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Earth Day Booklist and Ginormous 10 Book Giveaway!

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Wherever you are on this beautiful planet it’s time to celebrate the diversity and nature which lives here. There has been much talk of late as to global warming, nature deficit disorder, and many other topics which suggest that we are becoming completely disconnected from our life source “The Planet.” Not only are we celebrating Earth Day this week, we are giving one lucky winner the chance to win all 10 books with our Earth Day 10 Book Giveaway!  Here are my top picks for wonderful Earth Books for kids :

What Does it Mean to Be Green? This colorful, insightful story, demystifies for children what it means to be green by helping them to view everyday tasks through an environmentally-friendly lens. The book empowers children to do whatever they can to protect the earth’s precious resources.

Whole World

Connect with the whole wide, wonderful world with this green book that rejoices in the marvels of our environment. The catchy rhyme in this new take on a traditional spiritual begs to be sung aloud. Includes lots of facts about the Earth’s eco systems and tips on how to be eco-conscious.

Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf {by Olivia Bouler}

Olivia's Birds

One 11 year-old girl can make a difference-as budding ornithologist and artist Olivia Bouler has proven, single-handedly raising over $175,000 for the Gulf Coast oil spill recovery. Devastated by the disaster and eager to do her part, Olivia wrote a letter to Audubon, “11 years old and willing to help” offering her own bird paintings to raise contributions for Gulf recovery efforts. The idea took flight, and Olivia proceeded to send out over 500 paintings, many of which are captured in this lavish picture book that recaps her valiant campaign to save birds affected by the spill. Olivia has been a guest at JIAB and I have also had the pleasure of meeting this delightful young lady in person.

The Magic School Bus and the Climate Change

Like it or not, global warming is a hot topic, and it will affect the younger generation the most. So why not turn to the teacher kids like the most, Ms. Frizzle! Only the Friz can boil all the hoopla down to the scientific facts in a fun and informative way.

The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge (Magic School Bus Series)

The World is Waiting for You {by Barbara Kerley}

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question kids get asked over and over. But very few connections are made for kids between the present and the future. This book shows kids a pathway from their current interests and talents to a future career or interest. And in so doing, it also encourages adventure, exploration, and discovery, three core principles of National Geographic’s mission. It’s a celebration of possibility–so simple and so profound.

The World is Waiting

Care for Our World {by Karen S. Robbins}

Get ready to meet some truly wonderful wild animals from every continent on Earth. As children turn the pages of this book, theyll encounter dozens of playful creatures in their natural habitats and will learn about the importance of caring for all the plants, animals, and people that call planet Earth their home. A timely reminder of the responsibility every generation shares: to nurture and respect life in all its many forms

Care for our world


10 Things I can do to Help my World { by Melanie Walsh}

Even young children are eager to help the environment — and here is a bright, inviting novelty book that offers simple ways to make a difference.

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Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature By Nicola Davies

This stunning book takes us through the 4 seasons and beacons us out into the natural world. From listening to the pond in Spring to seeing bird tracks in the snow, this exquisite column of nature poems captures the sights and sounds of a child’s experiences from building dens to planting acorns, watching the birds above and tasting a crisp apple. Children soon appreciate that whatever is outside their window they are free to venture and explore. Be sure and take a peek at a past book review JIAB did of this book and profile of author Nicola Davies.

Outside Your Window

I Love Dirt:52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature {by Jennifer Ward}

Protect our earth by learning to cherish it. I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child’s sense of wonder.


COMMON GROUND:The Water, Earth, and Air We Share {by Molly Bang}

A simple story of our planet’s natural resources with jewel-like paintings by Caldecott Honor author Molly Bang. Through the example of a shared village green and the growing needs of the townspeople who share it, Molly Bang presents the challenge of handling our planet’s natural resources. Full color picture book.

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Giveaway guidelines and Official Rules:

Giveaway runs from April 22 to April 29th, 2014

  • One winner will win one copy of all ten titles.
  • Residents of USA and Canada only please.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter
  • One entry per household.
  • Staff and family members of Audrey Press are not eligible.
  • Grand Prize winner has 48 hours to claim prize
  • Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on April 29, 2014
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  • Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winners will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 12 hours after the giveaway ends. The winners will then have 48 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is hosted and managed by Valarie from Jump Into A Book. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to the JIAB Project Manager Becky(at)AudreyPress(dot)com.




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23 thoughts on “Earth Day Booklist and Ginormous 10 Book Giveaway!

  1. Wow! this giveaway is one not to miss!! I did not know there was a Magic School bus climate change book.. but all of them look super fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
    -Reshama @ Stackingbooks

  2. I love to take my kids into my garden to help, they weed, plant seeds, pick the veggies…they know where their food comes from and are proud to eat veggies because they had a hand in creating it.

  3. We really don’t do anything differently than we do every day. Recycle, reuse, use solar energy in our home, turn off water/lights when not in use, grow our own food. I love Earth Day, but we try to live it everyday!

  4. What a fantastic selection of titles. I have pinned so I can refer to your choices again. Thank you so much for linking up with #kidsbookaweek

  5. We try to on a daily basis recycle, reduce our electricity use and now that spring is here we are planting a veggie garden as a family

  6. We practice it everyday. Picking up trash, recycling, second hand clothing, and spending lots of time in nature!

  7. I enjoy creating paper art and cards with my children using handmade paper we’ve made from recycled construction and copy paper. Other projects my daughter and I have done have included making pieced pillow tops with fabric scraps, and making tote bags from jeans. Reuse, recycle, repurpose.

  8. We work to conserve water and electricity. And we try to avoid plastic and recycle as much as possible!

  9. Wow, I can’t believe I missed this post! I know I’m busy, but REALLY! lol I can remember the first Earth Day and how it took 25 years to pass for people to really pay attention, when on another Earth Day were shown the results of the world having essentially ignored what we’ve done to the planet and its environment. At least things like recycling, etc. finally started kicking in—-thank goodness! 😀 Excellent post, as usual, Valarie, and thanks for the giveaway 😀

  10. I have always spread the love for the beauty of nature in my family. My apt. patio is rocked in and my grand daughters are outside nearly daily just looking at the beauty of the rocks with me. That’s just one way to experience the wonders all around us; and reading is always such a pleasure!

  11. We grow some food in our urban garden and shop our farmers market, we recycle, compost, and and try to reduce consumption. We buy second-hand and give our things we no longer need to those in need.

    1. That’s wonderful! Anything we can do to do our part to preserve Mother Earth is all good!

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