Palm Trees at the North Pole

The Hot Truth About Climate Change

Palm Trees at the North Pole
Marc Ter Horst, Wendy Panders
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Age range 9 to 12Perfect for home-schooling and virtual and blended learning,Palm Trees at the North Poleshares the science and history of climate change through awesome facts and detailed, colorful illustrations that will excite and draw kids into this important issue, helping them feel part of the solution. With extraordinary facts about farting cows and cracking icebergs, tall windmills and fast electric cars, burly polar bears and cute little pikas, this approachable and creative guide encourages young climate activists to engage even more deeply with their chosen cause. It also helps kids new to the issue understand why and how climate change is happening, and what we can do about it!This clear, accessible, and often funny book about climate change explains everything kids need to know about our global environment and how it has changed throughout history - often as a result of our own actions. After reading this book, kids will become experts on climate change, and feel empowered to share their knowledge with the world!Accompanied by vivid illustrations that bring the story to life, Palm Trees at the North Pole features brave scientists, young activists like Greta Thunberg, and most importantly: science and facts about our planet. This wonderful book covers the history of our climate - starting with exploding volcanoes and extinct mammoths - and explains humans' role in climate change. It also shares information about environmental movements throughout history!Palm Trees at the North Pole explains the real consequences of climate change, such as rising tides, heat waves, and hurricanes, but never in a scary way. Above all, the book outlines actions kids can take to help combat climate change in their own communities, and equips kids with the knowledge to understand the most important issue facing our world today.
"An entertaining. . . overview of climate change. . . . this visually appealing account is inviting and ultimately reassuring. "-Booklist"A comprehensive account engagingly presented. "-Kirkus Reviews"A useful reference as new science emerges. . . . Highly Recommended. "-Canadian Review of Materials"Interesting. . . . ideal for read-alouds and student discussion groups. Recommended. "-School Library Connections
MARC TER HORST studied literature but soon found himself more interested in geology, astronomy, and evolution. He has written several nonfiction books for kids and they have been translated into many languages. He lives in the Netherlands. WENDY PANDERS is an illustrator and graphic designer for magazines and newspapers and has illustrated many children' s books. She lives in the Netherlands.