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Amazeing

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 Indians of the Southwest

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

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. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Publication Date: 
1996-12-13
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Beardream

Beardream
$7.99

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

Bearstone
$7.99

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

Bedtime in the Southwest
$7.95

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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Boy Who Spoke to the Earth

Boy Who Spoke to the Earth
$18.95

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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Cliff Hanger: Nat Park Mystery

Cliff Hanger: Nat Park Mystery
$4.99

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

Coming of Gray Owl
$5.99

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

Corn is Maize
$5.99

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

Coyote A Trickster Tale
$7.99

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

Coyote Steals the Blanket
$7.99

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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Do You See What I See

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
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Dragonflys Tale

Dragonflys Tale
$7.99

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

Flute Player
$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
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Forest Bright Forest Night

Forest Bright Forest Night
$7.95

Learn about the animals that make the forest their home by day and at night. This creative approach of looking at animal habitats in the forest puts readers close up to deer, bear, quail, crickets, mice, foxes, and more.

Someone is always awake in the forest, and someone else is always asleep! Some animals are alert in daytime and sleep at night. Others are alert at night, and are sleepyheads during the day. Be sure to count the animals! You FLIP THIS BOOK from day to night and back--a nice hands-on way to show the same view day and night. Teachers: this book is a great way to integrate science and literature.

Perfect for anyone looking for children's books:

  • with beautiful illustrations!
  • about nocturnal animals in the forest
  • for kids at home.
  • to give as a gift.
  • as an addition to the elementary science curriculum.
  • Publication Date: 
    2005-03-01
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    Ghost Horses: Nat Park Mystery

    Ghost Horses: Nat Park Mystery
    $4.99

    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

    Goat in the Rug
    $7.99

    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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    How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears

    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
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    I Am Wild

    I Am Wild
    $5.99

    This book about wildlife in our national parks will delight young and old, with interesting facts about each animal and lavish full-color illustrations on every page.

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    Knots on a Counting Rope

    Knots on a Counting Rope
    $7.99

    By the warmth of a campfire beneath a starry night sky, a Navajo youth named Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses listens to the tale of his birth from his grandfather. Although blind, the boy learns that he has the strength to cope with his condition and meet any challenge that comes his way.

    "The powerful, spare, poetic text is done full justice by Rand's fine full-color illustrations...The love, hope, and courage expressed are universal."-- Booklist(starred review)

    Publication Date: 
    1997-09-15
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    Kokopelli's Flute

    Kokopelli's Flute
    $7.99

    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
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    Life in a Pueblo

    Life in a Pueblo
    $8.95

    The sprawling adobe structures known as pueblos provide safe, communal dwellings for entire villages of Southwest peoples. Life in a Pueblo uses remarkable photographs, beautiful artistic renderings, and clear text to explore the daily lives of the groups known collectively as the pueblo peoples.

    Children will be fascinated to learn about: constructing a pueblo, daily interactions among a pueblo’s inhabitants, the roles of men, women, and children, the farming lifestyle and, the different spiritual beliefs of pueblo peoples.

    Publication Date: 
    2003-03-01
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    Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellers

    Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellers
    $7.99

    Explore history without the confines of time or distance. Dr. Isabel Soto is an archaeologist and world explorer with the skills to go wherever and whenever she needs to research history, solve a mystery, or rescue colleagues in trouble. Readers join Izzy on her journeys and gain knowledge about historical places, eras, and cultures on the way.

    Publication Date: 
    2010-01-01
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    National Parks of the USA

    National Parks of the USA
    $30.00

    A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council).

    Take a tour of America's great outdoors and discover the beauty and diversity of its most iconic and majestic national parks. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each of the 21 parks portrayed, this lushly illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents in large format the nation's most magnificent and sacred places--and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

    Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley, and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature's greatest adventures.

    Divided by region (East, Central, Rocky Mountains, West, Tropics, and Alaska), a pictographic map at the start of each section shows the locations of the parks to be covered. Each park is introduced by a stunning, poster-worthy illustration of one of its scenes and a summary of its makeup, followed by individual illustrations of the animals and plants that make their homes there.

    Captions provide captivating information about the wildlife. Did you know that Everglades National Park is home to marsh rabbits who paddle through its swamps searching for herbs, flowers, and other plants to nibble on? Or that the pronghorn antelope of Badlands National Park are the continent's fastest land animals, sprinting up to 60 miles per hour to escape predators like bobcats and coyotes?

    A "Can you spot this...?" page at the back challenges you to find a pictured critter or plant for every letter of the alphabet.

    The parks include: Acadia, Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne, Bryce Canyon, Channel Islands, Death Valley, Denali, Everglades, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Hawaii volcanoes, Isle Royale, Mesa Verde, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Virgin Islands, Yellowstone, and Yosemite.

    A book to be treasured by children and adults alike, National Parks of the USA serves to inspire the adventuring naturalist in all of us.

    Brimming with facts, activities, and beautiful illustrations, the National Parks of the USA series of books immerses young people in the wonders of America's outdoors. Learn about the wonderful wildlife, stunning scenery, and rare plants that inhabit these precious outdoor spaces. Celebrate these beautiful and rare locations, and be awed by the diversity and grandeur of the national parks' living landscapes.

    Publication Date: 
    2018-07-03
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