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Multcolib School Corps Picks Environmental Protection Grades K-2

Animals at the EDGE
Animals at the EDGE Saving the World's Rarest Creatures By Baillie, Jonathan (Book - 2008 ) j 591.68 B157a 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) species are evolutionarily unique, which means if they don't survive, there will be no similar species left on Earth. But all hope is not lost. EDGE researchers are working hard to locate, create awareness of, and ensure a safe future for these special creatures. In Animals at the EDGE, readers will meet some of these intrepid scientists and follow them on expeditions that take them to the limits of the Earth - from the heights of the Cyclops Mountains in Papua, New Guinea to the depths of China's Yangtze River, to the forests of Haiti, and across the vast stretches of the Gobi Desert. These extraordinary creatures include the long-beaked echidna, a rare spine-covered mammal with relatives that date back to dinosaur times; the long-eared jerboa, a big-eared mouse-sized creature that hops like a kangaroo; and the tiny bumblebee bat, so small it can fit on a fingertip. The animals are part of the Zoological Society of London's EDGE of Existence project, a global conservation program started to highlight these unique creatures so they do not silently disappear from our world forever.

Recycling, Step by Step
Recycling, Step by Step By Lundquist, Jean M. (Book - 2012 ) j 363.7282 L9627r 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Have you ever wondered where all that stuff in the recycling bin goes? See that plastic bottle, glass jar, and carboard box? You're about to see how each item is recycled, step by step.

John Muir
John Muir By Armentrout, David (Book - 2002 ) j B-M953a 2002 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Biography of American conservationist, John Muir, who helped create Yosemite National Park in 1890, also formed the Sierra Club

Crinkleroot's Guide to Giving Back to Nature
Crinkleroot's Guide to Giving Back to Nature By Arnosky, Jim (Book - 2012 ) j 333.9516 A763c 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Crinkleroot, who was "born in a tree and raised by bees," guides young readers through the natural world, taking them on a journey through the seasons, and giving examples of things they can do in their own backyards to protect the environment and animal habitats.

The Earth and I
The Earth and I By Asch, Frank (Book - 1994 ) jE ASCH Available in some locations

Annotation:A child explains how he and the Earth dance and sing together and take turns listening to each other.

River
River By Atwell, Debby (Book - 1999 ) jE ATWELL Available in some locations

Annotation:A river gradually becomes depleted as more and more people use its resources to build cities, transport goods, and handle sewage.

Common Ground
Common Ground The Water, Earth, and Air We Share By Bang, Molly (Book - 1997 ) jE Beginning Facts BANG Available in some locations

Annotation:Imagines a village in which there are too many people consuming shared resources and discusses the challenge of handling our world's environment safely.

Trash Trouble
Trash Trouble By Brimner, Larry Dane (Book - 2003 ) jE Reader BRIMNER Available in some locations

Annotation:On a field trip to the Nature Center, Three J leads his second-grade classmates on a mission to pick up as much trash as possible after they find a bird caught in a discarded lunch bag.

Riparia's River
Riparia's River By Caduto, Michael J. (Book - 2011 ) jE CADUTO 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Gretchen, her twin brother Jason, their little sister Daphne, and a friend find their favorite swimming hole filled with green slime, they learn how the water became polluted and what can be done to clean it up.

The Great Kapok Tree
The Great Kapok Tree A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest By Cherry, Lynne (Book - 1990 ) jE CHERRY Available in some locations

Annotation:The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.

A River Ran Wild
A River Ran Wild An Environmental History By Cherry, Lynne (Book - 1992 ) jE CHERRY Available in some locations

Annotation:An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious clean-up that revitalized it.

De qué planeta eres, Ana Tarambana?
De qué planeta eres, Ana Tarambana? By Child, Lauren (Book - 2001 Spanish ) SPANISH jE CHILD No Longer Available

Annotation:En este libro ilustrado para niños, Ana y su familia hacen todo lo posible para evitar la destrucción del gran árbol de su calle.

We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers
We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers By Child, Lauren (Book - 2009 ) jE CHILD 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Lola enlists her classmates in trying to win a recycling competition in which the prize is a live tree to plant.

What Planet Are You From Clarice Bean?
What Planet Are You From Clarice Bean? By Child, Lauren (Book - 2002 ) jE CHILD Available in some locations

Annotation:When Clarice has to do a school project on the environment, she and her family become eco-warriors in an attempt to save a tree on their street.

