Coming to PSS this Spring!
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
Often mistaken for mere puddles in the woods, vernal pools form every year when low places fill up with rain and melted snow. They soon become home to hatching wood frogs, spotted salamanders, and fairy shrimp. In late summer and fall, creatures such as turtles and snakes rely on them for shelter and food. The Secret Pool introduces young readers to the ecology of the vernal pool and the crucial role these small, often overlooked wetlands play in maintaining a healthy environment.
Publication Date: 2011-11-08
A passionate nature lover and a renowned artist trace the awe-inspiring spring migration of millions of creatures to the Arctic--the greatest journey on Earth. In the winter, it is a cold and barren land, where few animals can survive. But when spring comes, it brings with it animals from every corner of the earth. Gray whales, white cranes, wolves, and caribou begin their migrations as the snow melts, gradually making the long journey north. Once they reach their destination, they will raise their young, feast on the lush Arctic tundra, and bask in the sunlight that lasts all summer.