SQUIRRELS OF THE SONORAN DESERT
by Elaine A. Powers
Despite their different appearances, all the squirrels native to the Sonoran Desert are ground squirrels! Burrow into this book to learn about their shared and unique features. This is a great family read for ages five and up. If your little ones are curious about those borrowing, furry squirrels in your backyard or at your favorite park, Squirrels of the Sonoran Desert is a great introduction. It’s full of insightful information and wonderful illustrations. Even if younger children don’t remember all of the scientific knowledge contained in this book, it’s important to start imprinting their brains with positive, educational, and interesting information about the world around them.
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT: THE NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREUS by Elaine A. Powers
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A #1 BOOK in the Children’s Botany Section!
What makes learning about desert plants fun?
Rhyming facts and bold, vibrant modern illustrations.
*Learn about the Night-blooming Cereus, Peniocereus greggii, the mysterious
cacti that bloom all together
only one night per year!
*An Amazon #1 Book in
Children’s Botany Section
*See the Desert Southwest in a new, fun way
*Scientific facts written in rhyme
are easy to remember
*Enjoy spectacular illustrations of Cereus,
the Sonoran Desert and its wildlife
Read the rhymes to your little ones,
give a gift to your budding scientist,
and enjoy the book yourself!
BAHAMIAN BOAS: A TABBY TALE by Elaine A. Powers
Tabby, the Five-Finger Fairy, introduces the fascinating, colorful Bahamian Boas. Learn about the natural history of the native, but often misunderstood, snakes of the Bahamas.
TIME AND THE GARDEN, A BOOK OF ESSAYS By Jo Busha
Time and the Garden is a collection of essays written over a ten-year period about gardening, life in Vermont, and observations of the natural world by author, Jo Busha. It is arranged by season, but not all the essays have a specific seasonal connection. It will appeal to gardeners, readers seeking a strong sense of place, and people interested in rural living, even if they aren’t able to live it. This place, where Busha has lived for 45 years, has played a huge role in her life. While not a how-to book, gardeners may find the essays instructive. Booklovers are likely to feel this a cozy read, warmth for a snowy day.
CLARISSA CATFISH AT THE PEORIA PLAYHOUSE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM by Elaine A. Powers
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BROWN BOOBY BIRDS OF CAYMAN BRAC By Bonnie Scott
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Meet the Brown Booby, a large sea bird which is a year-round resident only of Cayman Brac. They are not found at all in Grand Cayman or Little Cayman. These birds are a spectacular sight, soaring and gliding along the Bluff edge and the shore, diving for fish to feed their young, perching on rocks in the sun, then returning to their nesting colonies. With only about forty nesting pairs on the Brac, they are protected by Cayman law.
Cleo, a Bahamian boa, one of the misunderstood animals of The Bahamas, rescues Tabby, a Five-Finger Fairy. Seeking a safe place for Cleo to live, this unlikely pair help each other and the people they meet along the way. Tabby loves Bahamian wildlife, Bahamian bush teas, and making friends with animals and humans alike.
Important conservation issues that threaten Bahamian wildlife (wildlife smuggling, habitat loss, invasive species and human intolerance of animals such as snakes and spiders) are woven into this charming tale of friendship.
GROW HOME, LITTLE SEEDS by Elaine A. Powers
DON’T CALL ME TURTLE by Elaine A. Powers
Tortoises and turtles may look alike, but they are VERY different! This fun illustrated book teaches the differences between these two creatures, and explains a bit about the habits and preferences of the tortoise.
HOW NOT TO PHOTOGRAPH A HUMMINGBIRD by Elaine A. Powers
A colorful (and funny!) guide
to the Sonoran Desert!
This colorful picture book for all ages teaches about the Sonoran Desert—with a sense of humor. It pits one bumbling human against the desert as he carelessly attempts to photograph an Anna’s Hummingbird. Enjoy the chase as the photographer is tripped up by a rock, stabbed by a Mesquite tree and rattled by a Western Diamondback. Then use the glossary to teach about the rich variety of life in the Sonoran Desert. Humor makes learning fun and easy!
