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bullet cover The Great Kapok Tree
A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

by Lynne Cherry

This modern picture-book classic about the beauty and biological importance of tropical rainforests has inspired first-graders to adopt land in Brazil and museums to set up exhibits. A simple story about a logger who falls asleep in the forest and the creatures who whisper about their terrible fate in a "world without trees" imparts appreciation of biodiversity and the problem of habitat destruction without resorting to ideology and environmental correctness. For ages 4 - 8. -- LINDA LOPEZ

Buy from Amazon hardcover (ISBN: 015200520X)

Buy from Amazon paperback (ISBN: 0152026142)



bullet cover Hoot

by Carl Hiaasen

The book is recommended for ages 10 and up, but I read it aloud to my son when he was seven and we both loved it. It's a great story of the little guy (in this case, kids) triumphing over corporate interests. Hoot is filled with suspense, humor, friendship, quirky characters and comical turns -- all the necessary ingredients for keeping kids engaged. It's entertaining but has an environmental message about the consequences of development. -- MARIE WEINMANN

Buy from Amazon hardcover (ISBN: 0375821813)

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bullet cover Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes
A Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up

by Mollie Katzen, Ann L. Henderson (Contributor)

This great cookbook is written like a comic book so that kids can do it all -- or almost all -- by themselves. -- LAWRIE MOTT

Buy from Amazon hardcover (ISBN: 1883672066)



bullet cover The North Pole Was Here
Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World

by Andrew Revkin

Revkin, an environmental reporter for the New York Times, routinely explains the eminently complex science of climate change to more than one million readers. The North Pole Was Here is Revkin's attempt to engage young readers in the science and consequences of global warming through first-person stories about the day-to-day work and life of arctic climate researchers. From flying to the North Pole and landing on a sheet of floating ice to staying up late watching DVDs in a tent, Revkin doesn't forget to highlight the fun side of the job. The book is written for kids ages 10 and up, but both the story and the writing are entertaining enough to keep older folks engaged too. -- SEE THE ONEARTH REVIEW

Buy from Amazon hardcover (ISBN: 0753459930)

Buy from Amazon paperback (ISBN: 0753461382)



bullet coverThe Lorax

by Dr. Seuss

A deft political satire against the mindless industrial greed and the wanton destruction of the environment that proceeded unchecked from the industrial revolution to the dawn of the space age. Dr. Seuss's classic is a spellbinding tale from its very first sentence. -- JONATHAN LARSEN

Buy from Amazon hardcover (ISBN: 0394823370)



bullet cover Adelina's Whales

by Richard Sobol

This beautiful photo essay, with a foreword by NRDC attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., tells the story of life in the Laguna San Ignacio whale nursery in Baja California, Mexico -- the last undisturbed breeding ground of the Pacific gray whale. In 2000, an NRDC-led international coalition of environmentalists, fishermen, scientists and NRDC members persuaded Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation and the Mexican government to abandon plans to build a giant salt factory at Laguna San Ignacio -- a momentous citizen-propelled victory that was the inspiration for NRDC's BioGems campaign. -- LINDA LOPEZ

Buy from Amazon hardcover (ISBN: 0525471103)



bullet coverTouching the Distance

by Brian Swann (Editor)

A book of Native American riddle-poems, the answers suggested by colorful illustrations. They are as tight and rich as haiku and offer surprising perspectives on various creatures and phenomena of the natural world, large and small. (Reading level: 4-8) -- PATTIANN ROGERS

Buy from Amazon hardcover (ISBN: 0152008047)



bullet coverFanny at Chez Panisse

by Alice Waters, Bob Carrau, Patricia Curtan, Ann Arnold (Illustrator)

Full of easy, yummy recipes for kids to follow. And it looks and reads like the old classic book, Eloise. -- LAWRIE MOTT

Buy from Amazon paperback (ISBN: 0060928689)



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