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Small History of a Disagreement

by Claudio Fuentes, translated by Elisa Amado, illustrated by Gabriela Lyon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 7
tagged: non-classifiable, friendship, politics & government

A lively introduction to voting, democracy, and activism for kids.

“The message of this book, which focuses on a student body’s divided opinion about an issue vital to its future, is that disagreements can lead to fruitful discussion, better understanding and great ideas.” —New York Times

Should an ancient monkey puzzle tree be cut down to ma …

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A Family for Faru

by Anitha Rao-Robinson, illustrated by Karen Patkau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: hippos & rhinos, adoption, environment

 

In this touching story of belonging and environmental awareness, a young boy’s courage and ingenuity help an orphaned rhinoceros find safety in a new herd.

Tetenya and his mother have found Faru, a baby rhinoceros, alone on the savannah. They know that rhino sanctuaries will adopt orphaned infants, but finding the rangers who protect local herds …

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Mega-Dogs of New Kansas

by Dan Jolley, illustrated by Jacques Khouri
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: science fiction, action & adventure, dogs

The story of a girl and her dog—in space.
Sienna Barlow loves nothing more than riding around New Kansas on top of her mega-dog, Gus. He's one of the massive pooches protecting the human settlers of a strange planet. In fact, Sienna connects better with Gus than with other kids. So when a visiting official threatens to shut down the mega-dog prog …

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How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl

by Rina Singh, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: girls & women, asia, environmental conservation & protection

In a small village in India, a boy grows up to make a huge difference in his community by planting trees to celebrate the birth of every girl. Based on a true story, this book celebrates environmental sustainability, community activism and ecofeminism.

This is the story of Sundar Paliwal, who is from a small Indian village ruled by ancient customs. …

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How We Use Rocks and Minerals

by Ruth Daly
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8
  • Grade: 3
tagged: rocks & minerals, environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection

Rocks and minerals are natural resources found in Earth. They are used as fuel, for building, and to make items sush as smartphones. Some minerals, including gold and silver, are prized for their beauty. Find out about the different types of rocks and minerals, how they formed, how they are used, and what we can do to conserve and recycle them.

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Why Air Is Important

by Kelly Spence
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8
  • Grade: 3
tagged: environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection

Air is essential for all living things on Earth. It provides the oxygen we need to breathe. Air affects the weather and nature, and can be used as a source of clean, renewable energy. But air can also get polluted by natural causes and human-made sources. Find out why air is so important, the factors that pollute it, and the steps that we can all t …

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¡Elige reusar!

by Crystal Sikkens
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6
  • Grade: 1
tagged: beginner, experiments & projects, environmental conservation & protection

We can all make good choices to do our part to care for Earth. Read about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling, as well choosing items that can be used over and over.

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¡Descubre dinosaurios!

by Crystal Sikkens
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6
  • Grade: 1
tagged: beginner, experiments & projects, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

The only way we can learn about dinosaurs is by studying their fossils. Read about how comparing fossils shows us how different dinosaurs moved, what foods they ate, and how they protected themselves.

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