Children's Books

Highly Recommended Photo-Story Books

LOST IN THE WOODS: A Photographic Fantasy
Carl Sams II, Jean Stoick.  From the authors of the bestseller Stranger in the Woods, nature lovers of all ages will appreciate the amazing photography and the gentle words that tell the story of a fawn waiting for her mother’s return. 9-1/4 x 9-3/4, 48p, color photos, 2004, ages 3 - 8.
L4880 hardcover..........US $19.95 CAN $19.95

STRANGER IN THE WOODS: A Photographic Fantasy
Carl Sams II, Jean Stoick.  As the woodland creatures emerge from their winter storm shelter, they discover there is something or someone – new in the forest.  Who is this stranger?  Stunning photos and a light, lyrical text will appeal to nature lovers of all ages.  A highly recommended, award-winner. 9-3/4 x 9-1/4, 48p, color photos, 2000, all ages.
S4805 paperback..........US $19.95 CAN $19.95

Activity Books

Helene Hovanec, Patrick Merrell.  Bring the outdoors inside with 100 mazes, word games, picture puzzles, jokes and riddles, brainteasers, and fun-packed activities.  An amusing and educational nature walk for city and country kids alike. 8 x 10-3/4, 144p, b&w illustrations, 2007, ages 6-10.
G6798 paperback..........US $9.95 CAN $12.95

THE KIDS’ OUTDOOR ADVENTURE BOOK: 448 Great Things to Do in Nature Before You Grow Up (Falcon Guide)
Stacy Tornio, Ken Keffer.  A year-round “how-to” activity guidebook for getting kids outdoors and exploring nature.  Includes 448 things to do in nature for kids of all ages.  Offers craft projects, fun outing ideas, garden recipes nostalgic outdoor games, and more.  Filled with fascinating facts about nature, useful tips and tricks, and plenty of additional resources.  A fun, practical activity guide offering a hands-on approach to getting involved in nature. 7-1/2 x 9-1/4, 224p, color illustrations, 2013, ages 3-13.

paperback..........US $18.95 CAN $20.95

FORESTS AND WOODS (Collins Nature Explorers)
Nick Baker.  Have your kids ever wondered: how old are the trees in the woods; what creatures live inside the forest; where to watch animals without being seen; how to whistle like a bird and track a deer?  Discover facts like these through this hands-on book geared to parents and teachers.  Contains straightforward, step-by-step projects, allowing you to help your children explore the forest and woods.  Ideal supplements to school science projects and perfect activities for weekends and vacations. 7-1/2 x 9-3/4, 72p, 100 color photos + illustrations, 2007, ages 18+.
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F0789 paperback..........US $9.95 CAN $12.50

NATURE RANGER (Nature Activities) 
Richard Walker.  Kids can become an expert nature ranger with this hands-on guide.  Features over thirty (30) fun and easy-to-do activities and amazing things to see, discover, and explore. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 72p, color photos, 2006, ages 5-8.
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N0694 paperback ..........US $9.99 CAN $12.99

Marie-Claire La Flair.  An interactive book to learning more about trees in Canada (23 species) and keep a leaf collection.  Helps kids to collect and press leaves, identify trees in their region, as well as make arts and crafts with the leaves that they have gathered.  Packed with fun and learning. 8-1/2 x 11, 52p, color illustrations, 2005, ages 6-10.
L6986 paperback ..........US $4.99 CAN $5.99

Laura Martin.  Award Winner.  From t-shirts to twig baskets, 65 cool projects for craft kids to make with natural materials you can find anywhere.  Twigs, vines, pinecones, flowers, leaves, rocks, shells, moss, feathers - they're all gifts of the earth.  Add just a few inexpensive store-bought items, such as glue, string, and wire, and anyone can create beautiful, natural works of art.  Helps kids learn to be creative and conscientious stewards of nature's resources. 8-1/2 x 10-7/8, 224p, color illustrations, 2003, ages 9+.
N4906 paperback..........US $16.95 CAN $19.95

THE NATURE CONNECTION: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms
Clare Walker Leslie.  An interactive workbook packed with creative, year-round nature activities.  Guides kids to observe and record, what they see, hear, smell, and touch outdoors, whether they live in the country, the city, or somewhere in between.  Offers dozens of fun things to do during every season.  Sure to engage the whole family to rediscover the world outside with The Nature Connection. 7-3/8 x 9-1/4, 304p, 2-color illustrations, 2010, ages 8-13.
N5314 paperback..........US $15.95 CAN $18.95

