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Morning Glory, Morning Glory, Why Do You Close at Night?

Morning Glory, Morning Glary, Why  Do You Close  at Night?

From dawn to dusk, journey with the flower pixies to discover a tender lullaby that introduces children to a variety of flowers and explains the reasons that some flowers close at night. Written by award-winning author Donna Love, it features musical notation and luscious illustrations by Laura Love. Whether you read it as a poem or sing it as a song, this lullaby is a bedtime poem sure to delight!


By Donna Love, Illustrated by Laura Love

Paperback   8" x 10"
and as a Kindle E-book!

ISBN-10: 0989921301
ISBN-13: 978-0-9899213-0-5

22 pages, 22 full-color illustrations

Includes: short section on why some flowers close at night,a short section on human sleep,and musical notation to original song by Laura Love with words

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The Wild Life of Elk

The Wild LIfe of Elk

The Wild Life of Elk captures the legendary elk in all its glory, following the species through the seasons and through the centuries. It explores the many habitats in which elk thrive, the mythic growth cycle of their antlers, and the intricacies of their social structure. Readers will learn how elk defend themselves during fights and from attacking predators, give birth and care for their calves, and have adapted to survival in potentially brutal climates.

For the Wildlife of the Elk Arts and Crafts booklet click here!

By Donna Love Illustrated by Christina Wald
Paperback - 8 ½" x 10" 978-0-87842-579-2
56 pages / 100+ illustrations
with resources for teachers / index
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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

The Glaciers Are Melting!


The Glaciers are Melting

Peter Pike is sure the glaciers are melting and is off to tell the Mountain Monarch. Joined along the way by friends Tammy Ptarmigan, Sally Squirrel, Mandy Marmot, and Harry Hare, they all wonder what will happen to them if the glaciers melt. Where will they live, how will they survive? When Wiley Wolverine tries to trick them, can the Mountain Monarch save them? More importantly, can the Mountain Monarch stop the glaciers from melting?

Donna Love, illustrated by Shennen Bersani www.ShennenBersani.com

Media: Available in Hardback and Paperback
Hardcover ISBN: 9781607181262, $16.95
Paperback ISBN: 9781607181361, $8.95
Pages: 32   Size: 10 x 8.5
Lexile: AD 680 (Ages 4-9)

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The Glaciers are Melting! is featured with Sylvan Dell (now Arbordale Publishing) at the end.

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The Totally Out There Guide To Glacier National Park


The Totally Out There Guide to Glacier National Park

"The Totally Out There Guide To Glacier National Park" encourages kids (and their parents) to get TOTALLY out there and experience Glacier National Park for themselves.

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The Totally Out There Guide to Glacier National Park Arts and Crafts

Along with being found at bookstores everywhere, Donna's book, The Totally Out There Guide to Glacier National Park is also on sale in Glacier. It can be found in all the park's visitor centers at West Glacier, Apgar, Logan Pass, and St. Mary. Here, it is on display at the Logan Pass Visitor Center with Mount Clements in the background.
Donna's Book in the Logan Pass Vistor Center!

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Henry the Impatient Heron

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Henry  The Impatient HeronHenry the Heron couldn’t stand still! He was always moving, and it drove everyone crazy! His brother and sister yelled at him for stepping on their heads, and Mom and Dad could barely get food into his little baby mouth. But herons have to stand still to catch their food, so how would Henry ever be able to eat on his own? In Henry, the Impatient Heron, Donna Love takes readers along with Henry as he learns a valuable lesson from the King of Camouflage! Hilarious and lighthearted illustrations by Christina Wald complement the important lesson in the text. It is a meaningful lesson for both herons and kids alike, which teaches the importance of just being still!

