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Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Printmaking

Joan Marie Galat (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119124

From creating their own art tools to making a screen print unique to their personal style and vision, this title helps readers express their creativity through the various forms of printmaking. Using clear methods, engaging photographs, and non-toxic materials, readers will learn the techniques of printmaking and be inspired to experiment with their own designs and ideas.

What is a Rodent?

Jacqueline Langille, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790082

With over 1700 species, more than one-third of all mammals are rodents. From the jumping jerboa to the humungous capybara, What is a Rodent? gnaws through rodent myths to expose the facts about this often misunderstood group. Readers of all ages will be fascinated by the rodent family tree, a rodent's body and amazing teeth, homes underground and in watery habitats, millions of mice and rats, many rodent cousins from squirrels to prairie dogs, their prickly quills, webbed feet, and fabulous fur, and pet care tips.

John Muir: Protecting and Preserving the Environment

Henry Elliot (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790549

John Muir spoke, wrote, and lived the wilderness, including taking President Theodore Roosevelt on an overnight trip to the Yosemite Valley. This trip led to Roosevelts signing into law a bill that placed Yosemite under federal control as a national park. Because of this and his founding of the Sierra Club, John Muir is credited as one of the key shapers of the modern environmental movement.

What is Environmental Entrepreneurship?

Alexander Offord (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118226

This forward-looking book explores a unique field of entrepreneurship, in which innovative individuals directly address, or work toward addressing, environmental challenges in our world. Offering an important look at the ways entrepreneurship can tackle global issues, this title engages readers through real-world examples, discussion prompts, and critical thinking questions. The title encourages readers to recognize and take on the skills and mindset needed to achieve success as an environmental entrepreneur.

My Bed and Other Home Furniture

Helen Greathead (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118431

My Bed and Other Furniture explores the problems faced by people around the world who produce and assemble furniture, and environmental problems, such as deforestation, associated with the harvesting of materials used in furniture-making. Case studies show how fair trade projects are helping people achieve better working conditions and a fair price for their products, and how using renewable materials is helping to save the world's precious resources.

My Chocolate Bar and Other Foods

Helen Greathead (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118448

My Chocolate Bar & Other Foods explores the problems faced by farmers and people around the world who produce food, and the environmental problems associated with growing certain products. Case studies show how fair trade projects are helping people achieve better working conditions and a fair price for growing chocolate and other products such as bananas, tea, peanuts, sugar, and honey.

My Smartphone and Other Digital Accessories

Helen Greathead (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118196

My Smartphone and Other Digital Accessories explores the problems faced by the people who build and mine the materials for the world's cell phones and other digital accessories, and environmental problems associated with the making and disposing of electronic devices. Case studies show how fair trade projects are helping people achieve safer working conditions and a fair wage for building smartphones and other digital products such as laptop computers, cameras, ipods, and game consoles.

My T-Shirt and Other Clothing

Helen Greathead (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118202

My T-Shirt and Other Clothing explores the problems faced by the people around the world who produce clothing, and environmental problems associated with the making of clothing. Case studies show how fair trade projects are helping people achieve better working conditions and a fair price for producing T-shirts and other products such as denim jeans, flip-flops, sweaters, and sneakers.

Environmental Scientists in Action

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120601

Environmental scientists look at their natural surroundings and think about future generations. They want to understand how the human activities of today are affecting the health of the environment, what that means for the future, and what can be done about it. This title aims to create meaningful connections between the scientific concepts readers learn in the classroom and how they are applied in the real world by environmental scientists searching for answers.

Designing Green Communities

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120366

Introducing the design thinking process as a vehicle for change, this timely title motivates readers to create environmentally sustainable practices and make them easily accessible in their communities. Beginning with a detailed look at the steps involved in design thinking, readers are guided through the process so they can design their own solutions to big issues—from minimizing pollution to limiting usage of non-renewable energy.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Greening Up Spaces

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119117

Creative readers with a green thumb and an eye for design will be inspired to create their own gardening and landscaping projects in unique spaces. From vertical gardens to urban parklets, this title will motivate readers to "green up" spaces in their communities in a way that promotes environmental awareness, collaboration, and group planning. Profiles of innovators and their green creations encourage readers to embrace their own ideas and create their Maker visions.

Managing Green Spaces: Careers in Wilderness and Wildlife Management

Suzy Gazlay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792543

Managing Green Spaces introduces the many available jobs in wilderness and wildlife management. Potential careers include park-services jobs, trail designing, security and police work, and emergency services in case of fires, floods, and other natural disasters.

