Diane Swanson

Diane Swanson specializes in nature writing for children. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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The Cedar Club Forest Detectives
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
The Cedar Club Forest Detectives introduces readers to the fabulous rainforests of British Columbia and the Pacific-Northwest. It shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the forest. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light and soil. The book also presents examples of fossil forest life, First Nations’ uses of forests and the ways people harm-and help-the forest. By the end of the book, Andrew, Karen and Nick want to help care for the forest. They find a way.

The Nature Detective Series is a set of five books and five teacher’s guides, developed specifically to address learning outcomes in the new national science curriculum, it is an essential addition to your classes grade collection.

Written by award winning BC author, Diane Swanson, the Nature Detectives Series tells the stories of groups of adventurous nature detectives as they discover the life in five different ecosystems; westcoast rainforest, seashore, wetland, grassland and river. These enjoyable books provide primary teachers with a language-based resource from which science and language arts can be extended across the curriculum.

The books also present examples of fossil life, traditional First Nations uses of ecosystems and the ways people harm and help the environment. Teacher’s Guide available.

Table of Contents

Each text includes:
• an examination of the diversity of plants and animals
• how plants and animals have adapted themselves to their environment
• how plants and animals interact with each other
• an examination of the life cycles of specific plants and animals
• a comparison of fossils with plants and animals
• a look at the causes and effects of extinction and endangerment of plants and animals
• information about First Nations’ use of plants and animals in each ecosystem
• glossary and index

48 pp, full color illustrations, glossary, index

Level: Grades 3-4
$9.95

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The Central School Seashore Detectives
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
The Central School Seashore Detective introduces readers to the super seashores of British Columbia and the Pacific-Northwest. It shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the seashore. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light and soil. The book also presents examples of fossil seashore life, First Nations uses of forests and the ways people harm-and help-the seashore. By the end of the book, Jay, Lisa, Adam and Fran want to help care for the seashore. They find a way

Each text includes:
• an examination of the diversity of plants and animals
• how plants and animals have adapted themselves to their environment
• how plants and animals interact with each other
• an examination of the life cycles of specific plants and animals
• a comparison of fossils with plants and animals
• a look at the causes and effects of extinction and endangerment of plants and animals
• information about First Nations’ use of plants and animals in each ecosystem
• glossary and index
$9.95

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The Gibson Park Grassland Detectives
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
The Gibson Park Grasslands Detectives introduces readers to the great grasslands of British Columbia and the Pacific-Northwest. It shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the grassland. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light and soil. The book also presents examples of fossil grassland life, First Nations’ uses of forests and the ways people harm-and help-the grassland. By the end of the book, Lynn, Mike and Christie want to help care for the grassland. They find a way.

The Nature Detective Series is a set of five books and five teacher’s guides, developed specifically to address learning outcomes in the new national science curriculum, is an essential addition to your classes grade collection.

Written by award winning BC author, Diane Swanson, the Nature Detectives Series tells the stories of groups of adventurous nature detectives as they discover the life in five different ecosystems; westcoast rainforest, seashore, wetland, grassland and river. These enjoyable books provide primary teachers with a language-based resource from which science and language arts can be extended across the curriculum.

The books also present examples of fossil life, traditional First Nations uses of ecosystems and the ways people harm and help the environment. Teacher’s Guide available.

Table of Contents

Each text includes:
• an examination of the diversity of plants and animals
• how plants and animals have adapted themselves to their environment
• how plants and animals interact with each other
• an examination of the life cycles of specific plants and animals
• a comparison of fossils with plants and animals
• a look at the causes and effects of extinction and endangerment of plants and animals
• information about First Nations’ use of plants and animals in each
• ecosystem
• glossary and index

48 pp, full color illustrations, glossary, index

Level: Grades 3-4
$9.95

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The Kingfisher Camp River Detectives
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Artists:
Judith Rackham
Format: Paperback
The Kingfisher Camp River Detectives shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the river. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light, sand and gravel. Young children will take delight in discovering that;
Black cottonwood trees thrive in damp riverbanks.
Belted kingfishers dive into rivers after fish.
Quartz in river sandstone is harder than a knife blade.
Bears beat paths to waterfalls to catch salmon.
The book also presents examples of river fossils, First Nations' uses of river life and the ways people harm and help the river.
$9.95

