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Three new non-fiction books for kids for Earth Day!
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"Explore our beautiful blue ocean while learning how to count. Visit colorful coral reefs, warm and sunny seas, sparkling ice packs, and other special spots where marine animals live and play. And on your way, discover new ocean friends on a worldwide counting adventure." For the numbers one through ten, there are double spread pictures, and short blurbs and supplemental "did you know" insets that offer interesting information. A very nice book!

The cute baby seal and its mama (for Two) are particularly kid-friendly, although I myself was especially taken by the four reef squid--a stunning picture in which the squids obligingly arranged themselves in a line by size (sweet squids!).

This is one for the child who appreciates beautiful illustrations--the flower paintings are lovely, in a calm, painterly way. They aren't your common or garden flowers either--instead, they are wildflowers from across the country, including new ones for East Coast me, like the six Pacific Starflowers. The text is minimal, but interest is added by occasional metaphorical language. For the nine lupines, for instance, the text says "Named after the wolf, they howl in purple when many flower at once."

The Latin names of the flowers are included, though a little note explaining what these foreign words are might have been useful.

This one is strong on aesthetics and floral interest, could for peaceful appreciation of the beauties of nature. I particularly liked that it started with Zero, which so often gets overlooked--it's a snowy landscape with no flowers at all.

This is a truly inspiring one that I wholeheartedly recommend.

So, have a happy Earth Day! And just to close, here is my own go-to saving the earth tip--keep a bucket in your shower, to catch the water while its warming up, and use that water to flush the toilet. If you have four shower-ers in your family, like me, and an old plumbing system that takes ages to warm the water, you'll save hundreds of gallons a year.

For more great non-fiction for kids, visit this Monday's Non-Fiction Roundup at A Mom's Spare Time

disclaimer: review copies received from publicist

Source: charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com


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Seeking Submissions For Best-Selling Book Series

2004-04-12 16:28:33 by erichicken

I have a welcoming opportunity to let you in on. I am helping put together the next Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. (You know these books, you have seen them on the bestsellers lists and either read them and gotten something good out of them, or possibly scoffed at them and refuse to read them; that’s fine I did too…) Look, based on the thousands of letters we get, kids love these books and find inspiration, comfort, and strength from them. So, now you can help our youth and get some money for it. Get published in Teens IV and get a few hundred dollars for it if selected. Wanting to help boost the number of submissions I am opening it up to you all and to anyone else you know who is a good writer

For am, or whomever LOVES to LAUGH

2004-12-06 15:50:04 by ctpdc

From Patton Oswalt's blog thingy
december 2nd
On the plane to New York I read Favius Friedman’s GREAT HORROR MOVIES. When I was in elementary school I bought a copy of this at one of those Scholastic Book Fairs, where kids were encouraged to dive head-first into the lonely, fuck-free world of reading. I was the first to jump. But instead of buying books like HARRIET THE SPY and HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS and DILDO THE UNICORN I bought non-fiction, monster-movie shit like GREAT HORROR MOVIES and GREAT MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES (which had this trippy, puke-green-tinted cover of King Kong)

Cloth instead of paper, never pay retail, budget

2007-04-06 05:54:21 by e13lorena

I used cloth diapers and washcloths instead of baby wipes when my little one were young. We use cloth napkins, and flannel wipes instead of toilet paper. I use towels and rags instead of paper towels. I don't buy paper plates, cups, or plastic silverware.
I buy store brand items, shop at Aldi's, always shop with a list, buy and stock up when things are on sale, only use coupons on things I'm going to buy anyway and wait for the sale to get it almost free. I take my own canvas bags with me to Meijer for 5 cents back on each one I use, Martins does 3 cents and Aldi's you have to buy bags if you want them, so I use my own


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