THE KIDS' GUIDE TO NATURE ADVENTURES: 80 Great Activities for Exploring the Outdoors
Joe Rhatigan.  A "nature guide" packed with detail about how to have fun exploring the natural world, from the backyard to the seashore, the forest and national parks.  Contains eighty (80) cool outdoors activities to choose from (projects, games, hikes, and more).   A must for young environmentalists and outdoor adventures. 8 1/2 x 10, 128p, color photos, 2003, ages 9-12.
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K3738 paperback ..........US $17.95 CAN $24.95

James Kavanagh.  “The first step on the learning ladder.”  An activity book geared to helping kids learn and appreciate the animals in their surroundings.  Filled with dozens of full-color games and activities. 8 x 10, 32p, 2004, ages 4-12.
G2634 paperback ..........US $6.95 CAN $9.95

Kids discover the wonders of the natural world around them and have fun expressing what they learn through art activities.

Rosie McCormick.  Kids will have fun making interesting creations based on what they learn about petals, tree bark, seeds, vegetables, and more. 9-1/4 x 10, 48p, color photos + diagrams, 2002, ages 8-9.
A1382 paperback..........US $8.95 CAN $10.95

Steve Parker, Polly Goodman.  Kids make creations about caterpillars, butterflies, worms, fireflies, and more. 9-1/4 x 10, 48p, color photos + diagrams, 2002, ages 8-9.
A1374 paperback..........US $8.95 CAN $10.95

UNDER ONE ROCK: Bugs, Slugs and other Ughs
Tony Fredericks.  Award winner.  Have you ever peeked under a rock?  A whole community of creatures lives there!  One of the world’s most fascinating habitats is right at your feet.  A wonderfully entertaining and educational book. 9 x 11, 32p, color illustrations, 2002, ages 4-10.
U0275 paperback..........US $7.95 CAN $9.95

Henry Art, Michael Robbins.  Take your eyes, ears and nose for a walk in the woods!  Young naturalists will learn how to see beyond their own noses, "read" the woods for signs of the presence of animals, interpret sounds, and identify odors.  Enough information on trees, terrain, plants, and wildlife for 100 walks in the woods.  A complete first primer. 7-1/2 x 9-1/2,128p, 150 color photos & illustrations, 2003, ages 8-12.
W4523 paperback..........US $14.95 CAN $17.95

Ellen Doris.  Provides kids with the tools to explore the natural world for themselves – how to go out into the natural environments around them to observe and collect.  Packed with ideas and projects for exploring the ecology of woods, ponds, and fields. 8-1/2 x 11-1/4, 64p, 200+ color photos, 1994, ages 9+.
W0062 hardcover..........US $16.95 CAN $23.95

TREES: Fantastic Facts
Peter Mellett.  Packed with information about trees – learn about the parts of a tree and their functions.  Includes 19 projects to help young readers discover the life cycle of a tree, as well as more than 250 color photographs and diagrams that help explain all about trees.  Ideal for use at home or at school. 7-3/4 x 7-3/4, 64p, color photos & illustrations, 2000, ages 8-12.
T0944 paperback..........US $6.95 CAN $10.95

Tree and animal associations are wonderfully illustrated and explained, from oak-hickory forests to the coastal redwoods.  A fun learning experience, with puzzles, picture & word games, and packed with information. 8-1/2 x 11-1/2, 64p, color and b&w illustrations.
FB437 paperback..........US $6.95 CAN $10.95

FUN WITH NATURE (Take-Along Guide)
Mel Boring, et al..  A fascinating book to explore the outdoors.  Detailed descriptions and true-to-life illustrations of 150+ plants, animals and insects.  Includes scrapbook pages.  A great activity book for all ages. 8-1/2 x 8-1/2, 288p, color illustrations, 1999, ages 9-12.
F7025 hardcover..........US $16.95 CAN $21.95

Mel Boring, et al..  Make nature walks educational and fun.  Kids can identify berries, look for bird nests and gather rocks in the park or seashells on the beach.  Features 18 activities for kids, as well as 15 scrapbook pages. 8-1/2 x 8-1/2, 224p, 450 color illustrations, 2002, ages 7-10. 
M7955 hardcover..........US $16.95 CAN $21.95

Ann Love & Jane Drake.  Kids will discover all the secrets the night sky holds.  Features games, like "Night Sky I Spy," how to keep an astronomer's log, night sky myths, star maps for each season, and more. 8-1/2 x 9-1/2, 144p, two-color illustrations, 2004, ages 9+.
K1283 paperback..........US $12.95 CAN $16.95

Everything you need to know about having a fun and safe campfire.  Includes outdoor activities, games, ghost stories, night nature lore and songs for families to share. 8 x 9, 132p, color illustrations, 1996, ages 6+.
K2752 paperback..........US $10.95 CAN $15.95

