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Environmental Concerns for Middle School

Check out these environment themed titles from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group!

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Annie Glover is NOT a Tree Lover

Annie Glover’s grandma is always protesting something, but she goes too far when she chains herself to a century-old tree and names it Elmer. Elmer is...

"...Annie Glover’s grandma is always protesting something, but she goes too far when she chains herself to a century-old tree and names it Elmer. Elmer is.... Annie Glover’s grandma is always protesting something, but she goes too far when she chains herself to a century-old tree and names it Elmer. Elmer is scheduled to be cut down to make way for a new swimming-pool complex and Grandma is trying to save him, but Annie wants that swimming pool—and so do all her classmates. Now she must endure all ..."

By Darleen Bailey Beard and Heather Maione

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A Life in the Wild

George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts

For more than fifty years, explorer-naturalist George Schaller has been on a mission: to save the world’s great wild beasts and their environments. In this...

Pamela S. Turner Pamela S. Turner

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Frances Foster Books

The Flower Hunter

William Bartram, America's First Naturalist

Little botanist / first naturalist Of John Bartram's nine children, it is William who best loves nature and wants to follow in his father's footsteps....

Deborah Kogan Ray Deborah Kogan Ray

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The Missing Manatee

A tribute to Florida, fishing, and family All Skeet Waters wants is to catch a big, beautiful tarpon on his fly rod - and to keep everything else in his...

Cynthia DeFelice Cynthia DeFelice

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Square Fish

Troubling a Star

The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 5

The Austins have settled back into their beloved home in the country after more than a year away. Though they had all missed the predictability and security of...

Madeleine L'Engle Madeleine L'Engle

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Kampung Boy

Kampung Boy is a favorite of millions of readers in Southeast Asia. With masterful economy worthy of Charles Schultz, Lat recounts the life of Mat, a Muslim...

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Town Boy

Malaysian teenager Mat makes a life-changing move from the quiet kampung where he was born to Ipoh, the rapidly industrializing nearby town. Living far from...

"...Malaysian teenager Mat makes a life-changing move from the quiet kampung where he was born to Ipoh, the rapidly industrializing nearby town. Living far from.... Malaysian teenager Mat makes a life-changing move from the quiet kampung where he was born to Ipoh, the rapidly industrializing nearby town.  Living far from his rural roots at a boarding school, he discovers bustling streets, modern music, heady literature, budding romance, and through it all his growing passion for art.   The companio..."

Lat Lat

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Clean Air

Learn how to live green in this series from noted astronaut and environmentalist, Sally Ride that is dedicated to 3 of the Earth's main resources--air, energy,...

"...Learn how to live green in this series from noted astronaut and environmentalist, Sally Ride that is dedicated to 3 of the Earth's main resources--air, energy,.... Learn how to live green in this series from noted astronaut and environmentalist, Sally Ride that is dedicated to 3 of the Earth's main resources--air, energy, and water. Each volume describes how people use the Earth's resources and what can be done to protect them. Packed with full-color photographs and illustrations. Clean Air Thi..."

Andrew Bridges

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Clean Water

Learn how to live green in this series from noted astronaut and environmentalist, Sally Ride that is dedicated to 3 of the Earth's main resources--air, energy,...

"...Learn how to live green in this series from noted astronaut and environmentalist, Sally Ride that is dedicated to 3 of the Earth's main resources--air, energy,.... Learn how to live green in this series from noted astronaut and environmentalist, Sally Ride that is dedicated to 3 of the Earth's main resources--air, energy, and water. Each volume describes how people use the Earth's resources and what can be done to protect them. Packed with full-color photographs and illustrations. Learn about d..."

Beth Geiger

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Mission: Planet Earth

Our World and Its Climate--and How Humans Are Changing Them

From an American hero and dedicated scientist: A compelling introduction to the changes taking place in Earth's climate, written for the audience that matters...

"...From an American hero and dedicated scientist: A compelling introduction to the changes taking place in Earth's climate, written for the audience that matters.... From an American hero and dedicated scientist: A compelling introduction to the changes taking place in Earth's climate, written for the audience that matters most to our planet's future.   Beginning with Sally Ride's unique, astronaut's-eye view of Earth's fragile atmosphere, Mission: Planet Earth describes how water, air, and other ..."

By Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy

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Mission: Save the Planet

Things YOU Can Do to Help Fight Global Warming!

PRACTICAL STEPS TO SAVE THE PLANET A how-to companion packed with simple things kids can do to have an impact. From simple measures like turning off...

"...PRACTICAL STEPS TO SAVE THE PLANET A how-to companion packed with simple things kids can do to have an impact. From simple measures like turning off.... PRACTICAL STEPS TO SAVE THE PLANET   A how-to companion packed with simple things kids can do to have an impact.   From simple measures like turning off the water while you brush your teeth, to bigger challenges like MAKING SOME NOISE in the larger community, this simple guide helps lay a conceptual foundation for kids to become responsible ene..."

By Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy

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