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!
In this latest installment of the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, the Cat introduces beginning readers to all kinds of sharks! From the smallest (the dwarf lantern) to the largest (the whale shark), the most notorious (the great white) to the most obscure (the goblin), the Cat explains why sharks have lots of teeth but no bones; how their tough skin helps them swim fast and stay clean (inspiring scientists–and bathing suit manufacturers!); how pores along the sides of their bodies help them sense prey; that they have more to fear from us than we do from them, and much, much more!
Good Night Ocean
An educational and enriching book set in the diverse environments of the world’s oceans; this delightful story will soothe young children before bedtime while fostering an appreciation for the beauty and diversity of the marine world. Celebrating the wonders of the undersea world, this voyage takes place through the passage of both one day and the four seasons of the year while a family greets a wide range of marine life, including whales, clownfish, crabs, shrimp, eels, octopus, penguins, swordfish, seals, and sharks. Traveling by sailboat, fishing boat, battleship, and submarine, children will learn about all of the world’s major oceans as well as beaches, islands, reefs, harbors, bays, and icebergs.
Good Night California
California is waiting for your family to explore. Watch your toddler discover the Golden Gate Bridge, take a ride on the cable cars, visit Yosemite National Park, find their very own star in Hollywood, and so much more. Show them what makes the Golden State beautiful and unique. This book is the perfect gift for birthdays, baby showers, housewarming and going away parties. Toddlers and preschool-age kids can build listening and memory skills by identifying famous landmarks and the distinct character of real places. Introduce stories of exploration to your little one using colorful illustrations and distinct vocabulary.
Good Night Beach
The beach, an iconic fixture of many children’s summers, is artfully celebrated in this board book. Designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the environment’s natural wonders, the book features a multicultural group of people experiencing all that the beach has to offer. Rhythmic language guides children through the passage of a single day of fun at the seaside—splashing, playing in the waves, boating, fishing, identifying wildlife, and more.
While collecting is prohibited in State Parks, a mushroom photography hike is just as fun! And if you need help identifying your subjects, look no further than this quirky, locally-written guide. Featuring wonderful photography and helpful identification tips, this pocket guide is a must-have for anyone looking to expand their fungal knowledge.
When the beautiful orange Monarch on her fall migration route from Canada to Mexico stops to rest at Wichita Falls, Texas, she makes friends with an old tortoise called Hurry. She tells him, “Maybe one day you’ll break out of that shell, grow wings, and fly away,” and then she is off again with millions of other Monarchs. In the spring, she stops again at Hurry’s garden just long enough to lay her eggs and head north to Canada. Embedded in this lyrical and tender fictional presentation are the fascinating facts about the amazing 2,000-mile migration and the life cycle of butterflies. An afterword provides additional scientific data.
AUTHOR: Antoine O Flatharta
Sy Montgomery is one of the best nature and animal writers out there. Her book, The Soul of an Octopus, is an astonishing glimpse into what we know about the world of the Octopus. With brains the size of a parrot and complex neural structures all eight arms, Octopuses are famed for their intelligence, cunning, and trickery. They are also masterful escape artists, and seem to be able to recognize human handlers and form connections. Far more than just a collection of fascinating Octopus facts, The Soul of an Octopus is also a meditation on animal consciousness and intelligence.
Wish for a Fish
In rhyming text, the Cat in the Hat introduces Sally and Dick to the various inhabitants of the ocean, including herring, mackerel, jellyfish, sharks, manatees, and whales. Hardcover, Bonnie Worth, 48pages, 6.7 x 0.4 x 9.3
Norval the Fish is hosting a seaside talk show for the Fish Channel. Among Norval’s special guests are his old friend, the shy Clam-I-Am, along with horseshoe and hermit crabs, jellyfish, sand fleas, and other creatures who live on the beach. Full color. AUTHOR: Tish Rabe