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Armando – An Adventurous Nine-Banded Armadillo Tale

Armando – An Adventurous Nine-Banded Armadillo Tale

Armando – An Adventurous Nine-Banded Armadillo Tale

A RedRover recommended children’s book.

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Mom’s Choice Gold Metal Award: Children’s Picture Book – Adventure

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“A story of travel from here to there, a young armadillo who goes everywhere.”

Armando is the story of an adventurous armadillo who heads out to see the world.  In time, he encounters suburban neighborhoods with yards, homes, people and pets.  Will Armando safely find his way back home?

Gentle themes of shared habitat, human-animal interaction and wildlife management, make this book an engaging way to introduce the concept of kindness towards wildlife.

Special thanks to our charismatic character models: Aldo Ruiz Ortiz, Diego Ruiz Ortiz, Claudia Ortiz, and Carlos Ruiz as the homeowners.

“I’m impressed by how much is packed into so short a book!”- Danzel B.

 

Chitraka – A Challenged Cheetah Tale

Chitraka – A Challenged Cheetah Tale

Chitraka – A Challenged Cheetah Tale

Mom’s Choice Gold Metal Award: Children’s Picture Book – Animal Kingdom

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“Cheetahs, considered the fastest on land, are now in a plight they don’t understand.
A story of hunger and lost habitat, a mother who hunts but avoids combat.”

Chitraka, a young cheetah mother faces habitat depletion, loss of prey and poaching as she tries to provide for her young cubs.  Will Chitraka survive her many challenges?

Themes of predator-prey relationships, human-wildlife interaction and habitat loss make this book a realistic introduction to the plight of the endangered cheetah.

“This is one book in a wonderful series pertaining to certain animals’ plights in our world. The way they are portrayed through thoughtful poetry and wonderful illustrations is fun for children and at the same time educational and thought provoking. I believe these are an excellent way to help educate and open peoples minds to very necessary conservation. Education is the key!”
J. Whyte – former Professional Safari Guide, Zimbabwe, Africa.

Daphina – A Freed Bottlenose Dolphin Tale

Daphina – A Freed Bottlenose Dolphin Tale

Daphina – A Freed Bottlenose Dolphin Tale

A RedRover recommended children’s book.

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Mom’s Choice Gold Metal Award: Children’s Picture Book – Inspirational & Motivational

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“In tanks of concrete, glass and steel, I wonder how the dolphins feel.
A story of rescue, where kids save the day, working together, they don’t back away.”

Daphina, a captured bottlenose dolphin, is a favorite entertainer at an aquarium.  She appears to be happy, but years of confinement and boredom are taking a toll on her health.  What will become of Daphina?

Themes of capture and exploitation, human-animal interaction and marine life management, make this book a thought-provoking glimpse into the lives of confined intelligent animals.

Special thanks our charismatic character models: Nieko Giesbrecht, Kyler Akagi, Elsa Girard, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Natalie Zimmerman, and Abby Zimmerman as the dolphin trainer.

“Daphina the Dolphin’s plight is told in wonderful poetic rhythm and rhyme, and beautifully illustrated. This is a tender-hearted, yet thought-provoking story with a lovely ending.”- Lee Whyte

“The book tackles a potentially gloomy subject in an impartial manner with a hopeful tone and a happy ending. It is not preachy, rather it leaves the reader to draw their own conclusions.”- C.Hepner   

Footprints – A Beach Tale

Footprints – A Beach Tale

Footprints – A Beach Tale

2014 Green Book Festival Children’s Book Honorable Mention Award Winner

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Mom’s Choice Gold Metal Award: Children’s Picture Book – Animal Kingdom

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“Whose footprints in the sand are these, between the surf and ocean breeze?

A story of creatures walking the shore, of tracks left behind, so fun to explore!”

Take a walk along the beach and discover the many animals that leave their tracks behind.  How many do you recognize?

Gentle themes of respect for nature, conservation and shared habitat make Footprints a delightful introduction to the interconnection of humans, animals and the ever-changing beach environment.

“We now have a new favorite book at our house! So beautifully written and appealing to all ages!”- Robyn Wells

Frank the Tank – An Adopted Dog Tale

Frank the Tank – An Adopted Dog Tale

Frank the Tank – An Adopted Dog Tale

A RedRover recommended children’s book.

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Mom’s Choice Gold Metal Award: Children’s Picture Book – Domestic Animals & Pets

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“Say hello to Frank the Tank, one mighty little pup, he was living at the pound but never once gave up. A story of love and gratitude, an adopted mutt with attitude!”

Frank the Tank, an adopted Welsh Corgi mix, learns what fun it is to finally have a home of his own.  Daily walks, a family that loves him and even birthday surprises make his life complete.

