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Three Green Books Reviewed; Simple Living Tips to Help Your Family Live a Greener Lifestyle

Posted Mar 01 2010 1:40pm

Here are three amazing green books which encourage both children and adults in your family to live greener and have fun doing basic, simple, activities that celebrate the inexpensive.

TRUE GREEN LIFE IN 100 EVERYDAY WAYS (National Geographic Books; $19.95), is a

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fantastic book to give your family 100 basic tips on how to live a little simpler. From money saving ideas like how to cool your house in the summer, to eco-friendly tips like how to cut your water usage  by up to 50%, True Green Life makes the idea of going green very simple and easy to understand for you and your family. Even the book is environmentally friendly, made from recycled paper, and produced using "carbon offset".

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TOAD COTTAGES & SHOOTING STARS By Sharon Lovejoy (Workman Publishing; $14.95), is labeled as a book which will "give your grandchildren the time of their lives". It is a book which gives 130 green and incredibly fun grandchild-friendly activities like building firefly lanterns, a pizza box solar oven, and even guiding the reader on nighttime adventures. As soon as I received this book, I gave it to my daughter and her grandma to explore. There are tons of activities for them, and they really enjoyed trying a lot of them out - a definite add to our family list of green activities that are good for you .

THE LOOKING BOOK By P.K. Hallinan, Illustrated by Patrice Barton (Ideals Childrens

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Books; $16.95), is a book for young children which really focuses on getting them outside in nature to better "see" the world up close. It is a great picture book with delightful illustrations and a real focus of helping elementary aged children understand why it is so important to get outside and spend less time on television. Educating children on memorable basic ideas of greening and sustainability always starts at home, and this book gives your child a head start.

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