The earth's climate is getting hotter, and this warming affects habitats, food chains, and life cycles around the world. It also affects the habitat of every single animal on the planet. But the animals themselves can't stop the warming who can? The answer is: PEOPLE CAN! Brenda Guiberson takes a unique look at global warming by focusing on how it affects animal environments and what kids can do to help. "Earth" is a 2011 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book."
Brenda Z. Guiberson has written many books for children, including "Cactus Hotel," "Spoonbill Swamp," "Moon Bear" and "Disasters." As a child, Brenda never thought she wanted to be a writer her dreams tended more toward jungle explorer. She graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in English and Fine Art. She started thinking about writing for children when her son went to elementary school, and she volunteered in his class and in the school library. After taking exciting trips that involved a fifty-foot cactus, hungry alligators and sunset-colored spoonbills, she wanted to create books for children that would be like a field trip. Her books are full of well-researched detail, and Brenda sees this research as an adventure one that allows her to be a jungle explorer at last. She lives in Seattle, Washington.Chad Wallace has been a freelance illustrator of children's books for more than ten years. Chad spends a great deal of time outdoors, and draws inspiration from the natural world. He has won multiple awards for his art."