Mutsun-Ohlone Language Coloring Book

Language revitalization through coloring. A coloring book aiming to encourage language learning, sharing of culture & truth in history. Focused on Language Revitalization of the Southern Santa Clara Territory – All of San Benito County and Northern areas of Monterey County.

Trees of the West: An Artist’s Guide

Artist Molly Hashimoto has appreciated trees all her life―they have shaped her as a hiker, outdoors lover, gardener, traveler, and artist. She pays homage to them through her art, working in many different media, each revealing different aspects of these stalwart companions: crisp lines, imposing silhouettes, and the subtle–or sometimes brilliant―hues of foliage. Hashimoto also delves into the process of creating art, discussing the mediums she used in the featured pieces and the reasons she chose them, as well as sidebars with tips and techniques.

As in her popular
Colors of the West and Birds of the West, Hashimoto emphasizes her personal experiences with nature, telling stories about her encounters with trees everywhere from her backyard to national parks and forests throughout the West. She focuses primarily on native trees, rather than cultivars, with a special interest in 46 major species found across the region, ranging from the stately Coast redwoods to the diminutive but distinctive Fishhook Barrel Cactus.

Rooted in place, trees offer endless opportunities for observation, admiration, relaxation, and inspiration.
Trees of the West invites us to pause and appreciate these sentinels in all their quiet glory.

Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide to Nature’s Palette

Learn to observe, sketch, and paint nature from an award-winning outdoor artist and art teacher.

Colors of the West explores wild places through the lens of watercolor “en plein air” painting, a French term meaning literally “in the open air.” Steeped in the natural world, award-winning artist Molly Hashimoto has sketched in the outdoors and worked as a plein air artist and teacher for more than 20 years. In that time she has filled more than 40 sketchbooks with landscapes, vignettes, studies of flora and fauna, and natural history notes―all created while visiting some of the West’s most stunning landscapes.

This new book is organized by color, a unique approach to teaching both intermediate and budding artists how to really see color in the outdoor spaces around them, and then apply it to journals, other art projects, or simply beautiful memories. The average person can see 17,000 colors (!), so Molly explains the concept of palette, that is the range of colors that unites elements of geography, geology, and the different kinds of light created by atmosphere, season, and latitude. Molly’s own hand‐drawn sketches and paintings of familiar Western landscapes help convey these colors, along with sidebars and insets on individual species (trees, birds, mammals, and other flora and fauna) and historical notes related to the park or site she has sketched. Tips and techniques for outdoor journaling and painting are included throughout.

From the green hues found on Cascade Head on the Oregon Coast and in Yellowstone’s quaking aspens, to the reds that highlight the rocks in Arches National Park and the the giant sequoias in California, readers and artists of all levels will learn a new appreciation for the colors of the West―and how the details of natural beauty can be revealed when we stop, observe, and pay attention to the outdoor world.

Park Rangers and What They Do

Today, we head out with the forester. Do any trees have to be cut down or planted? Are there any animals in the forest that weren’t there before? Is the forest clean or did someone dump trash? Is there a walk in the dark on the program? The forester keeps an eye on all of that and protects nature.

For ages 4 and up.

Ocean Anatomy Sticker Book

Fans can’t get enough of Julia Rothman’s acclaimed illustrations from her best-selling book, Ocean Anatomy, and now they can put them anywhere they want with more than 750 stickers depicting birds, fish, lobsters, snails, sharks, jellyfish, and much more.

A fun, compact gift that’s easy to pack or ship!

Ocean Anatomy

One of our absolute favorite books about the ocean, for adults and kids!

Julia Rothman’s best-selling illustrated Anatomy series takes a deep dive into the wonders of the sea with Ocean Anatomy!

Follow Rothman’s inquisitive mind and perceptive eye along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves for an artistic exploration of the watery universe. Through her drawings, discover how the world’s oceans formed, why the sea is salty, and the forces behind oceanic phenomena such as rogue waves.

Colorful anatomical profiles of sea creatures from crustacean to cetacean, surveys of seafaring vessels and lighthouses, and the impact of plastic and warming water temperatures are just part of this compendium of curiosities that will entertain and educate readers of all ages. 

Nature Anatomy Sticker Book

Fans can’t get enough of Julia Rothman’s acclaimed illustrations from her best-selling book, Nature Anatomy, and now they can put them anywhere they want with more than 750 stickers depicting birds, feathers, wildflowers, butterflies, mammals, fungi, insects, constellations, and so much more. In a compact gift package at the irresistible price of $12.95.

Nature Anatomy Notebook

This fun sketchbook is a great entry point into nature journaling! Great for adults and kids.

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Adults and children are irresistibly drawn to Julia Rothman’s best-selling illustrated guide to the natural world, Nature Anatomy, with its colorful drawings that awaken curiosity — and invite imitation. 

With this companion volume, Rothman leads fans deeper into nature observation with her specially designed record pages for tracking daily nature sightings throughout the seasons. Her step-by-step technique tutorials for drawing a flower, a dragonfly, a robin, and much more, along with blank sketchbook pages, will inspire nature lovers and art enthusiasts of all ages to take up their own colored pencils or favorite pens and create their own unique Nature Anatomy Notebook.

Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman

One of the best things about getting out into nature is the curiosity that a simple walk can inspire. Nature Anatomy is a smart and beautiful book that is full of questions and answers about anything and everything outside, from bats and whales to mushrooms and mountain ranges. Take it with you on the trail, or bring the wilderness into your living room!

Also available at the Wilder Ranch, Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz Mission, and Seacliff ParkStores. 

Little Owl Finger Puppet Book

Watch Little Owl snuggle down to sleep in this simple, comforting story. Each book features a permanently attached plush finger puppet and peek-a-boo holes in every page, presenting a super-fun way for parents and children to play and read together.