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Local farms and sustainable foods
Vogel, Julia.
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Publication Information:
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Cherry Lake, [2010]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Discusses the advantages of using organic farming methods on small local farms whose produce will be sold in the community
Your mission -- What you know -- In the supermarket -- In the dirt -- Tasty tomatoes -- Controlling weeds -- beating the bugs -- Nature on the farm -- Harvest time -- Mission accomplished! -- Consider this.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 0.5 137183.

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S494.5.S86 V63 2010 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Save the Planet: Local Farms and Sustainable Foods applies the NCTE/IRA Standards to science and social studies content. Each book sends the reader on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem solving--all critical thinking skills--while learning about ways to care for our planet.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-This series focuses on how children can become actively involved in protecting the environment. At the beginning of each book, readers are given a mission and advised to be alert to the facts provided so that they can successfully answer the questions at the end. Next comes a neatly organized list of "What You Know"-facts to keep in mind while reading-and then kids are off on an imaginary trip. In Compost It, they visit a gardener who walks a reporter through building his own compost heap. In Growing Your Own Garden, a class visits a school in Pennsylvania that is doing exactly that. Reduce provides numerous easy ways in which children can step up to the plate and recognize their responsibility to the planet. Other titles transport them to China so they can understand the plight of pandas, or to Africa where elephants' endangered status is explored. No matter which scenario is presented, children are made to feel part of the process; suggestions for how they can become involved abound. The books include "Further Missions" sections that describe such projects as creating a greenhouse in a jar and designing an animal friendly backyard. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Your Missionp. 4
What You Knowp. 4
In the Supermarketp. 6
In the Dirtp. 10
Tasty Tomatoesp. 14
Controlling Weedsp. 16
Beating the Bugsp. 18
Mature on the Farmp. 20
Harvest Timep. 22
Mission Accomplished!p. 26
Consider Thisp. 26
Glossaryp. 28
Learn Morep. 29
Further Missionsp. 30
Indexp. 31