BOOKS & VIDEOS

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Looking for a good book?  Click the cover that interests you, below, for another Louisville kid's review of it.  They're available in hard or soft cover, if not e-book, too.  If your school library doesn't have the one that interests you, try the Louisville Free Public Library e-catalog.
 

Primary (K through 3rd)

The-Polar-Bears'-Home
The-Polar-Bears'-Home

The-Polar-Bears'-Home was written by Lara Bergen and published in 2009 by Paw Prints.

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Intermediate (4th & 5th)

Adventurous-Spirit
Adventurous-Spirit

This book tells the story of Ellen Swallow Richards, the woman who developed the new term, "ecology," into a new branch of science. She was the first woman to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founded of the American home economics movement, wrote the first textbook on sanitary engineering and first American curriculum for environmental education. By Ethlie Ann Ware, published by Carolrhoda in 1992. Review by Agastya Mishra.

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This Book Is Not Garbage
This Book Is Not Garbage

Even judging from its cover, we can tell this book is going to be fun to read, interesting and informative. And indeed it is. With short sections detailing how you can combat climate change, this book leads you to start small and go big. By Isabel Thomas, published by Random House in 2021. Review by Agastya Mishra.

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The-Boy-Who-Harnessed-the-Wind-for Younger Kids
The-Boy-Who-Harnessed-the-Wind-for Younger Kids

An African boy comes up with an idea for using wind power to provide water for his village. But he struggled to find the parts for building it. How did he realize his dream? Find out by reading this picture book version of the original book written by the boy who harnessed the wind. William Kankwamba and Bryan Mealer, and published in 2012 by Penguin. Review by Agastya Mishra

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Green-Tales-by Beatrice-Tanaka
Green-Tales-by Beatrice-Tanaka

This book by Beatrice Tanaka is a collection of eight magical myths from around the world. Each demonstrates the importance of having an ecological mindset. Tanaka combed through the oral and written histories of different peoples for their most treasured stories. The tales in this book emphasize the link between humans, plants and animals, and remind that our actions have consequences -- good, bad or sometimes dangerous. Published in 1994 by Thunder's Mouth Press. Reviewe by Agastya Mishra

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Middle Grades (6th through 8th)

DK-Eyewitness-Climate-Change
DK-Eyewitness-Climate-Change

This book explores the past, present and future of our climate. Full of photos, graphics, facts and figures about how our planet's climate is changing, the impacts and how you can make a difference. Written in easy-to-grasp text, this book will inspire kids to help fight our climate emergency. By John Woodward and published by DK Eyewitness in 2008. Reviewed by Agastya Mishra.

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The-Down-to-Earth-Guide-to-Global-Warming
The-Down-to-Earth-Guide-to-Global-Warming

"The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming" is a well illustrated book that tackles the problem, solutions and everything in between in a fun way. Each page describes something different, kind of like an infographic book. By Laurie David and Cambria Gordon and published by Orchard Book in 2007. Reviewed by Agastya Mishra

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Our-Choice-Young-Reader's-Edition
Our-Choice-Young-Reader's-Edition

The kids' edition of "Our Choice" covers the most effective solutions now available and that, together, will solve our crisis. It inspires readers to take action—as individuals and within the political process. By Al Gore, published by Bloomsbury in 2009. Review by Agastya Mishra.

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Saving-Earth
Saving-Earth

"Saving Earth" tells the human story of climate change conversation from the recent past to the present day. It describes the regrets of our failures and what might lie ahead for Gen Z (who'll feel the worst effects). This book gives us insights into our understanding of the world and how we can work together to improve the future. By Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2022. Review by Agastya Mishra.

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High School (9th through 12th)

The-Boy-Who-Harnessed-the-Wind
The-Boy-Who-Harnessed-the-Wind

The true story of an African boy who dreamed of using wind power to provide water for his village, his struggles and success far beyond what he could've imagined. By William Kankwamba and Bryan Mealer, published by Harper-Collins in 2009. Reviewed by Agastya Mishra.

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The-Cartoon-Introduction-to-Climate-Change, Revised
The-Cartoon-Introduction-to-Climate-Change, Revised

This book provides a great way to understand climate change in a fun, and informative. Taking a break from gloom and doom, you learn science and evaluate strategies --while having a good laugh in the process. It's a cross of a comic book and a chapter book with lots of visuals. By Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman, published by Island Press in 2014. Reviewed by Agastya Mishra.

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Silent-Spring-by-Rachel-Carson
Silent-Spring-by-Rachel-Carson

First published in 1962, "Silent Spring" informed the public of the environmental and health dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides -- and triggered the modern environmental movement that led to revolutionary laws to protect our air, land and water. By Rachel Carson, published by Houghton Mifflin. Review by Agastya Mishra.

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VIDEOS 

Grade Level

Choose one for our Future
Choose one for our Future

By: John Smith

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WE PLANTED A TREE
WE PLANTED A TREE

By: John Smith

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SAVE THE EARTH SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
SAVE THE EARTH SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS

By: John Smith

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THE GREEN MOTHER GOOSE
THE GREEN MOTHER GOOSE

By: John Smith

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THE CURIOUS GARDEN
THE CURIOUS GARDEN

By: John Smith

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I can, you can,

Louisville CAN!

Louisville CAN pointed me to books on how I can help protect the polar bears I love.

ROSA R., 4th grade