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Helping the Environment
Helping the Environment
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Heinemann First Library

Helping the Environment

This book teaches readers what volunteering is, why it is important, and how they can volunteer to help the environment.

 
ISBN978-1-4329-5951-7
PublisherHeinemann-Raintree
BrandHeinemann First Library
Age Level6-8 Years
Reading LevelGrades 1-3
GenreInformational
Trim Size7 11/16 x 8 11/16
Page Count32
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2012
Paperback
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$8.29
 


 
 

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School Library Journal - Carol S. Surges

"Big or small, near or far, this series offers motivation and ideas for readers interested in lending a hand. Opening the door for someone who needs help, setting the table , cleaning a bedroom, or playing with a toddler are all examples of volunteering. Suggestions on a larger scale like raising funds or sponsoring an event are included, but the ideas are always realistic for the intended audience and often family-centric. An opening section on why one should volunteer includes a checklist of five benefits and culminates with "have fun!" The rest of each volume looks at specific examples that build from routine, home-base, and completed quickly to those that are more complex, long-term, and far-reaching. For example, Animals begins with pets and pet choice before talking about wild and endangered animals. Environment include many simple reduce-reuse-recycle ideas beginning with composting, picking up litter, growing your own food, planting trees, and conserving water and electricity-all voluntarily. It goes on to suggest cleaning up a vacant lot, organizing a sponsored event dedicated to help a local environmental issue, or working on an awareness campaign for a worldwide problem like the destruction of rain forests. A concluding checklist includes a cautionary caption about safety. A large, full-color photo on each page mostly supports the text. Don’t look for details on "how-to" here; instead, offer these books to readers looking for inspiration, or for adults needing a fresh approach to some hands-on civics lessons. – Carol S. Surges, Longfellow Middle School, Wauwatosa, WI School Library Journal September 2012 Issue" - School Library Journal

 
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