Earth Day

Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles

By Kathryn Lasky

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Describes efforts to protect sea turtles, particularly Kemp's ridley turtles, and help them reproduce and replenish their once-dwindling numbers.

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It's Earth Day

By Mercer Mayer

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"Little Critter is on a mission! After watching a film about climate changes at school, Little Critter decides to do his part to slow down global warming. With the help of his family and friends, Little Critter begins to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Together they learn about the importance of not wasting water or energy. Join Little Critter as he plants a tree, makes a climate control machine, and helps the polar bears."
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Judy Moody Saves The World

By Megan McDonald

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When Judy Moody gets serious about protecting the environment, her little brother Stink thinks she is overdoing it, but she manages to inspire her third grade class to undertake an award-winning, environment-saving project.

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Julie and the Eagles

By Megan McDonald

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Julie and her best friend, Ivy, find a baby owl in Golden Gate Park--and it needs help. At a wildlife rescue center, Julie meets Shasta and Sierra, two bald eagles that will be caged for life, unless money is raised to release them back into the wild. For Earth Day, Julie thinks of a unique way to tell the public of the eagles' plight. The "Looking Back" section explores the beginning of the environmental movement.
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Let's Explore a River

By Jane R. McCauley

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Three children accompany their father in a canoe and explore the plant and animal life along a river near their home.

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Mountain Dance

By Thomas Locker

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A poetic description of various kinds of mountains and how they are formed. Includes factual information on mountainsA poetic description of various kinds of mountains and how they are formed. Includes factual information on mountains.

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My Side of the Mountain

By Jean Craighead George

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Sam Gribley runs away from home to spend a winter in the mountains, where he makes his home in a hollow oak, trains a hawk to hunt, and decides whether to rejoin the his family and community.

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Nature's Great Balancing Act: In Our Own Backyard

By Jaediker Norsgaard

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Discusses the interrelationship of all the creatures and plants in nature, emphasizing the importance of insects.

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Secrets of a Wildlife Watcher

By Jim Arnosky

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Explains the techniques used in finding wild animals such as owls, turtles, squirrels, foxes, beavers, and deer, and in getting close enough to study their behavior.

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The Great Kapok Tree

By Lynne Cherry

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The animals of the rain forest try to protect their tree.

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