Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world, physical world, or material world. "Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the cosmic.
The word nature is derived from the Latin word natura, or "essential qualities, innate disposition", and in ancient times, literally meant "birth". Natura was a Latin translation of the Greek word physis (φύσις), which originally related to the intrinsic characteristics that plants, animals, and other features of the world develop of their own accord. The con...more
by Margo Solod
Home Teaser: One memorable summer, thirteen-year-old Jessie Silva discovers…more
Home Teaser: One memorable summer, thirteen-year-old Jessie Silva discovers a coyote den on the island where she lives. But not everyone appreciates the coyotes as much as she does. Can Jessie keep the coyotes safe from the islanders who want to get rid of them?
For thirteen-year-old Jessie Silva, life on Bayberry Island is at its best in the summertime. That's when the seasonal renters return to spend their vacations on the island, bringing with them Jessie's best friend, Amanda. This year, though, change has come to Bayberry. For one thing, there's a new girl among the summer visitors-a snotty New Yorker named Susan-and she's driving a wedge between Jessie and Amanda. For another, there are rumors of coyotes roaming the tiny island, and the locals are talking about taking up arms to stop the animals from spreading. Jessie knows the rumors are true. She's seen the coyotes, and she knows they have a den and four little pups. She's been visiting the den in secret, watching the pups play and letting them come close to her. The coyotes have been the only bright spot in her long, lonesome summer. But can she save her new friends from the islanders who want to see them gone at any cost?
About the Author:
Margo Solod is the author of Cuttyhunk: Life on the Rock, the story of her fifteen years as a cook and innkeeper on a small island, as well as four chapbooks and one book of poetry. After traveling the United States in a truck with her dog Jesse, she settled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her partner and an assortment of rescue dogs. Coyote Summer is the first in the Summerhood Island series. [close]
by Kevin McCauley (Goodreads Author), Mariia Vakulina
Experience this magical children's story about the power of nature. "A plant appeared that nobody knew was growing in the field…more
Experience this magical children's story about the power of nature. "A plant appeared that nobody knew was growing in the field with the green grass too. So the sun came out to help the plant grow, and grow, it did, grow, it did, grow, it did, grow." This is just one of the many memorable rhymes in this story about a lonely land, that transforms itself in to a beautiful field of flowers, buzzing with life.
The wonderful illustrations of happy bees, lady bugs, flowers, and the many elements of nature, will bring a child back to this educational and entertaining book, time and time again.
*The paperback edition of this book has bonus material! The bonus includes "Unbeelievably Fun Facts", and the poem, "Thank the Bees, if You Please". [close]
by E.M. Biddulph (Goodreads Author)
'A selection of structured and free-verse poetry, this book's eighteen poems travel the reader along rhythmic themes of nature, mythology, and the modern and natural worlds.'
x2 winners will each receive a signed copy of Rhythmythical. Please do get in touch if you enjoy reading! :)
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― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
― Robert Frost
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