The CBC Holidays Series explores stories that relate to specific holidays so that kid, and adult, readers can celebrate in the best way… with a good book!
Saturday, March 26th, is Earth Hour. On this day, we promote energy conservation and turn off all non-essential electric lights for one hour. From 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm in whatever time zone you are in, this event helps our environment by cutting light pollution and carbon dioxide reduction. So join us in turning off your lights at 8:30 pm, lighting up your candles and lanterns, and grabbing a book for Earth Hour!
Earth Hour: A Lights-Out Event for Our Planet by Nanette Heffernan, illus. Bao Luu (Penguin Random House) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, ages 4-6.
Planet Power: Explore the World’s Renewable Energy by Stacy Clark, illus. Annalisa Beghelli (Barefoot Books) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, ages 7-12.
DK Eyewitness Books: Energy by Jack Challoner (DK) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, Series, ages 7-12.
Hello World! Planet Earth by Jill McDonald (Doubleday Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House) — Nonfiction, Board Book, Science, Series, ages 0-3.
What a Waste by Jess French (DK) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, How-to / Activity, Science, ages 7-12.
Old Enough to Save the Planet by Loll Kirby, illus. Adelina Lirius (ABRAMS) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Biography / Memoir, Science, Series, ages 7-12.
Climate Change, The Choice is Ours: The Facts, Our Future, and Why There’s Hope by David Miles, illus. Albert Pinilla (Bushel & Peck Books) — Nonfiction, Novelty / Pop-Up, Science, ages 7-12.
23 Ways to Be an Eco-Hero: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Ways You Can Save the World by Isabel Thomas, illus. Chris Andrews (Quarto) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, How-To / Activity, Science. ages 7-12.
The Little Recycler by Jan Gerardi (Random House Children’s Books) — Nonfiction, Board Book, Science, How-To / Activity, Series, ages 0-3.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Young Readers Edition) by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, illus. Anna Hymas (Penguin Random House) — Nonfiction, Prose, Biography / Memoir, Science, ages 7-12.
Power down with us for Earth Hour!
List compiled by CBC’s resident holiday expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other CBC Holiday book lists on our blog.