Multcolib My Librarian Karen S: Forest animals for all ages

Old Mother West Wind
Old Mother West Wind By Burgess, Thornton W. Book - 1990 j BURGESS Available in some locations

Annotation:Originally published in 1910, Old Mother West Wind introduces Peter Rabbit, Johnny Chuck, Reddy Fox, the Merry Little Breezes, and their friends. Written for ages 3-11.

The Northwest Nature Guide
The Northwest Nature Guide Where to Go and What to See Month by Month in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia By Davis, James L. Book - 2009 508.795 D262n 2009 In-library use only at this time in some locations

Annotation:From winter whale watching to autumn seabirding, The Northwest Nature Guide offers more than 170 best bets for wildlife adventures, organized by month. The author works for Portland Metro.

Over in the Forest
Over in the Forest Come and Take A Peek By Berkes, Marianne Collins Book - 2012 jE Concept BERKES 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 14 copies

Annotation:With a different woodland creature and a set of its tracks on each page, children learn names for animal babies, such as turkey poults and raccoon kits. Hidden pictures add interest. Ages 4-10.

Forest Explorer
Forest Explorer A Life-size Field Guide By Bishop, Nic Book - 2004 j 591.73 B622f 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Nic Bishop, one of the best science writers and photographers for kids today, uses actual-size photographs of forest-dwelling insects, mammals, reptiles to pique young scientist's curiousity.

The Forest Unseen
The Forest Unseen A Year's Watch in Nature By Haskell, David George Book - 2012 577.309768 H349f 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:David Haskell visits one square meter of Tennessee old growth forest for one year to trace nature's path through the seasons.

Who Pooped in the Cascades
Who Pooped in the Cascades Scat and Tracks for Kids By Robson, Gary D. Book - 2013 j 591.479 R667wc 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Ready for a hike? Join Emily, Michael, May, and their parents as they examine poop (scat) and footprints (tracks) to find out who pooped in the Cascades. Ages 8-12.

Baby Bear
Baby Bear By Nelson, Kadir Book - 2014 jE NELSON 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Baby Bear, lost in the forest, is guided by other animals towards his home. Stunning paintings are a first introduction to this habitat. Ages 3-8.

The Quest Begins
The Quest Begins By Hunter, Erin Book - 2008 j HUNTER Available in some locations

Annotation:Three young bears of different species--one black, one polar, and one grizzly--travel on a perilous quest, escorting a shape-shifting grizzly cub. Tweens will appreciate the bears' struggle to survive, along with Hunter's environmental theme. Ages 9-15.

Over and Under the Snow
Over and Under the Snow By Messner, Kate Book - 2011 jE MESSNER 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Over the snow, the world is hushed and white, but under the snow is a secret world of squirrels and snowshoe hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many others. Ages 2-9

Winter World
Winter World The Ingenuity of Animal Survival By Heinrich, Bernd Book - 2003 591.43 H469w 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Heinrich uncovers aggregations of wintering bugs, follows a weasel's tracks in the snow, and watches tiny kinglets fluff their feathers for insulation in this graceful piece of nature writing.

Owl Moon
Owl Moon By Yolen, Jane Book - 1987 jE YOLEN Available in some locations

Annotation:A poetic story of a winter-wrapped little girl and her father's owling adventure. The gentle shivery excitement that accompany the twosome are a great gateway into a love of nature. Ages 2-8.

Twilight Hunt
Twilight Hunt By Oliver, Narelle Book - 2007 j 591.472 O48t 2007 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:In this stunning portrayal of predator and prey, a screech owl hunts at twilight to feed her three babies. She cannot find all of the camouflaged or hidden animals, but your child probably will. Ages 2-9.

Night Science for Kids
Night Science for Kids Exploring the World After Dark By Krautwurst, Terry Book - 2003 j 591.518 K91n 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Packed with scientific information on everything from the anatomy of an owl's eye to the stars in the Big Dipper. Full-on nature activities such as building an owl-house complement the info. Ages 9-13.

The Capture
The Capture By Lasky, Kathryn Book - 2010 y LASKY 2010 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A fast-paced story about two orphaned owls who have human characteristics, yet their actions and culture reflect the author's research into owl behaviors and species. Ages 9-14.

Annotation:Enjoy the free Puddle Stompers programs with your younger children, or volunteer as a family to keep down invasive plants at one of the few urban wildlife refuges in the U.S.

Annotation:Take a guided walk at the Smith and Bybee nature area, Cooper Mountain or Mt. Talbert and learn about birds, plants and critters.

Annotation:Just about every local nature-related event you might share with your family is on this website. Scroll down the page to find the many regularly scheduled guided walks for preschoolers and for all ages.

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The whole family: grownups, school-age kids and preschoolers can learn at the same time about some of the animals in our nearby forests. Enjoy scientific fiction and conversational non-fiction, and follow the links to some great activities in our area. Karen S

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