Deep Dive Collections

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The Santa Ana Public Library is partnering with Discovery Cube - Orange County to offer Santa Ana students and families interested in learning more about their favorite Discovery Cube programs and exhibits an opportunity for a “deep dive” into a specially curated collection of books, e-books, audiobooks and a variety of other materials that can be accessed online or through the Library’s curbside pickup service. Santa Ana Unified School District students will be able to use their Student Success Library Card (Student ID number) to checkout all library materials. Call the Information Desk at 714-647-5264 if you need assistance.

The following lists are curated by the SAPL librarians.

Pet Safety

Books and Videos for Curbside Pickup

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May I Pet Your Dog? : The How-to Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs (and dogs meeting kids)

by Calmenson, Stephanie

Children encounter dogs wherever they go: in the park, on the sidewalk, at their friends' homes. Sometimes it's love at first sight, on both sides--but not always. The right way for a child to approach a dog to ensure that the first connection is a complete success begins with this question to the owner: "May I pet your dog?" Using Harry the dachshund as a gentle guide, Stephanie Calmenson addresses this valuable yet overlooked topic with care and precision, and Jan Ormerod's warm illustrations portray a wide variety of breeds and personalities and depict situations that are realistic but never scary. Unique and straightforward, this is the essential guide to bringing children and dogs together--for kids and parents alike.
 


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Our Very Own Dog

by McCardie, Amanda

There’s nothing more exciting than getting a dog! Join Sophie’s new human family as they prepare their home for her and introduce her to life as a beloved pet. Follow along as they learn about bedding and bowls, treats and training, walks and washing and even an unexpected dog show! Factual notes run alongside the simple story, offering tips that will help turn tentative dog adopters into doting experts.


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Cats and Kittens

by Jenner, Caryn

Created with the help of literacy consultants, Cats and Kittens is the perfect book to help build general knowledge while learning to read. Simple and clear advice is also given on how to take care of this popular family pet. This book will capture their interest and encourage reading for pleasure, which is linked with improved reading and writing skills.


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Katie's Vet Loves Pets

by Manushkin, Fran

When Katie finds a sick kitten, she simply must help She asks Dad to take the kitty for a trip to Dr. Wong's vet clinic. Dr. Wong helps animals of all shapes and sizes, from parrots that won't talk to iguanas that won't eat. Can he help the stray kitty too? Katie loves her community and that love is shown in Katie Woo's Neighborhood, an early chapter book series by author Fran Manushkin.


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Dog Days in the City

by Kendall, Jodi

Anytime Josie Shilling's large family gets too chaotic, volunteering at the local animal clinic is the one place she can escape and she loves working with the animals. But when a box mysteriously appears on the clinic's front steps, Josie suddenly becomes responsible for seven adorable puppies


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Saucy

by Kadohata, Cynthia

Being a quadruplet can make it hard to stand out from the crowd. Becca's three brothers all have something that makes them...them. Jake has his music and dancing, Jammer plays hockey, and K.C. thinks they're all living in a simulation and doesn't see the point of doing much of anything. Becca is the only one with nothing to make her special.

But when she finds a tiny, sick piglet on the side of the road, Becca knows this is it. This is her thing. She names the piglet Saucy and between her own pleading and Saucy's sweet, pink face, Becca convinces her family to take her in. Soon, Saucy is as big a part of the family as anyone else--and getting bigger. With each pound Saucy gains, the more capable she becomes of destroying the house and landing Becca in trouble.

Some tough decisions need to be made about Becca's pet, and her search for solutions brings to light exactly where Saucy came from. Turns out, there are a lot more scared piglets out there, and saving them may take Becca and her brothers finally doing something together.


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Jane Goodall

by Romero, Libby

Jane Goodall is a pioneer of primatology through her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees in Africa. When she embarked on her career, women were discouraged from conducting scientific research, especially when that work meant living side by side with wild animals. A self-taught scientist, Jane bravely ventured out into the bush of Tanzania to discover the secret world of chimpanzees. Through perseverance and perceptive observation, she gained access to these elusive creatures and discovered that they are not so different from us.


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Taking Care of Pets/ Cuidando a las Mascotas

by Ring, Susan

Enjoy a close-up view of the Scriptures without straining your eyes. This easy-to-read Bible invites you to explore God's Word with clarity and comfort. Filled with helpful references and study aids to enhance your reading, Thomas Nelson's "Super Giant Print Edition" will bring the beauty and meaning of the Scriptures to life. Experiencing God's Word will be more enjoyable than ever in crystal-clear 16-point type.


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Las Pequeñas Mascotas

by Taylor, David

Todos los aspectos relacionados con la compra, el cuidado y la cría de las pequeñas mascotas más populares: hámsters, ratones, cobayas, jerbos, conejos. Elección de la raza, conejeras y jaulas, alimentación y ejercicio, cuidados generales y primeros auxilios, reproducción, cómo manejarlos, etc.


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Cuidar de Una Mascota/ Caring for a Pet

by Fortuna, Lois

Pets are wonderful and loving members of any family, but they need special care. Through colorful photographs and accessible text, early readers learn how to care for their special animal friends. Dogs, cats, and fish are great pets for young children, and teaching them how to care for a pet lets them learn responsibility and how to complete tasks at a young age. By watching others take care of pets, readers gain knowledge they can put to good use with the pets in their own home.


