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Legends of the Forest

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Legends of the Forest are books written about trees designed to connect kids to nature. This is done by giving trees a personality and an active role in the forest. Each book starts with a beautifully illustrated legend, which is a tool to help kids remember how to identify trees. After you have finished finding all the acorns hidden on each page you can turn to the fun facts and tree identification section to learn more. These books fit perfectly into the school curriculum and compliment any educator’s library. Also included are science projects which are great for teachers to share with their class or for parents who choose to homeschool. There are wonderful crafts such as maple seed pod dragonfly mobiles, polishing amber, creating beautiful little pine cone earrings and building a cedar birdhouse to name a few.  These books are to be used as a bedtime story, field guide, and as reference material for homeschoolers and classrooms. All the information is curriculum based and easy to integrate into lesson plans for science and technology.


Cedric the Cedar
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Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6;

“Cedric the Cedar” is the name given to the Western Red Cedar. He is a fire control officer and is responsible for protecting the forest and all the animals that live in it. Beavers are turned into tree fallers, Moose and bear are turned into front-end loaders and flying squirrels are turned into water bombers in this cleverly written book.“Cedric the Cedar” teaches us how firefighters manage a wildfire and illustrates the role fire plays in helping to make our forests healthier. Fire and fire management is a process and tool that has been used for centuries.

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Legends of the Forest are books written about trees designed to connect kids to nature. This is done by giving trees a personality and an active role in the forest. Each book starts with a beautifully illustrated legend, which is a tool to help kids remember how to identify trees. After you have finished finding all the acorns hidden on each page you can turn to the fun facts and tree identification section to learn more. These books fit perfectly into the school curriculum and compliment any educator’s library. Also included are science projects which are great for teachers to share with their class or for parents who choose to home school. There are wonderful crafts such as maple seed pod dragonfly mobiles, polishing amber, creating beautiful little pine cone earrings and building a cedar birdhouse to name a few.  These books are to be used as a bedtime story, field guide, and as reference material for homeschoolers and classrooms. All the information is curriculum based and easy to integrate into lesson plans for science and technology.

This is the second book in the Legends of the Forest series.

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48 pages | 5.50" x 8.50"

Authentic Canadian Content
$16.95

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Wendy the Whitebark Pine
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

Spending time in a Whitebark pine forest when cones are present can be a magical experience when the shrill of the nutcracker can be heard from the canopy and what can best be described as demented in form watching numerous squirrels and chipmunks racing from tree to tree trying to secure what food they can before winter. Sadly without human intervention this experience will be enjoyed by few people as the whitebark pine numbers continue to decline due to white pine blister rust, mountain pine beetle, fire suppression, and global climate change. The remote habitat of this species which live high in the mountains, limits the number of people that know about this issue thus we need books like Wendy the Whitebark Pine to shed some light on it’s plight.

The true story of whitebark pine is not far off of that portrayed in Wendy the Whitebark Pine. In this book, a seemingly odd assemblage of creatures is unified in their quest for whitebark pine seeds to see them through the winter. Although this group seems like it would only come together in a children’s book, in nature, they do rely on one another when whiterbark pine is involved. Clark’s nutcrackers collect and hide whitebark pine seeds, being responsible for planting nearly all whitebark pine trees; red squirrels climb the trees and collect cones to eat over winter; and grizzly bears often find where the squirrel has hidden its cones and eats what it can to quickly fatten up before winter. Regrettably, the plight difficulty faced by the trio in this book is all too real as whitebark pine numbers fall and the highly sought after cones become scarce leading wildlife to search harder for this precious resource. Thankfully there are solutions as Wendy the Whitebark and Nelly the nutcracker describe in the book; however we must act now before natural relationships are broken. This book serves to educate readers on the interconnectedness of nature, the all too common declines of species, and that solutions are possible if we work at them.

Educator & Series Information
The Legends of the Forest book series is designed for educators, home schoolers and service clubs such as Scouts and Girl Guides. The Fun Facts and Tree Identification sections found in the back of the book compliment any educator’s library and fit into the school curriculum. Also included are science projects which are great for teachers to share with their class. There is a wonderful craft section which includes Fairy Gall Bowls, Twig Crayons and a delicious recipe for Pin-e-Oregano Cheese Melts . These books make a wonderful bedtime story. Children are engaged by the visually appealing illustrations and will have fun trying to find all the hidden acorns on each page. Each book is written to connect kids with nature by giving trees personalities and having them play and active role in the forest.

This is the third book in the Legends of the Forest series.

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56 pages | 5.51" x 8.50"

Authentic Canadian Content
$16.95

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