Gentle themes of pet owner responsibility and animal adoption make this funny and light-hearted book a delightful lead into discussions of pet ownership and the many animals waiting to find homes.

Special thanks to our charismatic character models: Allison Nock, Luke Johnson, Hannah Gonzalez, Kylie Wimberly, Brydan Akin, Lillian Willis, Kannedy Stalger, Lily Kovar, Abby Jolicoeur, Sydney Dahlgren, and Natalie Swanner.

“A story told in rhyme with lessons taught on the importance and responsibility of caring for ones own pet.
Beautiful colorful pages filled with lots of detail to keep young kids engaged.”-Breanne B.

“The stories in this series of books are great, but the artwork is far superior to your average children’s book.”- Charlie C.

“Having just read “Frank the Tank,” again, to my 2 year old Grandson, I am reminded just how delightful it is to read a book that makes a child laugh and has something important to say. The laughter is contagious. When it was time for dinner, Henry said, ” Let’s eat hearty.” You’ll have to read “Frank the Tank” to understand his words. I “heartily” recommend this book!”- Barbara Z.

 

 

Gamba – An Optimistic Mountain Gorilla Tale

Gamba – An Optimistic Mountain Gorilla Tale

Gamba – An Optimistic Mountain Gorilla Tale

A RedRover recommended children’s book.

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Mom’s Choice Gold Metal Award: Children’s Picture Book – Animal Kingdom

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“Out of the mist comes a faint munching sound, in African mountains, gorillas are found.
A story of hope after despair, an orphaned gorilla receives loving care.”

Gamba, a young mountain gorilla spends his days learning the ways of the forest nurtured and surrounded by his family.  When tragedy strikes,  will Gamba survive?

Themes of shared habitat, human-animal interaction and poaching provide a sobering but thought provoking look at  the challenges the endangered mountain gorilla face.

“The result is a story that makes adults and kids want to take action. A beautiful book with important lessons for little ones.”- Richard Davies

“Children and adults will be moved by this story. The dark pages are filled with possibility and had me looking for life in the shadows. I recall my child reading the same book over and over, or having me read it, this looks like one of those books. I recommend it.”-MonaLynn

Mali – A Rescued Asian Elephant Tale

Mali – A Rescued Asian Elephant Tale

Mali – A Rescued Asian Elephant Tale

A RedRover recommended children’s book.

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Mom’s Choice Gold Metal Award:  Children’s Picture Book – Animal Kingdom

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“Deep in a forest a shelter lies hidden, an elephant refuge where cruelty’s forbidden.
A story of capture and desolation, of rescue, shelter and preservation.”

Mali’s story traces her life from capture through years of hard labor in the lumber industry to her life in the big city.  Will Mali find love and the care she needs to survive?

Themes of animal and forest exploitation, loss of habitat and human-animal interaction provide opportunities for discussion about the way people have domesticated, used and cared for Asian elephants for centuries.  Mali’s story is also a starting point for conversations about alternative ways to work with and provide for these intelligent, endangered animals.

“I’ve found few children’s books with the depth and realism to address complicated issues, promote solutions to problems and still entertain.”-Barbara Z. 

“What a wonderful story! We LOVE Mali!!”-Robyn Wells

“Thoughtfully written, Mali conveys some of humans worst choices and shows redemption through the positive actions of humans who are loving.”-prairienymoh

Nanuk – A Hopeful Polar Bear Tale

Nanuk – A Hopeful Polar Bear Tale

Nanuk – A Hopeful Polar Bear Tale

2014 Green Book Festival Animal Award Winner

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Mom’s Choice Gold Metal Award:  Children’s Picture Book – Green Earth

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“At the top of the world in the arctic cold, the polar bear lives, a sight to behold.
A story of change and loss of home, a hungry family on the roam.”

Nanuk, a young polar bear mother must deal with a changing environment as she tries to provide for her cubs.  Will Nanuk be able to find enough sea ice to hunt for food?

Themes of climate change, loss of habitat and human-animal interaction make this book a thoughtful and moving introduction to discussions of how climate change is impacting polar bears.

“I wish there were more books that allowed children (and adults) to learn the real plight of animals, while giving them the tools to think about how they can improve the world. Excellent!”-Phaedra Kitty

“This thoughtful tale is complete with maps, a glossary, facts about polar bears, and questions to help children think about, extend, and connect with Nanuk and his story.”- Richard A. Davies

 

Freedom- An American Bald Eagle Tale

Freedom- An American Bald Eagle Tale

Freedom- An American Bald Eagle Tale

 

 

 

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