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ED Book Flyer

  1. 1. 1 Book your child a nature adventure! Book Order & Price Details: p. 4 for more info: www.ecostoriesbydebtoor.com Picture Books Vibrant artwork will engage readers Prairie Dog Play Days, Little Stinkers & Bald Eagle Rules by Margot Finke Three American animals eat, fly, and dig their way through this rhyming picture book. Fun facts your child will love. Back matter Glossary and Info. Soft Cover: $9.95 Pdf eBook: $5.00 In some areas, Prairie Dogs are endangered. Bald eagles were once endangered because DDT spray use made their egg shells brittle. This book will inspire readers to think about how our actions affect wildlife. *Adult Supervision 1. Discuss terms and critter facts found at end of the book. 2. Research more! Check out the sites listed in the book. 3. Take a nature walk and observe wildlife. Look for animals mentioned in the book. A rhyming tale for all ages! Mama Grizzly Bear— Rhyming PB by Margot Finke Follow Mama Grizzly Bear through the seasons as she hunts, hibernates and has her cubs. Learn with the cubs as Mama teaches survival lessons. Fun Parent/Teacher Guide! Soft Cover: $9.95 Pdf eBook: $5.00 Story teaches about bears and their habitat, and the value of giving wild creatures space to roam and live. *Adult Supervision 1. Parent/Teacher Guide in book: links, postcard, puzzle. 2. Hunt for edible berries the bears might eat. 3. Go fishing—then cook fish for dinner. 4. Talk about the animals, birds, and flora in the story. Learn more about the US and Australian animals in ALL Margot Finke’s books on these fun pages: DOWN UNDER FUN: http://myplace.frontier.com/~mfinke/Down-Under.htm#you WILD US CRITTERS: http://myplace.frontier.com/~mfinke/US%20Critters.htm#US Happy Earth Day!
  2. 2. 2 For Kids of All Ages! Silence, K.C. Snider Explore a year in the life of a golden mantel ground squirrel at Oregon’s Crater Lake. From Rim Village, Wizard Island, to boat rides around the lake, past Phantom Ship, fishing with kids, etc., the squirrel leads you on a wordless journey where you can interpret the story. Pdf eBook: $5.00 Soft Cover: $11.95 Hard Cover: $15.95 Readers will explore nature at Oregon’s Crater Lake. 1. Observe the squirrels where you live. Talk about where they live, nest and forage. What plants and trees do your see? What other animals do you see? 2. Illustrate a story of a squirrel in your community. Include drawings of its activities and explorations throughout the seasons. Include the plants and animals you saw during your observations. Kids will experience the life of a penguin. Ages 4-10 Today I am a Penguin, by Melissa Ross A girl and her stuffed penguin go on a sled ride that turns into an Antarctic adventure when her imagination transforms them into Adelie penguins. An Action Adventure + Facts Pdf eBook: $5 Soft Cover: $10.95 Children will learn all about Adelie penguins and their unique habitat in Antarctica. 1. Have kids pretend to be Adelie penguins (just like the child did in the book). Ask what they learned, such as: "Did your mom teach you how to swim?" 2. Discuss facts about Adelie and other penguins that live in Antarctica. See facts on last page of book. 3. Research more about Antarctica and other penguins that live there. Draw a picture of all four penguin species, and discuss their differences and similarities. Explore Supermoon! Ages 3-7 Supermoon by Melissa Ross Join Brian, a young boy, on his hiking adventure up Enchanted Rock. Brian must face his dreaded foe, the dark! Have no fear, Super moon appears and saves the night from darkness. Back Matter Facts Kindle: $5 Pdf eBook: $5 Soft Cover: $9.95 Young children discover a few of the miraculous sights nature offers us. They learn simple facts behind an amazing supermoon and experience climbing up a very unusual granite rock large enough to hike. They also see the animals that inhabit the Texas Hill country. 1. Learn more supermoon facts from book’s back cover. 2. Discover more about Enchanted Rock on the web or better yet, take a trip there and hike to the top. 3. Watch a supermoon the next time one appears. Talk about your observations. Happy Earth Day!
  3. 3. 3 Grades 4-6 Surprising Vulture secrets revealed! A Visual Adaptation Adventure Ages 9-11 Survival Secrets of Turkey Vultures by Debra Toor Join mother vulture as she hunts to feed her chicks. Turkey vultures lack swift aerial moves, talons that stab, jaws that crush. They can’t defend against attackers, kill prey, or hunt without thermals. So what can they do? Back Matter: Activities + Facts Pdf eBook: $5 Kindle: $5 Soft Cover: $10.95 Hard Cover: $15.95 Kids will learn about the vulture’s vital ecosystem services: They purify ecosystems and help to prevent the spread of diseases. Their presence helps humans, livestock and wildlife. 1. Book Activities, back matter, pp. 20-22: fill in blanks, definition match, word search, how-to-spot-a-vulture tips, wingspan measurement activity, etc. 2. Educator Guide: bingo game, crossword puzzle, research project with graphic charts: Show What You Know & Research Organizer at www.ecostoriesbydebtoor.com 3. Adaptation Writing Activity www.ecostoriesbydebtoor.com Young Teen Books Step into the Australian Outback Tribal lore magic & Dreamtime send Josh into ancient past. Trial by Walkabout by Margot Finke After a huge fight with his brother, Josh and his mate, Bindi, go on a walkabout. Lies and threats worry Josh, as they struggle to survive in the outback. A Medicine Man wants Josh dead, and Dreamtime tales amaze him. Josh longs to make it home, and confront the rivalry between him and his brother. Bonus: Aboriginal & Aussie Glossary Kindle: $5 Pdf eBook: $5 Soft Cover: $ 9.95 The story shows the aboriginal culture’s value of taking only what you need from the earth. Tribes respect animals, birds, water—everything in nature. Dreamtime spirits dictate that each tree, rock, and mountain has its place in the scheme of their lives. 1. Discuss the aboriginal culture’s nature values. 2. Try out aboriginal and Aussie words in the book’s glossary. 3. Throw a boomerang. Google how to make a paper boomerang; use recycled paper. 4. Light a campfire the way Bindi did. Scramble eggs the way the boys did with the emu egg. A coming of age adventure! Taconi & Claude — Double Trouble by Margot Finke Taconi struggles with fear: the unknown, his upcoming Man ceremony, what the powerful Dreamtime Spirits have in store for him, and his dad’s plans for the future. His only friend, a cockatoo, offers lots of sharp one liners. Will Taconi discover his courage? Bonus: Aboriginal & Aussie Glossary Kindle: $5 Pdf eBook: $5 Soft Cover: $ 8.95 The story is set in the middle of the 20th century, so Taconi lives much like his ancestors. His dad talks about the past and how the aboriginals are connected to nature: land, earth, water, and sky. 1. Discuss how you can emulate some of the aboriginal’s respect for nature in your daily activities. 2. Try out aboriginal and Aussie words in the book’s glossary. 3. Throw a boomerang. Google how to make a paper boomerang; use recycled paper. 4. Research animals in the story to learn more. Happy Earth Day!
