Second Grade Green Gifts Roundup 2012

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World Atlas

Need a green gift for your future globetrotter? Mapmaker David Dean brings the world to your bookshelf in stunning detail. Vivid maps burst with depictions of the people, animals, landmarks, transportation, and topography of each region. Fact-filled sidebars and engaging “Did You Know?” flaps celebrate both the diversity and connectedness of our world. This atlas has a decidedly environmental spin, offering a modern day look at how the natural world shapes the way we live and how we, in turn, shape it. Young readers are introduced to key challenges endangering the health of the planet, but in a way that promotes curiosity rather than fear. (Barefoot Books, $14.59) Where to Buy