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Amazeing

$7.95

This fun-filled activity book is packed with colorful mazes and interesting facts about 19 western national parks and monuments.

Publication Date: 
2002-08-01
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Ancient Dwellings Pop-up

$16.99

The illustrations of the homes and lifestyle of early desert dwellers leap off the page, thanks to the magic of the pop-up illustrations. Watch as each building and pueblo comes to colorful life as each page is turned. Readers will be fascinated by the intricate detail, as they move Hohokam ball players, Mesa Verde women grinding corn, or the bow of a hunter at Bandelier National Monument. Ancient Dwellings will transport children and adults alike back to a time when the now-empty pueblos and cliff dwellings vibrated with life.

Publication Date: 
2004-01-01
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Ancient Indians of the Southwest

$9.99

This intriguing book surveys the history, culture, and lifestyles of the ancient Indians of the Southwest through 101 questions. Who were the first people who lived in the Southwest? What did they do for fun? What were their houses like? Where did they go? Learn how you are different from these ancient Indians—and how you are almost the same.  Archeologist David Noble uses pictures of pit houses, stone and bone tools, pottery, musical instruments, and art to bring these ancient people to life. This is an excellent primer for learning about early people in the Southwest.

Ages 6 to 11

Publication Date: 
1997-12-31
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Archaeologists Dig for Clues

$5.99

Archaeologists on a dig work very much like detectives at a crime scene. Every chipped rock, charred seed, or fossilized bone could be a clue to how people lived in the past. In this information-packed Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book, Kate Duke explains what scientists are looking for, how they find it, and what their finds reveal.

Publication Date: 
1996-12-13
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Archaeology For Kids

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Kids love to dig and discover! These 25 projects - drawing a surface survey of a site, constructing a screen for sifting dirt and debris at a dig, counting tree rings to date a find, and more - teach kids the techniques that unearthed Neanderthal caves, Tutankhamun's tomb, the buried city of Pompeii, and Tenochtitlan, capital of the ancient Aztec empire. Kids will delight in fashioning a stone-age tool, playing a seriation game with photographs of old cars, and using patent numbers to date modern artifacts as they gain an overview of human history and the science that brings it to life.

Ages 9 and up.

Publication Date: 
2001-09-30
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Beardance

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Saving The Last Grizzlies
As this action-packed sequel to Bearstone opens, Cloyd Atcitty and his rancher friend Walter Landis are heading back into the mountains, this time chasing the old man's dream of finding a lost Spanish gold mine. But when Cloyd hears that a mother grizzly and her cubs have been sighted nearby, he immediately hopes it might be the mate of the bear he had tried to save from a hunter the previous summer.
When the mother bear dies in a tragic accident, Cloyd realizes that if her cubs don't survive, grizzlies will disappear from Colorado forever. He refuses to leave the cubs, determined to stay with them until they can den. But with winter deepening in the mountains, can Cloyd himself survive?

Publication Date: 
2004-09-01
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Beardream

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Spring has come to the muntains, and the bears have emerged from their winter's sleep -- all but the Great Bear, who sleeps on in his den.
In the Ute village, a boy called Short Tail worries that the Geat Bear will starve if he doesn't waken. So Short Tail heads off into the mountains to rouse the Great Bear. But on the way to the Great Bear's den, Short Tail too falls asleep, and slips into a magical dream in which the Great Bear teaches him a wornderful secret to share with his people.
Will Hobbs's lyrical text and Jill Kastner's rich, evoctive oil paintings bring the story of a Native American tradition ot vivid life.

Publication Date: 
2000-06-01
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Bearstone

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A Dramatic Tale of Grizzlies and Gold
Fourteen-year-old Cloyd Atcitty has been skipping school for years. He's run away from a group home for Native American boys, and is now being sent to work for Walter Landis, an old rancher on an isolated Colorado farm.
In a cave above the ranch, Cloyd finds a turquoise carving of a bear. Knowing that his people, the Utes, have a special relationship with bears, he keeps the small stone, hoping it will bring him strength. A terrible blow-up with Walter ends in near disaster, but the old man offers Cloyd one last chance: they'll ride together into the mountains to reopen Walter's abandoned gold mine. Among the high peaks that harbor Colorado's last grizzlies, Cloyd's courage and loyalty will be tested to the limit.

