By Lyda Whiting
EARTH REMEMBERS WHEN
Written by Dawn Wynne,
Illustrated by Gloria Piņeiro
Once, the earth was
beautiful, with pristine oceans and clean air. Forests covered the land, and
creatures large and small were plentiful. Once, people cared for the earth,
conserving resources to protect the world they loved. Once, food was eaten
fresh and came directly from the land and the sea.
Look at the beauty of the
ocean, and then confront the devastating results of water pollution. See the
beauty of the trees, and then learn about deforestation.
The earth is still beautiful,
and people are working together to heal, preserve, and protect the planet we
share. This book encourages children to learn about the issues, and contribute
to the solutions by growing gardens, recycling, and reusing things in creative
illustrations of the beauty of the world, and fold-out pages powerfully showing
the threats to that beauty, make this book a compelling call to action.
Recommended for ages 5-8.
Published by Dawning Press,
this book is available at your local bookstore.
CABO & CORAL
Written by Udo Wahn, Illustrated by Jami
Coral check out the waves at their local beach. Surfs up, and soon they are in
the water with their boards, riding the waves and enjoying the natural beauty
all around them. Sea turtles and fish swim nearby, and dolphins playfully leap
in and out of the waves with them. Later, Cabo and
Coral watch the sunset over the ocean after a great day spent in the water.
This book will capture the
imaginations of young readers, with its fun characters and colorful full-page
paintings of the beauty of the ocean and beach. Children will learn in a
positive lighthearted way about surfing as well as how they can help the
delicate ecosystem of the coastline.
Recommended for ages 3 and
Published by Craft Print
International, this book is available at your local bookstore.
DRAW PLUS SCIENCE
Written and illustrated by
Draw your way to scientific
knowledge! Learn how to draw an octopus and a fish, and why one is an
invertebrate and one is a vertebrate. Draw butterflies and moths while
observing the differences. Plant a bean and draw its changes to record its
growth. Draw frogs while learning about life cycles. Draw trees and landscapes,
and learn about seasonal changes and environmental adaptation.
Children will create drawings
of all kinds of animals and plants, and learn science at the same time. Easy
drawing lessons illustrate scientific concepts such as adaptation,
classification, and characteristics of living things.
This activity book uses the author’s
proven step-by-step technique to teach drawing. Children will combine simple
shapes to create plants, birds, insects, animals, and people. At the same time,
each section of the book introduces and reinforces science lessons in a
For ages 6 and up.
Published by Peel
Productions, this book is available at your local bookstore.
THE BUG BARIANS
Written by Marty Byk, Illustrated by JoAnn DiMaggio
Deep in the lush grass of the
park are five bugs known as the Bug Barians. Clumsy
Clonk stole an acorn, and now the bugs are running as fast as they can. They
are running away from an angry squirrel who wants his acorn back. If only the
Bug Barians can make it back to their boat, the Leaf
Erikson! And this is only the start of their adventures.
Set sail with this funny crew
of little Vikings. Cross vast waters — like the park’s small pond. Explore
strange lands —like the playground. Encounter enormous beasts — like a peaceful
duck just trying to have an afternoon nap.
Children will laugh at the
antics of these tiny heroes. There are charming portraits of all the silly
characters, and a huge adventure to be had.
For ages 3 - 5.
Published by Bug Barians Limited LLC, this book is available at your local