Quarto Kids | 1 April 2020April Book List: 9 Books for a Greener Life Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Earth Day is just around the corner! Here is our list of books that emphasize the importance of living green. We also encourage you to take a look at our Earth Day page, where we are providing lists of books and activities to lead you and your kiddos toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Take a look here. National Parks of the USABy Kate SiberIllustrated by Chris TurnhamAges 6-9, Hardcover Take a tour of America’s great outdoors and discover the beauty and diversity of its most iconic and majestic national parks. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each of the 21 parks portrayed, this lushly illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents in large format the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places – and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. National Parks of the USA: Activity BookBy Kate SiberIllustrated by Chris TurnhamAges 0-70, Paperback Get ready for a journey like no other! Follow the park animals as you find your way through a seemingly never-ending maze, spot the difference between some amazing creepy crawlies, complete a ferocious crossword full of hungry predators, find your feathered park friends in a bird word search, design your very own national park, and so much more! Use the spotters guide for each park to see if you can find grunting northern elephant seals, fluttering hummingbirds, bounding snowshoe hares, and lots of other wonderful creatures. Greta and the GiantsBy Zoë TuckerIllustrated by Zoe PersicoAges 4-7, Hardcover Greta is a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants. When the Giants first came to the forest, they chopped down trees to make houses. Then they chopped down more trees and made even bigger homes. The houses grew into towns and the towns grew into cities, until now there is hardly any forest left. Greta knows she has to help the animals who live in the forest, but how? Luckily, Greta has an idea… David AttenboroughBy Maria Isabel Sanchez VegaraIllustrated by Mikyo NohAges 4-7, Hardcover Little David grew up in Leicester on the campus of a university, where his father was a professor. As a child, he spent hours in the science library, collating his own specimens and creating a mini animal museum. When he was old enough to go to university, he studied science and zoology—but what he wanted most of all was to be close to the animals he was studying. So, he started working in television, visiting animals in their natural habitats, and telling the world the untold stories of these animals. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the broadcaster’s life. The Organic Artist for Kids By Nick Neddo Ages 7-12, Paperback In addition to offering a wide variety of fun, collaborative projects using nature as a source for art supplies and inspiration, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are fundamental to the creative process. Children will be encouraged to learn new skills, build resilience, and be resourceful as part of an urgent struggle to prevent and undo Nature Deficit Disorder. Rooted in experimentation and an understanding that fun is fundamental to learning, kids will refine their drawing skills, as well as increase their appreciation for the visual arts and the natural landscape. Audubon Birding Adventures for Kids By Elissa Wolfson and Margaret BarkerAges 8-12, Paperback Whether exploring the forest, the backyard, or the city, you and your kids will learn about the habits of North America’s most popular songbirds, how to create safe and welcoming environments for them, how to observe them, and how to construct easy and safe species-appropriate birdhouses and feeders for common birds. The bird ID section includes descriptions of species and range maps. Jane GoodallBy Maria Isabel Sanchez VegaraIllustrated by Beatrice CerocchiAges 4-7, Hardcover When Jane was little, her father gave her a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. This inspired her lifelong love of animals, and she went to study them in the wild as soon as she could. Jane lived with chimpanzees in their natural habitat and became famous for her pioneering approach to research. She now educates the public on animal rights. This moving book features stylish illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the primatologist’s life. Climate ChangeBy Tom JacksonIllustrated by Cristina GuitianAges 9-12, Paperback The concept of climate change and all of its implications is discussed as part of the What’s the Issue series. What’s the Issue asks ‘what’s all the fuss about?’ It reviews what is at stake when we think about climate change, with the aim of helping young people to understand this difficult subject and provide them with the tools to inform their own opinions on the issue. Atlas of Ocean AdventuresBy Emily HawkinsIllustrated by Lucy LetherlandAges 7-12, Hardcover Get ready for a deep dive into the world’s greatest oceans, and discover the diversity of life that exists in the deep blue sea. Whether you’re traveling long-haul with leather back turtles across the Pacific, snoozing with sea otters, or ice-bathing with a walrus this book brings together epic ocean adventures from the high seas to the ocean floor. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.