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Environmental Concerns for Preschool Through Grade 3

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

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Antarctica

Far, far south, in the strange and beautiful land of Antarctica, it is dark both day and night all winter long. When at last spring comes, the penguins and...

"...Far, far south, in the strange and beautiful land of Antarctica, it is dark both day and night all winter long. When at last spring comes, the penguins and.... Far, far south, in the strange and beautiful land of Antarctica, it is dark both day and night all winter long. When at last spring comes, the penguins and seals raise their young. But, one year, loud, unfamiliar sounds announce the arrival of a new presence -- one the creatures hope can share this fragile world with them in peace.. "[A..."

Helen Cowcher

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Frances Foster Books

Planting the Trees of Kenya

The Story of Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, grew up in the highlands of Kenya, where fig trees cloaked the...

Claire A. Nivola

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Squirrel and John Muir

An outstanding book for young naturalists Floy Hutchings, also known as Squirrel, is the daughter of the man who opened the first hotel in the Yosemite...

Emily Arnold McCully Emily Arnold McCully

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Whole Green World

Come and dance the whole green world! I've got a little pair of shoes. (Comfy, cozy little shoes.) Got a little pair of shoes to walk the whole round...

By Tony Johnston and Elisa Kleven

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Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer

Winnie Finn is crazy about earthworms and knows everything about them. When spring arrives in Quincy County, all she can think about is the county fair coming...

By Carol Brendler and Ard Hoyt

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Flash Point

Redwoods

An ordinary train ride becomes and extraordinary trip to the great ancient forests A subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about...

Jason Chin

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Feiwel & Friends

The Happiness Tree

Celebrating the Gifts of Trees We Treasure

A celebration of one of nature’s most precious resources, and a call to action that even the youngest readers will understand.

"...A celebration of one of nature’s most precious resources, and a call to action that even the youngest readers will understand.. This celebration of one of Earth’s most precious resources embraces the beauty of trees and brings them to life with attributes sure to resonate with readers of all ages: peace, generosity, love, and happiness. With a detailed index of state trees, THE HAPPINESS TREE is a welcome reminder that everything good begins right here.. Praise for The Happiness Tree:   “Beaut..."

By Andrea Alban Gosline and Lisa Burnett Bossi

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Henry Holt and Co.

Ice Bears

On a freezing day in the arctic, two polar bear cubs venture outside with their mother. She teaches them how to use their claws so they don’t slip in their...

"...On a freezing day in the arctic, two polar bear cubs venture outside with their mother. She teaches them how to use their claws so they don’t slip in their.... On a freezing day in the arctic, two polar bear cubs venture outside with their mother. She teaches them how to use their claws so they don’t slip in their frozen world. Then she leads them across the sea ice, the only place to hunt for seals, their primary food. The bears need lots of fat to survive through the summer when the ice is go..."

By Brenda Z. Guiberson and Ilya Spirin

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Henry Holt and Co.

Sergio and the Hurricane

Sergio lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is usually sunny and peaceful, but one day the sky grows dark and the ocean gets choppy. A hurricane is coming,...

"...Sergio lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is usually sunny and peaceful, but one day the sky grows dark and the ocean gets choppy. A hurricane is coming,.... Sergio lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is usually sunny and peaceful, but one day the sky grows dark and the ocean gets choppy. A hurricane is coming, and Sergio and his family must prepare for the storm. Sergio is excited at first, but he soon realizes that hurricanes can be dangerous. Through the experiences of one little ..."

Alexandra Wallner

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What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child? Lots of noise! Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the...

By Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

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