Long ago, the Old Ones were bad. They drank all the water, ate all the pine nuts, and left nothing for the other creatures. Sinawav the coyote punished them by turning them into rocky hoodoos. Now when children misbehave, their Paiute elders remind them that they too could be turned into stone columns! Vivian has heard the stories, but this year as she and her grandmother climb the mesa to pick pine nuts, Vivian has something more important on her mind: basketball tryouts. When Vivian is disrespectful to the trees and the land, her grandmother must remind Vivian of the legend of the hoodoos and how nature has made it possible for her people to live.32 pages - softcover - Grades 1-3
The Cat in the Hat, Sally, and Dick visit with nocturnal animals and learn about their special adaptations for surviving in the dark! Beginning readers will learn how eye shine makes some animals’ eyes glow in the dark, how bats can “see” in the dark using high-pitched squeaks, and much, much more. This is a great way to introduce beginning readers to science! Ages 5 - 8 years. Size: 7 x 9 inches.
Watch where you step! Sometimes the animals in the Colorado Plateau are hard to find-but you can almost always find their poop! Come along with Michael, Emily, and their family as they find poop (scat) and footprints (tracks) and discover which animal made them!
An ideal tool for teaching young children about animal behavior, diet, and scat and tracks identification-the perfect companion for in the car or in the field on your next trip to the Colorado Plateau of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New MexicoFun illustrations of the animals and their scat and tracks supplement the charming story, and a quick-reference chart at the back makes field identification a breeze!
Ages 6 and above.
Scout Moore, Junior Ranger: On the Colorado Plateau takes readers on an outdoor adventure through some of the nation’s most beloved parks, forests, and public lands: Grand Canyon, Arches, Bryce, Mesa Verde, Dinosaur, Zion, Capitol Reef, Dixie National Forest, and beyond! Scout loves camping, road-tripping, and even her little brother. Scout and her family set out to discover the wonders of the Colorado Plateau: peaks, parks, ruins, arches…and dinosaurs. Along the way, they find something truly unexpected—new friends for all. Ages: 4 – 8. Hardcover, 32 pages. 10 1/2" x 9”.
The Ravenous Raven, one hungry bird, is on a quest for food and he’s not picky! With fun-to-read text and hilarious illustrations, children and parents will laugh out loud as they read about Raven’s tasty (mis)adventures around the Colorado Plateau. This picture book, written by Midji Stephenson and illustrated by Steve Gray, is for ages 3 to 8 and includes facts about this uncommonly smart bird at the end of the book. Hardcover, 32 pages of color illustrations, 10 1/2 x 9"