Our program staff at the Everhart Museum asked our friends at the Lackawanna County Library System to share some of their favorite titles with our young audience! Book selections were made with reading themes that correspond with our adult book club, Everhart Reads.
We encourage our young readers to visit their local library to check out these great recommendations. Our Lackawanna County Library partners also offer a limited number of Everhart Museum passes that can be checked out just like a book with an LCLS library card.
MARCH READING THEME: ENVIRONMENT
The first elementary-age book recommendation is:
All the Water in the World, by George Ella Lyon and Katherine Tillotson
This recommendation comes from Liz Kluesner, Director of Youth Services at the Valley Community Library.
Note from Ms. Liz
Children have seen water emerging from a faucet, but where exactly does water come from? This is an energetic and colorful book to help young children learn about the water cycle. The shapes of the words on each page accentuate the activity of the water in a dancing, stampeding rainstorm or a wandering, flowing stream. Bright colors and exciting text will help young children learn about the water cycle.
The catalog number for All the Water in the World is: Juv 551.48 Lyon
The first teen book recommendation is: We Are the Weather Makers: The History of Climate Change, by Tim Flannery. This recommendation comes from Renee Roberts, Young Adult Services and Project Manager at the Abington Community Library
Note from Ms. Renee
This is a great beginner book for teens interested in learning about the history of climate change. It is digestible without being overwhelming. My favorite aspect of We Are the Weather Makers is how it offers helpful tips for ways to modify our behaviors and become more aware of habits which negatively impact the environment. It’s a great combination of history and science, with a dash of practicality thrown in. Definitely pick it up if you want to know more about how and why Earth’s climate is changing and how you can be part of the change (for good)!
The link to the LCLS catalog entry for We Are the Weather Makers: http://bit.ly/2rZnigE.