April 22, 2010

Earth

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!

5 comments:

jlshall said...

That's a lot of great reading for Earth Day! I guess everyone loves The Lorax - it's one of my favorites, too.

Charli and me said...

Thanks for the tips on some great Earth Day reads!

gautami tripathy said...

I do my litle bits the way I can!

BTT: Earth Day

Victoria said...

Harper and her recycling cart is a cool sight. I know someone who has the original photo if you would like it. (wink, wink)

pussreboots said...

My kids are in charge of the household recycling. My BTT is here.