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Multcolib School Corps Picks Environmental Protection Grades 4-7

The Everything Kids' Environment Book
The Everything Kids' Environment Book Learn How You Can Help Save the Environment--by Getting Involved at School, at Home, or at Play By Amsel, Sheri (Book - 2007 ) j 333.72 A528e 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:With this book, kids and parents will find out what they can do every day to help protect the planet.

A Warmer World
A Warmer World From Polar Bears to Butterflies, How Climate Change Affects Wildlife By Arnold, Caroline (Book - 2012 ) j 363.73874 A752w 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Over the past several decades, our world has been warming at a faster rate than ever before. Winters are shorter. Sea levels have risen. Territories of predators and prey have shifted. To survive in this new environment, animals everywhere have had to adapt, or face extinction.

Endangered Planet
Endangered Planet By Burnie, David (Book - 2004 ) j 333.95 B966e 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the delicate web of natural cycles that supports millions of species, from single-celled bacteria to the rare giant panda, and reveals how our ever-growing demand for food, fuel, and living space threatens to damage Earth's habitats beyond repair.

Tracking Trash
Tracking Trash Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion By Burns, Loree Griffin (Book - 2007 ) j 551.462 B967t 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the work of a man who tracks trash as it travels great distances by way of ocean currents.

Energy in Crisis
Energy in Crisis By Chambers, Catherine (Book - 2010 ) j 333.79 C4443e 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Energy makes things work. From coal and wood to gas and oil, planet Earth has a wealth of natural resources packed full of energy. The way that energy is produced and the amount we use have a huge impact upon the planet. If people continue to use fuels at the current rate, the Earth will run out of its own resources. The effect on the environment will be devastating. This way of living is called unsustainable. This fascinating book uses case studies to explore the causes and effects of human energy consumption and the ways in which people can reduce their impact on the environment by reducing their own energy consumption and using alternative renewable energy sources, such as solar power.

How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming By Cherry, Lynne (Book - 2008 ) j 551.6 C522h 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes where scientists look to find evidence of climate change--from changes in bird migration patterns and fruit blossom dates, to obtaining tree rings and mud cores--and especially how students and other citizen-scientists are assisting to monitor climate change, as well as what can be done to mitigate global warming.

Come Back, Salmon
Come Back, Salmon How A Group of Dedicated Kids Adopted Pigeon Creek and Brought It Back to Life By Cone, Molly (Book - 2001 ) j 639.3 C747c All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Describes the efforts of the Jackson Elementary School in Everett, Washington, to clean up a nearby stream, stock it with salmon, and preserve it as an unpolluted place where the salmon could return to spawn.

Earth in the Hot Seat
Earth in the Hot Seat Bulletins From A Warming World By Delano, Marfe Ferguson (Book - 2009 ) j 363.73874 D337e 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation: Readers will enjoy many fun features, from climate connections in global hotspots, to amazing before and after snapshots, to questionnaires answered by climate scientists and celebrities.

Energy Island
Energy Island How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World By Drummond, Allan (Book - 2011 ) j 333.92 D7952e 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:It's windy on the Danish island of Samsø. Meet the environmentally friendly folks who, in a few short years, worked together for energy independence, and who now proudly call their home Energy Island.

Rachel
Rachel The Story of Rachel Carson By Ehrlich, Amy (Book - 2003 ) j B-C322e 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Rachel Carson was always curious about the world around her. As a girl she loved being outside, always exploring and wanting to know more about the universe. As an adult Rachel wrote books about what she loved--including Silent Spring , a book that changed the world.

Endangered Animals
Endangered Animals By Hoare, Ben (Book - 2010 ) j 333.9522 H679e 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:An introduction to various animal species that are threatened with extinction, including polar bears, sea turtles, river dolphins, jaguars, gibbons, and others; and discusses ways to help them survive.

The Race to Save the Lord God Bird
The Race to Save the Lord God Bird By Hoose, Phillip M. (Book - 2004 ) j 598.72 H789r 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tells the story of the ivory-billed woodpecker's extinction in the United States, describing the encounters between this species and humans, and discussing what these encounters have taught us about preserving endangered creatures.

50 Ways to Save the Earth
50 Ways to Save the Earth By Jankeliowitch, Anne (Book - 2008 ) j 333.72 J33f 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 50 Ways to Save the Earth , readers learn easy, meaningful ways to help reduce their carbon footprints, from saving energy and caring for water to putting the dustbin on a diet. Describing fifty simple daily actions, this book shows children that they can have a positive impact on the environment, and that every action, no matter how small, counts.

