8 By Eight: Earth Day

8 by Eight

In celebration of Earth Day, we've selected eight books encouraging love, respect, and appreciation for our earth.

In Walk & See 1-2-3 (also look for Walk & See A-B-C), friends (2) enjoy a walk outside with their dog (1). On their journey, they see trees (3), clouds (4), pinecones (12), up to stars (100). This adorable book will inspire family outings and is a wonderful way to encourage little explorers to notice and appreciate the natural world.

Likewise, Little Bitty Friends is a reminder of the importance of local adventures. You don't have to go far to meet little bitty marchers (ants) or little bitty lady bugs. Sit out on the grass, visit a local park, and look for the little bitty, and yet, busy and bustling, world of insects, small animals, and pets.

We've Got the Whole World in our Hands is a gorgeous ode to art, beauty, and connectivity. The text is a secularized revision of the hymn. The visuals are colorful, engaging, and envigorating. Artist Rafael Lopez uses a ball of string to visually connect each illustration and tie us all together.

Lovely Beasts is a very sweet book about taking a second look at some of our most misunderstood animals. Think gorillas are "fierce?" Look again. They are "surprisingly gentle," more like a "papa." Rhinos are "tough" and also "vulnerable." Each counter description has a bit of explanation. Look for an additional reading list to learn more about animals.  

Chelsea Clinton has written a new book about animals, Don't Let them Dissapear: 12 Endangered Specials Across the Globe. Each page contains bold illustrations, information about the animal as well as range, endangered status, and an explanation about why the animal is endangered. From giraffes, to pandas, to whale sharks, Clinton emplores readers to make a pledge and not let any of these animals disappear.  

Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas is part of a four-book series by artist Molly Bang and scientist Penny Chisholm. Narrated by the sun, "your golden sun," the story explains food chains, deep sea inhabitants, and the importance of phytoplankton. Several pages of notes offer further information about the science informing the story. A wonderful introduction to ecology for young readers. The bright illustrations will capture younger imaginations and early elementary aged readers will appreciate the accessible information.

Love the Earth is the final book in the picture book trilogy from Julian Lennon (see also Touch the Earth and Heal the Earth). Hop aboard the White Feather Flyer to visit habitats all over the world and learn about ways to help. The book ends with an original poem by Julian Lennon and a note from the author about how parents and children can work together to touch, heal, and love the earth.

Happy Earth Day!

 


 

Walk and See: 123 Cover Image
By Nosy Crow, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763693381
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Published: Nosy Crow - August 7th, 2018

Little Bitty Friends Cover Image
By Elizabeth McPike, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780399549151
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 11th, 2017

We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands Cover Image
By Rafael López (Illustrator), Rafael Lopez (Illustrator), Rafael Lopez (Adapted by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338177367
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 9th, 2018

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Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth Cover Image
By Kate Gardner, Heidi Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062741615
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 18th, 2018

Don't Let Them Disappear Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Gianna Marino (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514329
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Published: Philomel Books - April 2nd, 2019

Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545273220
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Published: The Blue Sky Press - May 2012

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Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay Cover Image
By Susan Hood, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481430951
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

Love the Earth (A Julian Lennon White Feather Flier Adve #3) Cover Image
By Julian Lennon, Bart Davis (With), Smiljana Coh (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781510728547
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Published: Sky Pony - April 22nd, 2019