A River Ran Wild

Author: Lynne Cherry
Publisher: Hampton-Brown Books
ISBN: 1563347377
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious clean-up that revitalized it.

A River Ran Wild

Author: Lynne Cherry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152163727
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious clean-up that revitalized it.

River of Life

Author: Debbie S. Miller
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547563116
Release Date: 2000-03-20
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

As the seasons change, a river in Alaska reveals its remarkable biodiversity. A great web of life is presented--the river and its shores sustain an astonishing variety of plants and animals. The river is home: salmon fry and rainbow trout live in it, plankton drifts in its current. The river is food: bears and bald eagles catch salmon, big fish chase little fish, tree roots absorb the river water. This evocative nonfiction picture book follows a year in the life of this Alaskan river. The lyrical text and lush paintings introduce young readers to the sights and sounds of the river and its inhabitants and are rich in details certain to fascinate ecologists of all ages.

How Groundhog s Garden Grew

Author: Lynne Cherry
Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated
ISBN: 0439560659
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Gardening

Squirrel teaches Little Groundhog how to plant and tend a vegetable garden.

Flute s Journey

Author: Lynne Cherry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152928537
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A young wood thrush makes his first migration from his nesting ground in a forest preserve in Maryland to his winter home in Costa Rica and back again.

Immortal River

Author: Calvin R. Fremling
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299202941
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

This engaging and well-illustrated primer to the Upper Mississippi River presents the basic natural and human history of this magnificent waterway. Immortal River is written for the educated lay-person who would like to know more about the river's history and the forces that shape as well as threaten it today. It melds complex information from the fields of geology, ecology, geography, anthropology, and history into a readable, chronological story that spans some 500 million years of the earth's history. Like the Mississippi itself, Immortal River often leaves the main channel to explore the river's backwaters, floodplain, and drainage basin. The book's focus is the Upper Mississippi, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Cairo, Illinois. But it also includes information about the river's headwaters in northern Minnesota and about the Lower Mississippi from Cairo south to the river's mouth ninety miles below New Orleans. It offers an understanding of the basic geology underlying the river's landscapes, ecology, environmental problems, and grandeur.

The Great Kapok Tree

Author: Lynne Cherry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152026142
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.

The House on Maple Street

Author: Bonnie Pryor
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780688120313
Release Date: 1992-09-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

What would you see from your front porch if your neighborhood suddenly looked as it did three hundred years ago? When the two girls who live at 107 Maple Street discover an ancient arrowhead and a broken china cup, they begin to wonder.

The Armadillo from Amarillo

Author: Lynne Cherry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152019553
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A wandering armadillo sees some of the cities, historic sites, geographic features, and wildlife of Texas.

River Story

Author: Meredith Hooper
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 0763676462
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"A luscious blend of cool blues and verdant greens lights up the pages of this poetic picture book, which traces the course of a river from its source." — Publishers Weekly Follow a river from its beginnings as a mountain stream formed from melting snow, as it rushes over rocks and through valleys to the busy city, and finally to its end, where it joins the sea.

The Shaman s Apprentice

Author: Mark J. Plotkin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547544915
Release Date: 1998-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In a Tirio village deep in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, the shaman Nahtahlah has a place of honor in his tribe. Young Kamanya wants to learn the healing secrets of the forest plants--he hopes that he, too, will become the tribe’s shaman, so that he can cure his people. When the villagers fall sick with an illness that Nahtahlah cannot cure, many lose faith in the shaman’s wisdom--until a foreign woman helps them understand its value while giving Kamanya an opportunity to realize his dream. Lynne Cherry returns to the rain forest with ethnobotanist Mark J. Plotkin to tell an important story about the healing plants of the earth-and why we must protect them.

Trapped by the Ice

Author: Michael McCurdy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802776334
Release Date: 2002-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when, after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, the Endurance was crushed, creating the need to travel across the ocean to safety.

Old Man River

Author: Paul Schneider
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9780805098365
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: History

A fascinating account of how the Mississippi River shaped America In Old Man River, Paul Schneider tells the story of the river at the center of America's rich history—the Mississippi. Some fifteen thousand years ago, the majestic river provided Paleolithic humans with the routes by which early man began to explore the continent's interior. Since then, the river has been the site of historical significance, from the arrival of Spanish and French explorers in the 16th century to the Civil War. George Washington fought his first battle near the river, and Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman both came to President Lincoln's attention after their spectacular victories on the lower Mississippi. In the 19th century, home-grown folk heroes such as Daniel Boone and the half-alligator, half-horse, Mike Fink, were creatures of the river. Mark Twain and Herman Melville led their characters down its stream in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Confidence-Man. A conduit of real-life American prowess, the Mississippi is also a river of stories and myth. Schneider traces the history of the Mississippi from its origins in the deep geologic past to the present. Though the busiest waterway on the planet today, the Mississippi remains a paradox—a devastated product of American ingenuity, and a magnificent natural wonder.

Animals That Changed the World

Author: Keltie Thomas
ISBN: 1554512425
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Outlines the way different types of animals, including livestock, pets, such creatures as silkworms that sparked trade, working beasts, noxious animals, and those that inspire the imagination, have influenced human civilization.