Enjoying Nature, the Children's Books Blog


Sloth and Baby Best Friends!

December 13, 2014 Julia Heckathorn

From Good Morning America and the Today Show to Perez Hilton, the Huffington Post, Yahoo, Daily Mail and Buzzfeed, Daisy and Alia blew up the internet this week! The story about their sloth/baby friendship is so cute, that journalists can't resist publishing the story, and readers can't help but smile! They are such a cute pair. Here are some pictures you saw in the articles, and some you didn't! Thanks for all the love!  ORIGINAL STORY http://www.catersnews.com/stories/video/awwwww-five-month-old-baby-forms-remarkable-bond-with-a-sloth/       And every cute story needs a cute video!     


Great Holiday Gifts for a Cause!

November 06, 2014 Julia Heckathorn

CHILDREN'S BOOKS! Fun and Educational 100% of proceeds go to save the pygmy sloths and their habitat, Escudo Island in Panama! Let's save the sloths!! Great Holiday gifts, and signed by the author when purchased here at our online store! The Hidden Clover series makes nature come alive as young readers follow the characters' adventures around the world. Reviewers have raved that Search for the Hidden Clover books are "not just another series, but an educational, interactive experience." The books, animals, and educational events have been featured on such news outlets as the TODAY show, Times London and US, Voice of America Worldwide, and...


Keynote at the Mississippi Early Childhood Association Conference

October 16, 2014 Julia Heckathorn

It was with great pleasure that we were able to speak last week at Mississippi's annual Early Childhood Education Conference. It was an honor to meet so many wonderful educators hoping to make a difference in children's lives. One of my favorite moments was in a breakout session when the women in the room began telling stories of horrible memories of being in the classroom as a child. I asked that if they had such bad memories of school, why devote their adult life to being back in the classroom teaching children? The response was that they wished to make a...


For the People and the Land of Panama

September 02, 2014 Julia Heckathorn

Panama. It's become a place so dear to me. Helping the sloths there, serving the people, building an economy, starting a church, and making the region more beautiful than when we first found it…These have become the passions of my heart. As the work that we do in Panama continues, the locals begin to change in the way that they care for their land. They ask us for help in how they can protect it better, how they can grow spiritually, how they can teach their children to live in a way that sustains the environment and pleases God. It's incredible...


Voice of America Worldwide News in 43 Languages- About Hidden Clover

April 22, 2014 Julia Heckathorn

Watch our most recent story on Voice of America, currently being distributed worldwide. This is what Hidden Clover is all about...