Mysteries in Our National Parks: Night of the Black Bear: A Mystery in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This thrilling series roars back to life with the release of Mystery #13, Night of the Black Bear. Something very strange is going on in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A teenage girl is the latest victim in a growing number of bear attacks. Officials must figure out what's causing the bizarre bear behavior or close the park. Can the Landons help? Soon Jack and Ashley are searching for answers with their new friends Yonah Firekiller, a 16-year-old Cherokee boy,Jack and Ashley are searching for answers with their new friends Yonah Firekiller, a 16-year-old Cherokee boy, and 14-year-old Merle Chapman, whose family once lived on park land. But a heated argument over ancestral land rights puts the Landon kids in the middle of a clash of cultures. Tensions mount when Merle is caught in a lie—a lie that leads straight to the heart-pounding solution. This breathtaking new adventure features an afterword by a park naturalist on black bear behavior and the problems caused by tourists feeding wildlife. Night of the Black Bear is a fast-paced narrative treat filled with vivid descriptions of the natural, scientific, and cultural phenomena of Great Smoky Mountains National Park; a page-turner that will put this popular National Park high on the vacation wish-list of all young readers.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.… read more
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This Valentine's Day favorite read-aloud will prompt lots of giggles, as well as discussions on kindness and forgiveness. Gilbert ...is all set to write fifteen friendly valentine cards to his classmates. But how can he write a nice poem for the boy who tweaked his nose, or the girl who made fun of his glasses? Instead, Gilbert writes two not-so-nice valentines...and signs the wrong name on both!When his classmates read his poems, their feelings are hurt, and Gilbert's prank quickly turns into pandemonium. But with the help of a friend and an honest apology, there's always time for a change of heart on Valentine's Day. read more
Kids Learn to Stitch, aimed at children aged 6 and over, features easy-to-follow instructions, lively illustrations, charming proj...ects with templates—everything kids need to get stitching in no time! Pick up a needle and some thread and find out just how easy it is to make Bill the Bird, Did the Dog, Big Bad Bug, Hothead Helga, and all their friends, as well as Needle Holder Nell and Pincushion Percy. Let’s get stitching! read more
Wake up, little one, a soft voice beckons, the world around you is already stirring. As Wake Up, Island gently rouses the sleepy c...hild, it summons a world of nature coming to life on a summer island in the magical North Woods. Sunlit fingers touch the shores, pine trees stretch their limbs, and lichen warms on ancient rock. Doe and fawn rise from their grass bed and pearls of dew bead a spider’s finely woven web. Mallards skim the water’s surface. Ravens perch and gargle greetings, chickadees call dee, dee, dee, and a heron swoops—minnows flee! The moose and her calf wade, munching on plants. The red squirrel chatters. The black bear lazily scratches her back against a tree.Conjuring the morning life around a cabin fragrant with berry pancakes, this timeless book wakens the child in every reader to the wonders of nature that greet every new day in the charmed world of a northern woodland island. read more
All is not well in Garson’s world! The villainous Dr. David Simpson is still lurking about; and when a second pair of prying eyes ...enter the picture, Garson’s world is forever changed! New laughs and adventures await you in A Family for Garson, book 2 in the Garson Series. read more
This thrilling series roars back to life with the release of Mystery #13, Night of the Black Bear. Something very strange is going... on in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A teenage girl is the latest victim in a growing number of bear attacks. Officials must figure out what's causing the bizarre bear behavior or close the park. Can the Landons help? Soon Jack and Ashley are searching for answers with their new friends Yonah Firekiller, a 16-year-old Cherokee boy, and 14-year-old Merle Chapman, whose family once lived on park land. But a heated argument over ancestral land rights puts the Landon kids in the middle of a clash of cultures. Tensions mount when Merle is caught in a lie—a lie that leads straight to the heart-pounding solution. This breathtaking new adventure features an afterword by a park naturalist on black bear behavior and the problems caused by tourists feeding wildlife. Night of the Black Bear is a fast-paced narrative treat filled with vivid descriptions of the natural, scientific, and cultural phenomena of Great Smoky Mountains National Park; a page-turner that will put this popular National Park high on the vacation wish-list of all young readers.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. read more
