Our Earth

  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Series: Kids Making a Difference
  • Themes:environmental activism, climate change activism, kid activists
  • Available:09/06/2010
  • Age Groups:NF Picture Book
Ten profiles of young environmental activists – each child is captured in a portrait, their achievements described, and filled out with photos. Ends with tips for kids to make a difference.
"Our Earth" is an empowering book for kids age 7-12 that can be used as an ecology text reference or resource.
– The MidWest Book Review
Great for sharing in a classroom and would likely spark some lively and thoughtful discussion. Interesting, educational, and most inspiring! Highly Recommended.
– CM Magazine
A beautiful picture book that contains little nibbles of information about inspirational kids and important causes.
– Quill & Quire
Packed with inspiring, true-life stories on every spread, this collective biography introduces contemporary kids around the world who have made remarkable efforts to help protect the earth... Each story demonstrates the power of young individuals to create real and lasting change, and their calls to action, along with frequent “how you can help” suggestions, will motivate young and old alike.
– Booklist
This would be a helpful resource in supporting lessons in community, Earth Day, and ecosystems. The websites can be used for further research. This is a beautiful book that celebrated heroic children. A great addition to a K-7 school library.
– Resource Links
Wilson's blazing passion and hopefulness, and the stories of her truly amazing subjects, will undoubtedly inspire readers of Our Earth.
– Canadian Children's Book News
The children highlighted in this book were all environmentally aware and ready to take some kind of action. Each story provides the teacher with an opportunity to guide students to make connections to their own communities and to explore the concept of transformation as an effective reading strategy.
– Canadian Teacher Magazine
How Kids Are Saving the Planet would work nicely as a classroom resource for both students and teachers. It is a helpful "go-to" for ideas to observe Earth Day in the classroom, or for suggestions to promote school Green Team activities. I would also recommend using this book as a jumping-off point for teaching a variety of reading and writing strategies. Students who enjoy non-fiction might make this book a personal reading choice.
– ETFO Voice Magazine
Booklist's Top Ten Books on the Environment for Youth   | 2011  |  
Science in Society Book Award   | 2010  |  Winner
The Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Best Books for Kids and Teens 2011" List   | 2011  |  Commended
Ontario Library Association Silver Birch Express Award   | 2012  |  Short-listed
Ontario Library Association Golden Oak Award   | 2012  |  Short-listed
Red Cedar Book Award   | 2013  |  Short-listed
A 2010 Smithsonian Notable Book   | 2010  |  Commended