When you are a black bear growing up with your siblings is filled with days of learning new things. In Mary Holland’s latest book, Yodel the Yearling, incredible photographs show this little family playing, climbing and exploring their surroundings.
This bear family was special – They made headlines. The three yearlings were famous in Hanover, New Hampshire during the summer of 2017. They ventured into town, tipping over trash cans, and even exploring houses. Yodel and his family were eventually relocated to a less populated area.
Learn more about Yodel the Yearling and Mary Holland’s wonderful writing and photography through our author interview and webpage.
Today, six new books join the Arbordale Family! Congrats to our hardworking authors, illustrators, and editors on their new book. So, without further ado let’s meet the new titles and their creators.
Mary Holland has not one, but two books released today! Animal Ears joins the other Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series books. Readers learn amazing facts about specially designed ears as Mary’s photographs introduce a new animal with each page turn. Then an adorable bear family makes their debut in Yodel the Yearling. Learn how a bear cub makes its way in the world and mom finds a “babysitter” while she heads out to find food for her growing family.
Also having double-the-fun is author Jennifer Keats Curtis! She releases Maggie: Alaska’s Last Elephant with illustrator Phyllis Saroff and The Lizard Lady with Dr. Nicole Angeli and Veronica V. Jones. Both books look at how human’s actions affect animals in very different ways. Maggie is the story of Alaska’s loneliest elephant and how she made her way to a new home and new friends to find happiness. Then, The Lizard Lady features the efforts of Nicole Angeli as she and other scientist work to bring back the population of the St. Croix Ground Lizard.
Lisa Connor’s makes her picture book debut with Oliver’s Otter Phase. Illustrated by Karen Jones, this fun-loving little boy tests out his skills adapting to otter life in a kid’s world. Funny troubles arise as Oliver learns otter adaptations don’t work quite as well in a human world.
Finally, Nancy Kelly Allen launches her newest book featuring two unlikely pen pal friends in Dear Komodo Dragon. Illustrations by Laurie Allen Klein capture the playful side of the story as Leslie the dragon hunter rethinks her future career after reading about the challenges her friend faces in the wild.
This week we will introduce each book here in more detail, but you can lean more about each book on arbordalepublishing.com or request the titles from your favorite bookstore!