The wisdom of peace and the absurdity of fighting are demonstrated in seventeen stories and poems by outstanding authors of today such as Jean Fritz, Milton Meltzer, and Nancy Willard.
This mystery begins when Spinner, a New York City native who would rather pirouette than fly cast, catches the family prize--much to her boy cousins' dismay. The prize fish, a huge cutthroat trout, had been thought to be extinct in the river, and Spinner and her cousin set out to solve the mystery of how this one spectacular cutthroat survived until Spinner reeled him in.
Thrown into a river by a cruel human, a young tiger-striped cat fights to survive amid feral cats and other creatures near Roxville train station, aided by Mike, a fourteen-year-old foster boy who is not allowed to have a pet.
Charlie's beloved grandfather is ill, and Charlie will do anything to save him. He brings home Blue Sky, a lively baby raven, because his Native American friends claim the intelligent birds have powerful medicine. Grandfather, a naturalist, is intrigued, and urges Charlie to keep a nature journal about Blue Sky. But caring for--and protecting--a wild creature is a huge responsibility. Charlie's observations teach him wondrous things about ravens--and some surprising lessons about humans. Weaving natural history, myth, and a family narrative about life and death, Jean George proves again why she is one of the most admired children's writers working today.
While caring for a baby crow, Mandy begins to look at her family and herself in a different light.
Describes how the colonists aboard the Mayflower founded New Plymouth and celebrated their first harvest with a feast of thanksgiving.
As she grows through the first years of her life in the Catskill Mountains of New York, a peregrine falcon called Frightful interacts with various humans, including the boy who raised her, a falconer who rescues her, and several unscrupulous poachers, as well as with many animals that are part of the area's ecological balance.
Who will be the king of the hole in the tree? A delightful book where two children find a hole in a tree and watch as it becomes larger through the occupation of successive animals. Starting with a small beetle who begins the hole and the progression to different insects, birds and other animals. Even the two children use the hole once he gets large enough through the progression.
After catching a cutthroat, a vanishing species of fish in the Snake River, Spinner Shafter and her cousin Alligator do some ecological detecting to determine where the fish came from and how he had survived.
This book gives examples of dog body language, vocalizations, and other behaviors, and how humans can communicate with their canine pets and partners.
A collection of true stories about animals who became beloved and famous, including Balto the sled dog, who found his way through a blinding snowstorm, and Koko the gorilla, who learned sign language.
When Julie returns to her father's Eskimo village, she struggles to find a way to save her beloved wolves in a changing Arctic world and she falls in love with a young Russian man.
While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.
Continues the story of Julie and her wolves... Kapu must protect his pack from famine and disease while uniting it under new leadership. Covers six years in the life of Julie and the pack.
Tigluk and his grandmother paddle out into the Arctic Ocean, where they find a young polar bear whose mother has died because of the changes brought about by the warming climate, and they bring the cub back to their town so they can teach it how to survive in a changing world.
Sixth-grader Liza K., one of five homeless people living in an unspoiled forest in southern Florida, searches for a missing alligator destined for official extermination and studies the delicate ecological balance keeping her outdoor home beautiful.
Describes an alligator's desperate search for food in the Florida Everglades during the month of October. Other books in The Thirteen Moons series are available in this library.
Chronicles a year in a black bear's life, beginning with her emerging from hibernation in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains during the spring thaw in February.
Describes the activities of a mother red squirrel during the month of April as she nurtures her newborn babies in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.
A young buck weathers a hurricane that strikes the coast of Connecticut in September.
Describes the experiences of five fox pups during the month of June in the farmland of Pennsylvania. Picture descriptions included.
It is November, and for the gray wolves of Toklat Pass in Alaska, the hunt is on. It is a time to harvest the sickly, weak, or old of the caribou herd as it migrates through the pass. It is also a time to test the survival skills of the young wolf pups-one of whom will not survive the hunt. Newbery Medalist Jean Craighead George has captured the magnificent wolf in its unique North American ecosystem with haunting prose; wildlife painter Sal Catalano has added spectacular illustrations, the moon of the gray wolves, like every book in The Thirteen Moons series, celebrates the natural world and shows every reader how precious our environment really is.
During December and January, a young mole in Kansas spends her waking hours searching for food in her network of underground tunnels.
The story of the monarch butterfly's cross-continent migration during the month of May. Other books in The Thirteen Moons series are available in this library.
Describes the experiences of a young mountain lion during the month of August in his natural habitat on the side of Mount Olympus, in Washington State.
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