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Great Pets!: An Extraordinary Guide to More Than 60 Usual and Unusual Family Pets

by Stein, Sara Bonnett

Sara Stein is nuts about animals. Over the years she's raised a monkey, a coyote, and a horned toad, and she came within a heartbeat of taking home a wallaby. In this mammoth pet encyclopedia she identifies dozens of unusual and not-so-unusual critters that make great pets in the house, in the yard, and in the wild. Each entry discusses diet, housing, special problems, life span, and just how tame you can expect the pet to become. She also tells you whom to call if you wind up with a sick snake or an angry parrot. Whether you like them furry, slithery, slimy, or scaly; whether you want one that swims, crawls, leaps, flies, or hardly moves at all, you'll find a pet in this book suited to every family's taste.
 


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Little kids first big book of pets

by Hughes, Catherine D.

Playful puppies! Cuddly kittens! Beautiful birds! Learn all about pets with fur, feathers, fins, scales, and shells-and how to find and care for the perfect family pet.


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Kids Top 10 Small Mammal Pets

by Gaines, Ann

Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and other small mammals are all cute, but each animal has its own needs. Kids Top 10 Small Mammal Pets can help you pick the best pet for your family. Also read about how to care for your new friend. The American Humane Association has approved the top ten small mammals, which are listed alphabetically. Book jacket.


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Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Ferrets, Mice, and Rats : How to Choose and Care for a Small Mammal

by Jeffrey, Laura S.

Would I be happy with a gerbil or a guinea pig? With help from American Humane, readers learn about different small mammals and how to choose the right one. Readers will learn about how to take care of a small mammal.


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Fish : How to Choose and Care for a Fish

by Jeffrey, Laura S.

Are fish easy to take care of? With help from American Humane, readers will learn about the different types of environment fish live in. They will also learn about how to choose a fish, the life cycle of a fish, and how to care for their new pet.


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Can I Be Your Dog?

by Cummings, Troy

This picture book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he'd make. His letters to prospective owners share that he's house broken! He has his own squeaky bone! He can learn to live with cats! But, no one wants him. Won't anyone open their heart—and home—to a lonesome dog? Readers will be happily surprised to learn just who steps up to adopt Arfy.


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Caring for Your Fish

by Schuetz, Kari

Goldfish are the most common type of pet fish. Though having a reputation as simple pets, fish do require a fair amount of attention. When you learn what your fish needs in its tank, how to keep its home clean, and how much food to feed it every day, taking care of your pet fish will go swimmingly!


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Pax

by Klassen, Jon

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come.


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Shiloh

by Reynolds, Phyllis Naylor  and Janco, Tania

En casa de Marty Preston no sobra el dinero, así que parece imposible que él y sus hermanos tengan una mascota. Un domingo, Marty encuentra un cachorro al que decide cuidar y proteger. Para hacerlo deberá mentir y cada mentira le generará un problema mayor. Pronto Marty comprende que no siempre es fácil saber qué es lo correcto.


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Who is Temple Grandin?

by Demuth, Patricia Brennan

Temple Grandin wasn't officially diagnosed with autism until she was in her 40s, but she knew at an early age that she was different from her family and classmates. She couldn't show affection, she acted out when noises or other stimuli overwhelmed her, and she only felt comfortable when spending time with the animals on her aunt's ranch. But instead of seeing her differences as limitations, Temple used them to guide her education and career in animal science. She has become a leading advocate for the autistic as well as for the humane treatment of animals at meat packing companies. This inspiring biography by Patricia Brennan Demuth shines a light on Temple Grandin's intellect, creativity, and unique spirit.


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La Gata Koko (Koko the Cat)

by McAneney, Caitie and Zúñiga, Rossana

Koko the cat loves to play with her best friend Kayla, take naps in the sun, and scratch her post. The fun text and illustrations provide perspective into Koko's life while Kayla is away from home and ties into the foundations of pet care that all kids should know. This lighthearted tale is perfect for young readers and children who have not yet begun reading on their own.


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El Perro Duke (Duke the Dog)

by Lee, David and Zúñiga, Rossana

Duke the dog and his owner Santi are best friends. Duke loves to go for walks, chase squirrels, and swim. Emerging readers will be excited to join Duke and Santi on their adventures around the neighborhood. Fun text and corresponding illustrations will instill in readers the basics of pet care all kids should know. This book is sure to be enjoyed by both emerging readers and younger children who have not yet started reading.


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Los Gatos vs. Los Perros

by Carney, Elizabeth

¿Chocolate o vainilla? ¿Dulce o salado? ¿Gatos o perros? Cuando de ciertos temas se trata, todo niño tiene sus preferencias. Desde que existen las mascotas, el debate entre tener un gato y tener un perro ha sonado fuerte durante los recreos y almuerzos en todos los colegios del mundo. ¿Cuál es mejor? ¿Cuál es más inteligente? Este libro presenta los hechos de manera divertida e informativa. A los niños les encantará leer este texto de Nivel 3 para decidir cuál es la respuesta a la pregunta eterna - ¿gatos o perros?


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How to look After Your Puppy: Pet Care for Children

by Hobby, Isabella

This fun and easy to read book is designed for young children (aged 6-11 years of age) and covers everything they need to know about choosing and looking after a new puppy. This book contains information on: Popular dog breeds; Where to buy your puppy Where your puppy should sleep What your puppy should eat Looking after your puppy How to train your puppy Playing with your puppy Keeping your puppy healthy This book is filled with delightful photos to enchant young readers. For parents: This book is aimed at young children who need some easy to understand information about all aspects of puppy care.


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How to look After Your Puppy: Pet Care for Children

by Davis, Karen Leigh.