Publication Date: 
2004-09-01
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Bedtime in the Southwest

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What do Southwest critters do when Mama says, "It's time for bed?" Every critter--even children--can balk at bedtime. Here, the adorable animals of the Southwest comically define what not to do at bedtime. Cuddle up with this delightful, rhyming lullaby that will help even the most restless among us look forward to bedtime.

Publication Date: 
2017-03-01
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Bison and Burro

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Counting by fives, Bison and Burro go clickety-clack on a wild jeep ride across Kansas and Colorado. In Denver, they encounter traffic....and a policeman! A good outcome sends them on their way. They chug over many peaks in the Rocky Mountains, reaching the Four Corners area in time for the 100th anniversary of Mesa Verde National Park. Illustrations highlight the scenery along the interstate route. Perhaps they will be motivation for your fantasy journey the next time you cross the wide open spaces.

Ages 2 to 6

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Boy Who Spoke to the Earth

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The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth is a tale about a young boy who asks the Earth where he can find happiness. The Earth responds and sends the boy on a journey to some of the landscapes that make the Earth most proud. In the end, the boy learns that happiness is harder to find than he expected.

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C is for Coyote

$15.95

C is for Coyote is an exciting alphabetical journey through the Southwest.  With a fresh approach to learning the alphabet using the fascinating animals and spectacular places of the region, this book is sure to delight.  Fun and informative facts combined with stunning photgraphy make learning the ABC's more adventerous than ever before.

Publication Date: 
2002-03-01
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Cliff Hanger: Nat Park Mystery

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When a cougar attacks a hiker in Mesa Verde National Park, the Landons have another mystery on their hands. Cliff-Hanger weaves Native American folklore, natural science, and geography into a heart-pounding thriller. This title is one of several in the thrilling Mysteries in Our National Parks series by the award-winning, mother-daughter team, Alane Ferguson and Gloria Skurzynski. The afterword by Will Morris, former Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services at Mesa Verde, outlines the dangers of cougar attacks and the need to protect wild animals.

Publication Date: 
2007-05-08
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Coming of Gray Owl

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An enjoyable read for young people today interested in the way young people might have lived in the stone houses of Mesa Verde.  Through clear writing and precise detail Ida May Hobbs provides insight to what life was like "back then" and how one tribe might have reacted to a stranger in their midst.  Bringing to life the magic of Mesa Verde with Gray Owl and Little Fox, Hobbs explores how friendship can develop amongst those from dissimilar cultures.

Ages 10 to 14

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Corn is Maize

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Popcorn, corn on the cob, cornbread, tacos, tamales, and tortillas. All of these and many other good things come from one amazing plant. Aliki tells the story of corn: How Native American farmers thousands of years ago found and nourished a wild grass plant and made it an important part of thier lives. They learned the best ways to grow and store and use its fat yellow kernels. And then they shared this knowledge with the new settlers of America.

Publication Date: 
1986-01-10
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Coyote A Trickster Tale

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Wherever Coyote goes you can be sure he'll find trouble. Now he wants to sing, dance, and fly like the crows, so he begs them to teach him how. The crows agree but soon tire of Coyote's bragging and boasting. They decide to teach the great trickster a lesson. This time, Coyote has found real trouble!

Publication Date: 
1999-04-19
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Coyote Steals the Blanket

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In vivid browns, tans and blues befitting its desert setting, Stevens's latest retelling stars a rapscallion bent on pilfering a blanket. After all, Coyote reasons, the blankets are merely covering some big boulders--who would notice? Reminiscent of a Roadrunner cartoon, the subtle lesson about respecting the possessions of others may just seep into little ones' consciousness.

