Oh no! Mean and nasty rats are taking over an empty lot that a group of burgs call home. The rats love two things: bullying the bugs and enjoying all the trash that’s piling up. Luckly, helps is coming soon. Volunteers will arrive on Recycling Day and not only drive away the awful rats, but explain all about how recycling works and why it’s a good idea. >>> On the last pages, found “Think Green”.
By Ben Lerwill, Illustrated by Marina Ruiz ( Welbeck Editions – 2022 )
“Let’s go outside! Let’s find a big, sploshy puddle! Let’s run as fast as our legs can carry us!” Join a group of friends as they play together throughout the year in this joyful celebration of spending time outside every day.
This is a story about how we can bring nature back. Nancy and Jake are farmers. They raise their cows and pigs, and grow their crops with machines and chemicals, just like as many farmers do. But their animals look sad. Even the trees look sad! One day, Nancy has an idea…what if they stopped doing all that, and just went WILD. >>> Isabella Tree is the author of “Wilding” and this is her first picture book for children. One the last pages, found the author’s note on ‘rewilding’.
この絵本は、自然を取り戻すための物語。Nancy と Jake は、農業を営んでいる。牛や豚を飼い、作物も収穫しているし、多くの農家経営と同様に器械や化学物質も使っている。しかし家畜たちは惨めであった。木々も惨めであった。ある日、Nancyは、ある考えが浮かんだ、、、今までのやり方を変えて，自然をそのままにしようと。＞＞＞Isabella Tree は “Wilding”の著者。これは彼女の初めての子供向け絵本で、巻末には作者から「野生を取り戻す」ことについての 解説がある。
By Lori Haskins Houran, Illustrated by Francisca Marquez ( Albert Whitman & Company – 2013 )
Discover the journey a dinosaur bone takes from the ground to a museum exhibit! Follow a paleontologist and his crew as they dig and rig those big dinosaur bones, and also can enjoy the repeating sound of main word on each process. >>> On the last pages, included up-to-date facts on fossils and how paleontologists work.
By Amy-Jill Levine. Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Illustrated by Annie Bowler (Flyaway books – 2022 )
A tiny fig tree needs time to grow. But how much time? All four seasons go by…and there are no figs. The seasons pass again. Still no figs! Is the fig tree good for nothing? Or will extra time, care and love help the sweetest figs (and perhaps also a reluctant child ) grow and flourish? >>> In the Authors’ note on the last page, tells they inspired a parable from the Gospel of Luke (13:6-9), and they describe in this book about the value of giving all children time to grow at their own paces.
In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today, they’re going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they experience the joys of nature, overcome challenges, and play a small role in the survival of the forest. And when they return home, there’s just one more way to hold the day in their hearts forever. >>> No text in this book, but the illustration tells a lot.
This picture book shows the monthly corresponding letters between the earth and elementary school children in class room 5. First of all, in January, the children write a thanks letter to the earth for all that the earth gives to our world, and ask what is their part to help the earth. Through corresponding letters, every month the children learn and awake to do new action to help the earth. >>> On the last page, the author explains more about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Renew. Erin Dealey’s books in SHI collection.
By Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky ( Make Me a World – 2021 )
Claire has been surrounded by the deep blue waves of many beautiful beaches and the magnificent mountains of the Big Island, Hawaii, all her life but has never seen snow. And that’s what she wants more than anything. When her father drives her and her family to the top of Mauna Kea, she can’t help but be disappointed…it’s not the winter wonderland she’s always dreamed of. However she wonders if maybe she can delights in the special joys of winter with her family in her own way – right there, in the place she calls home. >>>Author’s note and Glossary are on the last page.
By Linda Ashman, Illustrated by Jamey Christoph (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers – 2018)
Children living in different parts of the world see very different things when they gaze out of their windows. One child looks out over a boulevard lined with palm trees, another sees a train whistling past snow-capped mountains, and another waves to her father as he tends to their garden. But while their lives may seem different, there’s something important that they all share. This beautiful book will spark readers’ curiosity and imagination with its celebration of global diversity.
The wordless picture book is a loving tribute to living mindfully and sustainably on our precious planet. From a tall tree growing in the forest – to the checkout counter at the grocery store – one little bag finds its way into the hands of a young boy on the eve of his first day of school. And so begins an incredible journey of a paper bag that is used and reused and reused again.