Whether looking for health care tips or where to find the best breed to buy, readers will love this updated and revised edition of The Everything Cat Book, 2nd Edition. This popular classic is as easy-to-read and accessible as ever-and packed full of practical, professional advice! This all-inclusive handbook includes information on: *Choosing the right breed *Nutritional requirements *Basic training *Health and behaviorA staple in the pets category, The Everything Cat Book, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide for anyone just getting started with a new cat or simply looking to learn more about their favorite pet!.


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Kitty Care

by Armentrout, David.

The perfect introduction to being a pet owner for the child ready to get a kitten.


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Caring for Your Hamster

by Zobel, Derek

In the wild, hamsters dig extensive tunnels that can go as deep as three feet into the ground! You can make your hamster's cage fun and comfortable by putting plastic tunnels in it and keeping it clean. Learn what other toys your hamster might enjoy, what food to feed it, and how to keep your hamster entertained.


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Before You Were Mine

by Maribeth Boelts, David M. Walker

Adopting a shelter dog can come with many questions, but also endless love.
A little boy imagines what life was like for his new dog before he adopted him from a shelter. Maybe he had a boy who loved him, but the family had to move and couldn't keep him. Maybe he belonged to someone who didn't appreciate how mischievous puppies can be. Maybe he was treated badly, and now he can be shown all the love he's been missing. This boy wonders about all of these things, but maybe they don't matter. Because now, his dog is home.


Tails Are Not for Pulling

Tails Are Not for Pulling

by Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen

Pets may not have words, but they can communicate. Paying attention to an animal's cues—a joyful bark, a scary growl, a swishing tail—can help a child understand what the animal is "saying" and what an appropriate response might be. That's part of what this book is about. But mostly it's about showing children how to love pets gently—because pets are for loving, after all. Kids learn that teasing isn't nice, that they can choose to be kind to animals, and that if you want to touch someone else's pet, there's one important rule you should know: Ask the owner first! Read-along edition.


These Are My Pets

These Are My Pets

by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter loves his pets! Meet his fish, frog, cat, and dog in this Step 2 Deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader, first published in 1988! With over 30 shiny stickers, this book is perfect for children ages 4 to 6. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.


Meet the Pets

Meet the Pets

by Mary Man-Kong

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. This Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader is perfect for boys and girls ages 4 to 6!


Triple Pet Trouble

Triple Pet Trouble

by Megan McDonald, Erwin Madrid

Dr. Judy knows a sick pet when she sees one, and Jaws the Venus flytrap is for-sure sick. Time for some urgent care and first aid! Judy Moody, pet vet, will never rest in her efforts to nurse Jaws back to health. In her quest for a medical miracle, Judy finds herself wrangling an unruly toad and seeking help from Mouse, the mind-reading cat. Nothing will stand in the way of Judy's search for a cure. Not even the fearsome Carnivoria vampira! From Megan McDonald comes this selection of three mini-stories just right for luring young readers into the Moody universe.


The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao

Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.


Bella's Story

Bella's Story

by W. Bruce Cameron

Even though Bella has to hide from the neighbors and learn boring games like No Barks and Go Home, she loves her boy Lucas. Then one day Bella is picked up by Animal Control and Lucas is forced to send her to a foster home far away. Bella waits and waits for Lucas to come and get her, but days go by and he does not come. Finally Bella realizes what she needs to do—she needs to Go Home to Lucas—and even five hundred miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness won't get in her way.


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Hámsteres Amigos

by Jacobs, Pat, Ochoa, Santiago

From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a hamster's best pal. Learn the inside information on how hamsters communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.


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La Mascota Perfecta

by Bell, Samantha

Un niño finalmente consigue un "sí", después de suplicar para tener una mascota. Ahora es el momento para seleccionar la mascota perfecta, pero ¿cuál será? Comenzando con el Reino Animal, el niño delivera mientras recorre las diversas clasificaciones de los animales, tratando de escoger la mejor opción. Las medusas son limpias, pero mamá dice que escoja a un vertebrado. Los reptiles y anfibios están descartados y rápidamente, las aves y los peces están fuera de la lista. Eso quiere decir que los mamíferos son los siguientes, pero ¿cuál? Un elefante no cabe por la puerta, y un tigre sería muy difícil de sacar a pasear. ¿Qué puede hacer un niño?


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Los Bulldogs

by Barnes, Nico

Get to know bulldogs from the tips of their wet noses to the ends of their wagging tails! Young readers will love the simple, easy-to-read text and beautiful full-bleed photographs. Complete with a More Facts section and bolded glossary terms. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.


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Caring for Your Dog

by Barnes, Nicoby Zobel, Derek

It is estimated that there are currently 400 million dogs in the world. Many people keep these energetic, loving animals as pets and enjoy taking them on walks or playing fetch with them in their backyards. However, it's not just all play and no work. Training and taking care of your dog can be a challenging and rewarding task!


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Caring for Your Cat

by Zobel, Derek

Cats are the most popular house pets in the world. Discover why humans love the companionship of these playful, though sometimes moody, creatures. Learn what cats need in their daily lives and how to play with them so that you can take good care of your cat.


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The Cat Encyclopedia

by Mattern, Joanne

Sink your claws into some cat facts! Learn the history, behaviors, physical traits, and special characteristics of cat breeds including Siamese, Persian, American Shorthair, Abyssinian, Maine Coon, and many more. This guidebook gives cat lovers and owners an in-depth look at some furry feline friends. Charming photographs, fun facts, and hands-on pet care tips make this is the ultimate cat-alogue!


