DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5

 

“A well-thought-out presentation of an important environmental message.” 

     Kirkus Review

~ Harper Collins ~

What begins as a monthly exchange of ideas between Earth and Room 5 grows into a lasting friendship, a school club with a surprising president, and –hopefully– lifelong Earth-smart habits. 

Written by Erin Dealey

Illustrated by Luisa Uribe

— Uribe’s gorgeous art for DEAR EARTH has been accepted into the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. 

A 2020-2021 Indie KIDS’ NEXT Selection 

 

BONUS: The book jacket reverses to become a POSTER about how to Be An Earth Hero All year! —>

LibrarianBookends: “This picture book is beautiful & important; let’s kickoff how to be an Earth Hero in January, and continue all year long!”

 

 

Extensions

#NewYearsResolutions #letterwriting #environment #climatechange

Ms. Rusin/ 2nd grade teacher: “I love the letters between Earth & Room 5 in Dear Earth… The illustrations are beautiful. My mind is racing with all of the things I can use this book for in the classroom! And how fun would it be to start an Earth Heroes Club with students?!?”  (more activities below)

Synopsis

When the kids in Room 5 write to Earth asking what they can do to help save our planet, they are delighted to get a letter back. This beautiful picture book is a celebration of every child’s ability to connect with the environment and make a positive impact .

A monthly exchange of ideas between the kids and Earth becomes a lasting friendship in this affectionate story about how to be an Earth Hero, lyrically written by Erin Dealey and gorgeously illustrated by Dilys Evans Founder Award-winning illustrator Luisa Uribe.

Young readers will learn about environmental conservation, along with simple things they can do to help care for the planet-like recycling and reducing energy consumption. There is even a reversible jacket cover that features a poster printed on the inside with twelve months of Earth Hero activities. These fun and interactive activities will encourage children to help protect our planet year-round.

For #Teachers:

LitLinks by Patricia Newman features DEAR EARTH + #STEM letter writing activities for Ss of all ages.

Downloadable DEAR EARTH letter template from Harper Collins available here. 

Seesaw activities created by Ms. Zapp for her 2nd graders /easily adapted to other grades:

Friendly Letter

DEAR EARTH Activities Choice Board

Authors/ Illustrators:

Read Harper Collins Senior Designer Erica De Chavez‘ insights into the creation of DEAR EARTH’s cover here. 

ISBN-10: 0062915320

ISBN-13: 978-0062915320