Earth Day!

By Caroline O'Connor | April 16 2019 | AllChildren'sGeneralGift

 

For the youngest activists among us, these books are geared just for them! Full of facts, stories, and tips on how to change the world. With information on problems both large and small, these books break down the concepts of health, hunger, climate change, and endangered species, so that readers can understand the world around them, and how they can make a difference in their own lives, as well as in their communities and the world at large.

 

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31 Ways to Change the World
978-0-7636-4506-9
Children have lots of ideas for changing the world — and here are thirty-one fun and simple ways to get started.Small actions multiplied by lots of people equals big change! That’s the driving belief behind the social change movement We Are What We Do — and it infuses this lively, motivating book packed with action steps for younger readers. Incorporating the suggestions of thousands of children, tips range from stirring (stand up for something) to silly (walk your dad); from earth-friendly (don’t charge your phone overnight) to eye-opening (where is that Waldo?); from social (teach your granny to text) to downright surprising (speak soccer!). These thirty-one creative, original ideas are contributed by kids for kids — and each is guaranteed to have a clear and positive impact. Of course, the book would not be complete without a final question to the reader: what’s the one thing you would do to change the world? Back matter includes an author’s note and information about how to get involved.
$8.99 US
Mar 09, 2010
7-1/2 x 9-1/16
Paperback
80 Pages
Candlewick
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

What Is Climate Change?
978-1-5247-8615-1
Learn more about what climate change means and how it's affecting our planet.
$5.99 US
Jun 19, 2018
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Start Now!
You Can Make a Difference
978-0-525-51436-7
For the youngest activists among us, a book geared just for them full of facts, stories, and tips on how to change the world, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Clinton.
$16.99 US
Oct 02, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
144 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 7-10 years
Grades 2-5

What a Waste
Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet
978-1-4654-8141-2
Everything you need to know about what we're doing to our environment, good and bad, from pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.
$16.99 US
Apr 02, 2019
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Hardcover
72 Pages
DK Children
Age 6-9 years
Grades 1-4

The Magic and Mystery of Trees
978-1-4654-7936-5
Learn about the amazing natural science of trees in this illustrated nature and science book.
$16.99 US
Mar 05, 2019
9 x 10-7/8
Hardcover
80 Pages
DK Children
Age 7-9 years
Grades 2-4

Under Threat
An Album of Endangered Animals
978-1-5362-0543-5
Travel the world in a stunning, informative book about animals under threat of extinction.From the giant panda of China to Fiji’s banded iguana, creatures all over the world are imperiled like never before in human history. Visit all inhabited continents via a series of striking graphic stamps by printmaker Tom Frost, depicting more than thirty species — some familiar, some you may not have known existed — all of which are in danger of not existing for much longer. Fact files from conservation biologist Martin Jenkins introduce readers to some of the threatened fauna around the globe. A timely call to arms for animal lovers young and old, this oversize nonfiction book discusses the reasons that so many species are in danger of dying out and what we can do to help them.
$19.99 US
Aug 19, 2019
9-13/16 x 13
Hardcover
64 Pages
Candlewick Studio
Age 9-12 years
Grades 4-7

One Day On Our Blue Planet: In the Ocean
978-1-911171-41-6
Young readers will fall in love with this adventurous dolphin calf as she teaches them about the Pacific ocean and all the wonderful creatures beneath the sea.
$16.95 US
Jun 05, 2018
10-5/8 x 9-1/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

The Green Giant
978-1-84365-430-8
A beautiful eco-tale encouraging us to put down our devices and save the planet; written by an award-winning author and illustrator.
$16.95 US
Jul 02, 2019
8-2/3 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Pavilion Children's
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth
978-0-7636-9483-8
After magnifying the beauty of unseen organisms in Tiny Creatures, Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton turn their talents to the vast variety of life on Earth.The more we study the world around us, the more living things we discover every day. The planet is full of millions of species of plants, birds, animals, and microbes, and every single one — including us — is part of a big, beautiful, complicated pattern. When humans interfere with parts of the pattern, by polluting the air and oceans, taking too much from the sea, and cutting down too many forests, animals and plants begin to disappear. What sort of world would it be if it went from having many types of living things to having just one? In a beautiful follow-up, the creators of the award-winning Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes deliver an inspiring look at the extraordinary diversity of Earth’s inhabitants — and the importance of their preservation.
$15.99 US
Nov 07, 2017
9-3/4 x 11-5/16
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 5-8 years
Grades K-3

The Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World
Plan a Campaign, Recruit Supporters, Lobby Politicians, Pass Legislation, Raise Money, Attract Media Attention
978-1-58008-561-8
A powerful and practical guide to environmental activism featuring proven strategies and lessons learned from the winners of the Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards--America's top honor for young green leaders.
$14.99 US
Feb 22, 2011
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
224 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Stretch to the Sun
From a Tiny Sprout to the Tallest Tree on Earth
978-1-58089-771-6
The tallest known tree on earth is located in Redwood National Park in northern California. More than twelve hundred years old, it is approximately 380 feet tall--and still climbing!
$16.99 US
Oct 09, 2018
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 5-8 years
Grades K-3

Red Alert! Endangered Animals Around the World
978-1-58089-839-3
An interactive look at endangered animals imploring readers to discover fifteen species facing extinction.
$17.99 US
Jul 03, 2018
8-11/16 x 11-13/16
Hardcover
48 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 5-8 years
Grades K-3

Michael Recycle's Environmental Adventures
978-1-63140-985-1
Come along on Michael Recycle's Enviromental Adventures! Collecting the four-issue comic series, these clever stories will delight readers of all ages with their charming art and green messages and tips.
$14.99 US
Oct 31, 2017
6 x 9
Hardcover
88 Pages
IDW Publishing
Age 6-8 years
Grades 1-3

I am Jane Goodall
978-0-525-42849-7
This tenth book in the New York Times bestselling biography series profiles Jane Goodall, the scientist and conservationist who is famous for her work with chimpanzees.
$15.99 US
Sep 06, 2016
7-1/2 x 7-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Dial Books
Age 5-8 years
Grades K-3

Every Breath We Take
A Book About Air
978-1-58089-616-0
A joyful and empowering environmental book from Moms Clean Air Force, a national movement of more than one hundred thousand moms--and dads--who are protecting the right of every child to breathe clean air. Forward by actress Julianne Moore.
$16.95 US
Mar 08, 2016
8-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Trees
978-0-7636-9001-4
A lyrical narrative and lovely, graphic illustrations pay tribute to the beauty and importance of the trees all around us.Trees change through the seasons — springing to life, bearing fruit, and losing their leaves before a period of sleep. They clean the air we breathe, provide seeds and homes for creatures, and extend their shade to everyone equally. Throughout all these changes, trees are constant, patiently learning to grow and flourish wherever they might be. Trees is a reverent and poetic homage that invites the reader to take a closer look at these magnificent beings.
$14.99 US
Mar 14, 2017
9-1/16 x 9-1/16
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick Studio
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

Leaf
978-1-911171-31-7
When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous - and his habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust. Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colorful leaves...just trying to go home.Maybe he needs some help?
$17.95 US
Oct 03, 2017
10-15/16 x 9-5/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2