As we celebrate Earth Day this month, I think it’s important to let children know that they can be a voice for animals. By raising environmental awareness, they can help protect animals and their habitats. Earth Day is just one day out of the year to remind them that they have the power to make a difference. Books are also a great way to inspire and educate young people to care about the animals of the world. That’s just one reason why I’m so passionate about writing nonfiction books about animals for young readers.
In my book series, Amazing Animal Features, children not only learn about unique animal features, they learn about many of the animals’ habitats and why they’re important. Earth Day is the perfect time to read and talk to children about animals and how they need their habitats for food and protection. For example, the rhinoceros hornbill eats fruit from trees in the rainforest where they live. The platypus is just one of many animals that makes its home in rivers and streams. By protecting the rainforest and keeping our rivers and streams clean, these animals can be assured a protected habitat.
Books about animals are not only fun to write, children find them fun to read . Why not take the time to share and explore some of your favorite animal books with the young people in your life? The animals will thank you!
Linda Bozzo is the author of over 30 nonfiction books for the school and library market, most of which are about animals! She is excited to join Authors for Earth Day in promoting environment awareness. For more information about Linda and her books, visit her website at www.lindabozzo.com.