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Amaze'ing Western Natl Parks & Monuments

$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

Anasazi Coloring Book

$4.95

Book Publishing Company, through its imprint Native Voices, works with a diverse group of Native American authors and illustrators from tribes across the Americas. The Blackfoot, Cherokee, Mohawk, Suquamish, Yaqui, and other tribes are represented here in a variety of books for adults and children. Subjects include tribal legends, history, life experiences, Native American resources, where-to-buy guides, and activity books for children.

We feel privileged to be working with these indigenous authors to make their voices heard and to help keep their cultures alive.

A creative way for children to learn about the "Ancient Ones" -- the people of the Southwest who lived in cliff dwellings long ago. For children age 5-12 years.

Publication Date: 
1997-01-01

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

Ancient Ind of SW 101 Questions

$9.99

Discusses America's national parks, their history, geography, and plant and animal life.

Publication Date: 
1998-01-01

Archeologists Dig for Clues

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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

Archeology For Kids

$16.95

This activity book features 25 projects such as making a surface survey of a site, building a screen for sifting dirt and debris at a dig, tracking soil age by color, and counting tree rings to date a find, teaches kids the techniques that unearthed Neanderthal caves, Tutankhamun s tomb, the city of Pompeii, and Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire. Kids will delight in fashioning a stone-age tool, playing a seriation game with old photographs of cars, reading objects excavated in their own backyards, and using patent numbers to date modern artifacts as they gain an overview of human history and the science that brings it back to life.
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Publication Date: 
2001-10-01

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

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

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

Bedtime in the SW

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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

Bison & 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.

C is for Coyote: A SW Alphabet Book

$15.95

A-B-C book featuring desert Southwest Animals. This board book adaptation of the bestselling classic is sure to appeal to younger readers fascinated by the desert!

Publication Date: 
2002-03-01

Coming of Gray Owl

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As you read this book you will discover the magic of Mesa Verde. Mrs. Hobbs brings it to life with Gray Owl and Little Fox who find out the world, after all, is not such a big place as it seems during the era of the cliff dwellers. Through clear writing and precise detail, Mrs. Hobbes lets us see how life may have been for the ancestral puebloans.” You'll experience day to day life and how one tribe might have reacted to a stranger in their midst. Further, you share the wonder that is worked when two different people develop a friendship that bridges their dissimilar cultures. Gray Owl and Little Fox will become your friends, too, as you read and reread this book. Ages 10 and up

Book by Ida May Hobbs

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

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

Coyote Steals the Blanket

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Clever coyote gets his comeuppance when he tries to steal.

Publication Date: 
1993-01-01

Creatures of the Desert World Pop-Up Book

$19.00

People, animals, and places, from ancient times to the present, spring to life from these imaginative and entertaining pop-up books. Multitiered illustrations will delight young readers as well as adults. These highly involving books have from five to seven pop-up spreads and, in most cases, one or two action devices on every page.

Publication Date: 
1991-01-01

Do You See What I See

$6.99

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

Flute Player

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$8.95

"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

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

How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears

$15.95

Jackrabbit is chosen by the Great Spirit to introduce new creatures to their desert homes. But, Jackrabbit doesn't listen very carefully. The story teaches children to listen carefully and treat others kindly Ages 5 and up.

Publication Date: 
1994-05-01

Illuminated Desert

$17.95

The Illuminated Desert is a stunning dialogue in painting and prose by two daughters of the Colorado Plateau: Terry Tempest Williams and Chloe Hedden. This is more than an abecedarian, or alphabet book. It is an exquisite rendering of life in the red rock canyons of Southern Utah and the natural history that evokes a poetry of place. The audience for this book is the audience of the desert itself, from children to adults who share in discovery and delight.

Publication Date: 
2008-06-30

Indian Designs - Villasenor

$10.95

Patternsized illustrations of designs suitable for quilts, clothing, embroidery. Each with the source identified.

Publication Date: 
2003-06-01

Kokopelli's Flute

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THE MAGIC HAD ALWAYS BEEN THERE.
Tep Jones has always felt the magic of Picture House, an Anasazi cliff dwelling near the seed farm where he lives with his parents. But he could never have imagined what would happen to him on the night of a lunar eclipse, when he finds a bone flute left behind by grave robbers. Tep falls under the spell of a powerful ancient magic that traps him at night in the body of an animal.
Only by unraveling the mysteries of Picture House can Tep save himself and his desperately ill mother. Does the enigmatic old Indian who calls himself Cricket hold the key to unlocking the secrets of the past? And can Tep find the answers in time?

Publication Date: 
2005-07-01