A Home for Harley

Submitted by marita on Mon, 01/20/2020 - 23:50
A Home for Harley

All Abbey wants to do is make a wonderful frog palace in her new terrarium. Who would have thought it would be so hard to catch a frog? And who would have guessed she'd learn so much about the perfect place for her frog to live?

A delightful tale of one child's journey to connecting with nature. Fully illustrated with intricate images that capture the beauty and adventure of nature.

Written by long time Tracker Debbie Tremel!

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Bones and the Treasure Map; Kevin Beck

Submitted by lafmore on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 13:26
Bones and the Treasure Map

This is a fun story for young people with 12 year old, Dakota aka Bones, and his journey to find the missing treasure of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It's a fun adventure that takes place in Utah's red rock country. The character has some unique skills, like free diving, and demonstrates perseverance, ingenuity and caring as he endeavors to decipher the map. Dakota runs into a period where he is left to survival and demonstrates some good, mostly realistic survival skills. One thing I especially like about the story is that Dakota's motivation isn't greed or for himself, but to help his ill grandfather. 

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Hatchet; Gary Paulsen

Submitted by lafmore on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:19
Hatchet; Paulsen

This is an excellent story about a young man who crashes into the Canadian wilderness and must survive with no experience and only a hatchet as a tool. Not only is it a great adventure, but it realistically demonstrates the perseverance, creativity and mindset needed to survive. It explores, not only the physical aspect of survival, but the psychological as well. 

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I am Thankful, The Way we Start our Day; by Sarah Milicia

Submitted by lafmore on Tue, 04/28/2020 - 14:09
I Am Thankful

This charming book is a must for families wanting to instill gratitude for life, for all things of the Earth and for each other in their children. The book was written by Tracker Sarah Milicia and the link is to a free video of the book being read by Tracker Ingrid Mertens. The book is available for purchase at Barnes and Noble.

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My Side of the Mountain; Jean Craighead George

Submitted by lafmore on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 18:54
My Side of the Mountain

This was my childhood favorite- and have read and enjoyed it as an adult as well. It's the story of you boy who runs away to the Catskills to live for a year off the land. He doesn't have much experience when he starts, so the story is of his adventures; his successes and failures, and the joy he has living off the land. There are also two sequel books to this story. 

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Nature and Survival for Children; Tom Brown Jr.

Submitted by lafmore on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:33
Nature and Survival for Children

This field guide is designed for families to learn and safely use all the basics of survival. It not only covers primitive skills but also includes activities and teachings on awareness and nature appreciation. It is perfect for any parent wanting to introduce their children to the joys of nature and the skills of survival.

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