Living Green
Living Green By Johnson, John (Book - 2010 ) j 333.72 J676L 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Our planet's resources need to be protected not only for our children but by them, as well. Each volume describes how people use the Earth's natural resources and what can be done to protect them.

World Without Fish
World Without Fish How Could We Let This Happen? By Kurlansky, Mark (Book - 2011 ) j 333.95616 K9687w 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:The alarming true story of what's happening to the fish, the oceans and our environment. It tells how and why the fish we most commonly eat, including tuna, salmon, cod and swordfish, could become extinct within fifty years. It is a call to action. With its focus on supporting sustainable fishing it shows how from little steps to big, kids can--and must--make a difference.

Oil Spill!
Oil Spill! Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico By Landau, Elaine (Book - 2011 ) j 363.7382 L2538o 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents facts about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began on April 20, 2010.

John Muir
John Muir America's First Environmentalist By Lasky, Kathryn (Book - 2006 ) j B-M953La 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of John Muir, naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, whose travels, speeches and writings led directly to the creation of the Yosemite National Park in 1890 and other national parks that followed.

Garbage
Garbage Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out By Latham, Donna (Book - 2011 ) j 363.7285 L3522g 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Encouraged to think about the choices they make that generate garbage in the first place, readers learn ways to reduce, reuse, recycle--and rethink their actions. Along the way, kids can explore the science of garbology, discover fascinating information that archaeologists can learn by excavating middens, and use projects to investigate the world of trash

Planet Patrol
Planet Patrol A Kids' Action Guide to Earth Care By Lorbiecki, Marybeth (Book - 2005 ) j 577 L865p 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:An introduction to ecology that uses examples of real-life human endeavors, action tips and factoids to show how environmental problems can be slowed or reversed.

True Green Kids
True Green Kids 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet By McKay, Kim (Book - 2008 ) j 333.72 M153tk 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:100 Things You Can Do to save the Planet

Waste Disposal
Waste Disposal By Morgan, Sally (Book - 2000 ) j 628.44 M849w 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the different kinds of waste, from household trash to industrial waste, describing where it goes and how it affects the environment.

101 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Before You're 12!
101 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Before You're 12! By O'Sullivan, Joanne (Book - 2009 ) j 640 O858o 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:It's easy being green! Kids have enormous potential to affect change, and this enlightening book harnesses children's natural energy, enthusiasm, optimism, and drive to make a difference in the world.

Animals on the Edge
Animals on the Edge Science Races to Save Species Threatened With Extinction By Pobst, Sandy (Book - 2008 ) j 591.68 P739a 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Science Races to save Species Threatened with Extinction

Life in An Old Growth Forest
Life in An Old Growth Forest By Rapp, Valerie (Book - 2003 ) j 577.3 R221L 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the ecosystem of the Douglas fir, the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest, the effects of human activities on them, and efforts to protect them.

Planet Earth
Planet Earth 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself By Reilly, Kathleen M. (Book - 2008 ) j 363.7 R362p 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Trivia, fun facts, and over 20 captivating hands-on projects investigate ecology basics, such as the food chain, oxygen, and animal habitats, as well as ways to lessen the strain on Earth's resources by reducing human waste and consumption.

Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life
Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life [a Story of Sustainable Farming] By Reynolds, Jan (Book - 2009 ) j 633.1809598 R463c 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Photo-essay exploring the cultural and environmental aspects of traditional Balinese rice farming, a model of sustainable food production.

Heroes of the Environment
Heroes of the Environment True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet By Rohmer, Harriet (Book - 2009 ) j 333.72092 R738h 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people, most of them teenagers or younger adults, from across North America who have done great things for the environment.

Global Warming
Global Warming By Simon, Seymour (Book - 2010 ) j 363.73874 S5965g 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides an introduction to the causes and effects of global warming and climate change.

Environmental Technology
Environmental Technology By Solway, Andrew (Book - 2009 ) j 628 S691e 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes new technologies that can help reduce pollution and global warming, such as alternative energy sources, buildings that cost less to heat, reducing waste, reducing threats to endangered species, and combining all of these to promote sustainable living

Natural Resources
Natural Resources Using and Protecting Earth's Supplies By Stille, Darlene R. (Book - 2005 ) j 333.7 S857n 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses vital natural resources and issues involving their use and conservation.

Bear Rescue
Bear Rescue Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife By Thomas, Keltie (Book - 2006 ) j 599.78 T458b 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife

Life in A Rain Forest
Life in A Rain Forest By Welsbacher, Anne (Book - 2003 ) j 577.34 W458L 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the ecosystems of the rain forests of Hawaii, how human activities have affected these forests, and what is being done to protect them.

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A collection of non-fiction materials about Environmental protection for students in grades 4 through 7. 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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