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Shadow in the Dawn

Learn More about Madagascar

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SHADOWS IN THE DAWN :
THE LEMURS OF MADAGASCAR

Primatologist Alison Jolly, shares with the reader her thirty years among the lemurs of Madagascar (tropical island off the coast of Africa).

This book draws comparisons of the Lemur family with our own society showing strong family bonds, grief, rivalries and affection.

Ages: 9-12

The Most Beautiful Roof in the World

Learn More and have fun too!

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOF IN THE WORLD: EXPLORING THE RAINFOREST CANOPY

Climb through one of the last uncharted places on the planet, the rainforest canopy and home to thousands of creatures. Go on this journey with scientist Meg Lowman.

Age 9 - 12

She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head

Visit the Massachusetts Audubon Society

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SHE'S WEARING A DEAD BIRD ON HER HEAD!

In 1896, Minna Hall and Harriet Hemenway, two very well bred and very proper Boston ladies, are appalled that women are wearing dead birds on their hats.

In a time when women were "seen and not heard," Minna and Harriet set out to form a club to protect these birds and their possible extinction. Their club became the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

This is a true story.

Ages: 4 - 8

Pond Year

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POND YEAR

This is a true story about two six year old girls and a year in the life of a North American pond.

Every day these "pond buddies, scum chums" explore and play in their nature playground. Mud scum and mud cookies, tadpoles and frogs, insects, lady slippers and wildflowers and skating on its winter ice are just some of the activities that these friends share with the reader.

Lovely watercolors.

Ages: 4-8

Monarchs

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MONARCHS

This beautifully photographed book is a very different depiction of the monarch butterfly, its life cycle and mysterious two thousand migration south.

Ages: 9-12