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  • Between the Tidesby Fran Hodgkins; Jim Sollers

    Down East Books 1991; US$ 14.99

    What happens to the denizens of the tidal zone when the sea recedes every 12 hours? This is the question that Hodgkins answers in a playful yet instructive way. Children are introduced to crabs, sea urchins, mussels, sea worms, starfish, lobsters, periwinkles, and other creatures that must adapt to constantly changing conditions. Previously announced... more...

  • Andre the Famous Harbor Sealby Fran Hodgkins

    Down East Books 2003; US$ 15.99

    Sometimes, just sometimes, a human being and a wild animal make a special connection that changes both of their lives. So it was with Rockport, Maine's Harry Goodridge and the harbor seal pup he named Andre. The two became inseparable, though the seal was free to come and go as he pleased. (His floating enclosure in the harbor simply minimized his... more...

  • The Henhouseby Carol Dean

    Down East Books 2003; US$ 14.99

    Author Carol Dean relates an adventure that she experienced while growing up on her family's chicken farm in central Maine. The Henhouse is the charming, instructive tale of a young girl who one day begs her father to let her help him care for the chickens. Once inside the big henhouse, though, young Carol is assaulted by sights, sounds, and smells... more...

  • Do Princesses Count?by Carmela LaVigna Coyle; Mike Gordon; Carl Gordon

    Cooper Square Publishing Llc 2006; US$ 5.99

    Do Princesses count? Yes, they do! Put on your boots and daisy crown and come along as everyone's favorite princess counts bunnies, butterflies, and more on a spirited adventure in the woods with her trusty dog. more...

  • Tea at Miss Jean'sby Molly Pearce

    Roberts Rinehart 2000; US$ 7.99

    At each change of a season, an elderly woman invites the neighborhood children to tea. more...

  • The Story of the Sea Glassby Anne Dodd

    Down East Books 2006; US$ 14.99

    When Nicole finds a beautiful piece of red sea glass on the beach, her grandmother Nana tells her a story from her own childhood of a broken red vase, which may have been the origin of this sea glass. Includes information about sea glass and instructionsfor making a sea glass sun-catcher. more...

  • Josefina Javelinaby Susan Lowell; Bruce MacPherson

    Cooper Square Publishing Llc 2005; US$ 15.95

    Josefina Javelina longs to be a ballerina. So.she packs up her concertina and leaves her favorite little cantina to go to Pasadena to visit her cousin Angelina. From the desert to the city, a wild adventure ensues as Josefina puts some dip in her hip and some slide in her glide on her way to the big time-a long, long way from home. But not even Coyote,... more...

  • Grandmother Spider Brings the Sunby Geri Keams; James Bernadin

    Cooper Square Publishing Llc 1997; US$ 6.99

    After Possum and Buzzard fail in their attempts to steal a piece of the sun, Grandmother Spider succeeds in bringing light to the animals on her side of the world. more...

  • Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cowsby Katy S. Duffield; Steve Gray

    Cooper Square Publishing Llc 2003; US$ 14.99

    Farmer McPeepers can't find his glasses..and his cows are up to no good. more...

  • Tales for the Perfect Childby Florence Parry Heide; Sergio Ruzzier

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2017; US$ 6.99

    Sergio Ruzzier brings his mischievous touch to a timeless favorite by Florence Parry Heide, beloved author of The Shrinking of Treehorn . This delightful new edition includes one never-before-published story. Ruby is reliable (kinda). Arthur is careful (sorta). Harry eats his carrots (though it depends on what you mean by “eat”). And just like... more...