If you're looking for a story to warm your heart and grab your kids interest as well, look no further than "Knut, How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World" released recently by Scholastic. It's just a terrific story about the polar bear born at the Zoo Berlin back in December of 2006 and the zookepper who nurtured and raised him when his own mother didn't quite understand what mother polar bears do.
And while the story itself is fascinating and the photographs are excellent, there's even a section on what you and your kids can do to help save the polar bear's natural environment by taking steps to stop global warming. They say it's written for kids aged 9-12, but I certainly could see kids much younger enjoying the pictures and having it read to them.
I think it's certainly a great way to raise awareness of environmental issues and get kids thinking about our connection with the natural world in a whole new way.
via:: Personal Review