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A Warmer World (Junior Library Guild Selection (Charlesbridge Hardcover)) Hardcover – February 1, 2012

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 1110L (What's this?)
  • Series: Junior Library Guild Selection (Charlesbridge Hardcover)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580892663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580892667
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,872,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With clear explanations and bright, handsome collage artwork, this picture book packs in a lot about the effects of global warming on particular animals and the connections between them. Even small changes in temperature can produce big changes in animals' chances for survival, and up to one million species could be threatened with extinction as the planet heats up. As global temperatures rise, the warmer water is destroying coral reefs and many coral species are becoming extinct, while creatures in higher zones have nowhere to go to find cooler places. Many yellow bellied marmots, for example, have starved because they hibernate less in a warmer climate and cannot find the plants they normally eat. At the same time, some creatures do benefit because they can move to habitats that were previously too cold. The visual details bring the concepts close, from images of a butterfly in flight or the final view of an arctic fox with a factory belching black smoke in the background. A glossary and suggested resources conclude. --Booklist

About the Author

Caroline Arnold is the award-winning author of more than one hundred and forty books for children, including WIGGLE AND WAGGLE, A WARMER WORLD, and TOO HOT? TOO COLD?: KEEPING BODY TEMPERATURE JUST RIGHT. She lives in Los Angles, California.

More About the Author

Caroline Arnold is the author of more than 100 books for children. She writes both fiction and nonfiction and recently has illustrated some of her books with striking cut paper art. To see prints and cards of her illustrations, go to www.etsy.com/shop/CarolineArnoldArt. Recent nonfiction titles include A Polar Bear's World, A Bald Eagle's World, Global Warming and the Dinosaurs, A Panda's World, Giant Sea Reptiles of the Dinosaur Age, Super Swimmers, and Easter Island. Her recent fiction books include Wiggle and Waggle, a collection of five stories for beginning readers, and The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers, a tall tale.
Her books have received awards from the American Library Association, the National Science Teachers Association, P.E.N., and SCBWI. Recently she received the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for her body of work, the Leo Politi Award from California Readers, and from the Children's Literature Council of Southern California, the Best Written and Illustrated Suite of Nonfiction for children.
Caroline's interest in animals and the out-of-doors began when she was a child growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After majoring in art and literature at Grinnell College in Iowa, she received her M.A. in art from the University of Iowa. Some of her new books are illustrated with her own art. Caroline lives in Los Angeles and teaches part-time in the Writer's Program at UCLA Extension.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By holloween on January 12, 2013
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Perfect title for a younger audience trying to make sense of the global climate change. The book engages the students interest and is written in a language that middle schoolers can easily understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristi Bernard on July 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Our world's climate is rapidly changing. Global warming is not only effecting us but also the animals and other small creatures that share our planet. The environmental changes are so great that some creatures are gone all together. In 1964 a biologist working in Costa Rica found a tiny yellow toad that thrived and laid eggs in pools of water. As the earth warmed the puddles dried and since 1989 the toads have not been seen anywhere. As the world gets warmer animals move to find new places to live, but plants can not, in some instances plant seeds are carried off to other locations by wind, water and animals. In Yosemite National Park squirrels and mice are moving to higher ground to more favorable habitats. Small shrimp-like animals called Krill feed on algae and other small organisms under the ice. With less ice Krill don't survive and neither will the animals that feed on them. As the world warms so do the earths waters. As a result, spring comes earlier and winter later. This season change can create droughts and effects corals, fish and many other species. Arnold introduces young readers to the world of global warming and its effects on humans, animals and plants. Soft pastel illustrations are warm and inviting for young readers to see the specific plants and animals and better understand their plight. Arnold has also supplied young minds with a glossary of terms in the back of the book as well as a list of website resources and others books that cover the subjects of climate changes and global warming. This is an excellent book to educate children on global warming. Parent and teachers will find this to be a handy tool for any home or classroom.
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