• Here is a complete list of my published books, from newest to oldest, all the way back to 1973, when one color on a book jacket was exciting, and an occasional black and white illustration with lots of text was normal.  How things have changed!!
Dorothy Patent’s first book
  • Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners, 2018 (Crown Books for Young Readers, 6-9)
  • Dog on Board: The True Story of Eclipse, the Bus-Riding Dog, with photos by William Muñoz, 2016 (Crown Books for Young Readers , 4-8)
  • Camas & Sage: A Story of Bison Life on the Prairie, with illustrations by Christina Wald, 2015 (Mountain Press, 8-12)
  • The Call of the Osprey, with photos by William Muñoz, a Scientists in the Field Book, 2015 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 10-12)
  • Decorated Horses, with illustrations by Jeanie Brett , 2015 (Charlesbridge, 6-10)
  • Super Sniffers: Dog Detectives on the Job, 2014 (Bloomsbury, 8-12)
  • Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond, 2012 (Bloomsbury/Walker, 8-12)
  • The Horse and the Plains Indians: A Powerful Partnership, with photos by William Muñoz, 2012 (Clarion, 10 and up)
  • Saving Audie: A Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance, with photos by William Muñoz, 2010 (Walker, 8-12)
  • When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone, with photos by Dan Hartman and Cassie Hartman, 2008 (Walker, 6 and up)
  • The Buffalo and the Indians: A Shared Destiny, with photos by William Munoz, 2006 (Clarion, 10 and up)
  • Big Cats, with art by Kendahl Jan Jubb, 2005 (Walker, 6-10)
  • White-Tailed Deer, with photos by William Munoz, 2005 ((Lerner, 5-8)
  • Garden of the Spirit Bear, with art by Deborah Milton, 2004 (Clarion, 8-12)
  • The Right Dog for the Job, with photos by William Muñoz, 2004 (Walker, 6-10)
  • Colorful Captivating Coral Reefs, with art by Kendahl Jan Jubb, 2003 (Walker, 6-10)
  • Fabulous Fluttering Tropical Butterflies, with art by Kendahl Jan Jubb, 2003 (Walker, 6-10)
  • Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark, with photos by William Muñoz, 2003 (Clarion, 10 and up)
  • Life in a Desert, with photos by William Muñoz, 2003 (Lerner, 10 and up)
  • Life in a Grassland, with photos by William Muñoz, 2002 (Lerner, 10 and up)
  • The Lewis and Clark Trail Then and Now, with photos by William Muñoz,  2002 (Dutton, 10 and up)
  • Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark, with photos by William Muñoz,  2002 (Clarion, 10 and up)
  • Llamas, with photos by William Muñoz,  2002 (Lerner, 5-8)
  • A Polar Bear Biologist at Work, 2001 (Franklin Watts, 8 and up)
  • Saving the Prairie Bandit, 2001 (Franklin Watts, 8 and up)
  • Charles Darwin: The Life of a Revolutionary Thinker, 2001 (Holiday House, 10 and up)
  • Horses, with photos by William Muñoz, 2001 (Lerner, 5-8)
  • The Bald Eagle Returns, with photos by William Muñoz, 2000 (Clarion, 9-12)
  • Slinky Scaly Slithery Snakes, with art by Kendahl Jan Jubb, 2000 (Walker, 5-8)
  • Shaping the Earth, 2000, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 10 and up)
  • Polar Bears, 2000, with photos by William Muñoz (Carolrhoda, 6-10)
  • A Is for Apple, 1999, with Greg Patent (Broadway Books, adult level cookbook)
  • Treasures of the Spanish Main, 1999 (Benchmark, 8-12)
  • The Incredible Story of China’s Buried Warriors, 1999 (Benchmark, 8-12)
  • Lost City of Pompeii, 1999 (Benchmark, 8-12)
  • Wild Turkeys,1999, with photos by William Muñoz (Lerner, 5-8)
  • Great Ice Bear: The Polar Bear and the Eskimo, with art by Anne Wertheim, 1999 (HarperCollins, 9 and up)
  • Fire: Friend or Foe, 1998, Clarion, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9 and up)
  • Bold and Bright Black and White Animals, 1998, with art by Kendahl Jan Jubb (Walker, 5-8)
  • Homesteading: Settling America’s Heartland, 1998, with photos by William Muñoz (Walker, 8-12)
  • In Search of the Maiasaurs,1998 (Benchmark Books, 8-12)
