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Summer Reading

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Eco Baby Where Are You Polar Bear?

Explore the icy Arctic and search for Polar Bear in this plastic-free touch and feel book. You'll get to meet incredible endangered animals along the way!

Let your little one take a journey through a frozen world to track down the elusive Polar Bear. Discover a whole host of incredible Arctic animals, including seals, hares, and narwhals!

Is that Polar Bear swimming in the sea? No, that's Narwhal and her baby! Out on the ice, someone is having a snooze. That's not Polar Bear, it's Walrus and her sleepy friend. Your toddler will love meeting all of Polar Bear's friends in this adorable educational book.

Natural cardboard pages with colorful illustrations, fun corrugated elements, and cut-out sections encourage little fingers to explore. This helps develop kids' fine motor skills while building an early learning foundation. Your child will learn how to recognize the names and describe all the incredible Arctic animals they see!

Treasure storytime with your little one! The simple text is ideal for reading aloud as you spot endangered animals in their natural habitat together. This encourages early language development and it's perfect for little learners who are just starting their reading journeys. There are lots of opportunities for parent-and-child interaction and hours of Arctic fun.

Plastic-Free Touch and Feel

This board book is designed to enhance your child's reading experience, while also protecting the environment. It's a fantastic eco-friendly gift. Unlike other touch and feel books, Where Are You Polar Bear? doesn't contain any plastic. Made from responsibly sourced cardboard, everything in this book is completely recyclable.

Complete the Series

There are more plastic-free touch and feel picture books to discover in this series from DK Books. Journey through the rainforest looking for the Tiger in Where Are You Tiger? Each book takes you on a journey through a different landscape in search of an animal at risk of extinction.

Summer Reading 8-12

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Consider the Octopus

When chance, or fate, throws two twelve-year-olds together on board a scientific research ship at the edge of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it’s not all smooth sailing!

Jeremy “JB” Barnes is looking forward to spending the summer before seventh grade hanging on the beach. But his mother, a scientist, has called for him to join her aboard a research ship where, instead, he’ll spend his summer seasick and bored as he stares out at the endless plastic, microbeads, and other floating debris, both visible and not, that make up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Miles and miles away, twelve-year-old Sidney Miller is trying to come up with an alternate activity worthy of convincing her overprotective parents that she can skip summer camp.

When Jeremy is asked to find the contact information for a list of important international scientists and invite them to attend a last-minute Emergency Global Summit, he's excited to have a chance to actually do something that matters to the mission. How could he know that the Sidney Miller he messages is not the famous marine biologist he has been tasked with contacting, but rather a girl making podcasts from her bedroom—let alone that she would want to sneak aboard the ship?

Nora Raleigh Baskin and Gae Polisner's Consider the Octopus is a comedy of errors, mistaken identity, and synchronicity. Above all, it is a heartfelt story about friendship and an empowering call to environmental protection, especially to our young people who are already stepping up to help save our oceans and our Earth.