After participating in Earth Hour on March 29th, 2008, – the Children’s Book Review has been inspired to provide a head start on reviews of earth-conscious reads in the lead up to Earth Day, which will be on April 22, 2008. Earth Hour is an event created by the World Wildlife Fund where millions of people around the world turn off their lights between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. to help make a statement about climate change. Earth Hour was born in my home town, Sydney, Australia, in 2007, and in one year has gone global with over 200 cities around the world participating. View cities involved around the world.
So, to begin our earth-concious review, let’s start with former Vice President Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. This New York Times #1 bestselling book has recently been adapted for children. It provides a wealth of information for kids on the current dire state of our environment and the steps we need to take to stop global warming.
An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming
by Al Gore
Reading Level: Ages 7-12
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Viking Juvenile (April 10, 2007)