New Release Books by Deborah Hodge

Deborah Hodge is the author of West Coast Wild ABC (2022), West Coast Wild at Low Tide (2022), West Coast Wild Babies (2020), Cooking with Bear (2019) and other 97 books.

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West Coast Wild ABC

release date: May 01, 2022
West Coast Wild ABC
Explore the wild and wonderful Pacific west coast from A to Z! Bears amble, cougars prowl and eagles nest in this beautiful nature alphabet book celebrating the Pacific west coast. Babies and toddlers will delight in the gorgeous watercolor illustrations and fascinating creatures that inhabit the ancient rainforest, rugged beach and majestic Pacific Ocean. Large upper and lowercase alphabet letters on each page encourage letter recognition. Key Text Features illustrationsufeff

West Coast Wild at Low Tide

release date: Mar 01, 2022
West Coast Wild at Low Tide
Explore the wild shoreline of the majestic Pacific west coast and discover the spectacular array of colorful creatures living in rhythm with the tides. At the edge of the Pacific Ocean, where land and sea meet, lies a narrow strip of beach called the intertidal zone. Endless tides move back and forth across the zone twice a day. A remarkable community of hardy shoreline creatures flourishes in this environment of ever-changing conditions. In this third book in the West Coast Wild series, readers will meet brightly colored sea stars, a giant Pacific octopus, busy hermit crabs, delicate sand dollars, fish that camouflage and other intriguing marine animals that a child might see on a beach walk at low tide. Author Deborah Hodge relates fascinating facts about each of the fourteen creatures, while Karen Reczuch’s vibrant watercolor illustrations bring the magnificent shoreline and its unique inhabitants to life. Includes a note about the west coast intertidal zone and safety tips for beachcombers, as well as a further reading list. Key Text Features additional information author''s note explanation facts further reading illustrations Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

West Coast Wild Babies

release date: Apr 01, 2020
West Coast Wild Babies
In this second book in the West Coast Wild series, readers will meet the baby animals born in the pristine wilderness of the Pacific west coast, including land and marine mammals, fish, birds and amphibians. It’s spring on the Pacific west coast and new life is stirring! Wild babies are being born — in the ocean, on the shore and deep inside the ancient rainforest. Wolf pups, cougar kittens, bear cubs and whale calves all begin their life in the pristine wilderness of this magnificent place. Young readers will meet a fascinating group of fourteen wild baby animals — including land and marine mammals, fish, birds and amphibians — and learn about the special bonds between offspring and parents, and how the newborns move toward independence. Readers will see an extraordinary community of animals thriving in an interconnected web of life. In this second book in the West Coast Wild series, Deborah Hodge takes readers through the spectacular land and seascapes of the Pacific Rim region, introducing familiar animals such as sea otters and eagles, and lesser known species such as pelagic cormorants and rufous hummingbirds. Karen Reczuch’s beautiful illustrations are detailed and lifelike, and convey a lovely sense of warmth between the wild parents and their young. The text and art have been carefully checked for scientific accuracy. Includes a note about the Pacific west coast and the need to preserve its rare and awe-inspiring wilderness regions, as well as a list for further reading and exploration. Key Text Features further reading illustrations informational note author''s note Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.5 Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

Cooking with Bear

release date: Apr 01, 2019
Cooking with Bear
This springtime companion to Bear’s Winter Party combines fifteen kid-friendly recipes with a sweet story about friendship and food. When Bear wakes up after a long, cold winter, he makes a special spring lunch and invites Fox to join him. The food is delicious, and Fox asks Bear to teach him how to cook. They walk through the forest collecting honey, nuts and other wild ingredients, and they greet their friends along the way. With an armload of tasty foods, Bear and Fox return to Bear’s den and cook up a feast to share. Afterwards, Bear writes down his recipes so that Fox (and you!) can enjoy many marvelous meals. His cookbook — Best of Bear — offers a selection of kid-friendly, forest-themed recipes, including nut burgers, wild greens pita pizza, hazelnut–chocolate chip cookies and a wild strawberry smoothie. Readers can revisit the animal friends from Bear’s Winter Party and try out fifteen fun recipes in this playful story/cookbook from award-winning author Deborah Hodge, featuring exuberant art by Lisa Cinar. Key Text Features author’s note recipes index Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.5 Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

