Secrets of a Wildlife Watcher.
Explains the techniques used in finding wild animals such as owls, turtles, squirrels, foxes, beavers, and deer, and in getting close enough to study their behavior. (j591.5 Arnosky)
Art, Henry Warren. Woodswalk:
Peepers, Porcupines & Exploding Puff Balls: What You'll See,
Hear & Smell When Exploring the Woods.
Describes the different animals and plants one can see on a walk through the woods during the four seasons. (j574.5264 Art)
Bardoe, Cheryl. Gregor
Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas.
Regarded as the world's first geneticist, Mendel overcame poverty and obscurity to discover that animals, plants, and people all inherit and pass down traits through the same process. (j921 M522b)
Bjork, Christina. Linnea's
Linnea shares her almanac with the reader, teaching such things as how to dry flowers, build a kite, weave a crown of autumn leaves, and other activities geared for the different seasons. (j508 Bjork)
Bottone, Frank G. The
Science of Life: Projects and Principles for Beginning Biologists.
Explores bacteria, fungi, and protozoans as well as plants and animals through 25 engaging projects, all using materials commonly found around the house, yard, and classroom. (j574 Bottone)
Brown, Don. Rare
Treasure: Mary Anning and her Remarkable Discoveries.
The life of the English girl whose discovery of an Ichthyosaurus fossil led to a lasting interest in other prehistoric animals. (j560.9 Brown)
Burnie, David. Nature
Explore nature with more than 100 fun activities. (j508 Burnie)
Burns, Loree Griffin. Citizen
Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard.
Text, tips, and photographs explain how to observe and gather data about backyard insects and animals. (j591.5268 Burns)
Carson, Rachel. The
Sense of Wonder.
Words and pictures to help you keep alive your inborn sense of wonder, and renew your delight in the mysteries of earth, sea and sky. (j508 Carson)
Davies, Jacqueline. The
Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon.
A brief biography of naturalist and artist John James Audobon, focusing on his first visit to America, his love of birds, and his discoveries about bird migrations. (j921 Au29d)
Engle, Margarita. Summer
Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian.
A young girl goes against Medieval beliefs that insects are evil and secretly observes caterpillars as they form cocoons and are reborn as butterflies and moths. (j921 M542e)
Heiligman, Deborah. Barbara
McClintock: Alone in Her Field.
What's it like to make an amazing discovery - and then have nobody believe it? Barbara McClintock knew. In the 1940s, she unlocked some of the deepest secrets about genes and DNA, yet it took nearly 20 years for her work to be accepted. (j921 M132h)
Heiligman, Deborah. Charles
and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith.
Charles Darwin and his wife, Emma, were deeply in love and very supportive of each other, but their opinions often clashed. Emma was extremely religious, and Charles questioned God's very existence. (j921 D259he)
Jenkins, Steve. Life
on Earth: The Story of Evolution.
An overview of the origin and evolution of life on earth and of what has been learned from the study of evolution. (j575 Jenkins)
Krull, Kathleen. Marie
The life and work of the scientist who won two Nobel Prizes and died of radiation poisoning from years of investigating the dangerous elements that she herself had discovered. (j921 C919k)
Lawson, Kristan. Darwin
and Evolution for Kids: His Life and Ideas, With 21 Activities.
A biography of the English naturalist who, after collecting plants and animals from around the world, postulated the theory of evolution by natural selection. (j575 Lawson)
Levine, Ellen. Rachel
Carson: A Twentieth-century Life.
Discusses author and marine biologist Rachel Carson's efforts to protect the environment, from her childhood nature outings through the impact of her 1962 book, "Silent Spring." (j921 C2395le)
McDonnell, Patrick. Me--
Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. (j921 G61m)
McGinty, Alice B. Darwin.
Filled with the fascinating words of Charles Darwindesigned as handwritten entriesthis picture book biography reveals the assembling of a profound idea: the survival of the fittest. This thought-provoking, splendidly illustrated account invites us into the private thoughts, hopes and fears of a soul who forever changed the way we see the world. (j921 D259m)
Potter, Beatrix. Beatrix
Potter: A Journal.
This lavish, illustrated journal describes Beatrix Potter's life as a young woman in Victorian Britain as she struggles to achieve independence and to find artistic success and romantic love. Using witty, observant commentary taken from Beatrix's own diaries, the journal moves London to Scotland to the Lake District, and features a wealth of watercolour paintings, sketches, photographs, letters, paper-engineered items and period memorabilia to recreate a world where nature and imagination are brilliantly combined. (j921 P851AAb)
Ritchie, David. Health
Part of the series "Life in America 100 years ago." (j610.9 Ritchie)
Schanzer, Rosalyn. What
Darwin Saw: The Journey That Changed the World.
