sustainability-primary

Sustainability and Environmental Issues – Primary

Education for sustainability develops the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. It enables individuals and communities to reflect on ways of interpreting and engaging with the world. Sustainability education is futures-oriented, focusing on protecting environments and creating a more ecologically and socially just world through informed action. Actions that support more sustainable patterns of living require consideration of environmental, social, cultural and economic systems and their interdependence.

 

The Lorax  by Dr Seuss

“Mister!” he said with a sawdusty sneeze,”I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.”In this haunting fable about the dangers of destroying our forests and woodlands, the long-suffering Lorax struggles to save all the Truffula Trees from the wicked Once-ler’s axe. A hilarious story with typical zany humour and silly rhymes, that packs a punch with its ecological message without feeling heavy-handed or worthy.

ISBN: 9780007305827 | RRP $17.99 
 

 

The Tomorrow Book  by Jackie French, Sue deGennaro

Lively, fun and positive, this book serves to give young people information about their world and shows them that a lot of environmental solutions are simple and relatively easy to put in place. Produced on recycled paper to reflect the message within, this is a beautiful book.

ISBN: 9780732289409 | RRP $14.99 
 

 

The Big Dry  by Tony Davis

Beautifully and economically written, this is one of those books that touches your heart, stays with you long after you’ve finished the final page and says so much about the human condition – and all through three endearing and memorable characters.

ISBN: 9780732297633 | RRP $15.99 
 

 

Leaf Litter  by Rachel Tonkin

Leaves, twigs, branches and bark collect on the ground in forests all over the world. We call it leaf litter, but it isn′t really rubbish at all. If you look closely at leaf litter you will discover a world of animals and plants living side by side, a busy secret world we hardly ever see.

ISBN: 9780207198441| RRP $17.99 
 

 

Dexter: The Courageous Koala  by Jesse Blackadder

Twelve-year-old Ashley is going to stay with her Aunt Micky who lives near Byron Bay. Micky has spent many years looking after rescued wildlife, but when a freak storm hits and they discover a baby koala and his mother, Ashley is drawn into the reality of what caring for wildlife, such as koalas, really involves.

ISBN: 9780733331787 | RRP $14.99 
 

 

Stay:The Last Dog in Antarctica  by Jesse Blackadder

Left alone on the streets of Hobart to collect money for the Royal Guide Dogs of tasmania, a Labrador called Girl tries to make the best of it. Her dreams of adventure can never come true though, as she is, after all, made of fibreglass.

ISBN: 9780733331770 | RRP $14.99 
 

 

Paruku: The Desert Brumby  by Jesse Blackadder

From deep in the Kimberley Desert comes a legend of wild brumbies with Arabian bloodlines, who can run like the wind. Paruku, the young bay stallion, flees from humans who invade his desert sanctuary, but is haunted by an ancient memory of being ridden.

ISBN: 9780733331794 | RRP $14.99  
 

 

How to Guzzle Your Garden  by Jackie French

Children will love guzzling their garden – and it′s not too much work as this book will show them Jackie French is well-known as a gardening expert from her articles in many magazines and newspapers and her TV spot on Burke’s Backyard. In this book she will describe and show children how to easily and quickly set up a garden and be able to eat thing from it with little financial outlay and not too much work!

ISBN: 9780207197932 | RRP $14.95  
 

 


Why Should I Bother about the Planet?  
 Answers questions such as: How can I save energy? What is a carbon footprint? What causes air pollution? Can science solve the problem?
Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations and internet links to recommended websites to find out more.ISBN: 9780746089170 | RRP $9.99  
 
 

Why Should I Recycle?  

Answers questions such as: Why not bury rubbish? What do the recycling symbols mean? And where does recycling go?
Written in a clear, factual style with bright, stylish illustrations and internet links to recommended websites to find out more.

ISBN: 9781409507338 | RRP $9.99  
 

 

Rubbish and Recycling  

Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, accompanied by short, informative text. Developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
Great reading practice for children who prefer fact to fiction.

ISBN: 9780746074817 | RRP $9.99  
 

 

The Story of Rubbish   

From the recycling cavemen of prehistoric times to the landfill sites of today, find out how rubbish has been dealt with and disposed of throughout history.

ISBN: 9781409500841| RRP $9.99 
 

 

Planet Earth  

Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, accompanied by short, informative text.
Great reading practice for children who prefer fact to fiction.

ISBN: 9780746080368 | RRP $12.99 
 

 

Weather and Climate Change  

This is a fabulous new flexiback edition of this introduction to a controversial and relevant topic. It explains the how, what, where and why of the weird and wonderful weather Earth experiences, as well as investigating the causes (and possible effects) of the hottest topic of the moment: Climate change.

ISBN: 9780746089279 | RRP $24.99  
 

 

Weather  by Catriona Clarke

What makes the wind blow? How can rain sometimes be red? Why are tornadoes like vacuum cleaners? You’ll find out the answers and lots more about weird and wonderful weather in this fascinating book.

ISBN: 9780746071496 | RRP $12.99 
 

 

See under the Sea  

Shows coral reefs teeming with fish, the icy waters of the Arctic and the dizzying depths of ocean trenches, and shipwrecks and pirate booty too.
Flaps reveal extra facts, information and surprises.
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ISBN: 9780746096383 | RRP $19.99 
 

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