Turn It Up & Tell the World - Sustainability & the Environment
Books for the Week of July 20 - 26
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- 365 Ways to Live Green for Kids by Sheri Amsel (All ages). This book reveals how easy it is to be an ecofriendly family--and prepare for a better future together.
- The Tale of Pale Male by Jeanette Winter (grades K-3). A pair of red-tailed hawks make themselves at home in the city, with help from their human neighbors.
- Judy Moody Saves the World! by Megan McDonald (grades 3-5). When Judy gets serious about protecting the environment, her little brother, Stink, thinks she is overdoing it, but she manages to inspire her class to undertake an award-winning, environment-saving project.
- Generation Green by Linda & Tosh Sivertsen (grades 8-12). Being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of your life -- and your generation's contribution to turning things around.
- Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon (grades 6-10). A basic primer of the how’s, why’s and how-to-help’s of climate change for young readers.
- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba – for adult readers and adapted for younger readers. An enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family.
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Nicky Scott (All ages). An essential reference for how to re-purpose or dispose of unwanted household items.
- Organic Composting Handbook by Dede Cummings (Adults). Turn garbage into gardening gold with this practical handbook.
- The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World by Steve Levine. (Adults) A gripping account of invention, commerce, and duplicity in the age of technology.
- Upcycling by Danny Seo (Adults). Renowned environmental lifestyle expert and Today Show regular shares 100 of his most inspiring projects for creative transformation.
- Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash by Edward Humes (Adults). A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of America's biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trash.
- Simply Green: Simple, Affordable Family-Friendly Tips for Helping the Earth by Melissa and David Seligman (All ages). This indispensable guide will help families everywhere to take simple, practical steps, to lower their energy consumption and help create a healthier planet--and a more sustainable lifestyle.