x 11, 9781596439504
Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon. Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its...
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Be a Tree!
HNA058
$19.99  
Hardcover, Maria Gianferrari , 40 pages, 8.5 x 11, 9781419744228
A lyrical, gorgeously illustrated look at the majesty of trees—and what humans can learn from them Stand tall. Stretch your branches to the sun. Be a tree! We are all like trees: our spines, trunks; our skin, bark; our hearts giving us strength and support, like heartwood. We are...
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