The Winged Colt of Casa Mia

By Betsy Byars

There’s no such factor as a colt with wings—is there?

When Charles arrives at his Uncle Coot’s Texas ranch from again East, he’s certain that books have taught him every thing he must find out about horses. He desires to end up he’s a cowboy similar to his uncle, a retired motion picture stunt rider, who is familiar with Charles is out of his point. but if a neighbor’s mare provides beginning to a fabulous colt with wings, Charles and Coot detect that they either have even more to benefit. They develop to like the colt, named Alado, or “Winged One.” nonetheless, it’s no effortless feat taking good care of a legendary creature, particularly whilst it could actually fly. Can Charles and Coot defend Alado—and each one other? This publication gains an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars together with infrequent photographs from the author’s own assortment.

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The New Adventures of Curious George

By H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

H. A. Rey and his spouse, Margret, first brought younger readers to the big-hearted, fun-loving troublemaker-hero Curious George in 1941. during this two-hundred-page hardcover treasury, Curious George enthusiasts will locate 8 tales in keeping with the preferred primate, painted in Rey’s unique watercolor and charcoal variety: Curious George is going to a Chocolate Factory (1998), Curious George and the Puppies (1998), Curious George Makes Pancakes (1998), Curious George Feeds the Animals (1998), Curious George is going to a Movie (1998), Curious George and the recent Air Balloon (1998), Curious George within the Snow (1998), and Curious George’s Dream (1998). A five-page essay concerning the author-illustrator group closes this beautiful choice of adventures for Curious George lovers younger and old.
For extra monkey enjoyable, examine www.curiousgeorge.com and become aware of all of the most up-to-date on Curious George, books, promotions, video games, actions, and more!

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Creatures of the Deep: In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live In

By Erich Hoyt

Praise for the 1st version:

"More than an image booklet ... Hoyt's based writing presents either the historic historical past for deep-sea exploration and an ecological point of view on lifestyles within the ocean's depths."
-- American Scientist

"A excellent bestiary ... and a reminder of the way little we really learn about the seas surrounding us."
-- renowned technology

Winner, amazing Nonfiction booklet of the Year
-- American Society of reporters and Authors, Inc., big apple

during this up to date and multiplied version of Creatures of the Deep, award-winning nature and technology author Erich Hoyt provides readers a glimpse of the superb number of creatures present in the inner most components of the sea. Weaving jointly info from the newest clinical learn approximately sharks, titanic squid, dragonfish, large tube worms, clams and tiny microbes of the deep-sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a paranormal trip roaming around the abyssal plains and descending into deep-sea trenches greater than 20,000 ft down.

Hoyt unravels the complicated predator-prey relationships, from "killer" copepods to battles among gigantic squid and sperm whales, providing compelling snap shots of animals which are fantastically tailored denizens of a depressing high-pressure international. There are existence kinds, self reliant of sun and photosynthesis, which flourish round the sizzling, sulfurous deep-sea vents within the extraordinary rift valley of the mid-ocean ridge, the world's longest mountain diversity. Surviving in stipulations that seem to be as regards to the very soup of primordial Earth, those microbes became the root for the newest learn into Earth's origins. totally illustrated with remarkable underwater imagery.

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DogDogs

By Elliott Erwitt

The mythical Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) says that he didn't consciously got down to picture canine. in line with him, it simply occurred that approach. And that someday, while he used to be searching through his containers of pictures, he discovered that by some means or different canines had crept right into a fair share of them. now not that they have been puppy graphics. extra simply images with canines in. photos of poodles taken at puppy indicates, of Airedales fetching sticks within the park, of crowds of canine larking round jointly, of Highland Terriers leaping within the air for pleasure - and hundreds and hundreds of pictures of canine jogging, being carried, sitting on hearthrugs, shorelines, riverbanks, sofas, park benches.

