To Get Inspired, Read

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Grow your little ones’ love for literature with these eco-conscious, culturally rich reads.

The 2021 National Geographic Kids’ Infopedia

The 2021National Geographic Kids’ Infopedia

The 2021National Geographic Kids’ Infopedia ($13.18) is guaranteed to feed your child’s imagination. It’s packed with stories about animals, histo-ry-making explorers, and world-changing inventions, plus games and activities. Recommended for ages 5-9. Buy from Biblio {GBN}. 

Touch the Earth, by Julian Lennon

Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon

This interactive book teaches about global water issues such as plastic pollution and water scarcity. The reader is teleported to various regions dealing with these challenges and instructed to push page buttons and tilt the book at a certain points to simulate flying as they help find solutions. Recommended for ages 3-6. Find it for $9 at julianlennon.com

Freedom Soup, by Tami Charles

Freedom Soup, by Tami Charles

Tami Charles’ Freedom Soup is about how one tiny Caribbean island’s story shaped the world. Eight-year-old Belle tells how her grandmother taught her to make freedom soup—a New Year’s Eve tradition done in honor of the Haitian Revolution. Recommended for ages 5-9. Find it at Syracuse Cultural Workers {GBN}. 

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World, by Laurie Lawlor

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World, by Laurie Lawlor

Kids are likely to see their own passion mirrored in Laurie Lawlor’s illustrated biography of Rachel Carson, the trailblazing conservationist and author. Her story of leaving an indelible mark in the science field is especially empowering for girls. Recommended for ages 7-10. Order for pickup from your local independent bookstore.

From Green American Magazine Issue