Publication Date: 
1993-01-01
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Creatures of the Desert World Pop-Up Book

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An interactive pop-up book about desert animals that's as educational as it is fun!

This National Geographic Action Book takes readers through a day in the Sonoran Desert, starting with the kestrel's morning flight and ending with night prowlers hunting under a full moon. The story bounces around from animal to animal with the large cast including mountain lions, roadrunners, and rattlesnakes. As children learn about these creatures and their arid yet beautiful habitat, they are given the opportunity to use pull tabs to make birds fly, snakes slither, and pack rats play. The text also prompts readers to seek out hidden animals like foxes and Gila monsters taking refuge from the hot sun. Look closely under rocks and plants to find the shade seekers.

Whether or not they are reading yet, children are sure to love this multitiered pop-up book, teeming with gorgeously illustrated saguaro cacti, birds of prey, and other Sonoran Desert mainstays.

Publication Date: 
1991-01-01
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Cutest Critter

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Baby critters are soft and cuddly, but which is the cutest? Award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer poses this question, leading readers on a heartwarming journey to find The Cutest Critter. Stan Tekiela's adorable photographs provide plenty of choices, but by story's end there is just one answer. Stan and Marion's other collaborations both won Mom's Choice Awards. The Cutest Critter is sure to become another family favorite. Share it with someone you love, and introduce them to the wonders of nature.

Publication Date: 
2010-01-11
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Do You See What I See

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One is never to young to start developing a love of the natural world, and Do You See What I See is the perfect tool to spark that appreciation!

Preschool readers will be delighted by the bright, colorful illustrations in this board book designed for the 0-3 age group. Singing coyotes, running javelinas, and sneaking bobcats are just a few of the lovable animals of the Southwest that will capture the attention of toddlers everywhere. Rhythmic text and vivid illustrations by Paul Mirocha and Rhod Lauffer encourage preschoolers to chime in with the reader, enhancing comprehension and speaking skills.

Publication Date: 
2004-07-28
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Dragonflys Tale

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After a poor harvest, two children regain the Corn Maidens' blessings for their people with the aid of a cornstalk toy, the dragonfly. "A fine addition to Native American folklore collections." -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer

Publication Date: 
1995-03-27
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Flute Player

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"Through a simple story line and easy, concrete language, Lacapa offers an Apache pourquoi folktale he remembers from his youth. The tale explains that the sound of wind echoing through the canyons comes from the flute of a young brave serenading his sweetheart. A good introduction to Native American folklore. (that) begs to be told aloud".

Publication Date: 
1995-10-01
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Forest Bright Forest Night

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Count the animals in the forest! See who is awake in the day and sleeps at night, and who is awake all night, and sleeps during the day!

Publication Date: 
2007-03-01
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Ghost Horses: Nat Park Mystery

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Life-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park in Utah. Even before they get to the park, Jack Landon knows that Ethan Ingawanup spells trouble. Things start to go awry after Ethan and his sister--two Shoshone kids--are placed in the Landons' care. The questions begin to mount after Ethan teaches Jack and Ashley the ancient Ghost Dance: Are all the hair-raising events just coincidental? Or is there some strange magic in the dance ritual? The answers await in the raging waters of a slick-rock canyon called The Narrows. The afterword by Lyman Hafen of the Zion Natural History Association discusses white mustangs and public lands in Utah.

Publication Date: 
2007-05-08
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Goat in the Rug

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Geraldine is a goat, and Glenmae, a Navajo weaver. One day, Glenmae decides to weave Geraldine into a rug. First Geraldine is clipped. Then her wool is spun into fine, strong yarn. Finally, Glenmae weaves the wool on her loom. They reader learns, along with Geraldine, about the care and pride involved in the weaving of a Navajo rug -- and about cooperation between friends.

Publication Date: 
1990-09-30
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