WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! WE REALLY DO -
We are still looking for stories from YOU about how you are working to make our planet a better place every day!! We would like you to share with us what you, you and your friends or you and your family are doing this summer to help the environment, help animals or being more sustainable on this earth we call home. Some examples include high altitude gardening, composting, raising your own food, recycling, tagging birds, ....
Email us with your story/what you are doing along with pictures and we will publish your stories and pictures in our newsletter or website. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org
More books for fun and inspirational Summer reads:
The Useful Moose: A Truthful, Moose-Full Tale
In this friendship story, a girl who is obsessed with moose brings some home to live in her townhouse in the city, where they quickly make themselves useful. Their hilarious housekeeping efforts and endearing friendship with the heroine make this a warm-hearted pick. Ages Preschool - 8
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose By Dr. Suess
Join one of Dr. Seuss's most giving characters in the classic picture book
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose. Poor Thidwick's generosity proves the adage that no good deed goes unpunished, and soon everyone, from a tiny Bingle Bug to a huge bear, is taking advantage of our antlered hero. With Seuss's rhyming text and endearing illustrations, this beloved story about a kindhearted moose and the bullies that make a home on his horns is an ideal way to introduce children to the invaluable concept of self-respect.
Beaver Steals Fire:
A Salish Coyote Story
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
A long time ago, fire belonged only to the animals in the land above, not to those on the earth below. Curlew, keeper of the sky world, guarded fire and kept it from the earth. Coyote, however, devised a clever plan to steal fire, aided by Grizzly Bear, Wren, Snake, Frog, Eagle, and Beaver. These brave and resourceful animal beings raided the land above and risked all to steal fire from Curlew.
Beaver Steals Fire is an ancient and powerful tale springing from the hearts and experiences of the Salish people of Montana. Steeped in the rich and culturally vital storytelling tradition of the tribe, this tale teaches both respect for fire and awareness of its significance, themes particularly relevant today. This unforgettable version of the story is told by Salish elder Johnny Arlee and beautifully illustrated by tribal artist Sam Sandoval.
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
by Linda Sue Park
New York Times bestseller
A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours' walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya's in an astonishing and moving way.