Packed with more than 150 games and activities - old favorites and less familiar games to play in groups, one-to-one or by yourself. 8 x 9, 176p, 1998.
K4674 paperback..........US $11.95 CAN $16.95

BACKYARD EXPLORER KIT: Leaf & Tree Guide plus Leaf Collecting Album (Revised edition)
Rona Beame.  It's the kit that begins with something kids do naturally - picking up leaves, collecting pine cones, stuffing their pockets with acorns - and turns it into seasons full of educational fun.  Combines the Leaf Tree Guide (covers 100+ trees), the Leaf Collecting Album, and a durable plastic leaf collecting envelope.  A unique, outdoor activity kit. 94p guide, 64p two-color album, sheet of stickers, carrying pouch, 2004, ages 5-10.
B3194 complete kit..........US $11.95 CAN $16.95

Robin Koontz.  The first kids activity book to combine animal study with 31 fun, kid-friendly projects.  Simple instructions for creating easy-to-make feeders and habitats to attract insects, birds, and other small creatures. 8-1/2 x 11, 64p, 64 color illustrations, 1998, ages 8-12.
C1342 paperback..........US $12.95 CAN $20.95

Pamela Hickman.  Introduce kids to nature at night and fascinating nocturnal creatures with hands-on activities and experiments that can be done day or night with little assistance or equipment. 8 x 10, 48p, color illustrations, 1996, ages 7-11.
N3066 paperback..........US $6.95 CAN $9.99

David Suzuki, Kathy Vanderlinden.  Build a solar panel, make recycled paper, build a worm composter or create a forest ecosystem in a jar; these are just some of the 48 fun-filled, science-based environmental activities for kids. 8 x 8, 128p, 2001, ages 8-11.
E8239 paperback..........US $12.95 CAN $16.95

ANCIENT FORESTS: Discovering Nature
Margaret Anderson, et al..  Award winner.  Kids can discover the world of giant trees in old-growth forests with 16 fun activities.  Take a forest trek, create a forest mobile, do mazes, crosswords, and more. 8-1/2 x 11, 42p, b&w illustrations, 40 color stickers,1997.
A4415 paperback..........US $5.95 CAN $9.95

Ideal for home and school projects.  Kids can create their own book of trees and flowers using their favorite stickers.  Fact-packed labels accompany every reusable sticker. 8-1/2 x 11,16p, 60 full-color stickers, 1995, ages 5-11.
U009X paperback..........US $6.99 CAN $8.95

Use this jeweler’s loupe to look more closely at the world around you.  Objects take on new dimensions, from your own skin to a leaf, from a twig to a bug, from a shell to something in your lunch.  Helps creativity & scientific literacy.  Fun for all ages. (5X) high quality lens.
LOUPE 1-4..........US $3.95 CAN $6.25
               5+ ..........US $2.75 CAN $4.25


BACKYARD BIRDS: An Introduction
Robert Bateman.  From chickadees to sparrows, Canadian birds are introduced to young naturalists by this world-renowned wildlife artist.  Conveys key facts about the different species in a field-guide style through special "sketchbook" sidebars.  A great first birding book for young readers. 8 x 10, 48p, color illustrations, 2005, ages 7-12.
B7842 hardcover ..........US $19.99 CAN $19.99

Bill Thompson III.  A Peterson Field Guide to help kids identify 200 of the most common and interesting birds in eastern North America.    Descriptions are packed with information, including interesting facts about each bird (i.e. behaviors, characteristics, etc.), easy-to-read range maps, and much more.  A fun, engaging guide that provides just the right amount of information for kids who have an interest in birds and want to learn more. 4-1/2 x 7-1/2, 256p, 300+ color photos, 200 b&w illustrations, 200 maps, 2008, ages 8-12.
Y9348 paperback..........US $14.95 CAN $16.95

Richard Walker.  Follows the life of a tree showing how trees change their appearance over the four seasons and how their wood is used to make toys, tools and furniture. 7-1/4 x 4-1/4, 24p + flaps, color illustrations, 2006, ages 5-8.
E7731 hardcover ..........US $8.99 CAN $9.99

EVERYTHING BUG: What Kids Really Want to Know About Insects and Spiders
Cherie Winner.  A compendium of information about insects and spiders presented in Q&A format.  Includes real kids' questions, and answers them in a matter-of-fact way.  Combines basic and some more unusual facts with full-color photos that will interest yound minds. 6 x 9, 64p, 2004, ages 8-11.
E8919 paperback ..........US $7.95 CAN $9.95