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Choosing a Dog 

by Jeffrey, Laura S.

Is a puppy or a dog better for your family? Dogs are loyal, playful, and loving. There are hundreds of different breeds of dogs in the world. Or maybe you want a mixed-breed dog. CHOOSING A DOG will help you find the right dog for you. Read about where to get one, what to feed it, why you should train your dog, and much more. Learn how you and your dog can spend many happy years together.


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The Dog Encyclopedia

by Gagne, Tammy

Icelandic Sheepdogs are born with extra toes. Dalmatians are born without spots. Some Siberian Huskies have one blue eye and one brown eye. Learn all about the characteristics of various dog breeds and much more! Packed with amazing photographs and fun facts, dog owners and fans will get an in-depth look at these curious, lovable canines.

Feed the Birds

Books and Videos for Curbside Pickup

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Bird Songs : A Backwards Counting Boo

by Franco, Betsy

Young readers can celebrate the birds in their own neighborhoods with this lyrical picture book that helps them learn to count backwards from ten to one.


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Little Green

by Baker, Keith

Explore colors and patterns with a zipping hummingbird in a new board book of a Keith Baker favorite!


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Watch Me Make A Bird Feeder

by Otten, Jack

Kids love arts and crafts, and learning to follow instructions is a key part of all child development. This series focuses on different fun activities kids can do - making a mask or a bird feeder, painting a picture, and planting a garden. Colorful photographs throughout illustrate the step-by-step processes.


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Friendly birds: A First Reading Book,

by Dolch, Edward W.

Stories about a crow, blue jay, robin, mynah bird, and mallard duck, for beginning readers. Emphasis is on reading rather than pictures.


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Extraordinary Birds

by Stark-McGinnis, Sandy

Eleven-year-old December waits to sprout wings and fly away, until a new foster mother changes her perspective on home and family.


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Little bird

by Voigt, Cynthia

Celebrated Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt introduces Little Bird, a tiny crow with a big imagination and an even bigger heart, in this timeless read-alone and read-aloud just right for the young middle grade audience. Little Bird features black-and-white illustrations by Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins throughout.


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For The Birds : The Life of Roger Tory Peterson

by Thomas, Peggy

Roger Tory Peterson revolutionized the way we look at and appreciate birds, animals, and plants. Some kids called him "Professor Nuts Peterson" because of his dedication to his craft; yet he went on to create the immensely popular Peterson Guides, which have sold more than seven million copies, and which birders everywhere appreciate for their simple text and exquisite illustrations. Working closely with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York, author Peggy Thomas and artist Laura Jacques have created a fascinating portrait of a global environmentalist with this very first children's biography of Peterson, a winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award.


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Los Colibríes

by Kissock, Heather

¿Sabías que el nido del colibrí tiene el tamaño de una nuez? El nido está hecho de hojas y telarañas. Descubre más en Los colibríes, uno de los libros de Pequeños animales del patio.


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Colibríes Pequeñitos = Itty Bitty Hummingbirds

by Griff, Peter

Hummingbirds are some of the smallest and most interesting animals on the planet. With more than 300 kinds floating and fluttering, there's lots to learn about these tiny birds. Learn what causes them to hum and what they like to eat. The smallest birds on earth are full of fun facts, and an awesome picture glossary will help young readers learn concepts and definitions with this great book through accessible text presented in both English and standard Latin-American Spanish.


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El Picaflor

by Schwartz, David M.

Take a closer look at a hummingbird's full cycle of growth and development.


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Hummingbirds

by Otfinoski, Steven

The world of nature awaits you right in your own backyard. Search for fast-flying Hummingbirds. While on safari, learn how to identify and observe these birds and discover their interesting behaviors, life cycle, enemies, and defenses.


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Hummingbirds

by Kissock, Heather

Did you know that a hummingbird's nest is about the size of a walnut? The nest is made of leaves and spider webs. Find out more in Hummingbirds.


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Pollination

by Hoff, Mary King

Describes how birds, insects, wind and rain help plants reproduce by spreading their pollen.


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Classification of Living and Nonliving Things

by Rose, Elizabeth

Describes how living and nonliving things are classified using various criteria such as scientific sorting, sorting by homes, and sorting by the five kingdoms.


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From Flower to Flower : Animals and Pollination

by Lauber, Patricia

Text and illustrations describe the many ways that flowers are pollinated with emphasis on the role of bees in this important process.


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The Thing About Bees A Love Letter

by Larkin, Shabazz

An exploration of the importance of bees in our world is offered through the author's lyrical observations to his young sons, often with analogies between the insects and children, and always beautifully presented with unconditional love for them both.


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Bella Helps Increase Pollination

by Allen,Emma

Bella is a bee. Bella's grandma, Bonnie, is a queen bee. Bella notices there aren't as many flowers in the garden as there used to be and the ones which are there are dry and wrinkled containing very little nectar. How can Bella help the flowers grow? What can she do to make more honey?


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Kaia and the Bees

by Jones, Andy T.

Kaia is the brave type. Like hottest-hot-pepper brave. But there is one thing that scares her: BEES! And right now, thousands of bees live on her roof because Kaia's dad is a beekeeper. Her dad says that the world needs bees and that's why they are beekeepers. But only he goes on the roof, not Kaia—unless she can find a way to be the brave girl she always says she is. Against a sunny city setting, Kaia's small courageous steps—and her tiny insect neighbors—are depicted with great empathy and charm. Buzzing with storytime potential, Kaia and the Bees is an honest and relatable tale about bravery and compassion, as well as the importance of bees to our world.


