The following titles are children’s picture books. They are appropriate for ages 3-7 and are excellent books for beginner readers. Facts about the Common Loon are interspersed throughout the books so readers will not only read about Lonnie’s adventures, but also learn about the Common Loon.

Lonnie the Loon was inspired by the beautiful Loons that can be seen nesting, feeding, and swimming on the luscious lakes in Minnesota.


A desert rainstorm interrupts a quail family's hunt for food.

Quincy the Quail Leads His Family on an Adventure

Quincy the Quail is a little clumsy, but that doesn’t stop him from leading his family on adventures around their home in the desert. When a sudden rainstorm interrupts their hunt for food, Quincy finds himself in trouble. Discover who rescues Quincy so he can continue being a good leader for his family.


Quincy the Quail Saves a Life

Quincy the Quail is a little clumsy, but that doesn’t stop him from taking care of his family. When the quail family hunt for food in a new neighborhood, they encounter a bullying hummingbird. Quincy protects his chicks from the bully and ends up saving a life.

Travel with Lonnie as he looks for his home.


Lonnie the Loon Finds His Home

In this sweet story about life on a lake, Lonnie is looking for his home. Being a curious Loon, he wants to live under a Beaver’s log, in an Eagle’s nest, or in a Muskrat’s water hole. He tries to convince his mom where he would like to live but discovers there is only one place he can call his home.


Lonnie the Loon Learns to Fly

Lonnie is getting a little bigger and goes on a flying adventure with his mom. Lonnie is curious about nature that surrounds him and learns important lessons about the clouds, the wind, and the river. Children can swoop and glide along with Lonnie.


Listen to the Loon calls with a QR Reader App while Lonnie's Dad teaches him how to call like other Loons.

Lonnie the Loon Learns to Call

Loons have four distinct calls that can be heard on the lakes where Loons nest. Lonnie is old enough now to have his dad teach him the various calls and when they are used. This is an interactive book where the reader can actually listen to the Loon calls using a QR Code Reader App on their smart phone or other device.

Listen to the Loon calls!

Meet Lonnie's new friend in the desert.

Lonnie the Loon Flies South for the Winter

Lonnie’s dad tells him he will have to fly to coastal waters for the winter because their home lake will freeze over. While flying South, Lonnie is blown off course and ends up on a desert lake. He makes friends with someone new, a Quail named Quincy. Once again, readers can listen to animal calls using a QR Code Reader App on their smart phone or other device.