Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Sharing the Amazing Natural World with Young Readers

Here are my latest books, all featuring fabulous animals--take a look!

I'm in the process of revising my site, so be patient! This new version will be much more active!
At Home with the Beaver: The Story of a Keystone Species
This nonfiction picture book shows in text and gorgeous photos how important beavers are in creating an environment for thousands of other living things.
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Saving the Tasmanian Devil
Scientists from many fields are working hard to find ways to help the Tasmanian devil survive. This animal is the largest surviving carnivorous marsupial in...
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Super Sniffers: Dog Detectives on the Job
Kids will love learning about some of the many helpful jobs dogs do for people using their amazing sense of smell.
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Call of the Osprey (Scientists in the Field Series)
Young readers can learn how scientists are using osprey chicks to learn about contamination in a river from heavy metals from earlier mining.
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Camas & Sage: A Story of Bison Life on the Prairie
This book for the whole family tells of a bison calf growing up on the American Prairie Reserve, along with sidebars about bison life for older readers.
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Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners
Learn how humans developed different kinds of dogs for different jobs, how dog and human brains and hormones work together to bond us, and how new helpful jobs for dogs have come about in recent years.
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Here are some pages on my site you might find interesting. Go ahead and explore.
The Nonfiction Minute
Get youngsters excited about reading and learning with this free online resource.
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Books about the Lewis and Clark Expedition
The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803-1806 explored the American West along the Missouri River, then over the Continental Divide to the Columbia River and on to the Pacific Coast. The journals that resulted provide lots of interesting information and stories from the journey.
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Decorated Horses
Young horse lovers can learn about the many ways people at different times and places have dressed up their horses in special ways.
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