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Boyds Mills Press
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<div>With a pleasing blend of humor, adventure, mystery, and drama, author Sheila Kelly Welch presents a collection of seasonal ho...rse stories that appeals to a wide range of young readers. Here are twelve realistic tales of contemporary children and the difficulties they encounter in their everyday lives--lives in which horses happen to be key players. Even children who aren't horse-crazy will be able to identify with characters like Richie, Brent, Lynda, and Janelle, who not only face obstacles but grow and change as they overcome them. There to help them are their equine friends--Rosey, Splashes, Penny, and the others--who save the day, steal the show--and find their way into the hearts of story characters and readers alike.</div> Read More

Boyds Mills Press
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<div>A tiny bird. A giant discovery. It's rare to find a modern-day mystery concerning the location of a bird's nest, but until th...e 1970s, no one knew where the marbled murrelet laid its eggs. The little bird seemed to live entirely at sea. In this exquisitely illustrated book that won the Science Books & Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Joan Dunning presents the amazing story of the marbled murrelet based on dramatic facts uncovered in the last few decades. Focusing on one pair of murrelets and their newborn chick, the author reveals the hidden nest in the canopy of the old-growth forests and the secret life of these birds before their fledgling sets off for the sea.</div> Read More

Boyds Mills Press
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<div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">We see familiar shapes in nature all around us?this orange looks like a sphe...re, that icicle a cone, those cucumbers are almost cylinders. But trees, clouds, or broccoli?what shapes are they? In this photo-filled conceptual picture book, young readers will not only get an introduction to those amazing and naturally repeating patterns called fractals, but they?ll also learn about what makes fractals unique. Curious kids will leave with a sense of wonder about the intricacies of the natural world and the many shapes around us!</p></div> Read More

Boyds Mills Press
$11.35 at Amazon

<div>Author Rosanna Hansen travels to Namibia, Africa, to help cheetahs, one of the world's endangered species. She helps save a c...heetah cub from a life-threatening injury. She pets a thoroughly tame cheetah. She sets up a cheetah race. (Cheetahs love to run.) And she meets many cheetahs that are not so tame. Humans are taking over cheetah habitat, so the world's fastest runners are running out of space and hanging on in low numbers. People are working to save them one by one through organizations like the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), which runs the reserve the author visits. Young readers will revel in this up-close perspective on the magnificent cheetah.</div> Read More

Boyds Mills Press
$9.37 at Amazon

<div>In 1804 Lewis and Clark and a small band of adventurers calling themselves the Corps of Discovery set off on a great journey ...into the unknown. Along the way they met a young Shoshone woman who would make an invaluable contribution to the expedition. With a baby strapped on her back, Sacagawea negotiated with native peoples, helped the expedition survive when food was scarce, and, ultimately, contributed to leading this small band of intruders on a trip lasting more than two years through the Indian land to the Pacific Ocean. One summer, Peter Lourie and his family traveled in the footsteps of Sacagawea to learn about her from the native peoples who now live along her trail. As the Louries traveled the historic route, they grew closer to American history and to understanding the woman who contributed so much to the early expansion of the United States.</div> Read More

Boyds Mills Press
$13.98 at Amazon

<div>Kids will delight in the tale of the terrible - but lovable - Hodag. With the head of an ox, feet of a bear, back of a dinosa...ur, and tail of an alligator, the Hodag stands forty feet tall, and its eyes glow like fire. Learn what happens when a group of animal catchers comes to capture this fierce creature and bring it to the zoo! This original tale, a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner, is perfectly turned for storytelling, with magnificent illustrations that evoke storybooks from long ago.</div> Read More

Boyds Mills Press
$8.46 at Amazon

<div>Why would several monkeys suddenly fall from the trees? How do tiny frogs make deadly poisons? Why are passionvines so diffic...ult to find? Why do certain plants harbor hordes of biting ants? What kind of creature pollinates an odd-looking flower? These are some of the mysteries explored in this fascinating follow-up to Susan Quinlan's award-winning The Case of the Mummified Pigs and Other Mysteries in Nature. Each of the eleven ecological mysteries in this NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book follow scientists as they track down clues, set up curious experiments, and ultimately discover some of the surprising and hidden connections that make tropical forests so fascinating?and so fragile. Ms. Quinlan's carefully researched illustrations help readers visualize tropical forests, diverse plants and animals, and the details of each mystery.</div> Read More

Boyds Mills Press
$14.19 at Amazon

<div><b>A boy takes charge to help his beloved salamanders</b>. Evan can hardly wait for Big Night. During the first warm night ra...in of spring--Big Night--spotted salamanders by the hundreds crawl out of the woods and down to a natural pool across a road. There they will breed and lay their eggs. How can Evan and his parents help these delicate creatures cross the road in safety? Evan has the solution. . . . Sarah Marwil Lamstein delivers a moving story of genuine caring. In this Smithsonian's Notable Book for Children, Carol Benioff's colorful and animated illustrations transport the reader into Evan's world, where a child can do small yet wonderful things to help other creatures.</div> Read More

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