Monday, October 13, 2008

Non-Fiction Monday: Saving Our Living Earth

Global warming, climate change, and all kinds of environmental issues are incredibly prominent in the media right now (and rightly so), but kids may not understand exactly why these issues are so important to them and their future. The "Saving Our Living Earth series" presents answers to all sorts of different questions kids could have about the Earth and it's current state, in a clear, simple manner, easily understood by middle graders and up.

The set includes eight different titles:
Understanding Global Warming
Earth-Friendly Energy
Protecting Earth's Water Supply
Protecting Earth's Air Quality
Protecting Earth's Land
Earth-Friendly Waste Management
Earth-Friendly Design
Protecting Earth's Rainforests

Each title is filled with brightly colored photographs, little fact boxes that add a human interest aspect to all the facts, tips on going green, a section on how to write to your legislation, a glossary, and other titles for further reading on each topic.

The books themselves are extremely durable, perfect for library use, and the best part is that the pages are printed on 30 percent recycled post-consumer waste fibers. I hope more books catch on to the trend of printing on recycled paper, it's really so important!

This series is a must for library shelves, both school and public, as kids can use them as sources for reports, as well as a source on more ways to go green. The material is interesting, not your typical boring non-fiction book, and I know these would move well in a library. They are a little pricey for home shelves and personal use, as most non-fiction reference titles are, but if you're a homeschooling parent I would definitely suggest investing in at least one or two of the titles, as they will be great references for years to come.

For more info on each title or to purchase, click on one of the book covers above to link to Amazon.

1 comment:

Serena said...

sounds like a great read! I think more than just children should be learning about these things.