When Dr. Olivia Landon receives this anonymous e-mail shortly after broadcasting her controversial plan to save the condors, every...one thinks it’s a crank threat except Dr. Landon’s daughter Ashley. She’s sure it’s the handiwork of Morgan Rogers, self-proclaimed anarchist and computer geek. Suspicions mount when the death threat almost becomes a reality, and Morgan is the only witness. Is he innocent or guilty? Journey into the maze of Morgan’s cyberworld and find out! read more
Jack can’t believe what he’s hearing. His sister is being held hostage. Whoever snatched Ashley must have been following the Lando...ns as they explored Death Valley National Park. But what do they want with Leesa? When Jack discovers why Leesa is on the run, he is determined to protect her. But how can he do that and save Ashley, too? One thing he knows for sure, failure is not an option.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. read more
Jack and Ashley’s search for eight-year-old Sammy has left them hopelessly lost in a twisted maze of tunnels deep inside Carlsbad ...Caverns. Bats are everywhere, and the echoes of their screeching cries sends a chill through the trio. The only light is the candle in their lantern. What will happen when it burns out, leaving them in total darkness? read more
As summer vacation draws near, children (and adults) start dreaming ofthe next great adventure. Why not become National Park Explo...rers and discover the wonders contained in some of America's most popular national parks? Each book in this new series highlights key landscape features, wildlife, and activities unique to the park, noting when is a particularly good time of year to visit. Abundant photographs will captivate the eye and entice each armchair adventurer to hop in the car or catch a plane to experience the park in all its scenic glory. A young explorer's introduction to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, covering its mountain landscape, plants, animals such as salamanders, and activities such as horseback riding. read more
"A young explorer's introduction to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, covering its mountain landscape, plants, animals such as ...salamanders, and activities such as horseback riding"-- read more
Offers an exploration of the park and its unique geological features along with the history of how the park was created, the plant...s and animals that live there, and the conservation efforts that are being made to preserve it for the future. read more
Welcome to Great Smoky Mountains National Park! This book will introduce you to a wonderful place full of life and history. You wi...ll see wildflowers bordering the trails, playful waterfalls tumbling from mountainsides, elk and deer grazing in the meadows, and mottled salamanders hiding in the creeks. Visit grassy balds where the Cherokee people hunted. Sit in the small houses where mountain farmers raised their families. Explore vast forests thick with trees. Your adventure in the Smokies begins right here! Please visit us at FarcountryPress.com for more information! read more
A charming children's picture book about the 3 things we need to achieve our dreams.On the coldest winter night of the year, Littl...e Bear slipped from the warmth of his mother's side and the safety of their snowdrift den. Tonight he would hunt with Kalle, the great polar bear. Little Bear had pestered his mother all morning to go hunting with Kalle, but her response came with a warning: "Kalle roams the hunting grounds where the earth touches the sky. You are too young to travel that far." Little Bear did not listen to his mother, it was his dream to be a great hunter, like Kalle.However, he had never left the den on a cold winter's night.On the night of the terrible winter storm, Little Bear goes in search of the Great Polar Bear, and finds something remarkable. read more
Yona: A Smoky Mountain Bear’s Tale is a charming picture book, lavishly illustrated with watercolors, about a bear cub named Yona.... Born in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Yona explores the countryside with Momma Bear, learning how to survive and live in the beautiful wilderness. As seasons pass, he grows and has another story to tell. Share with your child the peacefulness of the forest and the life cycle that is so much a part of nature. read more
Excerpt from The Prophet of the Great: Smoky MountainsHer face was grave, but there was a smile in her eyes, which had the lustre ...and depth of a sapphire, and a lambent glow like the heart of a blue ﬂame. They were fringed by long, black lashes, and her hair was black, also. Her pink calico sun-bonnet, ﬂaring toward the front, showed it lying in moist tendrils on her brow, and cast an unwonted roseate tint upon the clear, healthful pallor of her complexion. She wore a dark blue homespun dress, and, despite her coarse garb and uncouth occupation and the gaunt Old ox, there was something impressive in her simple beauty, her youth, and her elastic vigor. As she drove the ploughshare into the mould she might have seemed the type of a young civilization, so fine a thing in itself, so roughly accoutred.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Dowdle Puzzles Smoky Mountain National Park 500 Piece Puzzle. Capturing the stunning scenery of the Smoky Mountain National Park, ...this 500 piece puzzle by DOWDLE PUZZLES is a great activity for all ages. read more
