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Staff Picks

Todd Parr’s The Earth Book and Love the World. They playfully teach children about simple ways they can take care of our only place, the earth, and of one another! (Laura)
  • Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything (this one’s for grownups)  because he simplifies complex topics and helps me understand the story of the earth, physics and more in an entertaining way! (Laura)
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens which I’m currently reading, is an incredible story of what the earth offers to a small abandoned child for her survival. This one is also for grownups. (Joan)

  • Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers and You are Here by Chris Hadfield — I love to read Canadian whenever possible! (Steacy)

  • The Wump World by Bill Pete — this one is a classic, and there’s so much to talk about when you’re reading it with a child! (Dawn & Donnelle)

  • One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul.  I like this one because when I was on a camel on the Sahara Desert, I noticed plastic water bottles, plastic bags, and garbage everywhere.  This was upsetting to see in one of the truly amazing places on earth. (Marilyn)

  • We Planted a Tree by Deane Muldrow and Bob Staake.  I love trees and nature.  This talks about the seasons as the tree grows. Sometimes we find wonder in small things close to home, and that’s what makes us care most about the bigger world! (Marilyn)

  • You Are Stardust, Wild Ideas, and You Are Never Alone by Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim. Using this amazing, one-of-a-kind sketch and diorama style of illustrating that I find so engaging (and so fun to talk about with kids), and stories are bursting with the subtle and invisible ways that every living (and non-living) thing on this planet is connected to the others, Kelsey and Kim give us some REALLY BIG IDEAS that are pieced out in totally manageable ways! (Alex)