Monday, March 16, 2009

Non-Fiction Monday: Earth in Danger

We all know that the name of the series "Earth in Danger" certainly describes the state of our Planet Earth today. Through these books, among many others, we have started to educate our children on the importance of recycling, reducing the amount of energy consumption we personally contribute too, and how to make an impact on conservation.

I've had the chance to review two books in the "Earth in Danger" series, though there are actually six titles. Definitely books that were well thought out, incredibly educational, yet still simple enough for an 8 or 9 year old to gain info from. They both contain valuable and interesting facts about energy and green living, subjects we have all at least heard about by now, if not being actively involved in them.

Energy for the Future, written by Helen Orme, gives brief overviews of where we are most wasting our energy (running appliances) and what steps are being taken to use energy more wisely, including the infusion of wind power, solar power, and even nuclear and coal energy sources. Each different idea. is simply explained, with lots of bold words to look up in the glossary in the back of the book. There is also a big fact section in the back filled with interesting tidbits of info, as to how to create your own energy or a description of biogas plants in India. Very cool.

Energy for the Future
Helen Orme
32 pages
Non-fiction
Bearport Publishing
978157167277
August 2008



Living Green, also by Helen Orme, explains how the people on our planet are contributing to the reduction of natural resources and how to actively conserve them through low energy housing, recycling, and cutting back on the oil consumption. Again, lots of bold words, a great fact section in the back including info on eating green and even a case study of a plastic bag. Very interesting!



Living Green
Helen Orme
32 pages
Non-fiction
Bearport Publishing
9781597167284
August 2008


These two books, as well as the rest of the titles in the series which include: Habitat Destruction, Pollution, Garbage and Recycling, and Climate Change, would make great selections for a library. Very necessary information in today's society, but in a simplistic presentation.

To learn more about either title, or to purchase, click on the book covers above to link to Amazon.

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