Set in pre-statehood Alaska, Gentle Ben by Walt Morey is the story of an unusual friendship between 13-year old Mark Andersen and Ben, an Alaskan brown bear. To keep him from being destroyed, Mark and his father rescue Ben from his cruel owner. Mark has to work on his father's boat to pay for Ben's food and keep but Mark doesn't mind because of his love for Ben. Whenever they can, Mark... [click here for more]
The autobiography Rascalby Sterling North tells the story of an inquisitive and adventurous raccoon who spends his first year of life as the beloved pet of the author. This autobiography, set in Wisconsin in 1918-19, chronicles Sterling and Rascal's year together. But it is more than just the story of a boy and his raccoon. In the book, the author writes of his Aunt Lillie telling... [click here for more]
The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow is the story of a boy and his mother enjoying a day at the beach. This 'easy reader' book and its gentle illustrations touch on the sights, sounds and sensations of the beach experience. Animals, plant life and more are explored in the story. I am sure your young reader will enjoy this beach adventure!
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In Crab Moon by Ruth Horowitz, a single horseshoe crab is stranded on the beach after laying her eggs in the sand alongside a multitude of other horseshoe crabs. Seven-year old Daniel helps her get back to the sea. This 'easy reader' features lovely oil painting illustrations along with a spread of factual information about horseshoe crabs.
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The Raft by Jim LaMarche tells the sweet story of Nicky and his summer stay with his grandma, at her cottage on a lazy river. At first, Nicky is unhappy with the arrangements, but his attitude and his summer changes with the appearance of an old raft.
Nature Study and More with The Raft allows your students to discover a peaceful river habitat in Wisconsin. The study includes comprehension... [click here for more]