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Henry the Impatient Heron Craft Booklet.  *

Available by e-book in English and Spanish Addition,
Accelerated Reader

Written by Donna Love
Illustrated by Christina Wald
Published by Arbordale Publishing
32 pg, 8.5" x 10", ages 4-8,
Lexile: 760
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-934359-90-7
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-934359-35-7

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Award Ribbon!Henry the Impatient Heron:
2011 Gelett Burgess Center for Creative Expression
Children's Book Award

"The Gelett Burgess Children's Book Awards advisory council looks for books that entertain and teach with an energetic and creative approach. The books the Center selects must stimulate the child's imagination, as well as inspire them creatively. Advisory council members want to know a book will make an impact in a child's life by helping them grow: socially, emotionally, ethically, intellectually, and physically." Henry The Impatient Heron received the award in the Social Skills category. The Gelett Burgess Center for Creative Expression's mission is to provide valuable information about family-friendly books and media to educators, librarians, parents and counselors who want to take an active role in their child or student’s creative development. Henry the Impatient Heron fully meets that criteria. web site: Burgess Center




Animals Count in Grand Canyon National Park

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Animals CountGrand Canyon is one of the prettiest places on earth, but deep inside its rocky walls and shaded beneath its towering rim forests, animals count the park as home, too. Animals Count in Grand Canyon National Park is a picture book for children ages 3 to 6 that features the many animals of Grand Canyon helping the young reader count to ten. Readers will meet two collared lizards, three Grand Canyon rattlesnakes, six humpback chubs, seven California condors, nine canyon tree frogs, ten big brown bats, and many more friends, each telling you a little about their lives in their amazing home. The wilderness of Grand Canyon teems with life, and this delightful book will open the world of the canyon and its wild citizens to readers while they learn to count. Colorful illustrations by artist Joyce Mihran Turley bring the stealthy, sure-footed, curious, croaking, and slithering wild animals of Grand Canyon National Park to life. Parents who wish to teach their children about the wildlife of our natural world will love this easy-to-read, beautifully designed tribute to the national park’s many furry, finny, hoofy, scaly, feathered, and slippery creatures.

Animals Count in Grand Canyon National Park
Text by Donna Love;
Illustrations by Joyce Mihran Turley
Grand Canyon Association

32 pp. / 11.0 x 8.5 / 2009
Paper (978-1-934656-05-1)

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Awesome Ospreys, Fishing Birds of the World

Published in 2006

Skipping Stones Honor Award winner, 2006

Mom's Choice® Award winner, 2008

Moms Choice Awards

Among the most widely distributed bird species on earth, ospreys live on every continent except Antarctica. Their enormous, highly visible nests and exceptional tolerance for people make ospreys one of the most readily observed of all birds of prey. In this scientific yet light-hearted book, readers will become acquainted with ospreys and their life cycle, from courtship, nesting, and raising young to their yearly migrations. Lovely illustrations bring these birds and their aquatic world to life. Suggested activities for home or classroom give kids the chance to explore what it’s like to fly, live, and fish like an osprey.

Awesome Ospreys by Donna Love
Author: Donna Love
Illustrated by Joyce Mihran Turley
Osprey Alphabet by Donna Love
Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2006
64 pages   8 3/8 x 9
full color, appendix, range map, bibliography, index
paper $12.00
ISBN 0-87842-512-8
For Ages 8 and Up

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Loons, Diving Birds of the North

Published in 2003

Loons  Diving Birds of the NorthFamous for their eerie calls, and magnificent fishing abilities, loons have long held a special place in many human cultures. This factual, fun-filled introduction to loons covers loon history, physiology, behavior and coexistence with humans, with plenty of information for young researchers and older enthusiasts alike. Gorgeous paintings bring the text alive, showing loons diving, swimming, preening, and raising chicks. Suggested activities for home or classroom provided opportunities for kids to learn how to walk, paddle, and float like a loon.  An appendix offers more information on all five species of loons found worldwide.
Arts and Crafts for "Loons, Diving Birds of the North"   *

Loons, Diving Birds of the North Author: Donna Love
Illustrated by Joyce Mihran Turley
Loon Alphabet by Donna Love
Mountain Press Publishing Company
64 pages   8 3/8 x 9
paper, $12.00
ISBN 0-87842-482-2
For Ages 8 and Up

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Dad and Daughter enjoying "Loons, Diving Birds of the North".
A father and daughter (friends of Donna's) take a quiet moment to learn about loons on a Minnesota lake.

Donna at book signing                        

Donna Love at book signing