Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - A paperback picture book based on the true story of Wangari Maathai, an environmental and political activist in Kenya and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. So wangari decides to do something—and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans . As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees.

Includes an author’s note. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. This true story of wangari maathai, is a shining example of how one woman’s passion, vision, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and determination inspired great change.

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Thunder Underground

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WordSong #ad - This thought-provoking collection will evoke a sense of wonder and awe in readers, as they discover the mysterious world underneath us. But it’s also more than that: in these poems we see that beneath us are the past, future—history, truth, present, and story. At the same time, accompanied by several animals, in Josée Masse’s rich art, a girl and boy, go on a fantastic underground journey.

Wordsong. In this collection of poems, like subways, magma, and earth’s tectonic plates, near the surface—to ancient cities and fossils, exploring everything from animal burrows and human creations, lower down—to caves, noted children’s poet Jane Yolen takes readers on an expedition underground, deeper still below our feet.

Thunder Underground #ad - . This book contains science, poetry, and an adventure story all rolled into one.

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Farfallina & Marcel

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Greenwillow Books FBA-|281522 #ad - Once there was a caterpillar named Farfallina, whose best friend was a gosling named Marcel. Wordsong. They did everything together -- until one day, everything started to change. This beautiful and touching story shows that even as life takes different turns, friendship endures.

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Alligators and Crocodiles

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Holiday House #ad - In this extremely interesting nonfiction picture book, what they eat, where they are found, Gibbons compares the two reptiles by giving facts about both--their physical differences, how fast they swim how they raise their young, and more. Kids will want to read this book again and again to learn all about these crocodilians that have been around for millions of years.

. A great read-alound for the interested child or non-fiction resource for older children. Drawings are labeled throughout with additional information. Do you know the difference between alligators and crocodiles. Alligators and crocodiles are the world's largest reptiles and the closest living relatives of dinosaurs.

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I Don't Want to Be a Frog

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Dragonfly Books #ad - The hit book about a willful young frog with a serious identity crisis and his heard-it-all-before father is now available in paperback! Perfect for fans of Mo Willems’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back!Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. An owl? but when a hungry wolf arrives—a wolf who HATES eating frogs—our hero decides that being himself isn’t so bad after all.

. In this very silly story with a sly message, told in hilarious dialogue between a feisty young frog and his heard-it-all-before father, young readers will identify with little Frog’s desire to be something different, while laughing along at his stubborn yet endearing schemes to prove himself right.

I Don't Want to Be a Frog #ad - And look for the hilarious sequels—i don't want to Be Big,  There's Nothing to Do!,  and I Don't Want to Go to Sleep. First-time author petty’s dialogue between a frog father and his son makes its point about accepting one’s nature with a big grin. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. The story might create similar gratitude in the minds of readers—or it might just make them giggle.

Publishers weekly,  starred REVIEW"A lively look at self-acceptance. Kirkus"this amusing story ends with a laugh and a much more content frog.

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The Water Princess

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G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers #ad - G p putnam s Sons. Based on a true story, this beautifully crafted picture book for older kids uses a positive story to highlight what we take for granted--water--and how hard kids work for water every day in other countries. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring.

Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water. Reynolds have come together to tell this moving story. As a child in burkina faso, Georgie and the other girls in her village had to walk for miles each day to collect water. Wordsong. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well.

The endnote adds real-life context and information about organizations working for change. Seira wilson, amazon editorbased on supermodel georgie badiel’s childhood, a young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African villageWith its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land.

The Water Princess #ad - This vibrant, engaging picture book sheds light on this struggle that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to clean drinking water. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own.

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The Mermaid

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G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers #ad - Wordsong. Vibrant, intricate scenes of an underwater paradise transport this classic fairy tale to a magical setting inspired by the seas off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. When kiniro, a young mermaid, comes upon a gorgeous house made of seashells and coral, she is so curious that she goes inside. A striking under-the-sea version of Goldilocks with bonus storytelling in the borders, as only Jan Brett could create.

She’s thrilled to find a just-right breakfast, best of all, and, pretty little chair, a comfy bed that rocks in the current. Baby has the biggest shock when she finds the mermaid asleep in her bed! Luckily, shock turns to happiness when Kiniro gives her a thoughtful gift before escaping from the twenty-four arms coming her way.

The Mermaid #ad - Along with fun details that enrich the storytelling in Jan Brett's trademark borders, this visual treat will enchant readers of all ages. But when the octopus family returns home, they are not happy to find that someone has been eating their food and breaking their things. G p putnam s Sons.

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One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia Millbrook Picture Books

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Millbrook Press TM #ad - Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. Isatou Ceesay was that change. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease. Then a hundred. Then ten. This inspirational true story shows how one person's actions really can make a difference in our world. Some bags were burned, leaving behind a terrible smell. The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community.

G p putnam s Sons. One plastic bag became two. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. Wordsong. Something had to change. Some were buried, but they strangled gardens. She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community.

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia Millbrook Picture Books #ad - They killed livestock that tried to eat them. The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads.

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Chicks and Salsa

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Bloomsbury USA Childrens #ad - And Mrs. G p putnam s Sons. Fiesta! but when the big day arrives, all their spicy southwestern supplies are gone! It seems that Mr. With whimsical illustrations by Paulette Bogan, Aaron Reynolds has created a hilarious picture book about one rooster's quest for culinary delight. What happens at nuthatcher farm when the chickens get tired of the same old chicken feed? The rooster hatches a plan, a dash of resourcefulness, and a little pilfering from the farmer's garden, of course! With a pinch of genius, the chickens whip up a scrumptious snack of chips and salsa.

When the rest of the barnyard gets a whiff of the spicy smells and want to join in, it can mean only one thing. Nuthatcher have caught on to the flavor craze as well, and the only thing left for the animals to do is to try a new culinary style-ooh la la! Wordsong.

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Naughty Mabel

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers #ad - G p putnam s Sons. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. Wordsong. A pampered pup takes center stage at her parents’ party in this charmingly hilarious picture book from film and Broadway star Nathan Lane of The Lion King and The Producers fame and Devlin Elliott!Meet Mabel, the fanciest French bulldog the Hamptons have ever seen.

As the hilarity ensues, they’ll always be a family, Mabel and her parents learn that through thick and thin, naughty or nice, just as they are. Mabel is many things: sassy, classy and sometimes a bit gassy!, but especially. Naughty! mabel’s always getting herself into trouble—and with style like hers, can you really blame her? When Naughty Mabel’s parents throw a party and try to leave her out of the fun, of course she must take matters into her own perfectly pedicured paws.

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Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

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Scholastic Press #ad - Smith's fun, bold art brings Little Red Riding Hood to life in a refreshing new way that will delight young readers. Little red is on her way to visit Auntie Rosie with a basket of goodies and some spot medicine. Scholastic. It's a classic fairy tale with a safari twist! Alex T. Along the way she meets the Very Hungry Lion.

The lion is eager to gobble up Little Red. The lion's plan doesn't work out the way he wanted. Wordsong. Little red and the very hungry Lion is a fractured fairy tale version of Little Red Riding Hood. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. G p putnam s Sons.

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