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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.”
― Albert Einstein ―

The Oyster Garden

The Oyster Garden is a fun, educational and engaging story, which helps young children appreciate the beauty of this fragile planet. This book reveals some of the causes of pollution and how it affects our waterways, beaches and oceans. The Oyster Garden puts children out in the field and shows them how to make a living, vertical, oyster garden. Many countries around the world have used recycled oyster shells not only to help filter polluted ocean water, but to help restore oyster reefs.

The Oyster Garden highlights the many creatures that use oyster beds as a habitat, and it demonstrates how recycled oysters strung on a rope, can eventually form an entire oyster ecosystem. Based on the concept that one oyster filters 50 gallons of polluted water a day, The Oyster Garden helps to demonstrate the working model of VOG’s (vertical oyster gardens), an environmental project to help restore Tampa Bay.

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A Code Red Christmas

When temperatures in the Arctic start rising, the North Pole glaciers begin to melt. But what is causing this? A Christmas letter from a little boy in the Amazon holds a clue. The child tells Santa that the giant Brazil nut trees are being destroyed. The trees in the rainforest, produce oxygen which drives the jet stream all the way up to the North Pole, and keeps it cold. Without freezing temperatures, the magic crystals that appear in the largest Arctic snowflakes will never form. The North Pole’s magic must be protected, and the rainforest must be saved, even if it means stopping Christmas.

Santa declares A Code Red Christmas and the workshop is shut down. He tasks everyone with collecting the magic crystals scattered throughout the Arctic. When the sleighs filled with crystals prove too heavy for the reindeer, Santa must hurry and train the polar bears for this important mission. Is there enough time to have the North Pole’s Christmas party, finish making toys, take the magic crystals to the Amazon rainforest, and still deliver presents? A Code Red Christmas takes you on an unforgettable adventure with Santa, his elves, the reindeer and polar bears, as they try to save the rainforest and Christmas in one night.

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A Simple Seagrass

A Simple Seagrass encourages children to explore the interesting world of seagrasses and learn how valuable they are in helping to maintaining clean and healthy oceans. Beautiful illustrations depict the myriad of sea creatures and mammals, that depend on seagrasses for food, shelter and safety. This book helps children understand how seagrasses form part of larger ecosystems such as estuaries, lagoons and back reefs. A Simple Seagrass is encouraging and hopeful. Even though pollution and human activity are destroying seagrass meadows, restoration projects such as the ones outlined in this book, are providing solutions.

A Simple Seagrass invites children to go green by participating in Bay grasses in classes, a program that teaches kids to grow and replant seagrasses within their own communities. This book is filled with fun, easy to understand facts. It will delight and captivate young children and help them navigate a world of changing climate. This is the perfect green book for parents wanting to teach their kids the importance of protecting the environment. It is the perfect addition to every classroom and library.

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4 Paws and A Tale

Woofy, a little dog born on an island, becomes the beloved pet of a military family serving overseas. He slowly understands the human way of life, and realizes the value of obedience, love and loyalty. Serving and protecting his owners, deepens his connection to people, but when his family moves back to the USA, and leaves him behind, guilt and sadness overwhelm him. Through his interaction with other dogs and his new owner, he is taught many valuable lessons.

For some, freedom and happiness mean having no home at all, and for others, distance and time can never break the bond of a loving family. Despite being abandoned, he learns to forgive and trust again. Woofy has a special gift, not only can he sense illness and suffering in humans, but he can heal. When he is finally reunited with his military family, he realizes that being a member of the human pack, demands great loyalty, sacrifice and service. He becomes a school crossing guard with the ability to detect illness in the children he helps every day, and he is embraced as an emotional support animal for wounded warriors. When he becomes a father, he teaches the most important lesson of all to his young charges, a dog is indeed man’s best friend.

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