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Book Spotlight

Pineapple Anthology of Florida Writers, Vol 2
James C. Clark, Editor
From Cabeza de Vaca in 1527 to James Patterson in 2012.
Some are bestselling authors now, some were bestselling authors during their eras, and some like F. Scott Fitzgerald, remain household names, while others, like Theodore Pratt, have faded. Includes, among others, William Bartram, Zane Grey, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

James C. Clark is the editor of Orlando magazine and teaches at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of 200 Quick Looks at Florida History, Pineapple Anthology of Florida Writers Vols. 1 and 2, and Presidents in Florida. He and his two sons live in Orlando.


Author Spotlight


Vampirate of Matanzas Inlet
Andre Frattino
Third in the series of graphic novels about the adventures of Flagler’s Few, Ghost Hunters

3 volumes of Florida’s Natural Ecosystems and Native Species, updated from the bestselling Priceless Florida. Each with 100s of color photos.

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José Martí
Cuba’s Greatest Hero

John M. Dunn
Young adult biography
José Martí, poet, political philosopher, statesman, novelist, journalist, translator, and firebrand revolutionary, is Cuba’s national hero.

John and William Bartram
Sandra Wallus Sammons
A young reader biography.

Our Sea Turtles
Blair and Dawn Witherington
A Practical Guide to the Atlantic and Gulf from Canada to Mexico
Blair and Dawn Witherington
Unique guide to our human experience with a majestic and intriguing group of marine animals. Over 900 color photos.

Old Neb and the Lighthouse Treasure
Lois Swoboda
The first of Old Neb stories for children.

Shark Tooth Hunting on the Carolina Coast
Ashley Oliphant
The only guide to how to find and identify fossil shark teeth on the coast of the Carolinas.

Cutting Loose in Paradise
A mystery novel
Mary Jane Ryals
Set on an island off the Florida Panhandle featuring hair stylist sleuth, LaRue Panther.

Florida's Magnificent Water
James Valentine and D. Bruce Means
Nature Nonfiction
Breathtaking photos of Florida’s springs, caves, aquifers, sinkholes, rivers, lakes, bogs, and wet savannas by James Valentine, with scientific explanations by Bruce Means.

Florida's Wetlands: Volume 2, Florida's
Natural Ecosystems and Native Species

Ellie Whitney, D. Bruce Means, and Anne Rudloe
Nature Nonfiction
Taken from the earlier book, Priceless Florida, brought up to date and modified for a stand-alone book. Concise and heavily illustrated introduction to interior wetlands, seepage wetlands, marshes, flowing-water swamps, beaches and marine marshes, and mangrove swamps.

Coming Spring 2015

Florida's Magnificent Coast
James Valentine and D. Bruce Means
Nature Nonfiction
Breathtaking photos of Florida’s beaches, dunes, coastal strand, and marshes by James Valentine, with scientific explanations by Bruce Means.

Florida's Uplands: Volume 1, Florida's
Natural Ecosystems and Native Species

Ellie Whitney and D. Bruce Means
Nature Nonfiction
Taken from the earlier book, Priceless Florida, brought up to date and modified for a stand-alone book. Concise and heavily illustrated introduction to high pine grasslands, flatwoods and prairies, interior scrub, hardwood hammocks, rocklands, and caves, and beach dunes.

Florida's Magnificent Land
James Valentine and D. Bruce Means
Nature Nonfiction
Breathtaking photos of Florida’s uplands, forests, and prairies by James Valentine, with scientific explanations by Bruce Means.

Florida's Waters: Volume 3, Florida's
Natural Ecosystems and Native Species

Ellie Whitney, D. Bruce Means, and Anne Rudloe
Nature Nonfiction
Taken from the earlier book, Priceless Florida, brought up to date and modified for a stand-alone book. Concise and heavily illustrated introduction to lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, springs; aquatic caves; estuarine waters and seafloors' submarine meadows, sponge, rock, and reef communities; and the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean.

Beaches in Space and Time
Dr. Richard A. Davis Jr.
Nature Nonfiction
A Global Look at the Beach Environment and How We Use It. How beaches originate, what they are made of, and how wind, waves, tides, storms, sea level change, and human development affect them. Includes a section on the most beautiful and interesting beaches in the world—a good many of them in Florida.

Biohistory of Alachua County, Florida
Francis William Zettler
Nature History Nonfiction
Biohistory includes the history of plants and animals as well as people, prehistoric to present-day. This fascinating biohistory of Alachua County, which at one time covered almost a third of the state, is told with verve and clarity like an adventure unfolding over millions of years.

Winter 2015

Recently Published


Those Giant Giraffes
Jan Lee Wicker
Another in the Those Amazing Animals series.