Featured books by Jim Arnosky

All About Manatees

By: Jim Arnosky
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Manatees can grow to up to 13 feet long and weigh up to 3,000 pounds. They harm no other wildlife but are often victimized by human water traffic. These gentle mammals are distant relatives of the elephant but live in warm water. Arnosky's illustrations and straightforward text provide an introduction to these gentle giants.

All About Rattlesnakes 

By: Jim Arnosky
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Large watercolor illustrations help to explain everything you want to know about rattlesnakes.

At This Very Moment

By: Jim Arnosky
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry

Gentle rhymes and realistic watercolor illustrations invite readers to imagine what a range of animals are doing as readers go through their day. Naturally, activities wind down as animals "…who at this very moment/will fall asleep with you."

Crocodile Safari

By: Jim Arnosky
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Noted naturalist, Arnosky, trekked through Florida's Everglades to count crocodiles, the once endangered reptiles. Through informal narration and arresting, large paintings, these toothy creatures come alive. A DVD with highlights of the author’s trek is included.

Every Autumn Comes the Bear

By: Jim Arnosky
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

As the seasons change, a large black bear prepares for hibernation. In his search for a den, he startles a bobcat, a grouse, and other smaller animals. Striking watercolors and brief text, drawn from the artist’s observations of a bear behind his Vermont home, explain the balance found in nature and the cycles of life.

Field Trips

By: Jim Arnosky
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Grab the binoculars: in the company of the renowned naturalist and artist, the secrets of field and forest, wetland and seashore are revealed to anyone who learns to look.

Monster Hunt: Exploring Mysterious Creatures

By: Jim Arnosky
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Myths and Legends

Author/illustrator and self-taught naturalist Jim Arnosky introduces mysteries that surround unknown animals: "cryptozoology." Dramatic illustrations combine with an informative, engaging text to present a range of land and water creatures, starting with ocean giants, sharks, and squids.

Thunder Birds: Nature's Flying Predators

By: Jim Arnosky
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

The author/illustrator's enthusiasm for the birds he observes is contagious in this artful and informative look at various birds of prey. Several pages fold out to showcase the splendor of these amazing flyers.

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