Grizzly 399 is a well-known bear in North America. At age twenty-four—a ripe old age for a grizzly—she was thought to be too old to have cubs. But in the spring of 2020, she emerged from her den with four beautiful babies. This is an imaginary tale of what might happen in the bear family’s first year and the cubs’ antics while all five try to hibernate in a tight den! There is a fact section about bears and hibernation at the back of the book. Illustrated by Morgan Spicer with beautiful photos by Thomas D. Mangelsen.
The bees are in trouble! A new farmer is using pesticides to kill weeds. He is also killing bees and bats. Her mom, the queen bee, calls on Princess Lili to save their colony. This story showcases how working together to create positive change can make an actual difference. The plot has many unique elements and surprises that will keep young readers engaged and reading. This book contains a photo and fact section about bees, bats, and butterflies as pollinators that affect our world. This book is a winner of the Maincrest Media Book Award in the Children’s Educational Category.
Kareem was a happy baby chimp, playing with his friends at the Universal Primate Lab. But one day, he’s taken to a place where he’s put through medical experiments that hurt him. With the help of his friend Hope, a caterpillar, Kareem finds the strength to survive this terrible ordeal and find a safe home at Project Chimps. This book contains a photo and fact section about chimpanzees and Project Chimps.
“Momma, what happens if all the water goes away?” a worried Elee asks her mother. “You must follow the Big Shining Star,” her mother replies. Baby Elee soon finds she must follow her mother’s instructions until she meets her friend Kubu and some other brave little animals. Follow them on their journey to the great waterhole. Can Elee be brave as she leads her friends across the savannah, where menacing hyenas await? Will they find their mothers and the life-giving water they so need? This edition features Noah Text®, which enhances reading fluency, stamina, confidence, and overall skill!
This narrative history explores the previously unknown work of Baptists in the United States during the Second World War. How did US Baptists respond to Jews at home and abroad, especially as anti-Semitism grew and reports of the genocide overseas reached our shores? Rich with primary source material and covering the history of Northern (American) Baptists, Southern Baptists, and African American Baptists alike, this groundbreaking volume is a must-read for church historians, Holocaust scholars, Baptist history buffs, and anyone interested in interfaith relations.
Historically, Baptists have valued religious freedom for all. However, the Nazi movement and the ensuing Holocaust directly opposed religious freedom, threatening the liberty of Jews and others in the broader European community. How did Baptists from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the Baptist World Alliance react when facing this grave peril to life and liberty? Through compelling narratives and rich historical accounts, Spitzer details the choices made by Baptist religious leaders as well as people’s responses.
This unique book details the Karen ethnic minority’s struggle in Burma/Myanmar through a Christian Karen lens. Angelene Naw shares the history of Christian missionary work that predates Adoniram Judson. Additionally, Naw details how the missionaries helped the Karen codify a written language, opening educational opportunities for a culture eager to learn; how religious differences have fueled open warfare for generations, and more. Stories of heroism and bravery amid suffering and oppression abound. Because Burma forbids the study of ethnic minorities, this book provides a unique perspective of someone who has not only studied but lived the experience.
Famous foe of forestry professionals and despised spreader of Dutch elm disease, bark beetles have a bad reputation: the World’s Worst Forest Pests. But entomologist Jiri Hulcr sees more to these evil weevils than meets the eye, and offers you a closer look—literally. With science journalist Marc Abrahams, Hulcr offers a funny and informative introduction to these under-studied and underappreciated insects. Vivid macrophotography captures every aspect of bark beetle life in stunning detail, turning cutting-edge research into an enjoyable tour through the miniature world of a charming critter.
The only bird species that lives exclusively in Florida, the Florida scrub-jay was once common across the peninsula but is now threatened. With a writer’s eye and an explorer’s spirit, Mark Walters travels the state to report on the natural history and current predicament of Florida’s flagship bird. He describes the ancient oak scrub heartlands where the bird used to be abundant and introduces the people who are leading the charge to save the bird from extinction. Florida Scrub-Jay is a loving portrayal of a very special bird and a meditation on protecting a species in an age of catastrophe.
This book brings alive the richly diverse world of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Stretching 625 miles through the Caribbean Sea along the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, this reef is the second largest coral structure on the planet. Sandy Sheehy describes in eloquent detail the myriad marine creatures that interact to form a delicately balanced interdependent ecosystem and draws attention to the scientists and local communities working to study and protect this unique environment. This book is both a strong case for protecting an international marvel and a powerful message of hope for the world’s oceans.
Begin a Daily Tarot Practice and Raise Your Confidence One Card at a Time
The Card of the Day is the most common practice suggested to new tarot readers. Yet, even with a clear theoretical understanding of a card, beginners can struggle as they try to figure out how to apply it to their personal life. Serving as both a companion and reference, this handy guide offers a variety of tools to help you build familiarity with all seventy-eight cards and make the most of their messages.
With affirmations, activities, exercises and more, Ru-Lee Story gives you quick effective ways to learn and work with the tarot cards. Now is the time to turn your deck into a trusty toolkit and optimize your own Card of the Day practice.
A Groundbreaking New Perspective on Polarity Magic
"Lipp reimagines polarity magic in this insightful offering...Those seeking a 21st-century take on this magical principle won't be disappointed."—Publishers Weekly
Break polarity free from outmoded ideas of gender and heteronormativity while still celebrating its energy. This pioneering book explores polarity from many angles, examining its evolution throughout history, why it's important in the occult, and how it relates to identity and sexual orientation. Deborah Lipp shows you what it means to both include polarity magic and be inclusive.
"Deborah Lipp has articulated the essential insight that polarity is not synonymous with gender. The clarity of her thinking is breathtaking...This is one of those groundbreaking books that will change the way we think and practice, essential on every bookshelf."—Brandy Williams, author of Practical Magic for Beginners and The Woman Magician
Reconnect with Your Wild Heart through Meditative Journeys and Sacred Rituals
When it comes to living your greatest purpose, let wildflowers be your muse. With dozens of simple and inspiring practices, this book helps you discover the dreams of your soul, design your unique map of personal growth, and live authentically through nature.
"If you've forgotten what kind of wildflower you are, this beautiful, poetic book can help you remember and rewild...Working slowly through the pages of this book might just be the life changing experience you are looking for."—Andrea Mathews, author of Letting Go of Good
"Kris's words weave a rich and vibrant path of self-discovery. This book is a beautiful guide to finding your own true source of magic."—Sarah McLeod, Vision Weaver and author of Spirit Guidance
"In some magical way, Kris is able to connect Mother Earth, creativity, entrepreneurship, and heart wisdom into one cohesive whole."—Coral Newberry, Shamanic energy medicine practitioner and spiritual teacher