Awards & More

First Place Book Winner We have been very blessed to have won book awards 2 years in a row. The Texas Association of Authors felt Hamilton Troll and this series was important enough to receive First Place in best Picture Book and Best Children’s Educational Series and we couldn’t be more proud. This opened the…

About Us

Illustrator: Carol W. Bryant, Author: Kathleen J. Shields, Illustrator: Leigh A. Klug We are so happy to announce the publication of our 10th Hamilton Troll book, our second book award, for Best Educational Children’s Series, as well as our Hamilton Troll Curriculum. We have been hard at work creating and marketing this series. We want…

Raccoons

Did You Know Raccoons: Raccoons climb trees when they feel threatened. They also make their homes in old tree hollows (holes). Their eyes are surrounded by brown/black fur (mask). Raccoons have been known to clean their food. They are good at problem solving and can remember solutions for up to three years.

Frogs

Did You Know Frogs: Frogs don’t drink; they absorb water through their skin. The smallest known frog is about 1in long, and the largest known frog is about a foot long. There are over 4,000 frog species in the world, with only 88 of them in the United States

Rabbits

Did You Know Rabbits: Rabbits are very social and need lots of love and attention Rabbits teeth grow continuously throughout their life. Rabbits ears help regulate their temperature.

Owls

Did You Know Owls Owls cannot chew their food because they do not have teeth. Instead, they swallow their food whole. When their food contains things they can’t digest, they regurgitate pellets (throw-up) Owls are unable to move their eyes which means they must turn their entire head to see in a different direction.

Armadillos

Did You Know Armadillos: Armadillos are the only living mammals with armor-like shells. Armadillos are born as identical quadruplets (4 exact copies) Armadillos have poor vision, but they have a strong sense of smell.  They can smell up to 7 inches below the ground! Armadillos sleep for 18-19 hours a day and are active at night….

Beavers

Did You Know Beavers: Semi-aquatic, meaning they live in the water and walk on land. Beavers have thick fur and webbed feet for swimming. Beavers have large flat tails they use as paddles and packing mud on dams. Beavers have sharp teeth for gnawing on wood that grow back like fingernails. Beavers are herbivores, they…

Woodpeckers

Did You Know Woodpeckers: Woodpeckers can peck up to 20 times per second They tap holes in trees to find bugs to eat. They also drink tree sap and eat fruits, nuts and seeds. Woodpecker feet have toes that face front AND back so they can grip hold of anything (tree or pole)  

Squirrels

Did You Know Squirrels: Squirrels can swivel their hind feet backwards They can jump about 4 feet high or about 9 feet horizontally They can run about 12 miles per hour

Skunks

Did You Know Skunks: Young skunks accidentally spray when they are afraid. Skunks have poor eyesight but excellent hearing and sight. They can run 10 miles per hour.  

Bees

Did You Know Bees: Bees are colorblind? They can’t see the color RED Male drone bees can’t sting Some Bumble bee’s don’t live in hives most live in the ground. They only make enough honey to feed themselves.