EVERYTHING REPTILE: What Kids Really Want to Know About Reptiles
Cherie Winner.  A written collection of Q&As about reptiles.  Features straight-forward answers to real kids' questions.  Color photos, combined with facts and trivia, will interest budding scientists or simply curious kids. 6 x 9, 64p, 2004, ages 8-11.
E1647 paperback ..........US $7.95 CAN $9.95

SURVIVOR KID: A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival
Denise Long.  Teaches young adventurers the survival skills needed if they ever find themselves lost or in a dangerous situation in the wild.  Filled with basic wilderness know-how on building shelters and fires, signaling for help, finding water and food, dealing with dangerous animals, navigation, and avoiding injuries in the wilderness.  Includes ten (10) fun projects to hone survival skills.  A handy, practical guide for young outdoor enthusiasts. 5 x 7, 240p, b&w illustrations, 2011, ages 9+.
S7085 paperback..........US $12.95 CAN $13.95

FOREST EXPLORER: A Life-Size Field Guide
Nic Bishop.  Explore the mini-wilds of the forest with this unique photographic nature guide.  Seven dramatic life-size habitat scenes capture 130+ tiny animals, from aphids & beetles to slugs & toads, just as they appear in nature.  Includes fascinating field notes and expert tips on beginners’ forest exploration. 9 x 12, 48p, color photos, 2004, ages 5+.
F4805 hardcover..........US $17.95 CAN $23.99

D.M. Souza.  Trees play an indispensable role in the lives of all living organisms on Earth, but as common as they are, many are far from ordinary.  This book explores the wackiest of trees, from the weird-looking Welwitschia to the bizarre banyan.  Others include the baobab, strangler fig, mangrove, boojum, and the bristlecone pine. 8 x 9-1/4, 64p, color photos, 2003, ages 10-12.
W246X paperback..........US $8.95 CAN $11.95

WATCHING NATURE: A Beginner's Field Guide
Monica Russo.  Full of tips on how to spot and identify, by sight or sound, animals, insects and plants in various seasons and habitats, as well as how to record observations.  A handy guide designed to help all beginning naturalists to get the most from outdoor experiences. 8-1/2 x 10, 96p, color photos, 2002, ages 8-12. 
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W1306 paperback ..........US $9.95 CAN $15.95

THE WOODS SCIENTIST (Scientists in the Field)
Stephen Swinburne.  A devoted nature lover and animal tracker, Sue Morse shares her knowledge and love of some of the creatures that inhabit America's woodlands.  A compelling look into the vulnerable homes of bear, lynx, deer, bobcat, and all the dwellers of the woods. 9-1/2 x 11-1/4, 48p, color photos, 2002, ages 9-12.
W602X hardcover..........US $16.00 CAN $25.95

WOOD (True Books: Natural Resources)
Christin Ditchfield.  An introduction to one of the earth's resources - wood.  Describes different types of wood, how it is processed and used, where various kinds of trees grow, and the need to protect this vital resource. 7-1/4 x 8-3/4, 48p, color photos, 2002, ages 8-10.
W3702 paperback..........US $6.95 CAN $9.95

COOL WOODS: A Trip around the World's Boreal Forest
Jane Drake and Ann Love.  Takes us on an unforgettable journey around the top of the globe, from North American wetlands and mountains, through the Siberian Taiga, to the Old World Forests of Europe.  Introduces a region of incredible importance - the "lungs of the earth" that is under siege.  The book is not only informative and beautiful, but a call to action to anyone who cares about our planet. 8 x 10, 80 pages, color illustrations, 2003, ages 9+.
C6080 hardcover..........US $19.95 CAN $26.99

Bobbie Kalman, Kathryn Smithyman.  A straightforward primer describing basic facts about trees, their function in a forest, and how they benefit animals, people, and the environment.. 8-1/2 x 9-1/2, 32p, color photos & illustrations, 2002, ages 6-12.
L6893 paperback..........US $5.95 CAN $7.95

Bobbie Kalman, Kathryn Smithyman.  Kids will be fascinated by the types of forests, the elements of a forest ecosystem, the range of plants and animals that live there, and the importance of forests to the rest of the Earth. 8-1/2 x 9-1/2, 32p, color illustrations, November 2002, ages 7-12.
W9691 paperback..........US $6.95 CAN $8.95

Each book brings to life the natural history and life cycle information kids love to read about - like where the animal lives, what it eats, when it sleeps, how it raises its young, and more.  Up-close photos and illustrations show the animals in their natural habitats.  Includes "Fun Facts." Each: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2, 48p, 30 color photos & illustrations, 2000, ages 7-10.
     MOOSE..........M7440 paperback..........US $7.95 CAN $9.95
     BLACK BEARS..........B7424 paperback..........US $7.95 CAN $9.95
     WOLVES..........W7483 paperback..........US $7.95 CAN $9.95
     WHITETAIL DEER..........W7432 paperback..........US $7.95 CAN $9.95

