Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Stars: ***** Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Originally 1990, Updated 2011)Picture Book48 pages Summary: When it comes to the environment, young Walter is not an enlightened individual. He’s a litterbug who believes sorting trash is a big waste of time. What’s more, he thinks his friend’s birthday present, a tree, is the most ridiculous gift he’s ever… Read More »

Green Books Campaign – Meet the Teacher: How to Help Your Child Navigate Elementary School

This review is part of the Green Books campaign.Today 200 bloggers take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. By turning a spotlight on books printed using eco- friendly paper, we hope to raise the awareness of book buyers… Read More »

Backpacker: Predicting Weather – The Great Camping Event – Day 9

It’s Day 9! Time to talk weather…. BACKPACKER: Predicting Weather: Forecasting, Planning & Preparing by Lisa Densmore Stars: **** Summary: The basics of forecasting the weather when out on the trail and what to do to manage in that weather. This book is made for backpackers but a good portion of it is helpful to… Read More »

Books with an Environment Theme

Earth Hour is tomorrow at 8:30pm. Don’t forget to turn off your lights and electronics for at least a on hour span to help conserve energy and make a statement! In honour of Earth Hour, I wanted to highlight some environmentally friendly or environment related books I’ve reviewed here. Observing/Learning About our EarthEarth from Above:… Read More »

Earth From Above for Young Readers by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, text by Robert Burleigh

Stars: **** Summary: Soar above the earth. Look down – what do you see? Water and land, trees and buildings, people and animals. And more, so much more. Let the remarkable aerial photographs of Yann Arthus-Bertrand take you to a whole new world of discovery and adventure. Mr. Bertrand goes up in a helicopter around… Read More »

Green Books Campaign: The Adventures of an Aluminum Can

This review is part of the Green Books campaign. Today 100 bloggers are reviewing 100 great books printed in an environmentally friendly way. Our goal is to encourage publishers to get greener and readers to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books. This campaign is organized by Eco-Libris, a a green company working to… Read More »

Trash Talk by Dave and Lillian Brummet

  Stars: ***1/2 Create Space (2009) 162 pages (image from 2012 version)Summary: Trash Talk is about changing people’s mind-sets by providing thought-provoking ideas that inspire readers to participate from the ground level in their waste reduction efforts. All the ideas are relatively simple and do not require any special skills or tools.   I thought… Read More »