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Earth Day (April 22, 2014)

Little Ones

Buried Sunlight

NEW!

By Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
The Blue Sky Press

  • September 30, 2014
  • $17.99
  • Ages 4-8

Acclaimed Caldecott Artist Molly Bang teams up with award-winning M.I.T. professor Penny Chisholm to present the fascinating, timely story of fossil fuels.

What are fossil fuels, and how did they come to exist? This engaging, stunning book explains how coal, oil, and gas are really “buried sunlight,” trapped beneath the surface of our planet for millions and millions of years. Now, in a very short time, we are digging them up and burning them, changing the carbon balance of our planet's air and water. What does this mean, and what should we do about it? Using simple language and breathtaking paintings, Bang and Chisholm present a clear, concise explanation of the fossil-fuel energy cycle that began with the sun and now runs most of our transportation and energy use in our world. Readers will be mesmerized by this engaging fourth book in the award-winning Sunlight Series by Bang and Chisholm.



Ocean Sunlight

By Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
The Blue Sky Press

  • May 2012
  • $18.99
  • Ages 4-8

In this timely book, award-winner Molly Bang uses her signature poetic language and dazzling illustrations to introduce the oceanic world. From tiny aquatic plants to the biggest whale or fish, Bang presents a moving, living picture of the miraculous balance sustaining each life cycle and food chain deep within our wondrous oceans. On land or in the deep blue sea, we are all connected—and we are all a part of a grand living landscape. Packed with clear, simple science, this informative, joyous book will help children understand and celebrate the astonishing role our oceans play in human life.
 



Middle Grade

The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge

NEW!

By Joanna Cole, Illustrated by Bruce Degen
Scholastic Inc.

  • January 7, 2014
  • $6.99
  • Ages 7-10

Trust the bestselling science series of all time to get down to the facts on global warming, so kids can understand the crisis--and how they can help solve it. Like it or not, global warming is a hot topic that will affect the younger generation more than anyone. So why not turn to the teacher kids love most, Ms. Frizzle! Only the Friz can boil all the hoopla down to the scientific facts in a fun and informative way. With trademark simplicity and wit, Joanna Cole explains why the earth is getting warmer, and Bruce Degen's bright, action-filled illustrations make the science easy to understand and fun to learn. This team brings a new, improved understanding to climate change, engaging kids and empowering all. Teachers will cheer!



Blue Sky

By Audrey Wood
The Blue Sky Press

  • March 2012
  • $16.99
  • Ages 7 and up

In Audrey Wood's bright, new concept book, a child and his family experience the fun of a sunny-sky day at the beach, then the electricity of a thunder-storm sky, and finally the magical delight of a rainbow sky. After the night sky fills up with stars, readers will be soothed by the pleasure of wishing on a star. Using only two words per page-"Blue Sky" "Cloud Sky" "Storm Sky"-Wood's enthusiastic playfulness will encourage young readers to make up their own simple descriptions of the sky above. Beautiful, joyful, and educational, BLUE SKY invites us all to be creative in the way we engage with the world--all the ingredients that have made Audrey Wood's books popular and timeless among readers young and old.
 



The Weather Channel: Forces of Nature

By Chana Stiefel

  • September 2010
  • $9.99
  • Ages 7-10

Forces of Nature will answer ALL of your questions about weather- everything from thunderous storms to earthquakes, blizzards, hurricanes, and more! Featuring a foil cover and packed with EXCLUSIVE full-color images from The Weather Channel, this book shows exactly how wild weather forms, what it can do, and how to prepare and survive the forces of nature that can strike our planet with tips from TWC experts.
 



 

Battery Science: Make Widgets That Work and Gidgets That Go

Klutz

  • $21.95
  • Ages 8 and up

Master the real science behind electricity and have a blast doing it. Includes a genuine Klutz alkaline battery, a buzzer, a propeller, a light bulb, a motor and other useful doodads – everything you need for all 8 projects. Toss in a little history, and you’ve got an activity book so good, it’s shocking. Master the real science behind electricity and have a blast doing it. Includes a genuine Klutz alkaline battery, a buzzer, a propeller, a light bulb, a motor and other useful doodads - everything you need for all eight projects. Toss in a little history, and you've got an activity book so good, it's shocking.
 



The Klutz Guide to the Galaxy

Klutz

  • $19.99
  • Ages 8 and up

Now you can explore the universe without leaving the comfort of your backyard. This galactic tool kit has everything you need: an amazing build-it-yourself telescope, a night-sight flashlight, star and Moon maps, a no-batteries required sundial, a mariner's quadrant to steer by the stars, and more. With this guide, you'll never be lost in space.
 



The Solar Car Book

Klutz

  • $21.95
  • Ages 8 and up

A complete kit for making a cool solar race car. Everything is included: wheels, axles, motors, wires and a genuine one-volt solar cell. Build the car today, and it will run forever, thanks to that big battery in the sky. The Solar Car Book is full of illuminating solar science facts and comes with everything you need to build a cool solar-powered racecar: wheels, axles, motors, wires and a genuine one-volt solar cell. No glue, no nails, no tape and (best of all) no batteries required. Build this car today and it will run forever, thanks to that big battery in the sky. This book includes rubber bands that contain Natural Rubber Latex which may cause allergic reactions.