INSECTS (Fantastic Facts)
Jen Green.  A “fact file” filled with 19 information sections on insects & how they live – and why they survive so successfully.  Includes practical, hands-on projects for kids to explore and learn, like how to follow an ant trail, keep a caterpillar, or invite a moth to dinner. 8 x 8, 64p, 200+ color photos & illustrations, 2000, ages 8-12.
I0901 paperback ..........US $6.95 CAN $10.95

INSECT (Eyewitness Books)
Laurence Mound.  A spectacular and informative guide to the extraordinary world of insects.  A unique insight into the variety and complexity of insects, their structure, life cycles, and behavior. 8-1/2 x 11, 72p, color photos & illustrations, 2005, ages 8+.
I6926 hardcover ..........US $15.99 CAN $19.99
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TREE (Eyewitness Books)
David Burnie.  Discover the world of trees – their structure, variety, and life cycles, from tiny seeds to forest giants.  A fascinating, visual encyclopedic view of trees, from their leafy boughs to their roots beneath the soil. 8-1/2 x 11, 64p, color photos & illustrations, 2000, ages 8+.
T8209 hardcover..........US $15.99 CAN $19.99

Roseanne Cooper.  Offers an introduction to all forms of woodland life.  Kids can find out what animals, people and plants live in the woods and how they're affected by the environmental damage that takes place.. 8-5/8 x 10-5/8, 32p, color photos + illustrations, 2000, ages 7-12.
L5746 paperback ...........US $6.95 CAN $8.95

FOREST ANIMALS: Explore the Fascinating Worlds of Wolves, Moose, Deer, Black Bear
Kathy Feeney, et al.. Explore the fascinating worlds of these four popular N.A. mammals.  Combines loads of information, with up-close photos & illustrations, in a fun, and easy-to-read format. 8-1/2 x 8-1/2, 192p, 100+ color photos & 20 illustrations, 2000, ages 8-12.
F7084 hardcover..........US $16.95 CAN $19.95

WILD TRACKS! A Guide to Nature’s Footprints
Jim Arnosky.  Paws, claws, and hoofprints – life-size!  An illustrated, informative intro for kids to recognize & read animal tracks.  Filled with intricately drawn prints from creatures both wild and domestic, as well as large-scale paintings of the animals in their environment.  Includes a bobcat, wolf, deer, bighorn sheep and goats, chipmunks & rabbits, grizzlies & brown bears, horses and burros, domestic cats & dogs, and even slithering reptiles!  Ideal for a budding naturalist, animal lover, or artist. 9 x 11-1/2, 32p, color drawings, 2008, ages 6+.
W9859 hardcover..........US $14.95 CAN $15.95

TRACKS, SCATS & SIGNS (Take Along Guide)
Helps kids learn how to spot and identify clues that 17 wildlife species leave behind in the woods, fields, and along ponds.  A fun way to turn everyday walks into exciting mysteries. 8-1/2 x 8-1/2, 48p, color, 1995, ages 8-12.
T5995 paperback..........US $7.95 CAN $9.95

MY FAVORITE TREE: Terrific Trees of North America
Diane Iverson.  Parents Council Ltd. Outstanding Selection.  Examines the traits and uses of twenty-six (26) North American trees.  Includes facts on natural history, dependent wildlife, distribution and more. 10 x 10, 64p, color illustrations, 1999, ages 4-12.
M0939 paperback..........US $9.95 CAN $12.95

Pamela Hickman.  Discover the many kinds of trees that live in all parts of Canada.  Uses large pictures, hands-on activities and accessible information.  Packed with fascinating facts to stimulate the interest of young nature enthusiasts. 8-1/2 x 11, 32p, color illustrations, 1995.
K3368 paperback..........US $5.95 CAN $6.95

TREES, LEAVES & BARK (Take Along Guide)
Practical and fun.  Helps kids identify 16 common trees by matching leaves, bark, and seeds to color illustrations.  Filled with facts, hints, and activity ideas. 8-1/2 x 8-1/2, 48p, color, 1995, ages 8-12.
T6282 paperback..........US $6.95 CAN $9.95

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Young Readers

ON ONE FLOWER: Butterflies, Ticks and a Few More Icks
Anthony Fredericks.  A goldenrod flower is a "minibeast" park, have you noticed?  Encourages kids to "take a closer look" and explore the whole plant-and-animal community inhabiting a single flower. 9 x 11, 32p, color illustrations, 2006, ages 4-10.
O0879 paperback ..........US $7.95 CAN $10.95

