Earth Hour: A Lights-Out Event For Our Planet

From famous monuments to family homes, it’s lights out for everyone around the world who participates in Earth Hour–the annual event that honors energy conservation and addresses climate change by encouraging everyone to turn off their lights for one hour on a specific date each March.

The Whale, the Sea and the Stars

When Gerda the blue whale was very small, her mother would sing a beautiful song telling her that if she were ever lost she should look to the stars and they would guide her. Then it’s time for the little whale to leave home. Her adventures take her from the warm waters of the equator to the freezing poles. Along the way she meets clever killer whales, playful penguins, a friendly polar bear and the ancient narwhale. Then one day, the little whale realizes she wants to find somewhere to stay forever. How will she know she’s found the right sea for her? With her mother’s song in her heart, Gerda follows the stars to a place she knows she can call home.

The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation)

This is an exciting and heartwarming series of adventures, in which Anthony learns about elephants and becomes part of their family. Full of both triumph and tragedy, The Elephant Whisperer, is a fascinating and unforgettable account of living with the majestic elephant.

Prairie Dog Song

Cumulative text based on an old folksong alternating with additional scientific information explores the role of prairie dogs, a keystone species in North America’s grasslands, and conservation efforts to restore the balance of plants and animals of the Janos, Mexico, prairie dog complex. Backmatter includes timeline, photographs, music, prairie dog facts, glossary, and authors’ sources.

Manatee Rescue

Manuela had imagined that killing a manatee would be like killing a very big fish, just more exciting. But when her father successfully harpoons one, leaving its baby orphaned, she finds that her feelings have changed. She vows to rescue the baby manatee and return it to the river. But she soon realizes what an enormous task she’s taken on.

Boy and a Jaguar

Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Follow the life of the man Time Magazine calls, “the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation” as he searches for his voice and fulfills a promise to speak for animals, and people, who cannot speak for themselves.

Featured in WOW Review Volume IX, Issue 4.

How To Save A Species

How to Save a Species brings readers as close as they may ever get to some of the most endangered animals and plants on earth. Highlighting the efforts of scientists, communities, and campaign groups, it includes the astonishing success stories of species that have been saved from the edge of extinction, as well as urgent cases in need of immediate action.

Mr. King’s Castle

After using materials from the hill where he and his forest friends live to turn his house into a castle, Mr. King realizes that he has lost his beautiful view and has destroyed his friends’ living spaces.