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The Sixth Street Wetlands Detectives
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Artists:
Stuart Duncan
Format: Paperback
The Sixth Street Wetlands Detectives introduces readers to the wonderful wetlands. It shows how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to the wetlands. It shows how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light and soil. The book also presents examples of fossil wetlands life, First Nations' uses of wetlands and the ways people harm-and help-the wetlands. By the end of the book, Amy, Edward and Jill want to help care for the wetlands. They find a way.
$9.95

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Coyotes in the Crosswalk: Canadian Wildlife in the City
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Artists:
Douglas Penhale
Format: Paperback
There are coyotes in the crosswalk and frogs in the swimming pool...raccoons on the fire escape and garter snakes in the garage.

With all its many buildings, streets and parks, the city may be home to people, but it is also home to wildlife. Peregrine falcons raise their young on a Calgary high rise, red squirrels scold skaters from Ottawa snow banks, and in Montreal furry families of skunks move into vacant lots next door! All sorts of unique and wily wildlife have made themselves at home in the cracks and crannies of Canadian cities. Kids don't have to go to the zoo to see animals that used to roam free - they just have to recognize untamed city critters for what they are!

Educator Information
Diane Swanson introduces kids to ten furred, feathered, or scaly urban residents, exploring their successful adaptation to the concrete jungle: how they move about, find food, communicate with each other, and make a home for themselves and their young.

Douglas Penhale's lively illustrations provide visual detail and delight for budding naturalists in the urban ecosystem.

Recommended ages: 8-12.

Additional Information
72 pages | 10.25" x 10.25"
Authentic Canadian Content
$12.95

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Welcome to the World of Bats
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback

Diving, flipping, flying - bats can catch hundreds of mosquitoes an hour. There are a thousand different kinds of bats in the world, each with a strange collection of talents. They can swim, paddling with their wings. Some can even walk on their wrists! This book is an amazing look at the mammal with wings.

Educator Information
Includes a table of contents, index, sidebars, and full of extraordinary photography throughout.

This book is part of the Welcome to the World Series that introduces children to a variety of animals in the wild through colour photographs, lively descriptions, and amazing facts.

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index

Authentic Canadian Content
$7.95

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Welcome to the World of Bears
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
Bears are amazing animals. This book captures them through color photographs and intriguing information by Diane Swanson. Polar bears can ski - scooting down slopes on all four feet, Grizzlies can run faster that cars are allowed to travel in towns, Lazy black bears sometimes fish lying down - they dangle a paw in the water and when a fish swims by, they scoop it out.

Educator Information
Includes a table of contents, index, sidebars, and full of extraordinary photography throughout.

This book is part of the Welcome to the World Series that introduces children to a variety of animals in the wild through colour photographs, lively descriptions, and amazing facts.

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index
Authentic Canadian Content
$7.95

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Welcome to the World of Beavers
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
The world of beavers is world of teeth - four amazing front teeth that are constantly growing. Strong as chisels, the teeth allow beavers to eat bark, twigs, and leaves. The teeth are even strong enough to chomp through a thick trunk - no saws required!

Educator Information
Includes a table of contents, index, sidebars, and full of extraordinary photography throughout.

This book is part of the Welcome to the World Series that introduces children to a variety of animals in the wild through colour photographs, lively descriptions, and amazing facts.

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index
Authentic Canadian Content
$7.95

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Welcome to the World of Coyotes
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback

A coyote's keen senses help it survive. With eyes that can spot the smallest movement, ears that can hear the faintest rustle, and legs designed for racing, it's no wonder some coyotes live to be more than 10 years old. These adaptable canines communicate by howling, and those who live in cities even respond to the sirens of fire trucks.