DON’T MAKE ME FLY by Elaine A. Powers
“With vibrant illustrations by Nicholas Thorpe, this picture book is jam-packed with scientific facts about roadrunners, delivered in verse form to keep the narrative lively. Roadrunners “…grab their victim/behind its head/And bash it on/the ground until it is dead.” Want to know how to swallow a horned lizard? Keep reading!” AZ Daily Star
DON’T MAKE ME RATTLE by Elaine A. Powers
Beautifully illustrated and contains facts and features about one of North America’s most iconic residents: the rattlesnake! People fear rattlesnakes because they don’t understand them. Come inside and learn about these amazing snakes.
PRINCESS TIEN by Susan Glynn Mule
HICKATEES VS. SEA TURTLES by Elaine A. Powers
The Cayman Islands have turtles that live both on land and in the sea. Hickatee lives on land and doesn’t belong in the sea, like the sea turtles. Do you know the differences? Come inside and learn about turtles, especially the marvelous hickatee.
RICKY RICORDI: THE ADVENTURES OF AN IGUANA by Nelia Barletta
When Lorenzo finds an iguana in his garden, he has loads of fun bonding with his new pet, but soon realizes that the animal belongs in the wild.
Dominican children’s author Nelia Barletta recently released a second children’s book, RICKY RICORDI: THE ADVENTURES OF AN IGUANA which educates children about conservation and the protection of endangered animals of the Dominican Republic.
The book focuses on the Ricordi iguana, an endemic species of the Caribbean island and features illustrations by Argentinian artist/children’s illustrator Juan Manuel Moreno.
CURTIS CURLY-TAIL HEARS A HUTIA! by Elaine A. Powers
Curtis, the perfect Curly-tail lizard from Warderick Wells, hears a noise in the night. It’s Horace Hutia and family, crunching on leaves. Horace is an endangered Bahamian Hutia, a new resident of Warderick Wells. Scientists are trying to save the hutia, but they are damaging the island’s ecosystem. The READER decides how to solve both problems!
CURTIS CURLY-TAIL AND THE SHIP OF SNEAKERS by Elaine A. Powers
CURTIS CURLY-TAIL IS LIZARDNAPPED! by Elaine A. Powers
Captured by poachers, Curtis Curly-tail finds himself on a boat full of native animals being smuggled out of The Bahamas. As he struggles to help the other animals escape, he realizes he may not be able to save himself.[/caption]
FLY BACK TO THE BRAC, BRIAN BROWN BOOBY by Elaine A. Powers
Brian Brown Booby, a young resident of Cayman Brac, finds himself stranded on a beach on Grand Cayman. It’s too far back for a booby to travel, even if Brian could fly, which he can’t. Does Brian make it back to the Brac? What happens to a booby that can’t fly? Based on a true story.[/caption]
THE DRAGON OF NANI CAVE by Elaine A Powers
The Lime Lizard Lads, curly-tail lizards of Cayman Brac, seek an adventure up on the bluff. Their goal is to reach Nani Cave and meet the dragon that lives there. Gene and Bony soon realize how big and how dangerous the world really is. Leaving home is easy, but can the lads make it back?[/caption]
THE LIME LIZARD LADS and the Ship of Sneakers: A “Tail” of Adventure by Elaine A. Powers
SILENT ROCKS by Elaine A. Powers
The population of the endemic Sister Island Rock Iguana (Cyclura nubila caymanensis) on Cayman Brac is in serious decline. These vegetarian lizards are an important part of the island’s ecosystem. The reduction in population is the result of human activity on their habitat and the threats can only be eliminated by human action.[/caption]
CLARISSA CATFISH VISITS THE PEORIA RIVERFRONT MUSEUM by Elaine A. Powers
A flooding river takes Clarissa Catfish to the Peoria Riverfront Museum. She had thought exploring the Illinois River was exciting, but once she is taken inside the museum, the real adventure begins. Clarissa explores the exhibits and makes new friends–but will she escape the man who has dinner plans for her?
THE ADVENTURES OF HAYLEY CAT — BOOK 3: Hayley Cat Sails the San Juan Islands by Rhonda Banuelos
Hayley sails to Friday Harbor to celebrate Popeye’s birthday. Popeye is the gentle Harbor Seal who has captured the hearts of so many since 1995. A heartwarming tale of friendship is between all the animals on this memorable summer day