Did you know an orangutan builds a new nest in the trees every night before it goes to sleep? Did you know that mother otters often wrap themselves and their pups in seaweed to keep from floating away while they sleep? Janet Halfmann's newest children's book, Animal Teachers,...

A Rainbow of BirdsBy Janet HalfmannIllustrated by Jack FosterISBN: 1616334622February 15, 2014Guardian Angel PublishingJanet Halfmann has been a favorite author in our family for years. My older boys grew up on her books, so naturally their two-year-old baby brother became a Halfmann fan, as well....

By Janet Halfmann Illustrated by Kathleen RietzI love the colorful and educational installments in the Smithsonian's Backyard series of books. And so do my boys. Ever since reading Hermit Crab's Home, Janet Halfmann has been a favorite author in our family. We seek out her books...

Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls StoryBy Janet HalfmannIllustrated by Duane SmithISBN-10: 1600602320ISBN-13: 978-1600602320Hardcover, 40 pagesApril 30, 2008Lee & Low BooksReviewed by Sabrina WilliamsJanet Halfmann's biography of the extraordinary life of Robert Smalls is a testament to the rewards that can be attained with...

Hermit Crab's Home: Safe in a Shell is beloved author Janet Halfmann's latest addition to the Smithsonian Oceanic Collection. Author of Little Skink's Tail and numerous other quality children's books, Halfmann brings biology alive for young readers with her skillful storytelling. Children will enjoy learning...

Little Skink's TailBy Janet HalfmannIllustrated by Laurie Allen KleinISBN: 978-0-9768823-8-1Hardcover, ©2007, Sylvan Dell Publishing, 32 pagesAs she snacks on ants one day, a happy little skink loses her tail to a hungry crow in Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfmann. Saddened by the loss...