It’s Earth Day! Paperback Book by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter is on a mission! After watching a film about climate changes at school, Little Critter decides to do his part to slow down global warming. With the help of his family and friends, Little Critter begins to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Together they learn about the importance of not wasting water or energy. Join Little Critter as he plants a tree, makes a climate control machine, and helps the polar bears.

About the Author
Mercer Mayer is the creator of the enduringly popular Little Critter books. Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, Mayer has created a beloved and classic character in Little Critter.

Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet (Hardcover)

Pulitzer Prize–winner Humes (Mississippi Mud) profiles a band of idealistic environmentalists devoting their lives and fortunes to protecting nature, including such tycoons as Doug Thompson, the founder of fashion house Esprit, who now spends his millions buying up thousands of acres of land to create nature preserves, and Roxanne Quimby, creator of the cosmetics giant Burt’s Bees, who is purchasing huge tracts of forests in Maine woods to trump the real estate investor’s visions of resorts, golf courses and suburban homes on clear-cut lands. But other barons are more David than Goliath. The Center for Biological Diversity, a cash-strapped nonprofit founded by an owl expert, scientist and mystic and a former engineering student turned philosopher, is responsible for the recent campaign to fight climate change by protecting the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act. Engineering professor Andy Frank has spent 20 years battling a recalcitrant [auto] industry and confused policy makers to produce an affordable, plug-in hybrid car. Readers concerned with conservation will appreciate this optimistic if starry-eyed introduction to these little-known giants of the environmental movement. (Mar.)
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The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time (Paperback)

    Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Redford, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martha Stewart, Tyra Banks, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tiki Barber, Owen Wilson, and Justin Timberlake tell you how they make a difference to the environment.

    Inside The Green Book, find out how you can too:

    • Turn your thermostat a degree lower in the winter; if every home in America did it we’d save enough energy to power all the home is Iowa for one whole year!
    • Take a shorter shower; if America subtracted just one minute from their daily showers we’d save twice the amount of freshwater withdrawn from the Great Lakes every day!
    • Reuse ribbon and wrapping paper; if two-thirds of Americans each saved an arm’s length of ribbon this year, we could tie a bow around the earth!

    With wit and authority, authors Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen provide hundreds of solutions for all areas of your life, pinpointing the smallest changes that have the biggest impact on the health of our precious planet.

      Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life (Paperback)

      We all know about the Earth’s environmental crisis, but there is someone who can truly make a difference: you. If you text your friends or chat with them online, download music to your iPod, or toss bottles and papers into recycling bins, you’re already more eco-savvy than you think. It’s just as easy to do even more to help save the earth, and Generation Green shows you how. This book:

      • Lays out the inside scoop on the biggest issues affecting our planet, such as global warming and overflowing landfills
      • Offers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way
      • Includes interviews with teens like you who are involved with fun, innovative green causes
      • Shows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of your life — and your generation’s contribution to turning things around.

      It doesn’t matter if you can’t vote or drive. Your efforts — big or small — will contribute to saving the planet. It’s time for all of us to take action. It’s time to go green!