What Shapes the Land?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790297

Amazing photographs give young readers a fun-filled look at what makes Earth so beautiful. Topics include what are landforms, how different landforms are created, a look at land-shaperswind, water, fire, and ice, different kinds of erosion, how erosion shapes the land, and how some animals form islands.

Natural Disasters: Moving Earth

David West, Steve Parker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197627

The natural forces of planet Earth have been responsible for some of the world's greatest devastation, such as the earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan in 2011 and the Indian Ocean in 2004. Thirteen kinds of disasters are featured in this amazing book, showing the process and science of each disaster from the action that triggered it to its dire consequences. Topics include volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches, landslides, and mudslides.

The Life Cycle of a Koala

Heather Levigne, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165596

A koala lives most of its life alone, eating and sleeping high up in the eucalyptus trees of Australia, and yet it is recognized and loved around the world. The Life Cycle of a Koala looks at the life of this ancient marsupial and explains how marsupials are different from other mammals, the birth of the koala and its life in its mothers pouch, the growing koala and how it feeds, life outside the pouch but close to mother, and the dangers faced by koalas.

What is an Elephant?

Bobbie Kalman, John Crossingham (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789956

As the world's largest land animals, elephants inspire awe in all of us - an awe that has led to myths of might and memory. Despite its immense strength, however, the elephant is a timid creature that uses its power only to defend itself against predators. Kids will learn many facts about these gentle pachyderms, including the social structure of elephants, in which the female is the leader, the animal's many dexterous uses for its trunk, the history of the elephant's even larger ancestors, including woolly mammoths, and the dangers that poaching, loss of habitat, and the ivory trade pose to the elephants future.

Tangled in the Rainforest

Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175441

Alone in the rainforest, Joe is suddenly caught in a tropical storm. He uses his science skills to observe the habitat around him to build shelter, find food, and search for help.

Dry in the Desert

Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175410

Will Joe be able to survive in the hot, scorching desert? In this exciting survival story, readers journey along with Joe as he searches for water and runs into a desert tribe.

Gulf Oil Spill

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196200

This up-to-date new book describes the alarming events of 2010 after an oil rig toppled over in the Gulf of Mexico releasing millions of gallons of oil into the water. The largest accidental oil spill in history, it killed untold numbers of wildlife, poisoned over a hundred miles of coastal land, and devastated the commercial fishing and tourism industries in an area still reeling from the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Katrina.

Rain Forests Inside Out

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176431

Lush, moist, and teeming with life, rain forests are one of Earth's biome wonders. Peel back the corners of the rain forest to discover what lives within one of the planets busiest environments, from wolves and porcupines to monkeys and poison dart frogs. Learn how each organism functions within its rain forest ecosystem and how it survives in one of the most predatory biomes on Earth. Find out, too, how rain forests are found all around the world and what you can do to help protect these precious resources.

The Sahara Desert

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191038

This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Sahara Desert in North Africa. The biggest hot desert on Earth, it covers parts of twelve countries, more area than the entire United States! The Sahara has oases scattered widely and sand dunes that can reach as high as 600 feet (182m). Readers will learn about the people, plants, and animals such as camels, goats, and fennec foxes that inhabit this desert habitat. Special sections describe the desert's natural resources, such as oil and natural gas, and the unique problems facing this region.

What is Hibernation?

John Crossingham, Bobbie Kalman (authosr)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789970

Hibernation is one of natures greatest miracles, allowing animals to sleep through periods of extreme cold and heat. Interesting information describes how different animals use body fat to survive, how they can wake themselves up, and how some give birth during hibernation.

Al Gore: A Wake-Up Call to Global Warming

Dale Anderson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790518

Politician Al Gore has lent both his voice and his political influence in the fight against global warming. His work and creative energy have earned him numerous forms of public recognition, most notably the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

David Suzuki: Doing Battle with Climate Change

Suzy Gazlay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790525

David Suzuki is a prominent environmental activist. Throughout his adult life, he has been the creative force behind numerous television shows on science and the environment. He has used his voice to advocate for the environment and to take to task political leaders whose action and inaction have been part of the problem behind the global warming crisis.

Ed Begley, Jr.: Living Green

Robert Grayson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790532

Ed Begley, Jr. is a Hollywood actor, who inspires, entertains, and motivates a new generation of environmental activists, fans, and consumers with his all-encompassing green lifestyle. Whether he is promoting his own line of green products, lending his voice to further environmental awareness and action, or walking the walk of the life he touts in his own solar-powered home, the star of Living with Ed is constantly on the lookout for ways to live more green - and get others onboard in the process.