Parade of Planet Pampering Picks


Going green is a hot topic…and a hot science fair project. Author and scientist Elizabeth Snoke Harris knows what impresses, and she provides plenty of winning ideas, along with step-by-step guidance to insure that the end result is a success. Show how to harness energy with windmills, make a biogas generator, and create alternative fuels. Demonstrate green power with recycled paper, solar building, and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Test the ozone, be a “garbage detective,” and discuss how to reverse global warming.
The importance of what children learn will go even beyond the science fair: they’ll have the knowledge to understand what’s happening to Planet Earth…and the desire to do something eco-friendly every day.


In the greenconscious world we live in today, parents realize the importance of teaching the lessons of green living, early on. With this book, parents can encourage their children to be ecologically friendly with fun lessons such as:

* The three Rs: reducing waste, reusing materials, and recycling
* Why we should keep the air, oceans, and forests pollutionfree
* Why organic food is tastier?and better?for you
* How to protect plants and animals
* Earth Day celebrations

Complete with tips for every day of the year?and activities for home, school, and during playtime?this book reveals how easy it is to be an ecofriendly family?and prepare for a better future together. (Description from amazon.com)


Kids are eager to learn how to help protect the environment and preserve the Earth. This fun guide shows them how to reduce waste, recycle materials, protect plant and animals, and more. Filled with 30 eco-friendly activities and puzzles. Illustrations.


An eminently readable and well-organized offering that’s filled with information. Gibbons’s cartoons in primary shapes and colors graphically illustrate the contents of a landfill and how to recycle various products to cut down on the need for landfills–for which space is already in short supply. Discussing paper, plastic, glass, cans, and polystyrene, the author describes how to recycle, why it’s necessary, and its benefits. The top two-thirds of each page is devoted to illustrations that perfectly complement the brief text below. The book ends with a mention of the ozone layer and the limited potential for recycling polystyrene, followed by 14 facts about garbage. The plea is to make our planet a safer and healthier place to live with a habit that is fun and easy–recycling. An excellent, functional introduction. –Carole B. Kirkpatrick, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. From School Library Journal (This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.)


One 11 year-old girl can make a difference-as budding ornithologist and artist Olivia Bouler has proven, single-handedly raising over $175,000 for the Gulf oil spill recovery. Devastated by the disaster and eager to do her part, Olivia wrote a letter to Audubon, “11 years old and willing to help” offering her own bird paintings to raise contributions for Gulf recovery efforts. The idea took flight, and Olivia proceeded to send out over 500 paintings, many of which are captured in this lavish picture book that recaps her valiant campaign to save birds affected by the spill.
Written in her own words, this unique introduction to backyard and endangered birds features Olivia’s hand-drawn illustrations, bird facts, and full-color photos celebrating Olivia’s campaign. Olivia’s Birds
supports Audubon’s conservation mission, including Gulf Coast cleanup efforts and is printed on FSC eco-friendly paper.

(All descriptions come from IndieBound unless otherwise noted.)

Wendy spends her days drawing fantastical worlds, in the evenings she writes about them and then visits them at night during her dreams. Visit her at http://wendymartinillustration.com

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