  • Mystery of the Lascaux Cave, 1998 (Benchmark Books, 8-12)
  • Secrets of the Ice Man, 1998 (Benchmark Books , 8-12)
  • Wild Turkeys, 1998, with photos by William Muñoz (Lerner, 5-8)
  • Alex and Friends: Animal Talk, Animal Thinking, 1998, with photos by William Muñoz (Lerner, 9 and up)
  • The Book of Garden Secrets, 1997, with Diane E. Bilderback (adult nonfiction, Firefly Books; revised edition of Garden Secrets)
  • Apple Trees, 1997, with photos by William Muñoz (Lerner, 6-8)
  • Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs, 1997, with art by Kendahl Jan Jubb (Walker, 5-8)
  • Pigeons, 1997, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9 and up)
  • Back to the Wild, 1997, with photos by William Muñoz (Harcourt, 8-12)
  • Biodiversity, 1996, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9 and up)
  • Children Save the Rain Forest, 1996, with photos by Dan L. Perlman (Cobblehill, 8-12)
  • Quetzal: Sacred Bird of the Cloud Forest, 1996, with art by Neil Waldman (Morrow, 8-12)
  • Prairies, 1996, with photos by William Muñoz (Holiday House, 6-9)
  • West by Covered Wagon, 1995, with photos by William Muñoz (Walker, 6 10)
  • Eagles of America, 1995, with photos by William Muñoz (Holiday House, 6 9)
  • Return of the Wolf, 1995 (fiction, Clarion, 9 and up)
  • Why Mammals Have Fur, with photos by William Muñoz,1995 (Cobblehill/Dutton, 8-12)
  • Looking at Bears, 1994, with photos by William Muñoz (Holiday House, 4-8)
  • The Vanishing Feast, 1994 (Harcourt Brace, young adult)
  • The American Alligator, 1994, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9-12)
  • Hugger to the Rescue, 1994, with photos by William Muñoz  (Cobblehill/Dutton, 7-10)
  • Deer and Elk, 1994, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9-12)
  • Horses: Understanding Animals, 1994, with photos by William Muñoz (Carolrhoda, 8-11)
  • What Good is a Tail?, 1994, with photos by William Muñoz (Cobblehill/Dutton, 6-9)
  • Looking at Penguins,1993, with photos by Graham Robertson (Holiday House, 4-8)
  • Cattle: Understanding Animals, 1993, with photos by William Muñoz (Carolrhoda, 8-11)
  • Prairie Dogs, 1993, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9-12)
  • Habitats: Saving Wild Places, 1993 (Enslow, 12 and up)
  • Killer Whales, 1993, with photos by John Ford (Holiday, 4-8)
  • Dogs: The Wolf Within, 1993, with photos by William Muñoz (Carolrhoda, 8 11)
  • Ospreys, 1993, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9-12)
  • Pelicans, 1992, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9-12)
  • Places of Refuge: Our National Wildlife Refuge System, 1992, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9-12)
  • Nutrition: What’s in the Food We Eat, 1992, with photos by William Muñoz (Holiday, 8-12)
  • Feathers, 1992, with photos by William Muñoz (Dutton, 8-12)
  • Miniature Horses, 1992, with photos by William Muñoz (Dutton, 6-9)
  • The Harrowsmith Country Life Book of Garden Secrets, 1991(adult nonfiction; revised edition of Garden Secrets)
  • Baby Horses, 1991, with photos by William Muñoz (Carolrhoda, revised edition of Baby Horses)
  • A Family Goes Hunting, 1991, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 8 11)
  • Where Food Comes From, 1991, with photos by William Muñoz (Holiday, 8 12)
  • The Challenge of Extinction, 1991 (Enslow, 12 and up)
  • African Elephants,1991, with photos by Oria Douglas-Hamilton (Holiday, 8 12)
  • Flowers for Everyone, 1990, with photos by William Muñoz (Cobblehill/Dutton, 9-12)
  • Gray Wolf, Red Wolf, 1990, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9-12)
  • An Apple a Day, 1990, with photos by William Muñoz (Dutton, 9-12)
  • How Smart Are Animals?, 1990 (Harcourt Brace, young adult)
  • Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses, 1990 (Holiday House, 10 up)
  • Yellowstone Fires–Flames and Rebirth, 1990, with photos by William Muñoz (Holiday House, 8-12)
