|Books (clubs, publishers, swaps)|
|Book Mooch. Give books away. Get books you want. A community for exchanging used books. There is no cost to join- your only cost is mailing your books to others.|
|BookSwim- online book rental library service lending you paperbacks, hardcovers and college textbooks directly to your home, without the need to purchase. They stock all the latest bestsellers, new releases, and classics with free shipping both ways. Read your books as long as you want, no late fees. Plans start at $10 a month.|
|Paperback Swap- Mail a book. Get a book. Any book you request is yours to keep, share or trade. No processing charges. Every time you mail a book to another member, you can request one for yourself from over 3.3 Million.|
|ASPCA's Henry's Book Club spreading the joy of reading and teaching kids what it means to be humane. For bookworms aged 5 through young adult.|
|Solar Publishing, children's books which promote holistic living and cultural awareness. Also collaborates with organizations to offer niche publications which may be donated to deserving children. Age range 5-12. Four books, including "My Mom hugs Trees".|
|Whitefoot: A Story from the Center of the World (Port William) by Wendell Berry, Abigail Rorer. Publisher: Counterpoint; Dec 11, 2008. Ages 9-12.|
|What's So Bad About Gasoline? Fossil Fuels and What They Do By Anne Rockwell, Illustrated by Paul Meisel. Harper Collins 2/17/2009, Ages: 5 to 9.|
|The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination Selected by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston, Barbara Fortin (Illustrator). Winston, an anthropologist and teacher, and Hoberman, the current U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, selected this anthology of poems that celebrate both the facts and the mysteries of the natural world. Grade 5 up. Jabberwocky; Har/Com edition October 2009.|
|Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy. Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (May 1, 1999) Ages 9-12.|
|Kids in the Garden: Growing Plants for Food and Fun, Elizabeth McCorquodale (Editor) Publisher: Black Dog Publishing (March 23, 2010) Ages 9-12.|
|Blue Potatoes and Orange Tomatoes:How to Grow a Rainbow Garden By Rosalind Creasy; illustrated by Ruth Heller Sierra Club Paperback 40 pages Ages 2-11; Grades: 2-6.|
|SOIL! Get the Inside Scoop by David L. Lindbo and Others. Explores how soil is part of our life-the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the houses we live in, and more. Publisher: American Society of Agronomy, July 15, 2008. Ages 9-12.|
|Life in a Bucket of Soil By Alvin Silverstein; Charles Ed. Silverstein; Virginia Silverstein. Fascinating book introduces grade-school youngsters to industrious ants, tunnel-building earthworms, snails and slugs, beetles, and many other creatures inhabiting the world beneath our feet. Vivid descriptions of how they live, breed and interact; their methods of locomotion, feeding and defense; and the effect they have on the soil in which they live. Dover Publications Date: August 2000.|
|The Curious Garden By Peter Brown. One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time. While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 40pp. Publication: April 2009.|
|Too Many Zucchini for Zachary Beany by Tina Dozauer-Ray (Author), Bonnie Lemaire (Illustrator). A charming story celebrating the joy and wonder of gardening. It all starts when Zachary's grandmother presents him with a handful of zucchini seeds. Lifevest Publishing, Inc. March 2008.|
|So, You Love Animals: An Action-Packed, Fun-Filled Book to Help Kids Help Animals [Paperback] by Zoe Weil. Teaches 9–12 year-olds what is happening to other species, enabling them to turn their care for animals into effective and positive choices that improve their lives. Covering companion animals, farmed animals, those used in entertainment, sport, experimentation and wildlife, it engages kids with facts, games, skits, experiments and exciting activities, empowering them to make a difference. New Society Publishers, April 2004.|
|That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things [Hardcover] By Ruby Roth, introduces vegetarianism and veganism to early readers (ages six to ten) North Atlantic Books, May, 2009.|
|"To See a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour."
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