Thinking Green


Get your kid in gear for Earth Day on April 22 with these “green” reads from our 2014 Multicultural Book Collection. Some of the books feature activities that are sure to inspire the nature-lover in your young reader.

the barefoot book of earth tales The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey, Anne Wilson (Illustrator)  — Travel around the world with folktales about living in harmony with nature. Each story comes with an activity, like making a cornhusk doll or a mini water garden.
beetle book The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins — Did you know that one out of every four living things on earth is a beetle? Find out more fascinating facts about the world of beetles in this beautifully illustrated book.
the eye of the whale The Eye of a Whale: A Rescue Story by Jennifer O’Connell — This true tale of an extraordinary whale reminds us of the unique connections we have with animals and the importance of caring for their habitats.
parrots over puerto rico Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth, Cindy Trumbore — Above the treetops of Puerto Rico flies a flock of parrots as green as their island home.  These are Puerto Rican parrots. Learn how this special species was saved from the brink of extinction.
patchwork garden The Patchwork Garden by Diane De Anda — Toña wants to grow vegetables the way her abuela did when she was little, but has to get creative since her city apartment is surrounded by cement.
track the scat Track that Scat! by Lisa Morlock, Carrie Anne Bradshaw — Finn heads out for a walk in her brand new shoes, only to step in scat…again and again! This story is sure to get lots of giggles, while learning scat facts for different animals.

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