Earth Day is coming up on April 22, 2022, and to celebrate I’ve partnered with Barefoot Books to do a huge Planet Protector giveaway. Our giveaway includes books, activity cards, and a sticker activity book about renewable energy and natural resources. In addition, the giveaway includes a tote bag made from recycled water bottles, a tree planting kit, a gorgeous photo print taken by Julian Lennon, and a letter as well as a QR code link to a suite of online activities for teachers and families.
$10 from every pack sold will go directly to The White Feather Foundation, which brings awareness to worthy organizations by amplifying their voices, expanding their supporter communities, and providing funding for their initiatives.
To enter the giveaway, please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom. What are you planning to do to celebrate Earth Day? Thanks for sharing!
Planet Protector Children’s Books from Barefoot Books
The Beeman by Laurie Crebs, illustrated by Valeria Cis
In a riff off “Here is the House That Jack Built,” Grandpa the Beeman takes his young grandson on a tour of his beehive as he carefully harvests the honey. Grandma bakes them Apple and Honey muffins to enjoy after their excursion and readers can too. The recipe along with extensive back matter on bees is included in the book! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Planet Power: Explore the World’s Renewable Energy by Stacy Clark and illustrated by Annalisa Beghelli
Six renewable energy technologies are introduced in this rhyming picture book: hydropower, solar power, wind power, tidal power, geothermal power, and wave power. Sidebar boxes on each spread and and an extensive back matter section go into more detail about the different ways to generate electrical energy. [nonfiction picture book, ages 6 and up]
Water: A Deep Dive of Discovery by Christy Mihaly and illustrated by Mariona Cabassa
This of this book as an encyclopedia about water! You can flip through the book to find a section that appeals to your young reader. But this book is not limited to nonfiction information. There are also eight retold folktales by authors around the world that include the theme of water. There are Lift-the-Flaps with hands-on activities as well as gatefolds (half page fold outs) that make this book especially engaging for kids. [middle grade nonfiction, ages 8 and up]
Incredible Animals by Dunia Rahwan, illustrated by Paolo Formica
Learn about animals around the world in this beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book. The animals are organized by their unique character including “top predators” to “expert architects” to “weird and wacky.” It’s a fun day to learn fascinating and unusual information about animals from all around the world. [middle grade nonfiction, ages 8 and up]
Global Kids activity deck by Homa Sabet Tavangar, illustrated by Sophie Fatus
Explore over 50 countries and cultures with this card deck that has over 50 games, crafts, and other hands-on activities. It’s a fun way to learn what kids from around the world all have in common. [activity card deck, ages 7 and up]
Kids’ Garden activity deck by Whitney Cohen and illustrated by Roberta Arenson
It’s time to explore the garden with 50 fun activity cards that explore nature! There are games, crafts, and experiments. Sneak in teachable moments that include history and science while keeping kids busy and entertained all year long. [activity card deck, ages 6 and up]
World Atlas Sticker Book by Nick Crane, illustrated by David Dean
There are more than 450 reusable stickers to place on this book of maps. It’s a fun way to teach kids geography, map reading, culture, and landmarks around the world. This book also includes a world map poster. There is a wealth of knowledge kids will absorb simply by playing with stickers! [sticker book, ages 4 and up]
Barefoot Books Planet Protector GIVEAWAY!
I’m giving away this entire list of books, activity decks, and sticker book. This giveaway includes the tote bag, tree planting kit, photo print, and letter with QR code for more fun.
To enter the giveaway, please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom. We can only mail to U.S. and A.F.O. addresses.
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