Jennifer Ward.  ABA Book Sense - Summer 2005 Children's Picks.  Introduces kids to both diurnal and nocturnal forest animals. You can FLIP THIS BOOK to flip from day to night - and back again.   Kids can see someone is always awake in the forest - and someone else is always asleep. 9 x 11, 32p, color illustrations, 2005, ages 3-8.
F0674 paperback ..........US $8.95 CAN $12.50

NEAR ONE CATTAIL: Turtles, Logs and Leaping Frogs
Anthony Fredericks.  What creatures live in a bog-boggy place?  Discover a medley of critters that swim, soar or crawl in a wetlands, from zip-zipping dragonflies to hip-hopping frogs.  An engaging, educational title. 9 x 11, 32p, color illustrations, 2005, ages 4-10.
N0712 paperback ..........US $7.95 CAN $10.95

WHAT IS A FOREST (The World Around Us)
Monica Hughes.  Introduces what a forest is, what it sounds and feels like, what lives there, and much more. Kids can read and learn “what is a forest,” how people us it, and why it is important.  A good introduction. 8 x 9, 24p, color illustrations, 2005, ages 4-6.
W281X paperback ..........US $6.00 CAN $8.50

Bobbie Kalman.  In a temperate forest habitat, looks at the plants, herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores and how they get food energy through the changing seasons.  Shows kids how all living things are connected to each other. 8-1/2 x 9-1/2, 32p, color photos & illustrations, 2005, ages 5-9.
F9898 paperback ..........US $6.95 CAN $8.95

FOREST (Eye Wonder)
Deborah Lock, Lorrie Mack.  Introduces kids to the different kinds of forests found around the world, the plants & animals that populate them, and how they are endangered.  A fact-packed guide to forests. 8 x 10-1/2, 48p, color photos, 2003, ages 5-8.
F759X hardcover ..........US $9.99 CAN $12.99

A DAY AT THE SUGAR BUSH: Making Maple Syrup
Megan Faulkner.  What could be better than a trip to the sugar bush on a fresh springtime day!  Kids will learn about collecting sap and making maple syrup.  Combines color photos with simple text. 8 x 10, 32p, color photos, 2004, ages 4-8.
D4116 paperback..........US $4.99 CAN $6.99

Joyce Slayton-Mitchell.  Kids can take a trip from the woods to the sawmill and see how trees, our most important renewable resource, are turned into lumber, sawdust, wood chips, and many other useful materials.  Includes a glossary of timber talk, a page of forest facts, and list of forestry websites for children and teachers.  9 x 11-1/4, 40p, color photos, 2003, ages 4-8.
K3684 hardcover..........US $15.95 CAN $22.95

FOREST FIRES (Natural Disasters)
Luke Thompson.  An insightful look at forest fires.  Kids will learn about how forest fires start, the elements of a forest fire, fighting forest fires, and more. 6 x 8-1/2, 48p, color photos, 2000, ages 4+.
F5702 paperback..........US $6.95 CAN $9.95

Claire Llewellyn.  Watch the pages grow as kids discover the amazing life cycle of an apple tree, from seed to sapling to tree.  Also follow the tree through the seasons and as all sorts of creatures come and go.  Beautiful illustrations combined with simple, informative text. 8-3/4 x 10-1/2, 32p, color illustrations, 2004, ages 5-8.
S879X hardcover..........US $16.95 CAN $22.95

IN THE FOREST (First Discovery Books)
Illustrations by Pierre de Hugo.  A wonderful introduction to natural science - with foldout pages to "look-and-learn" about trees, birds, insects, snakes, bears and more wildlife of the forest. 7 x 8-1/2, 24p, color illustrations, 2003, ages 6-9.
I6368 hardcover..........US $6.95 CAN $8.99

FOREST ANIMALS (Animals in Their Habitats)
Francine Galko.  Shows all kinds of habitats and the animals that live in them.  Find out how animals hide, and see how people are learning to protect the animals' homes. 8 x 9, 32p, color photos, 2003, ages 5-7.
F4364 paperback..........US $6.50 CAN $10.00

A TREE IS A PLANT (Let’s Read and Find Out Science)
Clyde Robert Bulla.  Learn how a tree grows and how it gets food and water.  Find out what happens to water after it travels through a tree’s roots, branches, and leaves, and how to figure out a tree’s age. 8 x 9-7/8, 40p, full color, 2001.
T1968 paperback..........US $4.99 CAN $7.99

