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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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Wolf Island

photographs by Ian McAllister, by Nicholas Read
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: wolves & coyotes, environmental science & ecosystems

"The story is really told by the big, bright pictures—which glow with the rhythms and beauties of this remote habitat...Enthralling fare for budding naturalists." —Kirkus Reviews

The Great Bear Rainforest is a majestic place full of tall trees, huge bears and endless schools of salmon. Award-winning photographer and author Ian McAllister's lumin …

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Whales to the Rescue

How Whales Help Engineer the Planet

by Adrienne Mason, illustrated by Kim Smith
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, marine life, environmental science & ecosystems

It's not just humans working to combat global warming. Meet the ecosystem engineers who are improving our planet's health!

In this unique look at how one animal can make a difference for the planet, Adrienne Mason, a marine biologist, reveals how whales are ecosystem engineers --- animals that create, modify or maintain a habitat or ecosystem. Whale …

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Le Monde Secret des Lichens

Guide du jeune naturaliste

by Troy McMullin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: biology, curiosities & wonders

Lichens are complex life forms that are the result of a symbiotic partnership between multiple organisms, usually a fungus and an alga or cyanobacteria. Though often overlooked or mistaken for other organisms like moss, lichens are a critical part of each ecosystem they inhabit and are important sources of food, absorbers of carbon dioxide and biom …

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The Secret World of Lichens

A Young Naturalist's Guide

by Troy McMullin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: biology, curiosities & wonders

Lichens are complex life forms that are the result of a symbiotic partnership between multiple organisms, usually a fungus and an alga or cyanobacteria. Though often overlooked or mistaken for other organisms like moss, lichens are a critical part of each ecosystem they inhabit and are important sources of food, absorbers of carbon dioxide and biom …

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The Whale Who Swam Through Time

A Two-Hundred-Year Journey in the Arctic

illustrated by Alex Boersma, by Nick Pyenson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: marine life

This sweeping nonfiction picture book The Whale Who Swam Through Time explores the 200-year lifespan of a bowhead whale and the changing environment that surrounds her.
Almost 200 years ago . . .
Our journey begins with the birth of a bowhead whale, the longest-living mammal in the world. Over the course of her life in the Arctic, the bowhead whal …

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Our Green City

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illustrated by Colleen Larmour
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: recycling & green living, environmental science & ecosystems

A charming, child-friendly tour around an ideal sustainable city --- with a uniquely positive environmental message from award-winning author Tanya Lloyd Kyi.

In this green city, neighbors take care of all living things: people, plants and animals, too! Many people choose a bicycle, scooter or their own two feet to get where they need to go. A famil …

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Global Ocean, The

by Rochelle Strauss, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection, marine life

The global ocean is in trouble. This beautiful and important book explores the issues --- and what we can do to help.

Though we think of Earth's five oceans as separate and distinct, they are actually a linked system of circulating water that is one single ocean --- the global ocean. This comprehensive and accessible overview explores the global oce …

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Do Trees Have Mothers?

by Charles Bongers
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: trees & forests, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, squirrels, etc., environmental science & ecosystems

A wonder-filled picture book inspired by the science of trees.

With whimsical art and gentle text, Do Trees Have Mothers? translates scientific knowledge about the kinship structures of the forest into a beautiful and affirming story about how trees nurture the young. Discover all the ways in which a mother tree protects and nourishes the baby trees …

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