Jaenet grew up drawing, dancing, and putting on puppet shows for/with her sisters. She wrote and illustrated her first book, Herman and Poppy Go Singing in the Hills, about a horse and a pony in the high desert plateau of New Mexico. Her next book was cut paper called Grow, Grow, Grow. Then she got her degree from the USC film school.
Dr. Lucas is a paleontologist and stratigrapher specializing in the study of late Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and early Cenozoic vertebrate fossils and continental deposits, esp. in the American Southwest. He has extensive field experience in the western United States, New Mexico, northern Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Soviet Georgia and the People's Republic of China. He has published more than 900 scientific articles and co-edited 14 books, has authored/co-authored 7 books, has 23 years of museum experience and 17 years of teaching experience at the university level.
Animal Stories for Kids: Coyote Peterson's Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had over the course of his travels. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch as a kid and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to an 800 pound Grizzly Bear that helped him teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild, every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure. With the presence of danger often looming for Coyote, each story reminds the reader that animals rule the wild places of this planet, and if we respect them from a safe distance, even the most frightening creatures are more likely to be afraid of us than we should ever be of them.
Exciting animal stories for kids of all ages: This collection of short stories aims to give the reader a first-person perspective into some of Coyote’s most harrowing and heartwarming adventures.
Deborah Heiligman's new biography of Charles Darwin is a thought-provoking account of the man behind evolutionary theory: how his personal life affected his work and vice versa. The end result is an engaging exploration of history, science, and religion for young readers.
Charles and Emma is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.