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The Best Nest

by Eastman,P.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Bird's search for a "better" nest leads them to some peculiar spots.


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Birds

by Xist Publishing

It's a bird! It's a...wait, what is that bird? This simple book teaches children to identify common birds and introduces them to some of the world's most beautiful flying creatures. Designed with young children in mind, this book is a perfect way to introduce your baby or toddler to the natural world and the birds that rule the air. Featuring a brilliant photograph of familiar favorites like ducks, chickens and peacocks this book also includes gorgeous images of toucans, storks and ibis, each with a simple title to captivate the youngest readers.


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Hoot

by Hiaasen, Carl

Everybody loves Mother Paula's pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls' fate cemented in pancake batter?


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Red Knot: A Shorebird's Incredible Journey

by Willis, Nancy Carol

Narrated in journal entries from the point of view of a red knot-a robin-sized shore bird that migrates 20,000 miles annually, from the tip of South America to the Arctic Circle and back-this book depicts one such dramatic journey in stunningly detailed colored-pencil illustrations of the flight over the Atlantic Ocean, a landing in Delaware Bay, the northern nesting grounds, chicks feeding on hatching insects, a close call with an arctic fox, and the return home.


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Mr. Blue

by Whitaker, Priscilla

Mr. Blue invites children into the vibrant world of a Great Blue Heron. The story of Mr. Blue delights, engages, and educates children about his playful personality and natural habitat. Fishing in a pond, balancing on one leg, and playing hide-and-seek are just some of the activities Mr. Blue can do while spending the day at his pond. Join him on the banks of his pond as you explore the watery world of this amazing bird.


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¿Sabes Algo Sobre Aves?

by Silverman, Buffy

¿Qué tienen en común un pingüino, una paloma y un pavo real? ¡Son todos pájaros! Conozca las características que comparten todas las aves.


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Polinización

by Rice, Dona Herweck

Living things depend on one another. Insects, water, and wind help plants grow new plants. Learn about pollination with this Spanish science reader that features easy-to-read text and introduces students to important scientific concepts and topics. Nonfiction text features include a glossary, index, and detailed images to facilitate close reading and help students connect back to the text. Aligned to state and national standards, the book also includes a fun and engaging science experiment to develop critical thinking and help students practice what they have learned.


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El Comedero Para Pájaros

by Coulton, Mia

How many birds can you find? Practice counting and colors with rich photos of birds.


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Animal Pollinators

by Boothroyd, Jennifer

Many plants depend on animals to help move pollen around so that the plants can reproduce. Readers will see how hummingbirds, mice, bats, and other animals play a big role in pollination. Simple text and supportive photos and diagrams help readers understand key ideas and details about this important science concept.


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Reproduction in Plants

by Lundgren, Julie K.

The life cycle of a plant is explained as well as how different plants use different ways to reproduce, how the different parts of a plant play a role in how it receives the nutrients it needs to survive, how plants are pollinated, and how more plant species are being discovered every day.


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Birds

by 90, Sol

Birds is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects. Correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-9, each title also contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary.


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How Plants Grow

by Rice, Dona Herweck

Beginning readers explore the steps to make plants grow! Readers will learn about various parts of the plant including seeds, roots, and leaves in this engaging nonfiction title. Featuring vivid, clear photos and simple, informational text, even the most reluctant reader will be captivated!


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Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds

by DK and Smithsonian Institution

A unique guide to the extraordinary world of plants, from the smallest seeds to the tallest trees.

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Counting Birds

by Stemple, Heidi E.Y., Robin, Clover

What can you do to help endangered animals and make a positive change in our environment? Get counting! Counting Birds is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces kids to the idea of bird counts and bird watches. Along the way, they will learn about Frank Chapman, an ornithologist who wanted to see the end of the traditional Christmas bird hunt, an event in which people would shoot as many birds as possible on Christmas. Chapman, using his magazine Bird-Lore to promote the idea of counting birds, founded the first annual bird count.


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Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations

by Perdew, Laura, Mazeika, Katie

A nonfiction picture book that explores the amazing adaptations that keep certain species of bird alive and soaring!


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Show me the Honey

by Rabe, Tish, Moroney, Christopher

Where does honey come from? The Cat in the Hat knows that! It comes from bees, and what better way to learn about honey making than to visit inside a hive and see firsthand how it's done? In this rhymed easy reader based on an episode from the hit PBS Kids TV show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, the Cat, Sally, Nick, and Things One and Two shrink to bee size and learn how bees communicate via dance, collect nectar and spit it into combs, turn it into honey, and seal the combs with wax.


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Amazing Bees

by Unstead, Sue

Learn everything there is know about bees in Amazing Bees! From buzzing to different flowers to being a vital part of the earth's ecosystem, bees are very busy creatures.


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How to Bee

by MacDibble, Bren

A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live.


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Of a Feather

by Lorentz, Dayna

Great horned owl Rufus is eight months old and still can't hunt. When his mother is hit by a car, he discovers just how dangerous the forest can be. Reenie has given up on adults and learned how to care for herself—a good thing, since she's sent to live with an aunt she's never met. Yet this aunt has a wonderful secret: she's a falconer who agrees to help Reenie catch an injured passage hawk in the wild and rehabilitate it.


