Sustainability and Environmental Issues – Primary

The Cat on the Island by Gary Crew, Gillian WardenThe true story of David and his father, who came to Stephens Island – a remote and pristine island off Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand in 1894. There they built a lighthouse to protect ships entering the strait, chopping down the trees and demolishing the habitat of the birds.

The strikingly beautiful illustrations reinforce the tragedy of the obliteration of this tiny Eden, a timely metaphor for that other paradise known as Earth.

ISBN: 9780207200700 RRP 24.99

 

Leaf Litter by Rachel TonkinLeaves, twigs, branches and bark collect on the ground in forests all over the world. We call it leaf litter, but it isn′t really rubbish at all. If you look closely at leaf litter you will discover a world of animals and plants living side by side, a busy secret world we hardly ever see.

In this exquisitely illustrated book, award-winning author/illustrator Rachel Tonkin explores a small patch of leaf litter beneath one tree, which contains a hidden world that changes day by day.

The more you look, the more amazing things you will find

ISBN: 9780207198441 RRP 17.99  Teaching Notes Available

 

Zoobots  by Ben Whatley, Bruce WhatleyZebo and her friends, Hyde and TC, live in Junk Jungle, which is a scrappy kind of place that is filled with things that look like – other things! Zebo likes her friends very much, but she longs for another friend – one who isn′t as big as her best friend Hyde and one who isn′t as small as her other best friend TC. One who is just right. But where can Zebo find such a new friend?

Making new friends can sometimes be hard to do – unless you live in Junk Jungle, which is filled with things that can be turned into other useful things – like a new friend!

ISBN: 9780732284824 RRP 24.99

 

 

 

The Tomorrow Book by Jackie French, Sue deGennaroLively, fun and positive, this book serves to give young people information about their world and shows them that a lot of environmental solutions are simple and relatively easy to put in place. Produced on recycled paper to reflect the message within, this is a beautiful book

ISBN: 9780732289409 RRP 14.99

 

 

Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day by Jane O’Connor
Illustrated by Robin Preiss GlasserBeing green is important to Nancy—so important that she wants her family to take care of the Earth morning, noon, and night!ISBN: 9780061873263 RRP $7.99

 

 

How to Guzzle Your Garden by Jackie FrenchChildren will love guzzling their garden – and it′s not too much work as this book will show them Jackie French is well-known as a gardening expert from her articles in many magazines and newspapers and her TV spot on Burke’s Backyard. In this book she will describe and show children how to easily and quickly set up a garden and be able to eat thing from it with little financial outlay and not too much work! They will be munching their garden in no time at all. This book will also be terrific for schools and other groups to use in teaching children all about growing edible plants.

ISBN: 9780207197932 RRP 14.95

 

 

 

Stamp, Stomp, Whomp by Jackie FrenchStamp Stomp Womp is a companion book to How to Guzzle Your Garden. Popular author and Burke′s Backyard presenter, Jackie French helps children discover ways of getting rid of garden pests. Children, parents, and teachers will all love this book and Jackie′s amusing, but serious, stories of garden pests and what to do about them.

ISBN: 9780207197857 RRP 14.95

 

 

Why should I bother about the planet?

  • All about what’s gone wrong with the planet, what needs to be done about it, and how to help.
  • Answers questions such as: How can I save energy? What is a carbon footprint? What causes air pollution? Can science solve the problem?
  • Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations and internet links to recommended websites to find out more.

ISBN: 9780746089170 RRP $9.99

 

 

 

Why should I recycle?

  • All about the difficulties of making too much waste, what needs to be done about it, and how to help.
  • Answers questions such as: Why not bury rubbish? What do the recycling symbols mean? And where does recycling go?
  • Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations and internet links to recommended websites to find out more.

ISBN: 9781409507338 RRP $9.99

 

Rubbish and recyclingUsborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own.

  • Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, accompanied by short, informative text.
  • Developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • Carefully selected Internet links to exciting websites to find out more.
  • Great reading practice for children who prefer fact to fiction.

ISBN: 9780746074817 RRP $9.99

 

 

 

The story of rubbish Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own

  • The story of rubbish told for children growing in reading confidence.
  • From the recycling cavemen of prehistoric times to the landfill sites of today, find out how rubbish has been dealt with and disposed of throughout history.

ISBN: 9781409500841 RRP

 

 

Planet Earth Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own.

  • Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, accompanied by short, informative text.
  • Carefully selected internet links to exciting websites to find out more.
  • Great reading practice for children who prefer fact to fiction.

ISBN: 9780746080368 RRP

 

See inside Planet Earth Usborne flap book that delves deep into the mysteries of the geography of the Earth.

  • Each page is covered with flaps that reveal and explain the Earth’s structure, climate and environments, from desert to arctic tundra.
  • Includes pages revealing the problems of climate change and ways to reduce global warming.
  • With over 80 sturdy flaps, and internet links to websites to find out more.

ISBN: 9780746087541

 

 

See under the sea Usborne flap book with over 80 flaps to lift and extra pages to open up to explore life under the sea.

  • Shows coral reefs teeming with fish, the icy waters of the Arctic and the dizzying depths of ocean trenches, and shipwrecks and pirate booty too.
  • Flaps reveal extra facts, information and surprises.

ISBN: 9780746096383

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