Saturday, April 22, 2017

Seven books to celebrate Earth Day

At B&N Reads Jeff Somers tagged seven top books to celebrate Earth Day, including:
Botanicum, by Kathy Willis and Katie Scott

Humans don’t exist in a vacuum. We live in a sometimes contentious partnership with other animals—and plants. This visually stunning book offers a deep dive into the secret world of plant life, combining incredibly detailed illustrations with incisive commentary, the end result being a world-class introduction to the science of botany. Detailed cutaways demonstrate how various plants work, and the broad scope of the work (beginning with “first plants”) is awe-inspiring enough to encourage any budding botanist to consider making plants part of their lives going forward. Instilling respect for our environment begins with understanding it, and Botanicum is a fun, beautiful way for kids to begin that process.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see: Eight inspiring picture books for Earth Day.

--Marshal Zeringue