101 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Before You're 12!

Author: Joanne O'Sullivan

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781579908614

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 143

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Presents ideas to protect the planet by doing simple things such as cutting down on water use, starting a compost bin, and creating litter-free lunches.

Helping the Environment

Author: Victoria Parker

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1432959514

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Provides facts and simple steps to help the environment, including recycling, composting, and planting trees.

Change the World for Ten Bucks

small actions x lots of people = big change

Author: We Are What We Do

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811871622

Category: Nature

Page: 108

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In 2004, a London-based community organization called We Are What We Do launched with the publication of a little book with a big idea: 50 simple actions to make the world a better place. Since then, Change the World for Ten Bucks has spawned a movement, multiple editions, and sales of over one million copies internationally. At last, here's the U.S. edition. Change the World for Ten Bucks delights and engages at every turn. It includes a postcard to send to someone who inspires you, two pages stuck together (don't throw your gum in the street!), tear-out tabs to make introductions to the neighbors, and dozens of other creative prompts for positive change.

Animal Eggs

Author: Dawn Cusick

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607343940

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Explores the different types of animal eggs, from insects to reptiles, fish, and birds, and describes how different adult animals care for their eggs and the strange places they place them.

Bizarre Weather

Howling Winds, Pouring Rain, Blazing Heat, Freezing Cold, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and More of Nature's Fury

Author: Joanne O'Sullivan

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1607345366

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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This is weather beyond your wildest imagination—yet it’s all true: showers of worms from the sky, watermelon snow, gory storms, and other freakish and fun phenomena! These stories are anything but ordinary, and they will leave you stunned, horrified, amazed, and sometimes even amused at the incredible things nature can do. Gathered from historic records, present-day news reports and research studies, and spanning the globe from the Sahara to the tundra to the USA, they reveal just how volatile and bizarre weather can be. Find out about supersized hailstones as big as bowling balls; fish raining from the sky; the never-ending lightning that has become a UNESCO National Heritage Site; and fog so thick it killed hundreds of people in a single day. And if that isn’t strange enough for you, there are terrible typhoons and tsunamis, tornadoes that have carried people into the air, temperatures that soared over 49 degrees in two minutes, and even cyclones that have raised ships buried for over a century. Scientists can explain how and why some of these things happen—but other events remain a mystery. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Animal Snacks

Author: Dawn Cusick

Publisher: Earlylight Books Incorporated

ISBN: 0983201455

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 95

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Explores the eating habits of different birds, fish, mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians, revealing what animals are frugivores, which animals nurse their newborns, and what adaptations have helped birds catch food.

Book of Superstitious Stuff

Weird Happenings, Wacky Rites, Frightening Fears, Mysterious Myths & Other Bizarre Beliefs

Author: Joanne O'Sullivan

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1607345129

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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From the curse of the lottery winners to the good feng shui of a local restaurant, this quirky, wacky, weird, and wonderful collection of superstitions uncovers the truth about some of our most familiar beliefs, as well as others that are much stranger. It turns out that everywhere in the world, people still put their trust in luck, magic, and mystery. By the end of this look at the bizarre world of illogic it’s clear: superstition is alive and well...and really spellbinding!

A Dog Walks Into a Bar...

Howlingly Funny Canine Comedy

Author: Joanne O'Sullivan

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 160734808X

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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Howl with laughter at dozens of the very best dog jokes ever collected--and made even funnier by the comic color illustrations that enliven every spread. You'll bark with delight at this collection of more than 100 dog jokes by this bestselling author. Accompanied by the colorful zany art of Jeff Albrecht, there's something for every dog lover that captures every facet of canine humor - A Dog Walks Into a Bar, Wonderdogs & Underdogs, Good Breeding, Dogs Gone Postal, Doggy Haiku, Man's Best Friend, and more. With its unbeatable subject matter, attractive package, and great price, it makes a terrific gift for all of Fido’s fans. From the Hardcover edition.

97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School

Author: Erika Stalder,Steven Jenkins

Publisher: Zest Books

ISBN: 0547946910

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Being in high school is about a lot more than going to high school. It’s about discovering new places, new hobbies, and new people - and opening your eyes to the world. This book is about the stuff they don’t teach you in high school, like how to host a film festival, plan your first road trip, make a podcast, or write a manifesto. Want to make a time capsule? Spend a day in silence? Learn how to make beats like a DJ? Or shut down your house party before the police do? Whatever your creative, social, or academic inclinations, you’ll find 97 ways on these pages to amuse, educate, and interest yourself, and your friends. Because your life doesn’t stop at 3 p.m. each day--it just gets started.