  • Singing Birds and Flashing Fireflies, 1989 (Franklin Watts, 6-10)
  • Grandfather’s Nose–Why We Look Alike and Different, 1989 (Franklin Watts, 6-10)
  • Humpback Whales, 1989 (Holiday House, 6-9)
  • Looking at Ants,1989 (Holiday House, 6-9))
  • Wild Turkey, Tame Turkey, 1989, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9 12)
  • Where the Wild Horses Roam, 1989, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9 12)
  • Looking at Dolphins and Porpoises, 1989 (Holiday House, 6-9)
  • Appaloosa Horses, 1988, with photos by William Muñoz (Holiday House, 8 12)
  • The Whooping Crane–A Comeback Story, 1988, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9-12 ) (paperback only available)
  • A Horse of a Different Color, 1988, with photos by William Muñoz (Dodd, Mead, 9 up)
  • Babies!, 1988 (Holiday House, 6-9)  Christmas Trees, 1987, with photos by William Muñoz (Dodd, Mead, 8-12)
  • Dolphins and Porpoises, 1987 (Holiday House, 10 up)
  • Way of the Grizzly, 1987, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9 12)
  • Wheat, the Golden Harvest, 1987, with photos by William Muñoz (Dodd Mead, 7-11)
  • Christmas Trees, 1987, with photos by William Muñoz (Dodd Mead, 8-12)
  • All About Whales, 1987 (Holiday House, 6-9)
  • Mosquitoes, 1986 (Holiday House, 8-12)
  • The Quest for Artificial Intelligence, 1986 (Harcourt Brace, young adult)
  • Draft Horses, 1986, with photos by William Muñoz (Holiday House, 8-12)
  • Maggie–A Sheep Dog, 1986, with photos by William Muñoz (Dodd Mead, 3- 6)
  • Buffalo–The American Bison Today, 1986, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 9-12)
  • Quarter Horses,1985, with photos by William Muñoz (Holiday House, 8-12)
  • The Sheep Book, 1985, with photos by William Muñoz (Dodd Mead, 7-10)
  • Thoroughbred Horses, 1985 (Holiday House, 8-12)
  • Where the Bald Eagles Gather, 1984, with photos by William Muñoz (Clarion, 8-12)
  • Farm Animals, 1984, with photos by William Muñoz (Holiday House, 8-12)
  • Whales–Giants of the Deep, 1984 (Holiday House, 10 and up)
  • Backyard Fruits and Berries, 1984 (Rodale, adult nonfiction, with Diane E. Bilderback)
  • A Picture Book of Ponies, 1983, with photos by William Muñoz (Holiday House, 6-9)
  • Germs!, 1983 (Holiday House, 8-12)
  • A Picture Book of Cows, 1982, with photos by William Muñoz (Holiday House, 6-9)
  • Spider Magic, 1982 (Holiday House, 6-9)
  • Arabian Horses, 1982 (Holiday House, 8-12)
  • Garden Secrets, 1982 (Rodale, adult nonfiction, with Diane E. Bilderback)
  • Horses of America, 1981 (Holiday House, 8-12)
  • Hunters and the Hunted–Surviving in the Animal World, 1981 (Holiday House, 9-12)
  • Horses and Their Wild Relatives, 1980  (Holiday House, 10 and up)
  • The Lives of Spiders, 1980 (Holiday House, 10-14)
  • Bears of the World, 1980 (Holiday House, 10 and up)
  • Bacteria–How They Affect Other Living Things, 1980 (Holiday House, YA)
  • Sizes and Shapes in Nature–What They Mean, 1979 (Holiday House, 12 and up)
  • Raccoons, Coatimundis, and Their Family, 1979 (Holiday House, 9-12)
  • Butterflies and Moths–How They Function, 1979 (Holiday House, 12 and up)
  • The World of Worms, 1978 (Holiday House, 9-12)
  • Beetles and How They Live, 1978 (Holiday House, 12 and up, with Paul C. Schroeder)
  • Animal and Plant Mimicry, 1978 (Holiday House, 12 and up)
  • Reptiles and How They Reproduce, 1977 (Holiday House, 8-12)
  • Evolution Goes on Every Day, 1977 (Holiday House, 12 and up)
  • Plants and Insects Together, 1976 (Holiday House, 9-12)
  • Fish and How They Reproduce, 1976 (Holiday House, 9-12)
  • Frogs, Toads, Salamanders and How They Reproduce, 1975 (Holiday House, 9-12)
  • How Insects Communicate, 1975 (Holiday House, 10-14)
  • Microscopic Animals and Plants, 1974 (Holiday House, 10-14)
  • Weasels, Otters, Skunks and Their Family, 1973 (Holiday House, 8-12)

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