Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Climate change for students

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate By Silverstein, Alvin Book - 2008 j 551.5 S587w 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the changes in the atmosphere that produce various weather phenomena and how weather patterns over a period of time determine the climates of the Earth's various regions.

Climate Change
Climate Change By Nardo, Don Book - 2010 j 551.6 N224c 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Each year people across the world report episodes of strange weather that are more numerous and more unprecedented than in prior years. Massive, record-breaking heat waves and crippling droughts ravage formerly moderate climates and regions, while locales that are normally warm experience prolonged freezing temperatures and blizzards.

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. How are students and other citizen-scientists are assisting to monitor climate change? What can be done to mitigate global warming?

Investigating Climate Change
Investigating Climate Change Scientists' Search for Answers in A Warming World By Johnson, Rebecca L. Book - 2009 j 551.6 J68i 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Starting with glaciers, the greenhouse effect, and carbon dioxide, this book describes melting ice, rising seas and altered ecosystems, leaving us with the challenge of a warmer world.

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:Color photographs and accessible text introduce the subject of global warming.

The Down-to-earth Guide to Global Warming
The Down-to-earth Guide to Global Warming By David, Laurie Book - 2007 j 363.73874 D249d 2007 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Discusses why global warming happens, the ways in which it impacts our planet, and how we can work together to stop it.

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. To survive in this new environment, animals everywhere have to adapt, or face extinction.

Mission, Planet Earth
Mission, Planet Earth Our World and Its Climate--and How Humans Are Changing Them By Ride, Sally Book - 2009 j 551.6 R544m 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Beginning with Sally Ride's unique, astronaut's-eye view of Earth's fragile atmosphere, "Mission: Planet Earth" describes how water, air, and other climate systems shape our world, and how a disruption in one part of the system can spread through the entire planet.

A Kids' Guide to Climate Change & Global Warming
A Kids' Guide to Climate Change & Global Warming How to Take Action By Kaye, Cathryn Berger Book - 2009 j 363.73874 K234k 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Carbon footprints, alternative energies, deforestation, and water conservation are just some of the issues related to climate change and global warming addressed in this book. Kids explore what others in the world have done and are doing to address problems, find out what their own community needs, and develop a service project.

Gaia Warriors
Gaia Warriors Urgent the Fight Is On! By Davies, Nicola Book - 2011 j 363.73874 D2569g 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A book on global warming like no other, merging key concepts with firsthand accounts from people of all ages who have found ways to help.

Weird Weather
Weird Weather Everything You Didn't Want to Know About Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out By Evans, Kate Book - 2007 ygn 363.7387 EVANS Available in some locations

Annotation:This funny and carefully researched exploration of climate change is presented through the eyes of an idealistic adolescent, a fat cat businessman, and a mad scientist. The book explains the science behind global warming, shows how it is progressing, and says what is being and not being done to stop the problem.


Need to do a report about climate change or global warming? Here are some books to help you get started. These are mostly for middle-school students, some are a little easier and some are more complicated.

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