As a former resident of Alaska now residing in Honolulu, Hawaii, I am a "natural" naturalist by location and avocation, and liberally apply my naturalist eye to all my children's works.  Some years ago, I was challenged by educator colleagues to "put my pen where my mouth was" and write some transformative children's stories.  I wanted stories that would appeal to all ages, from pre-school through young adult, that adults could read to their children over and over without losing interest.  I wanted the stories to appeal to the reader/listener's curiosity, encourage personal discovery and inspire young and old without appealing to gratuitous violence. The result is these works which I sincerely hope will become "Read-To-Me-Please" and "Color-Me-Please" favorites of yours!

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(under construction; coming soon)

The Turtle Dances (Savant, 2013)
by Daniel S. Janik (Illustrated by Ruth Janik)
80 pp.  8.25" x 6" Softcover Book
28 B&W "Color-Me-Please" Illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9886640-1-2

Isla, a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, resting on the beach at Waikiki, notices a dance couple practicing a partner dance routine for a dance competition. Intrigued, she decides she, too, wants to dance, and more so, partner dance. But how to do it?

Written for adults to read aloud to their children, for children to read and enjoy and for and English Second Language (ESL) students of all ages. Lavishly illustrated in black and white with reader coloring opportunities.

The third in the Savant "COLOR-ME-PLEASE" children's book series
The third in Dan's "Pacific Rim Naturalist-Explorer" series

ANIMALS, ANIMALS, ANIMALS BOOK FESTIVAL AWARD
ADA COUNTY FAIR FIRST AWARD


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Check out my "A Whale's Tale" reader, parent and teacher Activities Page
A Whales Tale(Savant, 2009)
by Daniel S. Janik (Illustrated by Ruth Janik)
92 pp.  8.25" x 5" Softcover
20 B&W "Color-Me-Please" Illustrations
ISBN 978-14421050-6-5

The adventures of a juvenile humpback whale on his way from Hawaii to Alaska and back as told by his childhood sweetheart.
Written for adults to read aloud to their children, for children to read and enjoy and for and English Second Language (ESL) students of all ages.

Lavishly illustrated in black and white with reader coloring opportunities.


The first in the Savant "Color-Me-Please" series
The second in Dan's "Pacific Rim Naturalist-Explorer" series

HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL AWARD

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Check out my "A Whale's Tale" reader, parent and teacher Activities Page

(under construction; coming soon)

Sourdough Scott's Bedtime Fairy Tales from Alaska (Publication Consultants, 2005)
by Dan Janik (Illustrated by Patricia A. Kilson)
64 pp. 8.90" x 6.8" Softcover
46 B&W "Color-Me-Please" Illustrations
ISBN 978-15943303-1-5

Three enchanting tales including "Three Bears" (like you've never heard it before), Wolf and Moon, and Otter Girl - as told and retold around Alaskan campfires - developed into complete bedtime stories. Pure delight for children, parents, adults and English Second Language students alike. Heartfelt gifts to the precious,child-explorer-pioneer inside of all of us!

The first in Dan's "Pacific Rim Naturalist-Explorer" series

 
 

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