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Kid’s Corner: Our Earth – Earth Day April 22

I just had to reblog this. It speaks of so many things about which, I am passionate: Kids Saving the Planet, communities participating in their own future, children who are activists. I have been involved with children’s groups in Africa and in Ireland who use their young voices to make a difference. In many communities around the world, children are the educators, taking the lead, helping their villages under threat from landslides, avalanche, flood or fire due to Climate Change. They implement precautionary measures and change in habit, which otherwise, their parents wouldn’t be aware of. Thank you Patricia for bringing this to our attention.

Children's Books Heal

Our Earth9781897187845_p0_v1_s260x420Our Earth:  How Kids are Saving the Planet

Janet Wilson, Author and Illustrator

Second Story Press, Biography, 2010

Suitable for Ages: 7 -12

Themes:  Kids Saving the Planet, Conservation, Environmentalists, Youth Activists

OpeningEvery living thing shares one home — our Earth.

Synopsis:  This is a collection of stories featuring 10 children, ages 7 to 17, who are doing amazing things to save the earth.  The youths live in every part of the world. Wilson says that nearly half the earth’s population is young.  Many are compassionate,  creative and share a love of nature.  She features Ryan Hreljac from Canada who is building wells in Africa to bring people clean water…Janine Licare from Costa Rica who is saving the rainforest and its animals…Adeline Tiffanie Suwana from Indonesia whose organization, Sahabat Alam (Friends of Nature)  plants coral in damaged ocean reefs and mangroves trees to prevent damage from hurricanes and natural disasters…Fang…

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About Dr Niamh

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books. www.drniamh.co.uk

4 comments on “Kid’s Corner: Our Earth – Earth Day April 22

  1. You do find great stuff to share. 🙂

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    • ontheplumtree
      April 19, 2013

      I am linked to a network of very able and committed bloggers. Many thanks, Ampat for your visit.

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  2. Patricia Tilton
    April 19, 2013

    Niamh, thank you so much for reblogging my review. Loved your comments. We share so many similar interests. I was so excited to find this great book about kids making a big difference globally. And, thank you for mentioning on twitter.

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