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Waiting for a Warbler

by Collard III, Sneed B., Brooks, Thomas

In early April, as Owen and his sister search the hickories, oaks, and dogwoods for returning birds, a huge group of birds leaves the misty mountain slopes of the Yucatan peninsula for the 600-mile flight across the Gulf of Mexico to their summer nesting grounds. One of them is a Cerulean warbler. He will lose more than half his body weight even if the journey goes well. Aloft over the vast ocean, the birds encourage each other with squeaky chirps that say, "We are still alive. We can do this."


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El comedero para pájaros de Jake

by Kanninen, Barbara, O'Malley, Kathy

Jake and his friends make bird feeders at school, but their creations turn out to be more popular than they expected!


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Las aves en la primavera (Birds in Spring)

by VanVoorst, Jenny Fretland

In Birds in Spring, beginning readers will learn how birds mate and raise their young during the spring season. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover what birds do when the weather warms up.A labeled diagram shows parts of a bird, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about birds in spring using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Birds in Spring also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.Birds in Spring is part of Jump!'s What Happens in Spring? series.


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Jorge el curioso Un hogar para las abejas/Curious George a Home for Honeybees

by Rey, H.A.

In this Spanish/English bilingual reader, based on the Emmy Award–winning PBS TV show, Curious George and his friend Steve find themselves in a sticky situation when they accidentally eat all of Betsy's delicious honeycomb for her Earth Day presentation about bees. How will they get more before Betsy finds out? This readers includes tons of information about bees and two activities that reinforce the concepts in the story.


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Feathers

by Stewart, Melissa, Brannen, Sarah S.

Young naturalists meet sixteen birds in this elegant introduction to the many uses of feathers. A concise main text highlights how feathers are not just for flying. More curious readers are invited to explore informative sidebars, which underscore specific ways each bird uses its feathers for a variety of practical purposes. A scrapbook design showcases life-size feather illustrations.


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Let's Look at Dandelions

by Peters, Katie

From tiny seeds to yellow flowers to fluffy seed heads, follow every stage of the dandelion life cycle. Pairs with the fiction title Dandelions to Eat.


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Let's Look at Sunflowers

by Peters, Katie

Sunflowers are a cheerful addition to any bouquet. How do they grow? Emergent readers will follow the sunflower life cycle through carefully leveled text and full-color photos. Pairs with the fiction title Flowers in the Sun.


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Hungry Plants

by Batten, Mary

This book offers readers a bug's-eye view into the strange and fascinating world of carnivorous plants. From the "jaws" of the Venus flytrap to the pretty sundew plant whose delicate tentacles entrap its prey, the unique anatomy and behaviors of meat-eating plants are detailed with clear, engaging text and art.

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Loony Little : The Ice Cap is Melting

by Aston, Dianna Hutts

Loony Little and her friends set off to tell the Polar Bear Queen that the polar ice cap is melting. Sly Foxy Loxy attempts to lead the animals to his lair to eat them, but Loony Little saves the day, tricking the fox into being devoured by the Polar Bear Queen. Includes information about climate change and the animal species in the book.


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Charlie's Dirt Day

by Larsen, Andrew

Charlie learned about the life cycle of butterflies in Bye Bye Butterflies and now is back for another Tell Me More Storybook adventure. When Charlie and his dad follow a parade of their neighbours through the local park they discover everyone is walking towards a big pile of dirt But this isn't just any pile of dirt - this is compost. Charlie learns from his neighbors about the gardens they have and the delicious vegetables they grow in them. Mr Martino is growing tomatoes while Mrs Lee has onions and Mr Singh has herbs. Charlie is determined to become a gardener as well - and come up with something special to add to his neighbour's plans to make the best spaghetti sauce ever


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The EARTH book

by Parr, Todd

An eco-friendly picture book from the New York Times bestselling author that celebrates our Earth and introduces the youngest of readers to the concept of 'going green'


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Minnie and Moo Save the Earth

by Cazet, Denys

While relaxing in the farmer's hot tub, two cow friends unknowingly thwart an alien invasion and save the planet


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The Green team!

by Clauss, Lauren

Peg and Corn are inseparable best buddies who love to make their home, Galloping Grove, a better place. This mighty unicorn and Pegasus duo practice showing kindness to all while the series explores a school-readiness curriculum that includes colors, math, directions, health and wellness, and emotional intelligence.


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Winter Science

by Coppens, Katie

When a melting snowman raises her awareness about climate change, Acadia Greene looks for ways to reduce her carbon footprint while discovering scientific principles behind helium balloons, paper airplanes, and sledding.


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Flush

by Hiaasen, Carl

Noahs dad is sure that the owner of a casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor. Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed and will sink the crooked casino, and prove the boat owner is dumping illegally.


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Greta's Story : The Schoolgirl Who Went On Strike to Save the Planet

by Camerini, Valentina

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the Swedish teenage environmental activist who started the student movement to combat climate change and led a worldwide children's march to challenge world leaders to act on the issue.


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Energía en Todas Partes

by O'Brien, Cynthia

Energy powers the things that make our lives easier, safer, and more fun. Read about the Earth-friendly tools that are used to gather energy.


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El Efecto Invernadero

by Hare, Tony

Describes the greenhouse effect which may be causing the world to heat up, and discusses the use of alternative forms of energy which do not pollute the atmosphere.


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Energía Solar

by Duling, Kaitlyn

The sun is huge and bright! We get heat, light, and energy from this star. My Physical Science Library: Sun Power teaches young readers about the power of the sun while asking readers to consider cause and effect.


