April 22, 2010


This week's Booking Through Thursday is about Earth Day. I've already seen a ton of Earth Day-related posts about what to read with kids. My seven-year-old daughter even bought The Lorax on her own with her own money last weekend! That was pretty cool.

(A brief proud Papa diversion here: she belongs to her school's Earth Patrol which might not sound impressive until you realize it's only for 4th graders and she's in 1st. I can't wait to see the group shot in the yearbook. They had to order a special small T-shirt for her! She'll be the only first grader on their field trip to the recycling center next week! She's awesome!)

So instead of that, here are some Earth-friendly books I noticed as I was just scanning my TBR (to be read) pile:

Earth: An Intimate History - Richard Fortey

Endless Forms Most Beautiful - Sean B. Carroll

The Future of Life - Edward O. Wilson

Suburban Safari: A Year On the Lawn - Hannah Holmes

I'm also interested in the amazing looking The Atlas of Global Conservation recently released by The Nature Conservancy. Great maps and information for a geek like me!

The Conservancy also has a great Earth Day site. Do check it out.

Oh, and be sure to catch Oceans this weekend!