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50 Ways to Save the Earth by Anne Janekliowitch

50 Ways to Save the Earth If you’re in search of ways you can help preserve and protect our Earth, then you should pick up a copy of 50 Ways to Save the Earth because it’s full of great ideas.   Tip number 15 suggests using recyclable paper when wrapping birthday or holiday gifts as one way to conserve paper.  To make the wrapping paper even cooler you could always personalize it with your own decorations.  Not only are there things you can do at home, but there are also tips on how you can respect and limit your impact on nature, like keeping your dog on a leash while you’re walking to prevent any wildlife from being frightened or not throwing litter in gutters or streams because it pollutes animals homes and our water supply.  If you’re looking to take action now to protect the earth then fill your head with green ideas by checking out this book today!

By MPPL on March 14, 2011 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Non-fiction

True Green Kids: 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet by Kim McKay

True Green Kids Ever wondered what a kid can do to do save the planet? Well True Green Kids has 100 different projects, activities, and actions any kid can do to help preserve the environment.  If you have an MP3 player, cell phone, or any toy that uses batteries, then you can make use of thing 8: use rechargeable batteries! They may cost more, but they can be reused thousands of times.  When you don’t dispose of regular batteries correctly, the metal can soak into the ground and pollute water supplies. If you like crafts, then things 81-90 are for you! They offer different ways you can be creative and green like making art out of found objects or using natural elements in your masterpieces.  If you’re ready to be an activist for the Earth, then come in the Library and grab True Green Kids. Soon you’ll be greening up your room, shopping habits, school, and even vacations!

By MPPL on January 17, 2011 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Non-fiction

William Marshal, Medieval England’s Greatest Knight by Myra Weatherly

William Marshal, Medieval England's Greatest Knight  William Marshal, Medieval England’s Greatest Knight by Myra Weatherly tells Marshal’s incredible life story, beginning when he was sentenced to be hanged at age 5.  His father, who was rebelling against the king, had given William as a hostage to guarantee a truce.  William’s father then broke the truce anyway—luckily the king couldn’t bring himself to execute the boy.  William went on to become the greatest knight of his time.  He served four kings, was the only knight to ever unhorse Richard the Lionhearted in a joust, and later was with that same King Richard when he visited Sherwood Forest (and, legend has it, met with Robin Hood).  He was the bodyguard of Eleanor of Aquitaine and eventually became Regent of England, when he was assigned to protect the new child king and rule in his place until the child grew older.  This true biography is an action-packed adventure story as incredible as any fantasy novel—if you like knights and castles, don’t miss this amazing book!

 

 

By MPPL on December 20, 2010 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Non-fiction

My Hippo Has the Hiccups and Other Poems I Totally Made Up by Kenn Nesbitt

My Hippo Has the HiccupsMy Hippo Has the Hiccups and Other Poems I Totally Made Up by Kenn Nesbitt.  This new poetry book is filled with funny poems that you will enjoy like, My Dog Likes to Disco and My Elephant is Missing! It also includes a DVD with the author reading many of the poems and a web address for more fun activities.

Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

 

By MPPL on May 26, 2010 Categories: Funny, Non-fiction, Picks by Barb M.

My Hippo Has the Hiccups and Other Poems I Totally Made Up by Kenn Nesbitt

My Hippo Has the HiccupsMy Hippo Has the Hiccups and Other Poems I Totally Made Up by Kenn Nesbitt.  This new poetry book is filled with funny poems that you will enjoy like, My Dog Likes to Disco and My Elephant is Missing! It also includes a DVD with the author reading many of the poems and a web address for more fun activities.

Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

 

By MPPL on Categories: Funny, Non-fiction, Picks by Barb M.

Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature’s Mysteries From Perilous Places by Donna M. Jackson

Extreme scientist Hurricane Hunter, Cave Woman and Skywalker, three things that seem to have nothing in common, or do they? Steve Sillet, “Skywalker,” scales Redwood trees, Paul Faherty, “Hurricane Hunter,” tracks dangerous storms across the country, and Hazel Barton, “Cave Woman,” is mining microbes while crawling through treacherous caves. These three people do all have one thing in common.  They’re EXTREME scientists.  In this new book you’ll find about all the daring things these scientists do in order to make important discoveries about trees, microbiology, and weather.  To get in on these exciting adventures in science come check out Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature’s Mysteries from Perilous Places today!

 

By MPPL on April 5, 2010 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Non-fiction

Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature’s Mysteries From Perilous Places by Donna M. Jackson

Extreme scientist Hurricane Hunter, Cave Woman and Skywalker, three things that seem to have nothing in common, or do they? Steve Sillet, “Skywalker,” scales Redwood trees, Paul Faherty, “Hurricane Hunter,” tracks dangerous storms across the country, and Hazel Barton, “Cave Woman,” is mining microbes while crawling through treacherous caves. These three people do all have one thing in common.  They’re EXTREME scientists.  In this new book you’ll find about all the daring things these scientists do in order to make important discoveries about trees, microbiology, and weather.  To get in on these exciting adventures in science come check out Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature’s Mysteries from Perilous Places today!

 

By MPPL on Categories: For Grades 4-6, Non-fiction

Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little by Nicola Davies

Just the Right SizeJust the Right Size by Nicola Davies explains why super-strong giants like King Kong can’t exist using simple math and science in real life.  If you can do multiplication, you can understand this book!  From tiny single cell animals to giant whales and dinosaurs—all are explained using one simple rule. This is part of why ants are stronger for their size than gorillas, and if a giant spider (like in Lord of the Rings) existed, its weight would snap off all it’s legs!  If you like learning about how the world works, this is a really cool book.

 

By MPPL on February 15, 2010 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Non-fiction

Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little by Nicola Davies

Just the Right SizeJust the Right Size by Nicola Davies explains why super-strong giants like King Kong can’t exist using simple math and science in real life.  If you can do multiplication, you can understand this book!  From tiny single cell animals to giant whales and dinosaurs—all are explained using one simple rule. This is part of why ants are stronger for their size than gorillas, and if a giant spider (like in Lord of the Rings) existed, its weight would snap off all it’s legs!  If you like learning about how the world works, this is a really cool book.

 

By MPPL on Categories: For Grades 4-6, Non-fiction

1001 Monster Things to Spot by Gillian Doherty

1001 Monster Things to Spot If you made your way through the I Spy books then Usborne’s Spot 1001 series is another great set of search and find books! 1001 Monster Things to Spot is a good one to start with. First you need to track down some bedroom monsters–like five pocket trolls and seven slumber busters.  If that doesn’t stump you then move onto find the hopadoos and boingy beast in the monster park! So if you’re up for a monstrous challenge grab this 1001 Things to Spot book today!

 

By MPPL on January 25, 2010 Categories: Non-fiction