Dr. Reese Halter.  Learn with Bruni and his friends about what makes trees tick, different kinds of trees, and their importance to the forest.  A good visual storybook primer. 7-1/2 x 8-1/2, 32p, full color, 2001.
F4303 paperback..........US $3.95 CAN $4.95

Margaret Carney.  A picture book about sugaring time.  Kids will learn about the traditional method of making maple syrup. 8 x 10, 32p, color illustrations, 1997, ages 4-8. 
A6715 paperback..........US $6.95 CAN $6.95

Sorry, this title has gone out of print and is no longer available.
F0555 hardcover..........US $16.95 CAN $24.95

MAPLE TREES (Rookie Read-About Science)
Allan Fowler.  Explains where and how maple tree grow, and how we use maple sap to make syrup.  Colorful photos and simple text. 6 x 7, 32p, color photos, 2001, ages 6-7.
M9857 paperback..........US $4.95 CAN $6.95

PINE TREES (Rookie Read-About Science)
Allan Fowler.  An introduction to where and how pine trees grow, the different kinds, and how they are used to make things, like paper and tar. 6 x 7, 32p, color photos, 2001, ages 6-7.
P9873 paperback..........US $4.95 CAN $6.95


I CAN NAME 50 TREES TODAY! (The Cat in the Hat)
Bonnie Worth.  The Cat and Co. teach beginning readers how to identify different species from the shape of their crowns, leaves, lobes, seeds, bark, and fruit.  Kids will learn about many trees common to North America. 6-1/2 x 9, 48p, color illustrations, 2006, ages 5-8.
I2771 hardcover ..........US $8.99 CAN $12.99

Gina Ingoglia.  “Trees! How do trees grow? Why do leaves change? What kind of tree is that? The acclaimed Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s newest guide answers all kids’ (and their parents’) tree-related questions in an easy-to-understand way.”  Profiles 33 different U.S. trees (and North America), including an illustration, and life-size depictions of its leaf, flower, and seed.  A good introduction to the world of trees for readers of all ages. 9 x 11, 96p, color illustrations throughout, 2008, ages 8+.
T8434 hardcover..........US $15.95 CAN $17.95

FIRE! A Renewal of a Forest 
Celia Godkin.  Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice 2007.  Award-winning author Godkin is known for her beautiful and informative books that explore nature’s remarkable ability to renew itself.  In this stunning book, she has chosen North America’s boreal forests to show that even a fire’s destructive force is an integral part of a thriving ecosystem.  Explores the life cycle of a forest, focusing on a devastating fire and all its implications on the wildlife as well as future growth & renewal.  A clear, educational, picture/story book. 10-1/2 x 9-1/2, 32p, color illustrations, 2007, ages 6-9.
F0823 paperback..........US $10.95 CAN $12.95

TREE OF LIFE: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth
Rochelle Strauss.  A beautifully illustrated and child-friendly introduction to biodiversity, Tree of Life shows how living things are classified into five kingdoms – and how each has much to tell us about all aspects of life on our planet. 9 x 12, 40p, color illustrations, 2004, ages 8+.
T6692 hardcover..........US $16.95 CAN $19.95

Sylvia Johnson.  Children's Science Book Award Winner.  How leaves change in autumn from green to gold and scarlet is a subject that has fascinated many people.  This book explains the process that creates the splendid autumn colors and describes the complex natural cycle of which they are a part. 7-1/8 x 8-5/8, 48p, color photos, 1986, ages 9-12.
H5133 paperback..........US $5.95 CAN $9.95

I WONDER WHY PINE TREES HAVE NEEDLES: and Other Questions About Forests
Jackie Gaff.  Which forests have the tallest trees?  Why are rainforest trees like umbrellas?  Where do koalas live?  What are people doing to save forests?  Kids will find out the answers to these and many more questions about forests and the animals, plants, and people who live in them. 9-1/4 x 11-1/4, 32p, color illustrations, 2005, ages 5-8.
I8616 hardcover ...........US $11.95 CAN $17.95

I WONDER WHY TREES HAVE LEAVES: And Other Questions About Plants
Andrew Charman.  "Why do leaves change color in the fall?" "Are plants really alive?" and  "Why do plants have flowers? These are some of the questions kids love to ask their parents, and the answers are "growing" right here! 7 x 8-1/2, 32p, color illustrations, 2003, ages 4-8.
I663X paperback ..........US $5.95 CAN $8.95

Carol Baldwin.  Shows how people and animals live in temperate deciduous forests.  Learn what kinds of animals live in these forests and how they adapt to find food and shelter.  Find out which plants grow well in this forest.  Learn how forests sometime control how people live. 7-1/2 x 9-3/8, 48p, color photos, 2003, ages 8-11.
L2279 paperback..........US $6.95 CAN $10.50

