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Hardcover, 40 page, Published 2016 by Pelican Publishing Company. $17.99
Voices of the Western Frontier 2016 Finalist: Western Writers of America Stoyteller Award
Author: Sherry Garland author's website Focusing on the explorers and settlers who extended the frontier to the western coastline, Garland narrates in the voices of figures from history including Sacagawea, Jedediah Smith, and Annie Oakley. Artist Julie Dupré Buckner carefully researched the historical details for her evocative illustrations. Each image furthers the storyline and reinforces the emotional connection to the chronicle.
Hardcover, 32 page, 8.8 x 11.3 x 0.4 inches. Published 2015 by River Road Press. $17.99
USS Alabama: Hooray for the Mighty A!
Author: Karyn W. Tunks author's website The USS Alabama has welcomed visitors to Mobile Bay since 1965, but without the help of some dedicated schoolchildren, the mighty battleship might have been lost forever. Complete with a glossary, illustrated ship’s diagram, and timeline, this story shows young readers how even the smallest of actions can produce incredible results.
Hardcover, 32 page, 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches. Published 2015 by River Road Press. $17.99
Rio Grande Valley ABC
Author: Rickey E. Pittman author's website In vibrant colors Texas heroes, Spanish words, Mexican folklore, with local flora and fauna await readers of this new book published by River Road Press. Learning the ABC's is fun as children search for the hidden alphabet cows throughout the book.
Hardcover, 32 page, 8.8 x 11.3 x 0.4 inches. Published 2012 by Pelican Publishing Company. $16.99
Jubilee! An Accelerated Reader Book.
Author: Dr. Karyn Tunks author's website Set in 1963, this story follows young Caroline on her summer vacation in Fairhope, Alabama. She arrives at her grandmother's house excited about the carefree days ahead and eager to witness her first jubilee. During this maritime phenomenon, aquatic life-such as shrimp, crabs, and flounder-gravitate to the shoreline of Mobile Bay. When the anticipated jubilee finally occurs, Caroline captures each exciting moment, along with other bits of summer fun, on her Kodak Instamatic Camera. In addition to vibrantly detailed illustrations, a glossary of terms completes this enjoyable tale.
Hardcover, 32 page, 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches. Published 2004 by Pelican Publishing Company. $16.99
Clovis Crawfish and Silvie Sulphur
Author: Mary Alice Fontenot about the author In his latest adventure, Clovis Crawfish is ready for bed as the sun begins setting on the bayou and the Cigale-de-Bois brothers start warming up for their nightly concert. But as something yellow flutters overhead and lands on his mud house, Clovis realizes bed will have to wait. Clovis's surprise visitor introduces herself as Silvie Sulphur--a member of the butterfly family--and she is looking for a home. Clovis and his friends find her the perfect place and get her happily settled. Soon after, an unexpected storm sends everyone scurrying for cover. Clovis quickly realizes that Silvie is unaccounted for, but with his quick thinking, Silvie makes it home safe and sound. However, before they can celebrate, the friends must band together, this time to rebuild Clovis's melted mud home.
Hardcover, 32 page, 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches. Published 2013 by Pelican Publishing Company. $16.99
Army Camels: Texas Ships of the Desert 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Winner and 2014 Picture Book Award by the Writer's League of Texas.
Author: Doris Fisher author's website The U.S. Army's oddest recruits: Camels! In this strange but true historical tale, 34 camels were imported to Texas to work as pack animals for the army in 1856. Many people had never seen such strange animals; they didn't believe that these smelly beasts could possibly be useful. Despite many Texans' initial doubts, the camels thrived in the state's desert and transported important military messages and supplies.
Hardcover, 32 page, 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches. Published 2007 by Pelican Publishing Company. $16.99
Clovis Crawfish and the Twin Sister
Author: Mary Alice Fontenot about the author Lizette Lizard seeks the help of her dear friend, Clovis Crawfish, as she searches for her twin sister. A surprising new development in the Clovis Crawfish Series occurs when Lizette Lizard seeks Clovis's help to find her twin sister, Lois, a previously unknown bayou resident. Friends of the bayou are enlisted in this tale of lost and found as some take to the skies while others search the water's edge to help their friend.
Hardcover, 32 page, 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches. Published 2003 by Pelican Publishing Company. $16.99
Clovis Crawfish and Echo Gecko
Author: Mary Alice Fontenot about the author Parlez-vous francais, Clovis Crawfish? Mais oui! Echo Gecko is the shy new lizard in the Louisiana swamp. She has a habit of repeating everything she hears, that is how she got her nickname. All little Echo really wants is to learn how to speak French. All Clovis Crawfish wants is a nap. But Clovis loves to help his friends--if he can save Christophe Cricket from the ornery Misieu Blue Jay, he certainly can teach little Echo some French. Her lessons go well until Echo turns up missing after a summer rainstorm. Did Misieu Blue Jay eat poor little Echo Gecko? Will she ever learn to speak French? The adventures of this bevy of bayou characters is an enriching way for children to learn about these swamp critters and simple French phrases.