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Dog 4491

    Thanks to the combined forces of a comet and a lightning storm, a dog named Sophie travels in time from 1926 to the present, where she is taken home by Sam, an 11 year-old boy living in a run-down section of the city of Enterprise. Through a bit of sleuthing, Sam and his outspoken grandfather Horace discover the old neighborhood Sophie has apparently come from.

    With Sophie's help, Sam travels back to 1926 to meet Sophie's owner, another 11 year-old named Rollie. The two boys discover they have a lot in common -- including the notorious Cheesebro gang which has terrorized Enterprise in both of their time periods!

    Together, the new friends risk their lives to put a stop to the corruption, crime, and urban blight that has afflicted their city -- and pave the way for a brighter, revitalized future.

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  • Finalist for the Green Earth Book Award
  • Finalist for Keystone to Reading Book Award

FireBirds - Valuing Natural Wildfires and Burned Forests

Fire Birds
(A Junior Library Selection)

In Fire Birds – Valuing Natural Wildfires and Burned Forests, award-winning science author Sneed B. Collard III challenges society's negative views toward natural forest fires. By focusing on the research of biologist Richard Hutto, Collard reveals the complex relationships between fire and thriving plant and animal communities. The book especially focuses on the heavy use of burned forests by dozens of bird species – and debunks the idea that burned forests are worthless wastelands.

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Fire Birds


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Book #1 of the new
Slate Stephens Mysteries.
Available Mountain Press
Slate Stephens Mysteries - The Governor's Dog is Missing

"Short chapters, a good blend of action and introspection, and a hint of romance make this strong mystery a solid choice for boys and girls alike."

-Booklist, May 1st, 2011


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Hangman's Gold - Slate Stephens Mystery
   In this second Slate Stephens mystery, twelve year-old sleuths Slate Stephens and Daphne McSweeney head to the infamous Montana ghost town of Bannack. While their geologist dads prospect for a large gold mining company, Slate and Daphne encounter a pair of perplexing puzzles. Under an old classroom desk in Montana's first schoolhouse, the young detectives discover clues pointing to missing gold treasure amassed by Montana's vigilantes 150 years earlier.
   At the same time, a thief has absconded with two priceless Charles Russell paintings on loan to the university art museum in nearby Dillon. In this second Slate Stephens mystery, clues and curiosity lead our two heroes to begin solving both mysteries -- and dig up more dirt than they can handle.

"Slate Stephens and Daphne McSweeney are back for another hair-raising adventure... Children who like adventure, mystery, or the Old West will enjoy this book."

- School Library Journal