Sunday, December 23, 2007

A Hot Planet Needs Cool Kids - Holiday green gift guide for book lovers: part 10

Christmas is almost here and we have time for one more great recommendation before the holiday. I'm happy to present you with part 10 of Eco-Libris blog's holiday green gift guide, the guide that will help you find the best green books to give as gifts this holiday season.

Today I have the pleasure to bring you a recommendation of Maureen O’Connor of The
Alternative Consumer on a great new book for kids.

Native New Yorker, Maureen O’Connor is the founder and publisher of, a blog for busy folks looking to cultivate a greener lifestyle.

Maureen's recommendation for this holiday's gift is:

A Hot Planet Needs Cool Kids

Author: Julie Hall (Author), Sarah Lane (Illustrator)

Green Goat Books

Published in: 2007

What it is about: This “kid’s book” is unusual in that it is designed as a hands-on climate change guide for parents and teachers, as well as readers 9 and up.

Written by Julie Hall, cofounder of ProgressiveKid, and author of numerous science and social studies curriculum books for children, and skillfully illustrated by Sarah Lane, this soft-cover breaks down the facts into easily digestible bites, featuring: Hot Facts, Cool Facts, Eco Heroes and Action Plans to help heal the planet. Kids will appreciate the bold graphic layout and high-impact imagery on each info-packed page.

From defining climate change, to providing a clear understanding of what causes it and how it affects life on Earth, the underlying premise of the book is to demonstrate not only why we need to protect our environment, but also how. There are many valuable lessons to be learned from this book, along with encouraging words to instill change and a sense of hope for the future.

Why it's a great gift: A Hot Planet Needs Cool Kids is a great way to empower parents, teachers and kids to engage in creative thinking, act on principles and realize progressive values.

Thank you Maureen for a great recommendation!

And just a reminder, here are the other recommendations we had so far on our guide:

Part 1 - The Man who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
Part 2 - Home Work : Handbuilt Shelter by Lloyd Kahn
Part 3 - The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Part 4 - The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Part 5 - Deep Economy by Bill McKibben
Part 6 - The Armchair Environmentalist by Karen Christensen
Part 7 - Worldchanging - A user's guide for the 21st century by Alex Steffen (Editor), Al Gore (Foreword), Bruce Sterling (Introduction)
Part 8 - How to live off-grid by Nick Rosen
Part 9 - How to live a low-carbon life by Chris Godball

The whole guide can be found here -

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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