Dawn Publications
Ages 10-14
  • Ancient Rhymes, A Dolphin LullabyAR_Store

    Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95 | Hardback with CD • $19.95
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    Here’s a rare, gentle way to share a birth with a child. John Denver’s hauntingly beautiful song “Ancient Rhymes” is about the birth of a baby dolphin, and Christopher Canyon’s luminous illustrations—including a baby dolphin curled up with an umbilical cord and also a live birth—convey a sense of mystery, awe, and anticipation of things to come.

  • Born With A Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic StoryUNIV1_Cover

    Retail Price: Paperback • $9.95
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    Lots of people have gotten very excited about this book and its sequels. It succeeds at telling the amazing story of the universe and our Earth’s creation with scientific accuracy but without diminishing the mystery and wonder.

  • Drop Around the WorldDROP_Store

    Retail Price:Paperback • $8.95
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    This book is a year-after-year favorite with teachers. It engagingly leads readers around the world following a drop of water—whether as steam or snow, inside a plant or animal, or underground—teaching the wonders and importance of the water cycle.

  • Earth Heroes: Champions of the OceanEHOC_Store

    Retail Price: Paperback • $11.95
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    The Earth Heroes books feature the youth, careers and lasting contributions of some of the world’s greatest naturalists and environmentalists. This second book in the series for upper elementary and middle school children introduces great conservationists who explored the oceans and worked to save otters, whales, sharks, sunfish, and other inhabitants of the deep.

  • Earth Heroes: Champions of the WildernessEHWNS_Store

    Retail Price: Paperback • $11.95
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    The Earth Heroes books feature the youth, careers and lasting contributions of some of the world’s greatest naturalists and environmentalists. This is the first in a series of meticulously researched books that introduces influential people involved in the preservation of wild places to upper elementary and middle school children. In almost all cases they were scientists as well as activists and authors. Their lives show how they shared their scientific skills and knowledge with the public to make lasting contributions to the world.

  • Earth Heroes: Champions of Wild AnimalsEHWAN_COVER4

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    This third and final volume of the "Earth Heroes" books features the youth and careers of eight of the world’s greatest environmentalists who championed the protection of wildlife.

  • For Baby (For Bobbie)BFB_Store

    Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95 | Hardback with CD • $19.95
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    This love song by John Denver adapted as a picture book makes a great a baby gift, but it also will help set a calm sweet mood in a classroom. Sunny, colorful illustrations show families and animals from around the world as the song’s lyrics express unconditional love.

  • Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical TreasureFOREV_Store

    Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95 | Hardback • $16.95
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    The 54,000-acre Children’s Eternal Rainforest in Costa Rica began as an idea, a few kids, and a bake sale. Word spread and children from over 44 countries raised the funds to make it happen in 1987. Here is its story with a fresh twist, as young Peter discovers that his mother was one of those original kids.

  • Girls Who Looked Under RocksGIRLS_Store

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    If there is a pre-teen or adolescent in your life, especially a girl, take a look at this empowering, inspiring chapter book. It portrays the youths and careers of six remarkable women whose curiosity about nature fueled a passion to steadfastly overcome obstacles to careers in traditionally men-only occupations.

  • Grandma’s Feather BedFB_Store

    Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95 | Hardback with CD • $19.95
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    “Upbeat, funny and irresistibly singable,” this song was made famous by John Denver and now made “doubly memorable” by Christopher Canyon’s delightful illustrations, as the award from Mom’s Choice said. Especially if you listen along with Denver—the hardback edition comes with a CD—kids will say, “play it again!” and turn the pages to follow along.

  • How We Know What We Know About Our Changing ClimateCLIMT_Store

    Retail Price: Hardback • $18.95
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    When the weather changes daily, how do we really know that Earth's climate is changing? Here is the science behind the headlines - evidence from flowers, butterflies, birds, frogs, trees, glaciers and much more, gathered by scientists from all over the world, sometimes with assistance from young "citizen-scientists." And here is what young people, and their families and teachers, can do to learn about climate change and take action.

  • John Muir: My Life with NatureMUIR_Store

    Retail Price: Paperback • $9.95
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    “This is THE BEST John Muir biography for children,” says Jill Harcke, co-producer of the John Muir Tribute CD. Written as an “autobiography” taken from Muir’s own words, it brims with his spirit and adventures.

  • From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth StoryUNIV2_Store

    Retail Price: Paperback • $9.95
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    “Once upon a time” meets science in a children’s picture book that tells the thrilling story of how life began on Earth. This book, the second in Universe trilogy, picks up the story where Born With A Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story left off, with the first appearance of life on Earth.

  • Mammals Who MorphUNIV3_Store

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    This remarkable evolution series, narrated by the Universe itself, concludes with this third book, the amazing story of mammals and humans. It picks up after From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story with the extinction of dinosaurs, and tells how tiny mammals survived and morphed into lots of new Earthlings … horses, whales and a kind of mammal with a powerful imagination – you!

  • Pass the Energy, Please!ENERG_Store

    Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95
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    Here’s a favorite of elementary science teachers for the food chain. Each of nature’s creatures “passes the energy” in its own unique way. In this upbeat rhyming story, the food chain connects herbivores, carnivores, insects and plants together in a fascinating circle of players. All beings on Earth – from the anchovy to the zooplankton – depend upon the green plant, which is the hero of the story.

  • Saguaro Moon: A Desert JournalSMOON_Store

    Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95
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    Here is another model nature journal from a naturalist who has been journaling habitats since she was a youngster. In the desert she sees Gila monsters, watches scorpions with a black light and harvests saguaro flowers with a Native American family that helps her see this unique, arid environment with appreciative eyes.

  • Sunshine On My ShouldersSUN_Store

    Retail Price:Paperback • $8.95 | Hardback • $19.95 | Board • $7.95
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    This exuberant adaptation of John Denver’s famous song is “sure to make you smile,” even on a dark and cuddly evening with your child. It helps if you can sing—the musical score is included—or just pop in the CD that comes with the hardback edition of the book.

  • Take Me Home, Country RoadsCR_Store

    Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95 | Hardback with CD • $19.95
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    This brilliant picture book adaptation of John Denver’s first hit song is all about roots, family, and country. Set in Appalachia, a humorously diverse bunch of relatives and their in-laws go up, down and around the hills of West Virginia to converge by car, pickup, and motorcycle to a family reunion at Grandma and Grandpa’s country home.

  • There’s a Babirusa in My Bathtub: Fact and Fancy About Curious CreaturesBABIR_Store

    Retail Price:Hardback • $16.95
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    Humorous rhymes and magical illustrations illuminate the lives and careers of little-known animals. There's a loris in your chorus? He's quite a singer! Care to play bingo with a dingo? Watch out, he's a sharp one.