{{lfctrl.headTitleStep1}}

{{lfctrl.headCopyStep1}}

An Email Is Headed
Your Way

We've sent a message
so you can pick a new password.

Reset Your Password

Think of a password that is at least 6 characters long.

Success! You now have a new password.

Please be sure to memorize it or write it in a safe place.



Wait!

Are you sure you want to exit?
Your password will not be reset!

{{lfctrl.notice}}


Wait!

Are you sure you don't want to finish?
You're almost done!

We are missing your email address.

Please enter your or your parent's email address. We will only use your email address to reset your password should you forget it.

Sign Up for Free E-Newsletters

(Optional)

You're Signed up for {{nlctrl.form.newsletters.join(',')}}

The next newsletter will arrive in your inbox within a few weeks.

hey, {{userData.username}}!

Edit Your Profile

SORRY!

You can only put stickers
where you see the dotted
circles.

ADD MY STICKER

WAIT!

You have to sign in,
first!

ALL SERIES
HIDE
g Go Back

Jim Arnosky

Born: New York, United States of America

Current Home: South Ryegate, United States of America

Jim Arnosky

An artist and naturalist, Jim Arnosky began his career in children's books as a response to the time when fears of Lyme disease took over the media and families were being discouraged from spending time outdoors. Determined to share his enthusiasm for nature with kids, he began writing and illustrating the books that have proved so popular ever since, including All About Rattlesnakes, All About Deer, and other “All About” books for Scholastic. Arnosky advises sensible precautions when exploring outdoors — boots and a hat, for example — but emphasizes that curiosity and a spirit of discovery are the most important traits young adventurers need to have with them at all time.

A dedicated environmentalist, Arnosky refrains from making heavy-handed pronouncements in his children's books. Not only does he feel it's unfair to saddle young kids with worries about saving the earth, but he feels such pressure will make them reluctant to think positively about nature at all. “I prefer to show rather than tell,” he explains, “to teach rather than preach, to guide rather than simply warn. In showing my readers what I look for in my ramblings, I hope that they will keep an eye out for such things and make discoveries of their own when they are outdoors.” Arnosky is known for his detailed, accurate illustrations, and his attention to detail makes it easy for children to see how carefully nature has designed plants and animals to function in their natural habitats. In his many sketching and drawing books, he shares his techniques with youngsters, something he also enjoys doing with small groups of children.

Arnosky lives with his family on a 20-acre farm in South Ryegate, Vermont.

List of Books by Jim Arnosky