The Pelican Pete Backyard Adventure Series are fun books created to help readers, big and small, connect with nature. Each book in the series is filled with fun nature facts, things to look for in your yard or neighborhood, and games to play. The books offer endless possibilities for anyone wondering what to do when told to “Get Outdoors!”
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Examples of Backyard Adventure’s illustrations by Hugh Keiser:
The Adventures of Pelican Pete
The nature-themed Adventures of Pelican Pete is an award-winning informational fiction series designed to encourage children to know and understand the natural world.
Each book has a fun to read rhyming story and contains an environmental message to help wildlife. The story topics, facts and resource pages are researched by the author and then checked by scientists in related fields to assure accuracy. They are all included in the Accelerated Reader program and Scholastic’s Reading Counts program available to schools nationwide.
A story in rhyme about family and a pelican egg which hatches into curious young Pete. A fish crow raids the nest when the area is disturbed and Pete’s parents return just in time to save him.
Young Pete is now old enough to leave the nest, but first he must learn how to fly and master fishing skills. Pete wonders what would happen if the fish weren’t plentiful. He discovers that everything in the sea is interconnected and learns the importance of clean water.
Another story in rhyme about Pelican Pete, who visits Saint Augustine, Florida, and takes in the city’s amazing history and setting, starting with a lighthouse and ending with the importance of preserving natural habitat for wildlife.
Annie, a young river otter, is separated from her family while escaping a wildfire. Lost and injured, Annie is befriended by Pelican Pete, who listens to the story of her life and then leads her to a wildlife rehabilitation facility for care.
A rhyming story in Spanish about a pelican egg which hatches into curious young Pete. A fish crow raids the nest when the area is disturbed and Pete’s parents return just in time to save him.