Growing Green
Growing Green A Young Person's Guide to Taking Care of the Planet By Goodings, Christina (Book - 2008 ) j 363.7 G652g 2008 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Addressing important issues in a fun way, this book shows children doing small things that help make up an environmentally gentle lifestyle. Emphasis is placed on such tasks as taking care of small creatures and their habitats, nurturing seeds, picking up litter, and recycling.

Garbage and Litter
Garbage and Litter By Green, Jen (Book - 2010 ) j 363.728 G796g 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents readers with the hard facts about consumption and garbage, while encouraging change through activities.

Water
Water By Green, Jen (Book - 2010 ) j 333.9116 G7965w 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores how water is used and what can be done to conserve it.

Why Should I Protect Nature?
Why Should I Protect Nature? By Green, Jen (Book - 2005 ) j 333.72 G796w 2005 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Simple text and pictures illustrate the importance of protecting nature.

Almost Gone
Almost Gone The World's Rarest Animals By Jenkins, Steve (Book - 2006 ) j 591.68 J52a 2006 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Thousands of animal species have vanished in the last two centuries, and many others, like the Amur leopard, are almost gone.Read and find out about the world's most fascinating endangered animals ... before they disappear!

Bag in the Wind
Bag in the Wind By Kooser, Ted (Book - 2010 ) jE KOOSER 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:One cold, spring morning, an ordinary grocery bag begins blowing around a landfill, then as it travels down a road, through a stream, and into a town, it is used in various ways by different people, many of whom do not even notice it.

Stuff!
Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle By Kroll, Steven (Book - 2009 ) jE KROLL 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Pinch is a pack rat who does not want to give up the possessions that are cluttering his house, but when he finally is persuaded to sell them at a neighborhood tag sale, he discovers the beauty of recycling. Includes tips on "reducing, reusing, and recycling."

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? By Martin, Bill (Book - 2003 ) jE MARTIN Available in some locations

Annotation:Illustrations and rhyming text present ten different endangered animals.

Earth Day
Earth Day By McNamara, Margaret (Book - 2009 ) jE Holiday MCNAMARA 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Mrs. Connor's class celebrates Earth Day, Emma decides to start small by recycling, using only what she needs, and picking up trash when she goes for a walk.

How to Help the Earth
How to Help the Earth By Rabe, Tish (Book - 2012 ) j 333.72 R114h 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:The Lorax offers readers easy suggestions for going green.

The Tree in the Ancient Forest
The Tree in the Ancient Forest By Reed-Jones, Carol (Book - 1995 ) j 574.526 R327t Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:The remarkable web of plants and animals living around a single old fir tree takes on a life of its own in this story about the amazing ways in which the [forest] inhabitants depend upon one another for survival.

What's So Bad About Gasoline?
What's So Bad About Gasoline? Fossil Fuels and What They Do By Rockwell, Anne F. (Book - 2009 ) j 665.5 R684w 2009 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents how oil is used currently, what alternatives can help us use less oil energy in the future, and the impact of oil use on the environment.

The Lorax
The Lorax By Seuss (Book - 1999 ) jE SEUSS Available in some locations

Annotation:The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

El Lórax
El Lórax By Seuss (Book - 1993 Spanish ) SPANISH jE SEUSS 1993 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

Sid the Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid Going, Going, Green! (DVD - 2011 ) DVD j 502 SID All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Sid the Science Kid goes to the local Science Center to learn about protecting the environment, conservation, and recycling. Then Sid and his friends find out about animals and their habitats.

Earth Day
Earth Day By Trueit, Trudi Strain (Book - 2007 ) j 363.7 T866e 2007 Holiday Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces young readers to the origins, customs and traditions of Earth Day.

Just A Dream
Just A Dream By Van Allsburg, Chris (Book - 1990 ) jE VANALLSBU Available in some locations

Annotation:When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution, Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment.

Time to Recycle
Time to Recycle By Weber, Rebecca (Book - 2012 ) j 363.7282 W375t 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:"Simple text and full-color photos explain the reasons for and the ways to recycle"--Provided by publisher.

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Materials on environmental protection (in English and Spanish) for grades K-2. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .


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