Connecting Children and Nature
To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re offering you a 40% discount on books throughout this entire year. Every book, every author, and every illustrator will be featured at some time in the months ahead. See the Year-at-a-Glance List.
You’ll automatically receive the 40% discount when you order books through this website or by phone (530) 274-7775
Each month you’ll be able to choose from a variety of books that relate to a nature theme. This month’s theme is Habitats–Making Connections and includes the following books:
Nature’s Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats by Consie Powell and Illustated by Mary Miche
If You Love Honey: Nature’s Connections by Martha Sullivan and Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
The “Over” Series –Lively explorations in habitats around the world with animals and their babies. Fun learning, lots of action, and counting, too! Inspired by the traditional song “Over in the Meadow.” By Marianne Berkes and Illustrated by Jeannette Canyon
Artist of the Month
Jeannette and Christopher Canyon were in Singapore for several weeks while Jeannette was a “teacher in residence” at the Singapore American School. Inspired by the whimsical, brightly colored and richly textured illustrations, students created their own relief sculptures out of polymer clay. Jeanette explains, “As a fine artist, I love to express myself with an array of colors, patterns and […]
Nature Books for Kids
Now you can sing the habitats with an award-winning book series based on the song “Over in a Meadow.” One of Dawn’s most popular series, the Over books by Marianne Berkes feature forests, oceans, rivers, mountains, deserts, and jungles…not to mention the rich ecoystems of Australia and the Arctic.
The series showcases Marianne Berkes’ buoyant rhymes and a counting scheme that will have children shouting out numbers. They are likely to absorb the habitat lesson without even noticing they’re learning!