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Climate Change

by Sharif-Draper, Maryam

Examines the worldwide climate change crisis, covering such topics as humankind's effect on climate, key figures in climate activism, and what readers can do to prevent further damaging changes.


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Habitat Destruction

by Brundle, Harriet

Can you imagine if your house, neighborhood, or town was destroyed? The dangers of climate change threaten the habitats of living things all over the world. In this age-appropriate text, readers learn about habitat destruction, its impact on Earth, and what humans can do to minimize it. The text is filled with educational facts and striking full-color photographs to enhance young learners knowledge of climate change while supporting science curriculum topics. Readers will have a better idea of how to be environmentally responsible and work toward helping end habitat destruction.


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Climate Change In Infographics

by Gilles, Renae

Climate change is one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, readers will learn about the causes and effects of climate change. Large-scale and personal solutions to climate change are also presented. Colorful and clear graphics, such as maps, charts, and infographics, give readers an alternative to text-heavy sources. Action-based activities will leave students with ideas for improving the world around them. Book also includes a glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.


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Analyzing Disappearing Habitats : Asking Questions, Evaluating Evidence, and Designing Solutions

by Steele, Philip

Deforestation, mining, drilling, rising sea levels, and other threats are contributing to decreasing biodiversity around the world. This analytical approach to disappearing habitats and endangered species addresses issues such as climate change, population growth, and the efficacy of conservation efforts. Readers are provided with statistics and perspectives on all sides of the issue, allowing them to consider difficult questions such as how to balance the needs of humans with those of other species and the health of the planet as a whole.


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The Greenhouse Effect

by Grunbaum, Mara

What controls Earth's temperature? How do the changes happening now compare to those that have happened in the past? This book lays out how the makeup of Earth's atmosphere can affect everything living beneath it, and how human activities - from cutting down trees to burning fossil fuels - are changing the climate worldwide.


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Miss Fox's Class Goes Green

by Spinelli,Eileen and Kennedy, Anne

When Miss Fox shows up at school riding her bicycle, Mouse asks, "Do you have a flat tire?" "No," Miss Fox tells her students. "I am going green!"  Soon everyone in the class is working to keep the earth healthy. Mouse takes shorter showers (and does her singing after!); Bunny brings a cloth bag to the supermarket; and Possum turns the lights off when he goes out.  And Miss Fox's simple act has ripples even beyond her own students . The principal starts riding his bike, too, and soon the whole school is going green! 


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Every Day Is Earth Day

by Brown, Jordan D.

When Jet learns that humans celebrate Earth Day, he can't help but wonder, why can't every day be Earth Day? After he takes his friends for an amazing ride around the world in his flying saucer, they feel the same way!


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Water, Water Everywhere

by Brown, Jordan D.

Jet and his friends develop a new appreciation for Earth as a water planet while visiting the oceans and doing fun water and ice activities! They're even inspired to take an off-Earth trip to a different frozen environment - Jupiter's icy moon, Europa!


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Mr. Granite is from Another Planet!

by Gutman, Dan and Paillot, Jim

It's the start of a new school year in this third book in the My Weird School Daze series. And A.J.'s third-grade teacher, Mr. Granite, is out of this world! He's a super genius who dresses weird, talks weird, and acts even weirder. He seems to know literally everything, which only makes the students at Ella Mentry School wonder. Is he a computer posing as a person, or does he come from another planet?


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These Seas Count!

by Formento, Alison and Snow, Sarah

These Seas Count explores the environmental impact and importance of the seas, and how crucial it is to keep them healthy. Alison Formento's gentle story and Sarah Snow's amazing collages combine for a powerful message about the environment and what we can do to preserve our oceans.


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Who is Greta Thunberg?

by Leonard, Jill

When she was just fifteen years old, Greta Thunberg knew she wanted to change the world. With a hand-painted sign that read "School strike for the climate" in Swedish, Greta sat alone on the steps of the Swedish parliament to call for stronger action on climate change. Her one-person strike would soon spark a worldwide movement. This exciting story details the defining moments in Greta's childhood that led up to her now-famous strike and all the monumental ones that have fueled her revolution since, including being named Time's Most Influential Person of the Year in 2019.


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Los Recursos Naturales de mi Comunidad

by Paderewski, Elliot

In this book, readers are taken on a journey to experience the natural resources already existing in their community. The concepts in this book aim to help readers understand what a natural resource is, and how to identify what the natural resources around them are. Through this book, help your readers discover this early science concept.


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El Día de la Tierra

by Feldman, Jean and Karapetkova, Holly

Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about how we can all work together to take care of the Earth.


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¿Qué Se Puede Hacer Con el Agua?

by Freeman, Marcia S.

Explains different uses for water.


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Is Our Climate Changing?

by Rooney, Anne and Britannica Digital Learning

Written in British English. Is Our Climate Changing? looks at the complex issues surrounding climate change.


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The Everything Kids' Environment Book Learn How You Can Help the Environment By Getting involved at School, at Home, or at Play

by Amsel, Sheri

Everything we do has an impact on the world around us. From the clothes we wear and food we eat to the gardens we grow and the trash we throw away, it's important to make smart choices. With The Everything* Kids' Environment Book, you'll find out what you can do every day to help protect our planet. You'll also learn why the rainforest is so important to us, how animals go extinct, and what environmentalists can tell us about taking good care of our world. Learn how to "go green" and to find new uses for recycled grocery bags.