101 Small Ways to Change the World

Author: Lonely Planet Kids Staff,Aubre Andrus

Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids

ISBN: 9781787014862

Category:

Page: 112

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It's hard to believe that you could change the world, but it's true! We'll show you loads of awesome ways to help out family, friends, yourself and the planet - and show how you're never too young to make a big difference. Includes random acts of kindness, craft projects, energy-saving ideas and much more. 101 Small Ways to Change the Worldis a practical, fun and creative book to inspire you at home, school and in your local community and beyond! Remember, all big ideas start with just one person who decides to do things differently. You could be that person. Ideas for Caring for Others include: Talk to a new kid in class Start an after-school club Eat less meat Donate clothes and food Ideas for Caring for the Planet include: Say "no" to plastic Buy local food and drink Plant a tree Take a shorter shower Ideas for Caring for Yourself include: Love yourself and stand tall Disconnect and get outside Be active Spend more time with family About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!

Drawdown

The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Author: Paul Hawken

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704652

Category: Science

Page: 256

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• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12!

Author: Joanne O'Sullivan

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781579908652

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Gives children a starting point to exploring the world around them, with many suggestions being inexpensive and close to home, from visiting an ethnic restaurant or a working farm to exploring a wildlife preserve or an old-growth forest. Original.

101 Ways to Live Well

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1786571218

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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Feel like life's too busy to find your zen? Think again. Be a calmer, more productive, healthier you, without sacrificing precious hours. Discover the secret wellness hacks you can incorporate into your routine - whether it's a 5-minute focus exercise on your commute, 10 minutes' meditation at lunchtime, or balanced nutrition ideas for your next trip abroad. The mindfulness, meditation, nutrition, yoga and stretching ideas in 101 Ways to Live Well all focus on providing easy, quick, tangible solutions to the stresses and strains of everyday life. That means ditching the generic, one-size-fits-all approach and embracing the targeted, let's-get-this-sorted attitude, with tips from experts in their fields including: Mindfulness exercises to help you sleep A mid-morning snack that will crush your cravings Yoga twists that will stimulate your digestion Why and how to reconnect with friends you've lost touch with This holistic approach promises to help you create space in your life, declutter your brain and become unflappable in the face of whatever life throws your way. And with gorgeous original illustrations, this is a beautiful compact package - the perfect gift book for the busy person in your life. Chapters cover all aspects of modern life: Home Work Play Relationships Travel These bite-sized wellness tips are designed to inject a little daily zen into an on-the-go lifestyle and help readers to live life to the full - whether they're on the road or at home. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Animal Tongues

Author: Dawn Cusick

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607344327

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

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Looks at the varied types of animal tongues and their different uses in adaption to their environment, from the sticky tongue of a chameleon, to the tongue of the lizardfish lined with teeth, to the tongue of the parrot used to make sounds.

Plastic-Free

How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too

Author: Beth Terry

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634500350

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

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“Guides readers toward the road less consumptive, offering practical advice and moral support while making a convincing case that individual actions . . . do matter.” —Elizabeth Royte, author, Garbage Land and Bottlemania Like many people, Beth Terry didn’t think an individual could have much impact on the environment. But while laid up after surgery, she read an article about the staggering amount of plastic polluting the oceans, and decided then and there to kick her plastic habit. In Plastic-Free, she shows you how you can too, providing personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and individual solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint. Presenting both beginner and advanced steps, Terry includes handy checklists and tables for easy reference, ways to get involved in larger community actions, and profiles of individuals—Plastic-Free Heroes—who have gone beyond personal solutions to create change on a larger scale. Fully updated for the paperback edition, Plastic-Free also includes sections on letting go of eco-guilt, strategies for coping with overwhelming problems, and ways to relate to other people who aren’t as far along on the plastic-free path. Both a practical guide and the story of a personal journey from helplessness to empowerment, Plastic-Free is a must-read for those concerned about the ongoing health and happiness of themselves, their children, and the planet.

If the Buddha Dated

Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path

Author: Charlotte Davis Kasl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140195835

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 212

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Approaching the dating process as a means for awakening, the author offers quotes from wisdom traditions