One Well: The Story of Water on Earth
10 best books like One Well: The Story of Water on Earth (Rochelle Strauss): A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History, Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story, Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai, Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace, North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration, No Monkeys, No Chocolate, The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Shorter Fifth Edition, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands, Grand Canyon
This story was selected as one of the books for the September 2012 - Ecosystems reads at the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at Goodreads.
I nominated this book because I discovered that it was about the Nashua River and discusses the area where I grew up. For my entire childhood,...
|Author||Thomas F. Yezerski|
The 20,000 acres of wetlands in New Jersey now known as the Meadowlands were once home to hundreds of species of plants and animals. But in the four hundred years since European explorers first arrived in the Meadowlands, people have dammed up, drained, built over, and polluted this formerly vibrant...
|Author||Claire A. Nivola|
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 hills, fish filled the streams, and the people tended their bountiful gardens. But over many years, as more and more land was cleared, Kenya was transformed....
Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace
|Author||Jen Cullerton Johnson|
A while back I read a couple picture books about Wangari Maathai, including Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai and Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa, and I loved them both, and I’m interested in reading her autobiography and her book about the Green Belt Movement,...
A passionate nature lover and a renowned artist trace the awe-inspiring spring migration of millions of creatures to the Arctic--the greatest journey on Earth.
At the top of our world is a huge wild place called the Arctic.
In the winter, it is a cold and barren land, where few animals...
Everyone loves chocolate, right? But how many people actually know where chocolate comes from? How it’s made? Or that monkeys do their part to help this delicious sweet exist?
This delectable dessert comes from cocoa beans, which grow on cocoa trees in tropical rain forests. But those trees...
Great anthology, but I’m surprised that there are some key missing poems from famous poets... lots missing from ee cummings but that makes sense because they can’t include ~every~ poem he’s written. I’m surprised they chose “A Blessing” over “Lying on a Hammock at William Duffy’s...
Canterbury Tales are a bit bawdy.This is a version adapted for children. Some of the thematic elements just can't be avoided! And humor during the middle ages included potty humor (read: tooting and whatnot). That being said, I thought this was done appropriately and the girls think it is HYSTERICAL....
Up close with the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them—just thirty miles from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge!
A few miles from San Francisco lives a population of the ocean's largest and most famous predators. Each fall, while the city's inhabitants...
Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.
Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls...
An Italian boy sips from a fountain in the town square. A hiker takes
a refreshing drink from a mountain stream. Black-robed women in India stride gracefully through a field with brass water jugs balanced on their heads. Whether they squeeze it out of a burlap bag, haul it home from a communal tap,...
In his eye-popping work of picture book nonfiction, the Caldecott Honor–winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explains how for most animals, eyes are the most important source of information about the world in a biological sense. The simplest eyes—clusters of light-sensitive...
When children learn to recognize and read animal tracks they’re actually mastering an ancient language of shapes and patterns—and gaining knowledge of the natural world. Acclaimed artist and naturalist Jim Arnosky has created a breathtaking and informative reference on the subject, filled...
Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring The Earth To Life
Living Sunlight shows children, teachers, and parents the remarkable magic of what makes us human.This informative yet dramatic book will mesmerize readers and help further a child's understanding of the energy we share with all living things in nature. We are all dancing sunlight. The book is co-authored...
Play, Louis, Play!: The True Story of a Boy and His Horn
|Author||Muriel Harris Weinstein|
The childhood of Louis Armstrong was as fascinating as the great musician himself-and this chapter book biography tells it like never before. Play, Louis, Play! is written from the point of view of Louis' closest companion throughout his youth-his horn! In a jazz-inflected, exuberant voice, this...
This remarkably moving picture book follows first-grader Hassan through his first few days at school. Hassan has only recently arrived in the United States after he and his family were forced to flee Somalia, and he deeply misses the colorful landscape of his former home in Africa. But with the help...