DogDogs is a pleasant item providing the biggest choice ever released of Erwitt's puppy photos. Any dog-lover's dream identify, it includes 500 images, them all published full-bleed and in arresting duotone. additionally incorporated is a charming essay via P G Wodehouse, who used to be an admirer of Erwitt's paintings and a willing dog-owner himself. As he says, ' ... what outstanding pictures those are. It does one sturdy to examine them. there isn't one sitter in his gallery who doesn't soften the heart.'

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Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom (Unlikely Friendships)

By Jennifer S. Holland

Unlikely Friendships is the exceptional New York Times bestseller that’s spent forty four weeks at the checklist and has 615,000 copies in print. It’s struck a chord with media, from CBS This Morning to USA Today, and Temple Grandin has praised it as “amazing. It exhibits the ability of friendship.” Now its writer, Jennifer Holland, who writes approximately animal relationships with perception, compassion, and a very good narrative contact, explores animal attachments that, in human phrases, can in basic terms be referred to as love.

Packed with appealing, breathtaking full-color images, Unlikely Loves is a party of affection among species. listed here are tales of parental love, just like the Dalmatian who moms a infant lamb―a lamb that simply occurs to be white with black spots! tales of playful love, together with the fox and the hound who develop into inseparable. And tales of orphaned animals who've came across family-like ties in unforeseen combos, just like the elephant who’s bonded with sea lions, goats, and different animals in her walks round the Oregon Zoo.

Ms. Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists, and animal caretakers from all over the world, monitoring down firsthand resources and eyewitnesses. The tales are written with journalistic integrity and detail―and consistently choked with the author’s deep affection for her subjects.

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How it works: Incredible Earth

By Imagine Publishing

The ebook of fantastic Earth takes you on an exhilarating trip via every little thing you must learn about the area we are living in. overlaying the medical reasons at the back of climate phenomena; how vegetation and organisms develop and live to tell the tale; the most popular, driest, coldest and wettest landscapes; devastating earthquakes, unstable volcanoes and historic fossils; in addition to the superb animal tree of existence, there's something for everybody to profit approximately and revel in.

Featuring:
Weather wonders - research all approximately attention-grabbing climate phenomena.
Plants & animals - know how vegetation and organisms develop, and learn about the animal nation.
Earth’s Landscapes - detect geographical wonders from the Amazon to the Sahara.
Rocks, fossils & gemstones - lethal earthquakes, risky volcanoes, and historical fossils.

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What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?

By Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

A nostril for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? discover the various remarkable issues animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, ft, and tails during this interactive guessing e-book, fantastically illustrated in cut-paper college, which used to be offered a Caldecott Honor.

This name has been chosen as a typical center textual content Exemplar (Grades K-1, learn Aloud Informational Text).

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The Diggers' Menagerie: Mates, Mascots and Marvels - True Stories of Animals Who Went to War

By Barry Stone

The interesting tales of Australian and New Zealand squaddies and the animals that experience observed them, from the Boer struggle via to the clash in Afghanistan. From the Boer conflict to the clash in Vietnam, from the Somme to Afghanistan, from beasts of burden and bomb detectors to companies of companionship and light-weight aid for the boys and girls in warfare, animals have performed a necessary position in Australian army campaigns. canines, cats, pigeons, camels and horses between others, all took half. the following Barry Stone records, via letters, journals, images and first-hand money owed, the tales of the myriad creatures who went off to numerous wars with Australian infantrymen - including a poignant layer to our army background. Highlighting person tales, he follows not only their wartime adventures, yet now and again what occurred to animals after the wars had ended, who survived and the way.

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A Whale for the Killing

By Farley Mowat

When an 80-ton fin whale turned trapped in a lagoon close to his Newfoundland domestic, Farley Mowat had a good time on the designated likelihood to monitor one of many world's most luxurious creatures up shut. yet a few of his friends observed a unique chance altogether: in a chronic healthy of violence, they blasted the whale with rifle hearth, and scarred its again with motorboat propellers. Mowat appealed desperately to the police, to marine biologists, ultimately to the clicking. however it used to be too overdue. Mowat's poignant and compelling tale is an eloquent argument for the top of the whale hunt, and the rediscovery of the empathy that makes us human.

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