• 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
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    • Pika Country: Climate Change at the Top of the World, with Marlo Garnsworthy and photos by Dan Hartman, 2020 (Web of Life Children’s Books) 5-9.
    • Saving the Tasmanian Devil: How Science is Helping the World’s Largest Marsupial Carnivore Survive, 2019 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, now Clarion), 10-12,
    • At Home with the Beaver: The Story of a Keystone Species, with photos by Michael Runtz, 2019 (Web of Life Children’s Books) 5-10.
  • 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)

One comment

  1. Hello,

    The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library in Faribault, Minnesota has a small local recording program. Its focus is limited to books by Minnesota authors, Minnesota topics or books with Minnesota settings. We want to offer additional books about the animals of Minnesota.
    You have written a number of great introductory books on wildlife and nature. Did you research any of them from Minnesota sources?

    Would you consider yourself a Minnesota author? You certainly have roots in our state.
    Thank you for your work to introduce the animal world to children.
    Best wishes,

    Sincerely,
    Rene’ Perrance
    Librarian
    388 SE 6th Ave
    Faribault, MN 55021

    Ms Rene' Perrance

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