All Press Releases for April 19, 2013

Children's Author Publishes Fourth Book in the Educational Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk Series

"Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve", the fourth book in a children's series by author Jannifer Powelson, uses color photos, realistic illustrations, and cute animal characters to help children learn more about conserving natural resources.

    ALEDO, TX, April 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Progressive Rising Phoenix Press is pleased to announce that they have released the fourth book in the Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk Series by author Jannifer Powleson. These books contain colorful photos, realistic illustrations, and entertaining characters that combine to teach children about nature.

In Powleson's latest book, Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve, Rachel, Sammy, and their classmates help children discover that everyone's a winner when they conserve the earth's natural resources. Readers will learn all about planting trees and native plants, soil, water, and energy conservation, wildlife habitats, recycling, and more! The book is the fourth of the series; the previous three were published by the Progressive Rising Phoenix Press in 2012.

Rachel and Sammy were introduced in Rachel and Sammy Visit the Prairie, an educational tool that teaches children to identify 20 common prairie plants. The second book in the series, Rachel and Sammy Visit the Forest, is beautifully illustrated and showcases 15 common spring woodland wildflowers. A fantastic guide to take on a nature trail, children will enjoy learning as they hike with Rachel and Sammy. In the third book in the series, Rachel and Sammy Learn About Trees, Rachel and Sammy are joined by their classmates, Mrs. Doe, and Doc Opossum, and they discover all kinds of interesting tree facts during a trip to a forest. This book teaches children about tree identification, parts of trees, importance of trees, photosynthesis, and much more!

Copies of Rachel and Sammy books are available in both print and e-book formats and may be purchased from online retailers.

Jannifer Powelson lives in Princeton, Illinois and has been writing children's books since 2003. The author conducted research on raccoons to write her master's thesis and now works as a resource conservationist at the Stark County Soil and Water Conservation District. Her daughters and her love of nature, photography, writing, and education were the inspirations for the Rachel and Sammy books.

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