This book explores the lives of clever coyotes at work and at play. Did you know coyotes are often spotted at golf courses, cemeteries and parks? Sometimes even in your own backyard! Or that they aren't fussy eaters and will eat practically anything including grass, nuts, insects, skunks, fish, and birds? Did you know coyotes can reach speeds of 65 kilometres an hour?

Explore these cunning yet playful creatures in Diane Swanson's latest addition to the Welcome to the World series. Learn about coyote habits, food, and what they do for fun. With colorful photographs and inviting text, children are sure to enjoy discovering the world of coyotes.

Educator Information
Includes a table of contents, index, sidebars, and full of extraordinary photography throughout.

This book is part of the Welcome to the World Series that introduces children to a variety of animals in the wild through colour photographs, lively descriptions, and amazing facts.

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index

Authentic Canadian Content
$7.95

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Welcome to the World of Eagles
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback

Flying far is what eagles love to do! In fact, some fly all the way from Mexico to the Arctic. In these pages award-winning author Diane Swanson straps on her feathers to find these amazing facts:
- See-through eyelids protect eagles' eyes.
- Eagles can kill prey four times heavier than themselves.
- One bald eagle nest weighed as much as a minivan.

Educator Information
Includes a table of contents, index, sidebars, and full of extraordinary photography throughout.

This book is part of the Welcome to the World Series that introduces children to a variety of animals in the wild through colour photographs, lively descriptions, and amazing facts.

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index

Authentic Canadian Content
$7.95

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Welcome to the World of Foxes
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
What talents! Foxes can smell a rabbit hours after one has hopped by. Some can grip floating logs and "sail" to nearby islands. Gray foxes can even climb trees! If you thought a fox was just another pretty face, this book proves otherwise. From the frozen Arctic to the sweltering desert, Diane Swanson checks into these savvy animals and discovers the amazing things they do.

Educator Information
Includes a table of contents, index, sidebars, and full of extraordinary photography throughout.

This book is part of the Welcome to the World Series that introduces children to a variety of animals in the wild through colour photographs, lively descriptions, and amazing facts.

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index
Authentic Canadian Content
$7.95

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Welcome to the World of Frogs and Toads
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback

Some frogs leap and swim, while others hop along the ground. The warty northern cricket frog skips across the surface of a pond in a few leaps. Tree frogs can climb, thanks to their sticky toes. Frogs and toads do so many astonishing things - sing, change colors, and catch insects with their tongues. They make their homes in the tops of trees, beneath the ground and in ponds everywhere. Find out more inside this book.

Educator Information
Includes a table of contents, index, sidebars, and full of extraordinary photography throughout.

This book is part of the Welcome to the World Series that introduces children to a variety of animals in the wild through colour photographs, lively descriptions, and amazing facts.

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index

Authentic Canadian Content
$7.95

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Welcome to the World of Hummingbirds
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback

Did you know there are approximately 340 different kinds of hummingbirds, some as light as a penny? These champion acrobats of the sky can beat their wings more than 40 times a second, fly backward and even hover in midair, like helicopters. Since it's much easier to hear hummingbird wings than see them, just follow the hum to find the birds.

Educator Information
Includes a table of contents, index, sidebars, and full of extraordinary photography throughout.

This book is part of the Welcome to the World Series that introduces children to a variety of animals in the wild through colour photographs, lively descriptions, and amazing facts.

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index

Authentic Canadian Content
$7.95

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Welcome to the World of Moose
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
Welcome to the world of the massive moose! The largest members of the deer family, moose are full of fascinating talents. They can swim for two hours without resting and dive deep into lakes in search of water plants. They can even eat 23 kilograms (50 pounds) of food in a single day. From the tops of their antlers to the tips of their hoofs, this book reveals all sorts of amazing moose facts.

Educator Information
Includes a table of contents, index, sidebars, and full of extraordinary photography throughout.

This book is part of the Welcome to the World Series that introduces children to a variety of animals in the wild through colour photographs, lively descriptions, and amazing facts.

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index
Authentic Canadian Content
$7.95

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