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Global Warming

by Educational Publishing Britannica

Global warming, often a source of much politicization and debate, has recast international dialogue with respect to environmental responsibility and activism. While it is generally agreed that global warming can be attributed to human activity, solutions to this phenomenon are unclear and vary with each country. This thought-provoking volume examines the science behind the greenhouse effect, identifies the human role in and response to climate change, and explores the various effects of this worldwide phenomenon.


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Are We Running Out of Energy?

by Dorion, Christiane

Are We Running Out of Energy? looks at the worldwide drive to produce and consume increasing amounts of energy and at its potentially catastrophic effects on the environment.


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Gone is Gone Wildlife Under Threat

by Groc, Isabelle and Goodall, Jane

Gone is Gone looks at why species become endangered, how scientists are learning about endangered wildlife, what people are doing to conserve species and ways young people can help.


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Greta and the Giants

by Tucker, Zoë, Persico, Zoë

This inspiring picture book retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg – the Swedish teenager who has led a global movement to raise awareness about the world's climate crisis – using allegory to make this important topic accessible to young children.


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ABC Earth-Friendly Me

by Engel, Christiane

Pairing aspects of eco-friendly living with each letter of the alphabet, ABC Earth-Friendly Me features 26 things a kid can do to help care for the earth.


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What in the World is a Green Home?

by Gaarder-Juntti, Oona

Presents the different ways we use energy and resources in our homes and suggests ways to have a gre


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Camp Time in California

by Osborne, Mary Pope, Ford, AG

The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie to the Yosemite National Park in 1903. They are surprised to join John Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt on the most significant camping trip in conservation history!


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The Vegetable Museum

by Mulder, Michelle

Thirteen-year-old Chloë left her whole life back in Montreal, including her mom and her best friend. Now she's stuck in Victoria with her dad and her estranged grandfather, Uli, who recently had a stroke. When Chloë agrees to help Uli look after his garden, she's determined to find out why he and her dad didn't speak to each other for years. For decades Uli has collected seeds from people in the community, distinct varieties that have been handed down through generations. The result is a garden full of unusual and endangered produce, from pink broccoli to blue kale to purple potatoes. But Chloë learns that the garden will soon be destroyed to make way for a new apartment complex. And the seed collection is missing! Chloë must somehow find a way to save her grandfather's legacy.


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The Ballad of Tubs Marshfield

by Hoffman, Cara

There's no other place Tubs Marshfield would rather be than singing a song in his perfect little swamp along the Louisiana bayou. His music can make anyone feel happy. But something terrible is happening within the swamp that even Tubs' songs can't fix—and it's making his neighbors feel sick! No one knows what to do, least of all Tubs. A mysterious prophecy may hold the key...or send Tubs away from his friends forever.


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El ciclo del agua (Earth's Water Cycle)

by Nelson, Robin

Desde los lagos hasta las nubes, hasta la lluvia que cae de nuevo a la Tierra, descubra cómo el agua cambia a través de diversos procesos para formar el ciclo del agua. From lakes, to clouds, to rain that falls back to Earth—discover how water changes through various processes to form the water cycle.


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Una mano a la Tierra: Salvando el medio ambiente (Hand to Earth: Saving the Environment)

by Cohn, Jessica

Help readers make a difference by encouraging them to learn about the various ways the environment needs our help and the things they can do to reduce their carbon footprint. Readers will learn about the effects of pollution, fossil fuels, renewable and non-renewable resources, deforestation, and recycling through interesting images and charts and informational text. This Spanish-translated nonfiction title features a glossary of terms and a list of helpful websites that encourages children to take part in helping the environment in many different ways.


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¿Y qué haremos con la basura?

by Barranco, Paola, Mora, Dante de la

El pequeño Juan Pablo que ha emprendido una importante misión, la de ayudar al planeta reduciendo la basura que generamos. Con la ayuda de su perro y fiel amigo Taco comenzará a cambiar muchas cosas, primero en su casa, después en su colonia y al final transformar el mundo entero. ¡Acompaña a Juan Pablo y a Taco en su misión! con ellos aprenderás muchos consejos sobre lo que debemos y no debemos hacer para que nuestros residuos no se conviertan en basura. Verás que podemos crear una nueva conciencia para mejorar muchísimo nuestra calidad de vida y ayudarle a nuestro planeta.


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Saving the Environment

by Armentrout,  David, Armentrout, Patricia

Eco-friendly energy is explained. Current information about saving the environment is provided in this thought-provoking book, ideal for upper elementary and middle school students. In addition to explaining the concept of eco-friendly energy, the book establishes the understanding that it does not take much to make the world a better place.


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Weather and Climate

by Greek, Joe

This book invites young readers to explore the science behind weather and climate and to discover how these forces shape the world around them. With the aid of visuals and age-appropriate language, readers will learn how the combination of different elements, such as temperature and wind, create Earth's weather. They will also learn the importance of understanding weather patterns and how they affect various aspects of life. Sidebar content throughout the book will also enhance the reader's experience and encourage the development of critical-thinking skills.


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Tropical Climates

by Senker, Cath

The climate in a region affects all aspects of life. This book looks at tropical climates. It explores the characteristics of the land and weather in regions with tropical climates, and how plants, animals, and people have adapted to life in tropical regions. The effects of climate change and other developments are also covered.


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Bring Out Your Science Genius with Soda Bottles, Potato Chip Bags, and More Unexpected Stuff

by Enz, Tammy, Wheeler-Toppen, Jodi

Why recycle cardboard tubes, plastic bottles and jugs, craft sticks, and snack bags when you can reuse them yourself? These fun and informative science experiments and projects will keep readers entertained as they learn about scientific principles.