Packed with real-life tales of adventure, breathtaking illustrations, and hands-on STEAM activities, this handbook is an inspiring guide for the next generation of climate activists, conservationists, and nature lovers.
We share this incredible planet we call home with countless living creatures, from butterflies and falcons to koalas and dolphins. And just like us, animals everywhere are faced with the growing threat of climate change.
Featuring seven categories of creatures, this handbook offers a roadmap for change and an invitation to explore the outdoors with fascinating facts, hope-filled stories, and hands-on STEAM activities. Each chapter highlights the biographies of scientists, artists, and adventurers from diverse backgrounds who have used their passion and skills to become courageous advocates for animals around the world.
The second book in a middle-grade series for young activists and conservationists, The Wild World Handbook: Creatures empowers readers to appreciate and protect Earth’s wildlife.
Inside you will find: • Seven incredible categories of creatures • Fourteen inspiring biographies • Seven kid-friendly DIY activities • Seven fun field trips • And much more!
Perfect for fans of Animal Planet’s The Zoo and National Geographic Kids.
About the Author
Andrea Debbink is the author of several books for kids and a former editor at American Girl magazine. Her favorite way to explore our wild world is hiking a trail or kayaking a river. She lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin, and you can learn more about her at AndreaDebbink.com.
Asia Orlando is an illustrator and digital artist based in Amsterdam. She is the founder of #OurPlanetWeek, an illustration movement aimed at promoting environmental awareness.
A 2021 Foreword INDIES Finalist for Juvenile Nonfiction
“A treasure trove of animals, familiar as well as not so well-known, and the scientists and activists who help them survive and thrive.”—School Library Journal, starred review
“Animals are always a hot topic for kids, and this STEAM offering for middle-graders is sure to please.”—Booklist
“Filled with history and facts about creatures that are beautifully expressed and explained.”—Beary Into Books
“A wonderful book packed with amazing information!”—The Momma Spot
“A fantastic discovery tour of creatures!”—Nourished by Books
“A must have for families looking to make a difference in the world...Get ready to be blown away with the awe inspiring illustrations that fill the pages of this environmental stewardship handbook, while gaining practical tools and skills.”—Inspired by Savannah
Praise for The Wild World Handbook: Habitats PureWow Happy Kid Award Winner 2021 for Best 8+ Book
“This gorgeous book features beautifully detailed illustrations, facts, stories and tips on making your own biome and helping to protect the environment.... A practical guide for young climate activists and junior conservationists.”—CNN Underscored
“Beautifully illustrated….An entertaining and educational book for environmentally conscious nature lovers that will inspire action.”—Booklist
“Well-designed and smartly organized...providing inspiration that proves that all types of people can enjoy and protect nature.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This accessible guide offers a good balance of detailed information with engaging activities and calls to action....A strong choice to inspire young changemakers for our planet.”—School Library Journal
“Hopeful, even as it leaves no stone unturned on the path to mitigating grave ecological issues like climate change, deforestation and overfishing...The result leaves readers — whether middle grade or middle-aged — informed, inspired and, most importantly, empowered.”—Madison Magazine
“For the quieter kid, or perhaps for an Earth-minded child who may need to stay indoors for part of the summer...With more facts, less adventure, this book offers ecology-based biographies, activities to do indoors, fun facts, places to visit, and information about our world.”—Terri Schlichenmeyer