  4. 4. 4 Book Store Links Book your child a nature adventure! Guardian Angel Publishing: http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/authors&books.htm Prices are in U.S. dollars and do not include shipping & handling. Canadian orders: Buy from publisher or Amazon.ca. www.margotfinke.com Order Books by Margot Finke at Guardian Angel Publishing or Amazon Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/kdhftae Autographed Books: http://myplace.frontier.com/~mfinke/Magic%20Carpet%20Books.htm PRICE Prairie Dog Play Days, Little Stinkers & Bald Eagle Rules Amazon Soft Cover Guardian Angel Publishing pdf eBook Soft Cover $9.95 $5.00 $9.95 Mama Grizzly – Rhyming PB Amazon Soft Cover Guardian Angel Publishing pdf eBook Soft Cover $9.95 $5.00 $9.95 Trial by Walkabout Amazon Kindle Soft Cover Guardian Angel Publishing pdf eBook Soft Cover $5.00 $9.95 $5.00 $9.95 Taconi & Claude — Double Trouble Amazon Kindle Soft Cover Guardian Angel Publishing pdf eBook Soft Cover $5.00 $8.95 $5.00 $8.95 http://www.kcsniderart.com/ Order Books by K.C. Snider at Guardian Angel Publishing or Amazon PRICE Silence Amazon Hard Cover Guardian Angel Publishing Pdf eBook Soft Cover Hard Cover sale $19.95 $5.00 $11.95 $15.95 www.Melissa-Ross.com Order Books by Melissa Ross at Guardian Angel Publishing or Amazon PRICE Today I Am a Penguin Amazon Soft Cover Guardian Angel Publishing pdf eBook Soft Cover $10.95 $5.00 $10.95 Supermoon Amazon Kindle Soft Cover Guardian Angel Publishing Soft Cover Pdf eBook $5.00 $10.95 $9.95 $5.00 www.ecostoriesbydebtoor.com Order Books by Debra Toor at Guardian Angel Publishing or Amazon PRICE Survival Secrets of Turkey Vultures Amazon Kindle Soft Cover Hard Cover Guardian Angel Publishing pdf eBook Soft Cover Hard Cover sale $5.00 $10.95 $19.95 $5.00 $10.95 $15.95
  5. 5. 5 Happy Earth Day! Earth Day Tic Tac Toe: Can you get 3 in a row? for more info: www.ecostoriesbydebtoor.com Share 3 facts about prairie dogs, skunks or bald eagles. Role Play: Pretend to be an animal from the book. How will you go about your day? Explore Wild US Critters At author Margot Finke’s site: http://myplace.frontier.com/~mfinke/US%20Crit ters.htm#US Locate where grizzly bears live on a map. Discuss what you’ve learned about grizzly bears. How do cubs learn to survive? Write a poem about grizzly bears. Find Oregon’s Crater Lake on a map. Did you know that it’s the deepest lake in the U.S.? Explore 12 Deep Facts about Crater Lake National Park: http://mentalfloss.com/article/70113/12- deep-facts-about-crater-lake-national-park Find Antarctica on a map. Role Play: Pretend to be an Adelie Penguin. How will you walk, swim, find food, and eat? Draw a supermoon. Write 3 facts about it. Research the date of the next supermoon and make a plan to observe it. Test your Vulture IQ with the interactive Vulture Quiz at https://www.goodreads.com/quizzes/ 1118968-earth-day-every-day-turkey- vulture-quiz Talk about how vultures purify ecosystems. Explore Australian animals at Margot Finke’s Down Under Fun site: http://myplace.frontier.com/~mfinke/Down -Under.htm#you Or Discuss 3 ways Australia’s aboriginal tribes show respect for nature. How can you emulate these in your daily life? Make a boomerang from recycled paper and practice throwing it. (Find instructions online.) Or Try out aboriginal and Australian words. See back matter glossaries in Trial by Walkabout or Taconi and Claude — Double Trouble. Observe the wildlife in your neighborhood or community. Talk about what you see. Use a nature journal to record your observations. Or Naturalize part of your schoolyard or backyard to create habitat for local wildlife. Research native plants and wildlife habitat plans online.
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