RETURN OF THE WOLF (Revised ed.)
Steve Grooms.  Endorsed by the National Wildlife Federation.  An extensive description of North America’s most controversial mammal and how they live.  Details wolves’ peculiar history with humans and bring us up-to-date on their status in the wild. 6 x 9, 192p, 90+ color photos, 1999, ages 10-14.
R7173 paperback..........US $16.95 CAN $24.95

William Kurelek.  “The world of the lumberjack as never before presented in art and literature.”  Kurelek’s personal experience in the Canadian forest is told in 26 unforgettable paintings. 8-1/2 x 11, 48p, color throughout, 2000, ages 10+.
This item has gone out of print, only limited quantities remain.
L3782 paperback..........US $9.95 CAN $10.95

FORESTS (Wonders of our World)
Neil Morris.  Examines the different kinds of forests around the world, how they grew, the life they support and efforts to preserve them. 8 x 10, 32p, color photos and illus., 1998, ages 6-12.
F8458 paperback..........US $6.95 CAN $9.95

A DEAD LOG (Small Worlds)
Jen Green.  An informative look into the various forest insects, animals and plants that live in, on, or under a dead log. 8 x 10, 32p, 45 color photos and illustrations, 1999, ages 7-12.
D1506 paperback..........US $8.95 CAN $10.95

IN WOODS & FORESTS (Animal Trackers)
Tessa Paul.  Teaches kids how to be an animal detective – all the clues they need to track their favorite animals.  Illustrations show each animal, its tracks, home, and environment. 9 x 10, 32p, 50 color illustrations, 2000, ages 6-12.
I5920 paperback..........US $7.95 CAN $9.95

Jane Bosveld.  Selection of the Children's Book-of-the Month Club.  The story of the oldest living sequoia, whose life spans the Trojan War, the coming of Christ, and the settling of the new world.  With a fold-out poster (11 x 34). 8-1/2 x 11, 48p, color photos & illustrations, 1997, ages 6+.
W5409 hardcover..........US $14.95 CAN $24.95 

Carol Reed-Jones.  “Best Children’s Picture Book.”  The remarkable web of animals & plants living around a single fir tree takes on a life of its own in this stunningly illustrated story.  Complete with a guide to the forest creatures and their interrelationships. 8 x 11-3/4, 32p, color illustrations, 1995. ages 4-10.
T0319 paperback..........US $7.95 CAN $11.95

A story of the human ingenuity needed to turn the Giant Pines of New England into masts for the 18th century British Navy ships.  “Youth Non-Fiction Top of the List” - Booklist. 8-3/4 x 12, 32p, b&w illustrations, 2000, ages 8-12.
G305X paperback..........US $6.95 CAN $10.95

Betsy Maestro.  Explains the magical process of how leaves change their color in autumn, and includes simple activities. 10 x 8, 32p, color illustrations, 1994, ages 5-9.
W1267 paperback..........US $4.99 CAN $7.99

Patricia Lauber.  Why should we be a friend to trees?  Explains the many different ways we depend on trees and what we can do to protect them. 10 x 8, 32p, color illus., 1994, ages 5-9.
B1208 paperback..........US $4.99 CAN $7.99

Marilyn Linton.  A topical title for children visiting the sugarbush.  Traces the harvesting of maple syrup from native legend to commerical enterprise.  Full of facts and activities. 9-1/2 x 8-1/2, 48p, b&w illustrations, 1983, ages 8-12.
M4524 paperback..........US 7.95 CAN $9.95

Ann Walsh, Kathleen Cook Waldron.  “From cork boots to silviculture, pine beetles to screeching saws, discover fascinating forestry facts!”  How is plywood made?  What are dozer boats?  How has forestry changed in the last century?  These questions and dozens more are answered in Forestry A-Z.  An informative and intriguing look at forest, forestry, logging, and trees. 10-3/4 x 8-3/4, 32p, color photos throughout, 2008, ages 6+.
F5047 hardcover..........US $19.95 CAN $19.95

Ann Love, Jane Drake.  An introduction to the people, machines and environmental concerns involved in forestry.  Kids learn about the methods used to cut down trees, the inside workings of a mill, and the importance of reseeding.  This book will help kids appreciate the work involved in bringing forestry products to their homes.  Picture-book format. 9-1/4 x 8-1/4, 32p, 4-color, 1996, ages 7-10.
Canada at Work Series F819X paperback..........US $5.95  CAN $6.95
America at Work Series F4231A paperback..........US $5.95  CAN $5.95

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