Introduces the life of Charles Darwin, describing how his innovative theories on evolution changed how people view the world. (j921 D259sc)
Thimmesh, Catherine. The
Sky's the Limit: Stories of Discovery By Women and Girls.
Brief accounts of the work of a variety of women scientists in such fields as astronomy, biology, anthropology, and medicine. ( j920 Thimmesh)
Thoreau, Henry David. Thoreau
This graphic novel, narrated in Thoreau's own words, weaves together elements from "Walden," "Civil Disobedience," "Walking," and Thoreau's journals to tell the story of his two years in the woods and of the night he spent in jail for refusing to pay a poll tax. (j818.3 Thoreau)
Venezia, Mike. Mary
Leakey: Archaeologist Who Really Dug Her Work.
An illustrated introduction to Mary Leakey, the twentieth-century British archaeologist who discovered a fossilized skull that linked humans to apes. (j921 L472v)
Anderson, Margaret Jean. Children of Summer.
Ten-year-old Paul describes how he and his sisters learned about insects from the observations and writings of their father, the nineteenth-century French entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre. (Juv Fic Anderson)
Balliett, Blue. The
In small-town Michigan, twelve-year-old Zoomy and his new friend Lorrol investigate the journal found inside a mysterious box and find family secrets and a more valuable treasure, while a dangerous stranger watches and waits. (Juv Fic M Balliett)
Brande, Robin. Evolution,
Me, and Other Feaks of Nature.
Following her conscience leads high school freshman Mena to clash with her parents and former friends from their conservative Christian church, but might result in better things when she stands up for a teacher who refuses to include "Intelligent Design" in lessons on evolution. (YA Fic Brande)
Brink, Carol Ryrie. Caddie
The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. (Juv Fic Brink)
Bryant, Jennifer. Ringside,
1925: Views From the Scopes Trial.
Visitors, spectators, and residents of Dayton, Tennessee, in 1925 describe, in a series of free-verse poems, the Scopes "monkey trial" and its effects on that small town and its citizens. (YA Fic Bryant)
Conrad, Pam. My
Ellie and Stevie learn about a family legacy when their grandmother tells them stories of her brother's historical quest for dinosaur bones on their Nebraska farm. (Juv Fic Conrad)
Couloumbis, Audrey. The
Misadventures of Maude March, or, Trouble Rides a Fast Horse.
After the death of the stern aunt who raised them since they were orphaned, eleven-year-old Sallie and her fifteen-year-old sister escape their self-serving guardians and begin an adventure resembling those in the dime novels Sallie loves to read. (Juv Fic Couloumbis)
Dickinson, Peter. A
Bone From a Dry Sea.
In two parallel stories, an intelligent female member of a prehistoric tribe becomes instrumental in advancing the lot of her people, and the daughter of a paleontologist is visiting him on a dig in Africa when important fossil remains are discovered. (YA Fic Dickinson)
Ehrlich, Gretel. A
Blizzard Year: Timmy's Almanac of the Seasons.
For one year, thirteen-year-old Timmy records in her journal the changes she sees in the natural world and her family's activities on their Wyoming ranch as they fight to save it from financial ruin. (Juv Fic Ehrlich)
George, Jean Craighead. Charlie's
Charlie Carlisle's grandfather is ill. Charlie's friend, Singing Bird, a Teton Sioux, tells him that ravens have curing powers, so Charlie steals a baby bird from its nest. Granddad, a retired naturalist, encourages Charlie to record his observations of the bird and study the effect it has on humans. Charlie just hopes that the raven will make Granddad well. (Juv Fic George)
Klages, Ellen. The
Green Glass Sea.
It is 1943, and 11-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is traveling west on a train to live with her scientist father--but no one will tell her exactly where he is. When she reaches Los Alamos, New Mexico, she learns why: he's working on a top secret government program. (Juv Fic Klages)
Larson, Kirby. Hattie
After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe. (YA Fic Larson)
Meyer, Marissa. Cinder.
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.(YA Fic SF Meyer)
North, Sterling. Wolfling.
In the nineteenth-century Midwest, a young boy adopts a wolf whelp and gains the attention and friendship of the Swedish-American naturalist Thure Kumlien. (Juv Fic North)
Patron, Susan. The
Higher Power of Lucky.
Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life. (Juv Fic Patron)
Pearson, Mary. The
Adoration of Jenna Fox.
In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence. (YA Fic SF Pearson)
Rose, Caroline Starr. May
When a failed wheat crop nearly bankrupts the Betterly family, Pa pulls twelve-year-old May from school and hires her out to a couple new to the Kansas frontier. (Juv Fic Rose)
Schmidt, Gary D. Okay
As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage. (YA Fic Schmidt)
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