Series

  • The sweeping story of three generations of MacIveys, who work their way up from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. Volume 1 covers the first generation of MacIveys to arrive in Florida and Zech’s coming of age. Volume 2 covers Zech’s son, Solomon, and the exploitation of the land as his own generation prospers. Ages 9 and up.

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  • Follow Doug Waitley on a journey around south Florida from coast to coast through aromatic orange groves, along white-sand beaches, and through sugar and cattle country.

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  • Discover the strange, uncanny, and just plain interesting history of people and places in South Carolina.

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  • Cracker Westerns are rip-roarin’, action-packed, can’t-put-’em-down tales set in the frontier days of Florida. They are full of adventure, real heroes, and vivid, authentic details that bring Florida’s history to life.

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  • Author Douglas Waitley invites you to step out of the air-conditioned shopping malls and crowded amusement parks and into Natural Florida. Reveals how to enjoy nature without discomfort.

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  • Follow the teenaged ghost hunters of St. Augustine in a wild romp around the South, chasing ghosts, pirates, and vampires along the way.

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  • Florida’s past is full of people — from the most influential to the most nefarious, follow Stuart McIver on a fascinating trip through the history of the people of the state.

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  • Pineapple Press presents a collection of Florida’s best historical fiction for young people.

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  • Today, on the Keys between Key West and the mainland, some 40,000 residents and thousands of visitors fish, swim, sail, and dive in the crystal clear waters off a tropical reef; relax in the sun and cooling trade wind breezes; and sleep in the air-conditioned comfort of their homes and hotel rooms. On these same islands, as short a time as 80 years ago, fewer than 300 inhabitants tried to eke out a living without benefit of electricity, running water, radios, or telephones. Come be transported by this rich and detailed history of the Keys.

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  • Breathtaking photos of Florida’s coasts,  uplands, and wetlands by James Valentine, with scientific explanations by Bruce Means.

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  • How various natural water systems in and around Florida work and what animals live there.

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  • Get a fresh look at some of the state’s most famous ghost stories and learn never-before-heard tales of the strange and the supernatural as you take a trip through Haunted Florida.

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  • Virtually every month for fourteen years, Gene Burnett wrote a history piece under the title “Florida’s Past” for Florida Trend, Florida’s respected magazine of business and finance. This first volume of collected essays from that series proved so popular among book readers that three volumes have been published.

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  • Robert Macomber’s Honor series of naval fiction follows the life and career of Peter Wake in the U.S. Navy during the tumultuous years from 1863 to 1901.

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  • The charming story of Neb, a horse who belongs to himself, and two families living on a white-beached island jewel set in the blue water of the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Young Olivia moves to the Florida scrub and finds much more than sand and scrawny oak trees. Caught in a battle for the fate of the universe, she slips down a tortoise burrow into the vast Floridan Aquifer where ancient animals thrive in a mysterious world.

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  • A collection of writings about Florida by those who lived or traveled here.

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  • Pineapple Press presents a collection of young adult biographies of Florida’s famous historical figures.

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  • Taken from the earlier book, Priceless Florida, these three volumes present the incomparable ecological riches of this unique region in a way that will appeal to young and old, laypersons and scientists. A cornucopia of colorful illustrations and exquisite photos makes you feel you’re there. The comprehensive text enlightens with facts and brims with intriguing curiosities while bridging multiple fields in a crisp, readable style that only seasoned science-educators like Drs. Whitney, Means, and Rudloe could offer. The authors enlighten us on every kind of natural area found within the Sunshine State. Imagine yourself trekking into a hammock, slogging through a swamp, floating down a river, strolling along a beach, hovering over a coral reef, or probing the depths of an underwater cave. You’ll discover how everything from soils, rocks, water, and landforms shape flora and fauna — and vice versa. You’ll also learn how the survival of some of the world’s most endangered species and ecosystems hinges on our actions.

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  • Heartwarming stories from Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary.

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  • The Secrets trilogy is set in the small towns of the Florida Panhandle, featuring Old Doc Berber as sleuth.

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  • The perfect complement to a curriculum encompassing science, natural history, and vocabulary, the Florida Fossil Discoveries series explores how scientists use fossil clues to learn about the lives and habitats of the most exciting animals that ever lived. Focusing on archaeological digs and finds along the entire southern shore of the United States, the book gives readers an in-depth, straightforward look at the giant creatures that prowled the Florida of prehistory.

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  • Pull up your favorite chair and a few listeners and start your own storytelling tradition with the gems from this collection of tall tales, modern fables, nonsense stories, and stories from history — all with a Florida flavor.

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  • Information about those amazing animals presented in an entertaining way with large photos and amusing drawings. Each book includes information on height, distribution, kinds, speed, herds, endangerment, food, family structure, babies, and more.

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  • Follow the Carlisles on an amazing tour of some of the South’s most fascinating cities. Organized by historical era, the story of each location unfolds on a tour of each city.

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