Reading is an excellent way to foster children's understanding about conservation. With the right reading materials, children will learn the importance of protecting the environment and Mother Earth. What better way than through stories? With engaging and informative stories that they read about the environment, they can share what they have learnt with their family and friends. Such information will emphasise to children that everyone plays a part in protecting
and taking care of the environment.
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation
Author: Kate Messner
Publisher: San Francisco, California: Chrome Books, 2018
Call No.: JP 593.6 MES
Summary: Looks at the life of the coral restoration pioneer Ken Nedimyer, from his early fascination with the ocean to his ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world’s coral reefs.
Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe
Author: Chelsea Clinton
Publisher: New York, NY: Philomel Books, 2019
Call No.: JP 591.68 CLI
Summary: Profiles twelve endangered species around the world, including giraffes, gorillas, giant pandas, and polar bears, and describes why it is important to save each animal from extinction.
The Sequoia Lives On
Author: Joanna Cooke
Publisher: Yosemite National Park, CA: Yosemite Conservancy, 2018
Call No.: JP 585.5 COO
Summary: Nonfiction picture book explains how giant sequoias grow, shares general characteristics and trivia about the trees and discusses their conservation.
Rubbish & Recycling
Author: Harriet Brundle
Publisher: King's Lynn: BookLife, 2018
Call No.: JP 363.72 BRU
Summary: More than ever, we need to think about the ways our actions affect the environment. This exciting and engaging series explains how we can consider our impact on Planet Earth and suggests ways we can help to protect our planet. What is rubbish? Why is recycling important? How does a tin can become a bike? All these questions and more are discussed here, in this interesting and child-friendly look at rubbish and recycling in the 21st century.
Author: Robin Page
Publisher: New York: Beach Lane Books, 2019
Call No.: JP 581.4 PAG
Summary: Every seed, big or small, needs sunlight, water, and an uncrowded place to put down roots. But how do seeds get to the perfect place to grow? This exploration of seed dispersal covers a wide range of seeds and the creatures that help them move, from a coconut seed floating on waves to an African grass seed rolled by a dung beetle, to a milkweed seed floating on the wind.
The Coral Kingdom
Authors: Laura Knowles & Jennie Webber
Publisher: London; Lake Forest, CA: Words & Pictures, 2018
Call No.: JP 577.7 KNO
Summary: From brightly coloured corals to shimmering shoals of fish, the diversity of life on a coral reef is celebrated in this visually stunning picture book with a strong ecological message about the need to protect this most precious of environments. Through gentle rhyme and intricately etched artwork, it explores the life cycle, diversity and colour of the coral reef ecosystem, as well as the threats the reef faces and what we can do to save it. With each page packed full of delightful sea creatures to discover and enjoy, this is a lyrical and engaging way to learn about the life cycle of a coral reef.
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