Our Big Home: An Earth Poem
Illustrated by Elisa Kleven
A beautifully illustrated celebration of the air and water and soil and sky and sun and rain that we all share! Long-time Millbrook favorite Linda Glaser teams with best-selling illustrator Elisa Kleven in this clear and direct concept book about the coexistence of human beings with other living things in this big home we call Earth. Linda Glaser's lyrical life-affirming text is greatly enhanced by Elisa Kleven's rich, multicultural, visionary illustrations which depict children, animals, and scenes from around the world.
Reading Rainbow created four shows after 9/11 as an "arc of healing." Our Big Home was featured on their "Global Unity" show. The Our Big Home Reading Rainbow show premiered at the United Nations on International Literacy Day.
Linda Glaser (author) and Elisa Kleven (illustrator) signed books at the United Nations that day and both received a hug from LeVar Burton.
"Glaser's joyous appreciation of the interconnectdness of all living things forms the heart of this celebratory picture book; Kleven's brilliant, busy art gives it its soul."
-- School Library Journal.
--Reading Rainbow Featured Book Selection
--NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book
--Neumann College Outstanding Merit Award
--Translated into Japanese
Garbage Helps Our Garden - A Compost Story
Photographs by Shelley Rotner
Watch one family make compost for their garden. And learn how to start your own compost bin. This engaging, photo illustrated picture book captures the story of compost--from leftovers, grass clippings, and even an old jack-o'-lantern into compost for the garden.
The book clearly shows that composting is good for the earth and helps us make less garbage. Additional questions and answers about composting in the back.
Green Earth Book Award
Society of School Librarians International Honor Book
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book
Tanya's Big Green Dream
Illustrated by Susan McGinnis
After Tanya decides to plant a tree for her Earth Day project, her only problems are
getting the money to buy it and finding a place to put it.
Simon & Schuster High Five reading package selection