Dawn Publications
Nature Stories
  • All Around Me, I SeeISEE_Store

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    Here is an opportunity to allow children to love the Earth first—just what they need to do, before we ask them to save it. Wonderful creatures of nature come alive through the curious eyes of a young girl in gently rhyming, delightfully imaginative verses.

  • Because Brian Hugged His MotherBRIAN_Cover

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    Kindness IS contagious, and this story shows how even young Brian can start a chain reaction that brings a bit of joy to people he doesn’t even know. It all starts out one morning when Brian wakes up and gives his mother a hug.

  • Dandelion SeedSEED_Store

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    A dandelion can teach much about seeds and seasons and cycles—and the big world that a wind-blown seed can travel—but it also can make us appreciate the challenges it must overcome. This gorgeous book is at once simple and profound.

  • Do Animals Have Feelings, Too?FEEL_Store

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    This collection of true stories of animal behavior is not only captivating and thought-provoking, but also a terrific way for teachers and parents to have children to consider feelings—whether animal or human.

  • Forest Bright, Forest NightFORST_Store

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    Someone is always awake in the forest – and someone else is always asleep! Some animals are alert in daytime and sleep at night. Others are alert at night, and are sleepyheads during the day. Plus be sure to count the animals. You FLIP THIS BOOK from day to night and back—a nice hands-on way to show the same view day and night.

  • Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary FunGOING_Store

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    Marianne Berkes has a gift for making science fun, and this book is exhibit A. Mother sun and her “family” of planets “spin,” “roll,” “tilt,” “blow” and “whirl” around the Sun to the tune of “Over in the Meadow.” Each of those actions is astronomically correct—for example, Earth is the one that “tilts,” and that’s what creates the seasons.

  • If You Were My Baby: A Wildlife LullabyBABY_Store

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    If you are looking for a terrific snuggle-book and ALSO want to introduce your young one to animals and their offspring, you’ve found it. Here is a love poem uniquely combined with non-fiction that explores how parents—both human and non-human—guide their young ones. It begins: If you were my baby squirrel,/ I would welcome you to the world/ In a secret nest I made just for you.

  • Inside AllINSID_Store

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    This is a comforting bedtime book that will reassure little ones that they—every one of them—are connected to the world both physically and mystically. They belong, and are part of something meaningful. The story is a simple nesting-doll-like journey. With a few well-chosen words and rich suggestive illustrations, the reader is taken from the outer edges of the universe to a planet, a village, a home, a room, into the heart of a warm, sleepy child, and finally to an awareness of love that somehow encompasses it all.

  • In a NutshellNUT_Store

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    Here, in luminous illustrations, is the life cycle of an oak—and how it supports life even after it is gone. An acorn drops from a great oak and grows. Animals nibble at it, a fire threatens it, but overcoming many challenges it eventually towers high in the forest, observing the changing human scene below.

  • In the Trees, Honey BeesBEES_Store

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    Here is the ideal introduction for preschoolers and early elementary children to insects that are not only amazing but also critically important to humans. Inside-the-hive views of a wild colony of honey bees offer close-ups of the queen, the cells, even bee eggs. Simple verse will engage a young child, while sidebars with fascinating information satisfy the somewhat older child.

  • LifetimesLIFE_Store

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    Teachers and parents—this book is an outstanding teaching resource, much more than the title might suggest. Beginning with “A lifetime for a mayfly is about one day,” it presents 24 “lifetimes” such as that of an earthworm (about six years), a giant sequoia (about 2,000 years), a bacteria (“well, that depends”), a dinosaur (“never again”) and the universe (about 15 to 20 billion years).

  • Little Brother MooseMOOSE_Store

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    Lured by the sights, smells, and sounds of civilization, little brother moose ventures far from home and gets lost in urban adventures. How Moose finds his way home again by listening with his whole being to the prompting of the earth is an inspiring example of nature at work.

  • Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little DogSTKN_Store

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    This true tale actually happened in Alaska to the famous naturalist, John Muir, and it became “the most memorable of all my wild days.” One day, Muir set out to explore a huge glacier during a blizzard. Stickeen—an aloof little dog belonging to a fellow traveler—insisted on going along. They become stranded on the glacier. The only way out was over a precarious ice bridge, dangerous for man and almost impossible for a dog.

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

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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.