Monday, December 15, 2008

Review: Planet Earth

25 environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself. By Kathleen M. Reilly. Nomad Press, 2008. Review copy.

This book has won a Moonbeam award, given by the Independent Publishers , honoring "books ... by little-known authors, illustrators and publishers from around the world, ... that inspire our children to read, to learn, and to dream " The full list of 2008 awards are here.

Hat tip to Scrub-a-Dub-Tub for the links.

Reilly has collected fun and interesting projects for kids to learn hands-on about the natural world. Getting their hands dirty and hair tousled they'll play with wind, dirt, worms, sunlight, bubbles, spices and plant materials. The first section of the book explores space, land, water, air, sun and life forms. The second half is full of environmental projects to teach kids about recycling, materials use, global warming, and the balance in nature.

Written for kids 9 and up and their grown-ups. Great for home, clubs and school.
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