We’re a little late with our celebration this season, but as they say better late than never! Our new books hit shelves on March 12th. We are so excited that little readers are getting the opportunity to learn new facts or be entertained by a couple silly kitties. Congratulations to the authors and illustrators and welcome to the world…
Noses come in all kinds of
shapes and sizes that are just right for its particular animal host. Not only
do most animals use their noses to breathe but for many animals, the sense of
smell helps them find food, a mate, or even to know when danger is near!
Following Animal Tails, Animal Eyes, Animal
Mouths (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award), and Animal
Legs, Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and
Adaptations series by exploring many different animal noses and how
those noses help the animals survive in their habitats.
Mary Holland is a naturalist, nature photographer, columnist, and award-winning author with a life-long passion for natural history. After graduating from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources, Mary worked as a naturalist at the Museum of the Hudson Highlands in New York state, directed the state-wide Environmental Learning for the Future program for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, worked as a resource naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and designed and presented her own “Knee-High Nature Programs” for libraries and elementary schools throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.
Her other children’s books with Arbordale include Otis the Owl, Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer (NSTA / CBC Most Outstanding Science Trade Book and Moonbeam Children’s Book Award), The Beavers’ Busy Year, Yodel the Yearling, Animal Ears, Animal Tails, Animal Noses, Animal Eyes, Animal Legs, and Animal Mouths (NSTA / CBC Most Outstanding Science Trade Book). Mary’s book Naturally Curious: a Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods and Marshes of New England won the 2011 National Outdoor Book Award for the Nature Guidebook category. Naturally Curious Day by Day was published in 2016. Mary lives in Vermont with her lab, Greta. Visit Mary’s blog at naturallycuriouswithmaryholland.wordpress.com.
If a Mummy Could
If a mummy could talk, what
would it say? Of course, mummies can’t talk. But with modern scientific tools,
we can still discover what a mummy has to tell us. Read the stories of
mummified Egyptian pharaohs and priestesses, baby elephants, pampered pets, and
even a prehistoric bison. Uncover clues to centuries-old murder mysteries and
human sacrifices, and even find out what a person or animal had for their last
meal! Information from real scientists explains how we know what we know about
each mummy. So, what do these mummies have to say? Lots, it turns out!
Rhonda Lucas Donald has
written more than a dozen books for children and teachers. She has
written If a Mummy Could Talk…, Deep in the Desert (Silver Moonbeam Children’s Book
Award), Dino Tracks, and Dino Treasures for Arbordale. In addition, she has won
awards for articles and stories appearing in Ranger Rick and Big
Backyard magazines. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book
Writers and Illustrators, National Science Teachers Association, and the Cat
Writers Association. Rhonda and her husband share their Virginia home with
their dog, Dixie, and their cats, Huxley and Darcy. Visit her website at www.browntabby.com.
Cathy Morrison may have
started her art career in animation, but she soon fell in love with
illustrating children’s books and has been doing so for 20 years. She’s
illustrated If a Mummy Could Talk…, Dino Tracks, Dino Treasures, Nature Recycles— How About You?, Daisylocks, This Land is Your Land, Tortoise and Hare’s Amazing Race, Three Little Beavers, and Animalogy: Animal Analogies for Arbordale. She is a member of the
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Cathy works from home in a
studio loft overlooking a beautiful view of the Mummy Range, on the northern
side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Check out her blog at www.cathymorrison.blogspot.com.
The Long and Short
Tail of Colo and Ruff
Colo the cougar and her friend
Ruff, the bobcat, jump and play together, but Ruff can’t jump as far as Colo.
Ruff doesn’t have a long, swishy tail like Colo does, to provide balance on
long leaps. Ruff’s tail is much shorter. He is sure that something is wrong
with him. Sympathetic, Colo suggests they find a tail that Ruff would like
better, so off they go. As the two kittens explore the variety of tails worn by
other animals, they make the best discovery of all.
Diane Lang volunteers at two
different nature centers where she gives programs and classes to share nature
with young children-and that love of sharing nature led her to her writing
picture books. In addition to authoring The Long and Short Tail of Colo and Ruff for Arbordale, Diane’s other books
include Daytime, Nighttime, All Through the
Year; Vulture Verses, Love Poems for the Unloved and Fur,
Feather, Fin: All of Us Are Kin. Diane lives in California with her husband
and several beloved pets-a gentle snake, two dogs, two tortoises, and two sweet
tarantulas. Visit her website at www.dianelang.net.
Laurie Allen Klein has been a freelance artist for nearly 25 years. Over the
last several years, she has worked as the on-staff artist for a marine park,
where she does everything from painting life-size sea animal murals to
illustrating children’s activity books. Laurie has also illustrated Dear Komodo Dragon, Saving Kate’s Flowers, Balloon Trees, Fur and Feathers, The Ghost of Donley Farm, If a Dolphin Were a Fish, Little Skink’s Tail, Meet the Planets, Solar System Forecast, They Just Know and Where Should Turtle Be? for Arbordale. Laurie lives in Florida. See
more of her artwork at www.lauriekleinarts.com.
When oil spills, workers hurry
to clean the land and water. But oil spills can also affect every animal that
lives in the area. Who helps these wild animals? On the East Coast, a team from
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research rushes to the scene to save as many as
possible. Follow along to learn how these experts capture oiled animals and
treat them quickly and safely so that they may be returned to the wild. This
illustrated nonfiction is based on the extensive experience of the Oiled
Wildlife Response Team at Tri-State.
Award-winning author Jennifer Keats Curtis has penned numerous stories about animals, including Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue(Children’s Choice Book Award Winner); After A While Crocodile: Alexa’s Diary (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children) with co-author Dr. Brady Barr of Nat Geo Wild’s Dangerous Encounter; Baby Bear’s Adoption with wildlife biologists at Michigan’s DNR; and Moonlight Crab Count with co-author Dr. Neeti Bathala. The long-time writer’s other recent books include The Lizard Lady, with co-author Dr. Nicole Angeli, Maggie: Alaska’s Last Elephant and the Animal Helpers Series. When not writing, Jennifer can be found among students and teachers, talking about literacy and conservation. Visit her website at www.jenniferkeatscurtis.com.
Tammy Yee grew up in Honolulu,
Hawaii, where she explored tide pools, swam in streams and wrote and
illustrated spooky stories. After college, she worked as a pediatric registered
nurse. Having children rekindled her love for picture books; so, in 1994 she
exchanged her stethoscope for a paintbrush and has been illustrating picture
books ever since. Tammy has worked on more than thirty books including River Rescue and A True Princess of Hawai‘i for Arbordale, The Tsunami Quilt:
Grandfather’s Story, Lullaby Moon, and Baby Honu’s
Incredible Journey. Tammy lives in Oahu with her family, two rabbits, a
chinchilla, a cockatiel, a cat and a burping bulldog named Roxy. In her spare
time, she raises monarch butterflies and creates origami projects. Visit her
website at http://www.tammyyee.com.
Learn more about each of these titles on www.arbordalepublishing.com!