Title: What is Climate Change?, by Gail Herman
A recommendation by Dawn DraytonPublished by: Penguin Workshop Age level 8-12 years, Grades 3-7 Although this is a US publication and focuses on developments and politics in the US, it is extremely relevant to the world who need positive action from the US on climate change decisions. The book begins by demonstrating the impact of climate change on polar bears. With simple black and white drawings Herman clearly shows how the habitat of the polar bear has been affected by the melting of polar ice. The weather, she points out, is softening permafrost, melting polar ice and threatening coastal homes.
Title: Water, by Melissa Stewart
A recommendation by Dawn DraytonPublished by: National Geographic Kids Level Three Fluent Reader Age range 6-9 Finally a book for children that introduces them to what Georgian Bay is all about - water! In this book they learn about the concept of the 'blue planet' and that “Water covers almost three quarters of Earths surface.” Stewart takes the young fluent reader through the development of life forms from their start in the ocean through their evolution to the land. Beginning with the four oceans, the author then shifts to fresh water lakes, describing the food chain. She explains the role rivers play as they flow into the ocean picking up silt and some salt from the land.
Title: Night Sky, by Stephanie Warren Drimmer
A recommendation by Dawn DraytonPublished by: National Geographic Kids Level Two Reading Independently Grades 1-3 If your family is like mine, we love to lie on our deck in the dark and watch the stars in the night sky. If you are like me, you’d probably like to know more about the constellations but are overwhelmed with technical jargon. With the help of this easy-to-read children’s book, your children and grandchildren can guide you through the night sky.
Weather, by Kristin Baird Rattini
A recommendation by Dawn DraytonPublished by: National Geographic Level One, starting to read 4-6 years
Before a small children can begin to understand how our climate is changing, they must gradually learn the concepts that interact to influence our earth’s environment. What better way than with an introductory book written for four to six-year-olds. Weather by Kristin Baird Rattini, published by National Geographic is just the right beginning reading book to stimulate and interest young scientists.