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Pax, Journey Home

by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, multigenerational, foxes

From award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; this is a gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling novel about chosen families and the healing power of love. A New York Times bestseller!

It’s been a year since Peter and his pet fox, Pax, have seen each other. Once inseparable, they now lead very different lives.

Pax a …

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Sharks Forever

The Mystery and History of the Planet’s Perfect Predator

by Mark Leiren-Young
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: marine life, endangered, environmental conservation & protection

Explore the latest science about sharks.

Did you know that some sharks have friends? Or that there are sharks small enough to swim in a soup can? There are sharks who can walk on land and others who make their own light. There are ancient sharks who lived in the oceans millions of years ago, and new species who have just been discovered. Most import …

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Beware the Burmese Pythons

And Other Invasive Animal Species

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Phil Nicholls
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection

A kid-friendly introduction to invasive animal species that explores how they got into new ecosystems and the damage they've caused.

It might not seem like a big deal when a non-native animal species finds its way to another environment. But it can be! Invasive species reproduce quickly and often have no natural predators, allowing them to overtake …

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Oculum Echo

by Philippa Dowding
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: dystopian, environment, survival stories

The explosions come in the night.

Miranda1, Mannfred, Grannie, and the one thousand children of Oculum must flee their farm, chased by the UnRuly and their bombs. Just as they begin their journey through the wasteland and towards the safety of the green valley, Echo1 wakes from an eighty-three-year sleep and is given a mission to find the four domes …

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Listen Up!

Exploring the World of Natural Sound

by Stephen Aitken
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, endangered, sounds, environmental science & ecosystems

The sounds of nature are being drowned out by the clamor of human activity, and that's not good for people, animals or the environment.

Every living thing emits sound—birds sing, whales whistle, streams burble and trees pop and fizzle. In Listen Up, young readers are introduced to all the sounds of the natural world, from the first Big Bang to the …

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Why Humans Build Up

The Rise of Towers, Temples and Skyscrapers

by Gregor Craigie, illustrated by Kathleen Fu
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: architecture, environmental conservation & protection, symbols, monuments, national parks, etc., city & town life

“Finely detailed inside and outside...Broad in scope, perceptively organized, and enriched with fascinating entries.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Why did they build it so high?

People have been constructing tall buildings for thousands of years, for many different reasons. Castle walls kept people safe. Utility towers transmit TV and cel …

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