Bear’s Winter Party

release date: Sep 01, 2016
Bear’s Winter Party
Bear loves his forest home, but sometimes he gets lonely. As the days grow shorter, Bear comes up with a festive plan to make friends. Bear loves his forest home, but sometimes he gets lonely. It’s hard being the biggest animal around. As the days grow shorter and autumn turns to winter, Bear springs into action and comes up with a festive plan to make friends with all the other forest creatures. Bear makes invitations for all the other forest animals, inviting them to a winter party in his den. He decorates his home and lights a roaring fire, and bakes delicious treats for the creatures he hopes will soon become his friends. But as the night grows dark, Bear worries that his forest neighbors may be too frightened to come. Just when he is about to give up hope, Bear spots Deer peeking out from behind a tree... Written by award-winning author Deborah Hodge, Bear’s Winter Party is brought to life with exuberant illustrations by Lisa Cinar. Together they have created a story that is at once timeless, tender and true. Includes a recipe for Bear’s own Honey Ginger Cookies. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

Rescuing the Children

release date: Oct 09, 2012
Rescuing the Children
This important book tells the story of how ten thousand Jewish children were rescued out of Nazi Europe just before the outbreak of World War 2. They were saved by the Kindertransport — a rescue mission that transported the children (or Kinder) from Nazi-ruled countries to safety in Britain. The book includes real-life accounts of the children and is illustrated with archival photographs, paintings of pre-war Nazi Germany by artist, Hans Jackson, and original art by the Kinder commemorating their rescue.

Lily and the Mixed-Up Letters

release date: May 22, 2012
Lily and the Mixed-Up Letters
When Lily was in kindergarten she enjoyed school and she was happy. Now, she’s in grade 2 and she doesn’t feel like she’s good at anything. The trouble is reading. Whenever she tries, the letters jump around and get all mixed up — and so does she. When Lily’s teacher announces that the children will read in front of their parents, Lily finally finds the courage to tell her mother about her problem. By working together, Lily’s mom, teacher, and friend Grace find a way to help Lily understand that she has very important strengths and talents. With hard work and new confidence, Lily surprises everyone — even herself — by the time the parents come to hear the kids read. Gentle illustrations by France Brassard realistically portray the fear, isolation, and low self-esteem that children with dyslexia can experience. Deborah Hodge’s Lily and the Mixed-up Letters is a reassuring read for any child in need of a boost in confidence.

Watch Me Grow!

release date: Mar 01, 2010
Watch Me Grow!
Examines gardens in the city and other places to grow food, herbs, and to raise animals.

Torture Sounds Incredible

release date: Nov 08, 2019
Torture Sounds Incredible
High quality perfect bound Wonderful multi-purpose 120 pages notepad, journal or notebook Makes a unique gift Perfect size for carrying around, versatile uses Softback cover

Up We Grow!

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Up We Grow!
Follows the animals, plants, and activities on a small farm throughout the seasons.

Psychopath By Birth Bastard By Choice

release date: Nov 08, 2019
Psychopath By Birth Bastard By Choice
High quality perfect bound Wonderful multi-purpose 120 pages notepad, journal or notebook Makes a unique gift Perfect size for carrying around, versatile uses Softback cover

I'm Not Psycho I Just Like Psychotic Things

release date: Nov 08, 2019
I'm Not Psycho I Just Like Psychotic Things
High quality perfect bound Wonderful multi-purpose 120 pages notepad, journal or notebook Makes a unique gift Perfect size for carrying around, versatile uses Softback cover

Sweet But Psycho

release date: Nov 08, 2019
Sweet But Psycho
High quality perfect bound Wonderful multi-purpose 120 pages notepad, journal or notebook Makes a unique gift Perfect size for carrying around, versatile uses Softback cover

Cute But Psycho

release date: Nov 08, 2019
Cute But Psycho
High quality perfect bound Wonderful multi-purpose 120 pages notepad, journal or notebook Makes a unique gift Perfect size for carrying around, versatile uses Softback cover

You're a Psychopath "I Prefer Creative"

release date: Nov 08, 2019
You're a Psychopath "I Prefer Creative"
High quality perfect bound Wonderful multi-purpose 120 pages notepad, journal or notebook Makes a unique gift Perfect size for carrying around, versatile uses Softback cover

What Doesn't Kill You Fucks You Up Mentally

release date: Nov 08, 2019
What Doesn't Kill You Fucks You Up Mentally
High quality perfect bound Wonderful multi-purpose 120 pages notepad, journal or notebook Makes a unique gift Perfect size for carrying around, versatile uses Softback cover

When Life Gives You Lemons. Squeeze Them In People Eyes

release date: Nov 08, 2019
When Life Gives You Lemons. Squeeze Them In People Eyes
High quality perfect bound Wonderful multi-purpose 120 pages notepad, journal or notebook Makes a unique gift Perfect size for carrying around, versatile uses Softback cover

Bear's Winter Party

release date: Sep 01, 2016
Bear's Winter Party
Bear loves his forest home, but sometimes he gets lonely. It’s hard being the biggest animal around. As the days grow shorter and autumn turns to winter, Bear springs into action and comes up with a festive plan to make friends with all the other forest creatures. Bear makes invitations for all the other forest animals, inviting them to a winter party in his den. He decorates his home and lights a roaring fire, and bakes delicious treats for the creatures he hopes will soon become his friends. But as the night grows dark, Bear worries that his forest neighbors may be too frightened to come. Just when he is about to give up hope, Bear spots Deer peeking out from behind a tree... Written by award-winning author Deborah Hodge, Bear’s Winter Party is brought to life with exuberant illustrations by Lisa Cinar. Together they have created a story that is at once timeless, tender and true. Includes a recipe for Bear’s own Honey Ginger Cookies.

Who Lives Here? Forest Animals

release date: Feb 01, 2009
Who Lives Here? Forest Animals
An introduction to nine inhabitants of the forest, including the black bear, lynx, wolverine, and loon.

Looking at Bears

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Looking at Bears
Introduces black, grizzly, and polar bears, discussing their habitat, anatomy, diet, life cycle, and behavior.

Who Lives Here? Polar Animals

release date: Feb 01, 2008
Who Lives Here? Polar Animals
Introduces animals that are built for living in the extreme cold of the polar regions, including the arctic fox, emperor penguins, snowy owls, and beluga whales.

Who Lives Here? Desert Animals

release date: Aug 01, 2008
Who Lives Here? Desert Animals
An introduction to some of the animals that inhabit the Earth''s driest places.

Looking at Wild Cats

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Looking at Wild Cats
Looks at the habitat, diet, anatomy, life cycle, and behavior of the cougar, lynx, and bobcat.

Wetland Animals

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Wetland Animals
Introduces animals that are built for living in the wetlands, including hippopotamus, crocodile, beaver, and moose.

Salmon

release date: Apr 01, 2002
Salmon
When salmon are ready to spawn, they struggle upstream to their birthplace. Their remarkable journey is just one of the twelve topics discussed in this clearly written look at the two main kinds of salmon --- Pacific salmon and Atlantic salmon. Kids can find out about where salmon live, their life cycle, their place in the food chain and much more. The easy-to-read text and accurate, detailed illustrations of this title in the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series meet the research needs of young children and satisfy their curiosity about these important fish.

Beavers

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Beavers
Introduces beavers and discusses their habitat, diet, anatomy, life cycles, and behavior
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