Michigan author/illustrator Lori Taylor was Artist-in-Residence for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in 2007. She lived in the park, walked the shores, and created this poem and artwork from her stay. Taylor's interpretation of the famed Odawa Indian legend of the mother black bear and her twin cubs is one of hope and dreams, tools that empower us all to change our world or dreaming. Ages 7 and Up, softcover, 60 full color pages, perfect bound, 9 x 9".

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Ten-year old Holly and pals take young cousin on an alphabet adventure into the WILD BACKYARD! This lyrical read-aloud, perfect for naptime or playtime, is for young Geo-Explorers ages 2--6. Packed with fun body smart prompts, Backyard BINGO Scavenger Hunt, and more, this HOLLY WILD picture book will be sure to get lil GeEKs outside and INTO the dirt. This new softcover 9 x 9" 60 page book has full spread art with extra games and goodies!

18.00

Written by Doris Holik Kelly

Illustrated by Lori Taylor

Lightning crashes and thunder roars, winds rage and seas roil! The story of Summer Rain and the breccia stone arch of Mackinac Island's Arch Rock comes alive in this re-telling of the Odawa Indian legend. Exciting storytelling in art and word that teaches kids amazing stuff about cool places in a fun way! Junior fiction for ages 7-11. Softcover 9 x 9", full color, 58 pages.

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Lori Taylor's illustrations make the history of the land and legend of the First People come alive with this companion guide to The Gift of Summer Rain. For creative fun, these 34 pages are filled with interactive and educational play with puppets, games, and more. Write, draw, cut, and glue! Use it in the classroom or take it on vacation. Let storytelling and imagination entertain and educate kids aged 7--11.  Bear Track Press, 2018

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HOLLY WILD: Bamboozled on Beaver Island (Book 1 in series)

Written and Illustrated by Lori Taylor

Young GeEK (Geo-Explorer Kid) Holly Wild travels with best friends, twins, Sierra and Tierra Hills to Beaver Island for the Museum Week celebration. From the moment Holly steps off the boat onto this unhurried, unspoiled island, her troubles begin, but when she discovers a mysterious, creepy thing washed ashore she finds that it may hold the key to the island’s terror and troubles!

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HOLLY WILD: Let Sleeping Bear Dunes Lie (Book 2 in series)

Written and Illustrated by Lori Taylor

Holly’s journey continues to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for a little R&R, but her dreams are haunted by bears—her “fearest of fears”. And not just any bears—it’s the legendary dune mother bear, Mishe Makwa, and her cubs! Holly and her team meet up with young local beach bum, Bernie, who helps them investigate the park’s recent water problem and to put an end to her “nightbear” dreams—fast!

12.99

HOLLY WILD: Packing for the Porkies! (Book 3 in series)

Written and Illustrated by Lori Taylor

Holly and her Team, Tierra & Sierra, are headed to Michigan’s Yooperland wilderness, the Porcupine Mountains! Holly's attempt to establish communication with the Yoopers—folks from the U.P.—and experience true wilderness are put on hold as she finds herself trying to survive in a rustic camp in the land of big trees, big water, Bunyan and Bigfoot. But when a “Porkies” artist comes up missing—Holly must face the wilderness on her own.

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HOLLY WILD: Questpedition for da Yooper Stone! (Book 4 in series)

Written and Illustrated by Lori Taylor

Holly and her Team, T & Sie, head home from their summer vacation when they discover secrets, legends, and a mysterious story teller are following them across Michigan's eastern U. P. But when the Team suddenly finds that 5th grade = miserable middle-school, Holly embarks on a quest for a good luck stone. Holly is one Geo-explorer Kid who is headed for rocky times as time is running out! Will she find the lucky Yooper Stone in one week?

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HOLLY WILD: Motor City Mayhem, Urban Wild (Book 5 in series)

Written and Illustrated by Lori Taylor

Tween explorer Holly Wild discovers that the family pet and Hayfields mascot has gone missing just before their homecoming game. Holly also discovers that development is a far greater threat to her missing hen than coyotes, hawks, and cats as she turns to the urban wild of Detroit for clues.

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HOLLY WILD: Sketch-n-Color Book!

Get up, get out, get WILD with this INTERACTIVE Holly wild coloring JOURNAL that features WILD art from all 4 HOLLY WILD Books. Sketching prompts in this creative kid light coloring book will keep kids reading and busy telling THEIR own story! The 40 pages of interactive fun printed in Michigan on heavy paper will withstand dry brush watercolor, markers, pen and color pencils.  The durable cover is great for take-along vacation fun.

6.00

Authored by Mason County’s own David Dister, this book includes species accounts of over 308 bird species, beautiful color photos, maps of birding hot spots, migratory dates and much more. The 250+ page book is a combination of a field guide and birder’s reference book; a great resource for birders of Mason County!  Published in 2020.

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This color field guide features all sixty-six of Michigan’s mammals, from mice to moose. In addition to the color photos, you can look up many tracks or footprints, habitat requirements, signs to look for certain animals and fun facts about our Michigan Mammals.  Author: Stan Tekiela

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This 400 page field guide has all color photos of Michigan wildflowers along with notes on habitats and tips for identification. The book is organized by flower color and size, so that you can go directly to the color tab for the flower that you need to identify and look up your mystery flower. Great for all ages!  Author: Stan Tekiela

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A popular pocket field guide every year, this book offers color photos of many bird species of Michigan, as well as habitat notes and an index for quickly looking up a mystery bird. Great for all ages!  Author: Stan Tekiela

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An easy quick-reference field guide, this book has been a popular option every year. Through color photos and notes, you can gain an understanding of how to identify a tree by its leaves, bark and overall appearance. Great for all ages!  Author: Stan Tekiela

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This fun activity book will get the kids out exploring in the back yard this spring. The helpful photos make it easy to pick out and identify our many bird species commonly seen around Michigan.  Author: Stan Tekiela

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Cost: $30

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