Lisa Horstman, author and illustrator for such popular children’s books as The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball and The Troubl...esome Cub has outdone herself this time with Sabrina: A Great Smoky Mountains Story.Sabrina is the tale of a special kind of squirrel who finds herself in a strange new home after a run in with an owl. Follow along as Sabrina learns how to survive, and then thrive, in her new environment. Sabrina and her ilk are denizens of the rich and rare spruce-fir forest that clings to the Smokies highest peaks.Horstman’s adorable illustrations are the result of a technique she has pioneered using handmade puppets” and her usual whimsical style of painting. A perfect sit on my lap and I’ll read you a story” book. read more
Eleven year-old Buddy Sterner uses his vivid imagination to enhance his many real and make-believe adventures. He lives in the sub...urbs with his mother Elizabeth, a nurse at Cherryville Regional Hospital, and his father, a seventh-grade teacher at the Washington Middle School. His three best friends, Mike, Gene and Chris, exclusive members of the Four Musketeers Club, are busy, so Buddy spends a cold February afternoon alone exploring the expanses of the nearby Christmas tree farm. Come along with Buddy as his hike initiates a series of adventures that he could not have imagined. read more
Size: 9 inchesAges: 3 years +Material: Polyester Fiberfill
2018 Green Earth Book National Short List Recipient The boys are down in the dumps―literally! Someone is dumping trash on the Wild...er Family Campground's property. It's bad for the campground, and bad for the wildlife, too. When Cooper, Packrat, and Roy find a fox in the woods with its head stuck in a jar, they know it's time to investigate. But when the boys start digging, they stumble headlong into the path of a garbage truck and a hungry black bear.Tamra Wight keeps the adventures coming in book four of the award-winning Cooper & Packrat Adventures. read more
Could it be Big Foot? Could it be the ghostly spirit that some say haunts the mountain's cave? Or... could it be something else? F...ollow the little starry eyed girl whose zest for life and adventure sometimes gets her in trouble, just like a new born puppy exploring the great outdoors for the first time... Follow this brand new series from Phyllis Rileyâ€"the fresh, exciting, new author who was inspired by God and her daughter, Jocelyn, to write about the adventures of little Annie. Phyllis Riley, a small town Indiana girl, not unlike her character, Annie, has traveled across the country, exploring and creating adventures of her own along the way. read more
Join Coocoo and Lala as they go on an awesome road trip across America. Around every corner lies a new adventure as these two expl...orers visit one of the country's great national treasures. What amazing things will they see as they explore the Great Smoky Mountains? read more
THE SEVENTH TAKING is the chilling tale of a young man’s journey through harsh mountain country in his search for the girl he love...s, and the two friends who dare to brave the dangerous elements—both human and natural—to support a friend. When Joy Vincent disappears in the Blue Summit Mountains of Tennessee while vacationing with her family, park rangers begin an intensive search for the Louisiana high school junior. Seven weeks later, the search is abandoned and authorities conclude that Joy voluntarily ran away because of a fight with her father.Unwilling to believe it, Abraham Wilson makes the long drive to the mountains and sets off on a journey that will change his life--and the lives of his friends, Brett Lester and Charlie Rickman--forever. Will they discover the secret behind Joy's disappearance, or will they meet with the same fate?(NOTE: Originally published on April 5, 2015 by Amber Quill Press, LLC) read more
In the northwest corner of British Columbia, between the Alaska–BC border and the northern tip of Vancouver Island, lies a land of... forest green and sparkling blue. From massive whales to tiny herring, spirit bears to sea wolves, an incredibly diverse array of wildlife calls this land home. Part of the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one the last untouched places on Earth. Experience this magical place through the power of IMAX® and the giant screen. Learn about the people who make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest and are committed to preserving and protecting it. Hear how Indigenous youth are coming together and taking responsibility for this place they call home. Go behind the scenes of the production of the film to learn about the incredible challenges of filming in such difficult conditions and feel the wonder that comes from experiencing this wild place. Learn more at greatbearrainforest.com read more
Help us solve the mystery of the missing glasses, and meet a few of our friends along the way. This is the story of the bear famil...y! read more