Ecology

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine

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City Chickens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547518305
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 8th, 2012

What happens to abandoned chickens? The lucky ones end up in places like Chicken Run Rescue and often in loving homes where they make good pets. Engaging photographs (6-12).


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Happy Birthday, Tree!: A Tu B'Shevat Story Cover Image
By Madelyn Rosenberg, Jana Christy (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780807531518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2012

Joni and her neighbor Nate find ways to celebrate her big tree’s birthday, reminding everyone of the promise to the earth. Joyful, “green” illustrations (5-10).


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Molly's Organic Farm Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781584691679
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Published: Dawn Publications (CA) - March 1st, 2012

A homeless cat finds a new place to live on a special farm. Information about growing vegetables and other resources. Realistic watercolor illustrations (5-7).


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Out on the Prairie Cover Image
By Donna M. Bateman, Susan Swan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781580893770
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - July 1st, 2012

Unusual cut-paper illustrations enhance this rhyming tale of life on the prairie. Notes on the flora and fauna augment the poems and the art (5-9).


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Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780517709900
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2012

A family plants a garden, and as it grows they learn about relationships — plant, animal, insect, and human. Watercolor illustrations (5-8).


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A Warmer World: From Polar Bears to Butterflies, How Climate Change Affects Wildlife Cover Image
By Caroline Arnold, Jamie Hogan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781580892667
Availability: Special Order
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - February 1st, 2012

Learn how warmer weather alters ecosystems and forces animals to adapt — or become extinct. Charcoal, pastel and collage illustrations. Glossary and resources included (6-8).


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