Ocean! Waves for All By Stacy McAnulty & David Litchfield

Back of Book: From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator David Litchfield, Ocean! Waves for All is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the ocean, told from the perspective of the ocean itself. My Review: I received a copy of this picture book from Macmillian Publishing in exchange for an honest review: TheContinue reading “Ocean! Waves for All By Stacy McAnulty & David Litchfield”

A Year with Mama Earth by Rebecca Grabill

Back of Book: In September, Mama Earth sighs out the first autumn frost, which crunches under children’s feet. Mama Earth looks after nature’s plants and animals throughout the year—singing lullabies to fat bears in the fall, dressing evergreens in icicles in winter, and waking up the crocuses in spring. And in the summer, Mama EarthContinue reading “A Year with Mama Earth by Rebecca Grabill”

Don’t Let Them Disappear By by Chelsea Clinton

Back of Book: Did you know that blue whales are the largest animals in the world? Or that sea otters wash their paws after every meal? The world is filled with millions of animal species, and all of them are unique and special. Many are on the path to extinction. In this book, Chelsea ClintonContinue reading “Don’t Let Them Disappear By by Chelsea Clinton”

Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses by Shira Boss

Back of Book: This charming picture book tells the true story of Bob Redman, a child growing up in New York City. Tired of the noise, the people, and the rushing around, Bob took shelter in the natural beauty of Central Park—where he covertly built a series of amazing treehouses, starting with a simple platformContinue reading “Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses by Shira Boss”

If I Were a Park Ranger By Catherine Stier

Back of Book: If you were a national park ranger, you’d spend every day in one of the most treasured places in America. You’d have an amazing job protecting animals, the environment, and our country’s natural and historical heritage, from the wilds of Denali to the Statue of Liberty! My Review: I received a copyContinue reading “If I Were a Park Ranger By Catherine Stier”

The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng By Sophia Gholz

Back of Book: As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India’s Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The BoyContinue reading “The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng By Sophia Gholz”

Redwoods by Jason Chin

Back of Book: A ordinary subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about redwood forests. As he reads the information unfolds, and with each new bit of knowledge, he travels―all the way to California to climb into the Redwood canopy. Crammed with interesting and accurate information about these great naturalContinue reading “Redwoods by Jason Chin”

The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches

Back of Book: Peek into this diary of an aluminum can as it goes on a journey from inside a bauxite rock, to the manufacturing line, to the store shelf, to a display on a bookshelf, to a garbage can, and finally to a recycling plant where it emerges into its new life…as a baseballContinue reading “The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches”

Miss Fox’s Class Goes Greenby Eileen Spinelli

Back of Book: When Miss Fox shows up at school riding her bicycle, Mouse asks, “Do you have a flat tire?” “No,” Miss Fox tells her students. “I am going green!” Soon everyone in the class is working to keep the earth healthy. Mouse takes shorter showers (and does her singing after!); Bunny brings aContinue reading “Miss Fox’s Class Goes Greenby Eileen Spinelli”

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

Back of Book: Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers’ user’s guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet’s terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look atContinue reading “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers”