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Earth Day

earthday.gif...and Arbor Day too!
Check out these resources in the library about how to care for our world:

A warmer world: from polar bears to butterflies, how climate change affects wildlife,by Caroline Arnold
Describes how climate change has affected ecosystems around the world and how animals within these ecosystems have adapted, including polar bears, butterflies, tree frogs, and coral. (Chapin)

Human footprint : everything you will eat, use, wear, buy, andthrow out in your lifetime, by Ellen Kirk

Shows kids the dimensions of consumption, including diapers worn as a baby, bread eaten in a lifetime,
and recycled cans and explains how to create a sustainable way of living.(Chapin)

Once I was a cardboard box - but now I'm a book about polar bears, by Anton Poitier
Made entirely of recycled materials, this title features facts about polar bears and their habitat accompanied by close-up photos and illustrations. It also teaches children about recycling with a cartoon strip on each page. (East)

The Magic School Bus gets recycled, by Joanna Colemagicschoolbus.jpg
Ms. Frizzle holds a recycling drive, but when Phoebe loses her necklace, the class takes the bus to the recycling center to track it down. (Chapin)

The trouble with dragons, by Debi Gliori
When dragons cut down too many trees, blow out too much hot air, and do other environmental damage, the future looks grim, but other animals advise them on how to mend their ways and save the planet. (Chapin)

I can save the earth!, by Alison Inches

Max the monster learns a lesson about littering and recycling after he has to spend some time without electricity. (Chapin, East)

Recycle! : a handbook for kids, by Gail Gibbons
Explains the process of recycling from start to finish and discusses what happens to paper, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic when they are recycled into new products. (Chapin, East)

The earth book, by Todd Parr

Presents an introduction to environmental protection, describing a variety of ways that youngpeople can work together to support the planet. (East)

Brother eagle, sister sky: a message from Chief Seattle, by Susan Jeffers
A Suquamish Indian chief describes his people's respect and love for the earth,and concern for its destruction. (East, Chapin)

Eco-art: earth-friendly art & craft experiences..., by Laurie Carlson

Presents art and craft projects that benefit the environment through such activities as recycling. (Chapin)

A man for all seasons: the life of George Washington Carver, by Stephen Krensky
Profiles the African American scientist George Washington Carver, who not only put the peanut on the map, but was also one of the first advocates of recycling. (Chapin)

Common ground: the water, earth and air we share, by Molly Bang
Imagines a village in which there are too many people consuming shared resources and discusses the challenge of handling our world's environment safely. (East)

Dinosaurs to the rescue: a guide to protecting our planet, by Marc Brown

Text and illustrations of dinosaur characters introduce the earth's major environmental problems and suggest ways children can help. (East)

Chattanooga sludge, by Molly Bang
John Todd attempts to clean the toxic waters of Chattanooga Creek with a Living Machine. (Chapin)

Earth Day - Hooray!, by Stuart J. Murphy
A drive to recycle cans on Earth Day teaches the children of the Maple Street School Save-the-Planet Club about place value. (Chapin)

50 simple things kids can do to save the earth
Explains how specific things in the environment are connected to the rest of the world andprovides simple suggestions for keeping the environment clean.

Where does the garbage go? by Paul Showers
Explains how people create too much waste and how waste is now recycled and put into landfills.

We planted a tree, by Diane Muldrow

Simple text reveals the benefits of planting a single tree, both to those who see it grow and to the world as a whole. (East)

The tin forest, by Helen Ward
An old man's persistent dreams transform a garbage dump into a forest full of life. (Chapin, East)