Author Feature: Michelle Mulder

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Going Wild: Helping Nature Thrive in Cities: “Going wild.” We don’t see it as a good thing. And why would we? For most of our time on earth, humanity has been running from lions and other wilderness dangers. We’ve worked hard to make our local landscapes as safe and convenient as possible. Sometimes that’s meant paving over areas that might burst into weeds. Other times, we’ve dammed rivers for electricity or irrigation. But now pollution, climate change and disruptions to the water cycle are affecting the world in ways we never anticipated. What if the […]






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Author Feature: Leslie A. Davidson

In the Red Canoe by Leslie A. Davidson and illustrated by Laura Bifano

#TuesdayTalk with Leslie A. Davidson. Her picture book, In the Red Canoe, is on shelves now! Tell us your name, your book’s title and a bit about your book. In the Red Canoe follows fish and herons, turtles and dragonflies, beaver lodges and lily pads as the child-narrator and her loving grandpa travel through nature. Baby ducklings ride their mama’s back; an osprey rises with a silver fish clutched in her talons; a loon cries in a star-flecked night. Rhythmic, rhyming quatrains carry the story forward in clean paddle strokes of evocative imagery. What was the […]






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Author Feature: Pamela McDowell

Salamander Rescue by Pamela McDowell and illustrated by Kasia Charko

#TuesdayTalk with Pamela McDowell. Her novel, Salamander Rescue, is on shelves now! Tell us about your book. My new book, Salamander Rescue, is an ecological adventure story full of animal encounters – bears, horses, kittens, fawns, and of course, salamanders. Once again, Cricket and her friends (previously introduced in Ospreys in Danger) jump into action to save a species facing imminent danger using the tools they have at hand – lemonade and cement. What was the catalyst for your story? This adventure was inspired by the actual discovery – and rescue – of long-toed salamanders […]






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