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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 debate, democracy, and citizenship.

A refreshing and timely reminder that disagreement can—and should—be productive.” — Kirkus

Should an ancient monkey puzzle tree be cut down to make room for exciting new classrooms? In this spirited picture book, students must work together to come to an agreement—but it’s no …

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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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Out of Season

by Kari Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: marine life, law & crime

Fourteen-year-old Maya sneaks out in her kayak before breakfast every morning to check on a family of sea otters living in the nearby bay. It's hard being an animal lover in a fishing family. The animals Maya loves threaten her family's main source of income, and Maya doesn't know if she can trust her family not to hurt them. She is determined to p …

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The Effects of Climate Change on the Oceans

by Natalie Hyde
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10
  • Grade: 5
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems

Climate change is one of the most serious threats to the world‘s oceans causing ecosystem damage, coastal erosion, and ocean acidification. This necessary title explores these effects and the worldwide efforts to reduce them. From youth leaders to global organizations, learn how people work together to protect the oceans from the effects of clima …

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Why Are Oceans Important?

by Natalie Hyde
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10
  • Grade: 5
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems

Why are oceans some of Earth‘s most important resources? This title explores the many ways humans and other living things depend on oceans, from helping to clean the air and regulating the climate to providing work opportunities and healthy food. Readers will also learn how human activity affects oceans and become familiar with the call for more …

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Preventing Ocean Pollution

by Natalie Hyde
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10
  • Grade: 5
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems

Most people have heard of the massive collection of debris in the Pacific Ocean or the damaging effects of oil spills on ocean ecosystems. But there are many other ways the world‘s oceans are being affected by pollution. This important title examines the sources of ocean pollution and the action being taken around the world to prevent pollution. …

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Working Toward Protecting the Planet

by Cynthia O‘Brien
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: non-classifiable, environmental conservation & protection, sociology

This book looks at the impact of environmental activists, from John Muir to Rachel Carson, and the events that had wide-ranging impact, such as the Santa Barbara oil spill, the Standing Rock Sioux protest, and the campaigns by Indigenous communities around the world. Today, Earth activism is widespread and powerful, and often led by young voices, s …

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Using Ocean Resources Sustainably

by Natalie Hyde
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10
  • Grade: 5
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection

From food to economic opportunities, the ocean contains a wealth of natural resources that humans around the world depend on. But as we use these resources, we can negatively impact the ocean. Luckily, people around the world are creating ways to use ocean resources sustainably, so they will be available for years to come. In this interesting title …

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