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March 2017: Dreams of the Desert

Join us for Story Time:Sundays, March 5th & 19th at 10:30; Family Garden Walk at 11:00

Cactus Hotel.
Guiberson, Brenda Z. New York : Henry Holt, 1993, c1991.
Describes the life cycle of the giant saguaro cactus, with an emphasis on its role as a home for other desert dwellers. Early readers.
(j) SB438.3.S14 G94 1991

Alejandro's Gift.
Albert, Richard E., San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c1994.
Lonely in his house beside a road in the desert, Alejandro builds an oasis to attract the many animals around him. Early readers.
(j) QH541.5.D4 AL14 1994

Cactus Poems.
Asch, Frank. San Diego, [Calif.] : Harcourt Brace, c1998.
Poems and photographs depict desert ecosystems in North America. Advanced readers.
(j) QH541.5.D4 As23 1998

The Desert is My Mother = El Desierto es Mi Madre.
Mora, Pat.
Houston, Tex. : PiƱata Books, c1994. A poetic depiction of the desert as the provider of comfort, food, spirit, and life. Pre-readers.
(j) QH541.5.D4 M791 1994

Cactus Desert.
Silver, Donald M. New York : Learning Triangle Press, c1995.
Describes the plants and animals that thrive in a desert, including saguaros, scorpions, and yuccas. Early readers.
(j) QH541.5 D4 Si39 1995

The Great White Owl of Sissinghurst.
Simmons, Dawn Langley.
New York : M. McElderry Books, c1993.
Three young children staying at Sissinghurst Castle are fascinated by the great white owl that haunts the grounds and they rescue it when it is shot by a hunter. Early readers.
(j) SB466.G73 S47, Si47, 1993

Saguaro Moon : a Desert Journal.
Pratt-Serafini, Kristin Joy.
Nevada City, Calif. : Dawn Publications, c2002. When her family moves to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, Megan keeps a nature journal in which she describes the desert, the changes that occur throughout the seasons, and how these affect the plant and animal inhabitants. Early readers.
(j) QH541.5 D4 P88 2002

The Desert is Theirs.
Baylor, Byrd. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, c1975.
Simple text and illustrations describe the characteristics of the desert and its plant, animal, and human life. Early readers.
(j) QH541.5.D4 B344 1975

The Seed and the Giant Saguaro.
Ward, Jennifer. Flagstaff, Ariz. : Rising Moon, 2003.
In this well told variation on "The House that Jack built," a packrat, carrying fruit from the giant saguaro, is chased by various desert animals and inadvertently helps spread the cactus seed. Includes information on saguaros. Early readers.
(j) SB438.3 S14 W213 2003

Desert Giant : the World of the Saguaro Cactus.
Bash, Barbara. San Francisco : Sierra Club Books ; Boston : Little, Brown, c1989.
Summary: Documents the life cycle and ecosystem of the giant saguaro cactus and the desert animals it helps to support. Early readers.
(j) SB438.3 S14 B291 1989

Cactus Cafe : a Story of the Sonoran Desert.
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner. Norwalk, Conn. : Soundprints, c 1997.
Describes the activities of various animals living in the Sonoran Desert and their dependence on the saguaro cactus for sustenance. Early readers.
(j) AB438.3 S14 Z72 1997

Desert Trip.
Steiner, Barbara A. San Francisco : Sierra Club Books for Children, c1996.
Relates the experiences of a young girl and her mother as they backpack in the desert, where the child learns about the plants, animals, birds, and rock formations. Early readers.
(j) QH541.5.D4 St35 1996

America's Deserts : Guide to Plants and Animals.
Wallace, Marianne D. Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Kids, c1996.
A color field guide to America's deserts, with watercolor illustrations and descriptions of the plants and animals that inhabit the different desert regions. Advanced readers.
(j) QH541.5 D4 W155 1996

Hidden Life of the Desert.
Wiewandt, Thomas Alan. Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub., 2010.
Takes a photographic tour of the life cycles of the desert, where all creatures must adapt to extremes of heat and cold and the coming and going of the rains.
(j) QH541.5 .D4 W54 2010


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