Earth Day

How to Babysit an Orangutan

By Tara Darling

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Describes how baby orangutans whose mothers have died are nurtured by human babysitters at Camp Leakey in the rain forests of Borneo, until they are ready to live in the wild.

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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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You are the Earth: From Dinosaur Breath to Pizza From Dirt

By David Suzuki and Kathy Vanderlinden

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Explores our natural connection to the earth and its four elements, air, water, soil, and fire, underlining the importance of biodiversity and respect for the environment.

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50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Recycle

By Earth Works Group

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Explains things that children can do to recycle at home, at school, or anywhere.

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Earth Day-Hooray

By Stuart J. Murphy

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A drive to recycle cans on Earth Day teaches the children of the Maple Street School Save-the-Planet Club about place value.

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Earth Friendly Crafts For Kids: 50 Awesome Things to Make With Recycled Stuff

By Heather Smith

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Provides instructions for using recycled materials to create fifty different crafts and offers tips for an earth-friendly lifestyle.

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The Sierra Club Kid's Guide to Planet Care & Repair

By Vicki McVey

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Explains how human activities are destroying the balance of nature and suggests ways to prevent further damage.

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