Monday, October 3, 2011

Trouble on Earth Day


Author Kathy Stemke's new book, Trouble on Earth Day, has just been released  It's a great way to help children learn about recycling and conserving the Earth's natural resources.  

The story begins as Shelby the squirrel comes home excitedly waving a first place ribbon she won in the Earth Day poster contest. She told her parents that the poster was to remind people to help the earth by finding ways to recycle. They began searching for things they had which could be reused in some way. 

Shelby hears crying outside and follows the sound to a small bluebird, who needs to find materials to make a new nest after losing his. This provides a great opportunity for Shelby to recycle some things her family has found and help out her new friend.

This colorful and beautifully illustrated book also includes activities, a song, game, things to make using recycled items, and information about Earth Day. It is a wonderful tool for teaching about environmental responsibility in a fun way.

Kathy’s first children’s picture book, Moving Through All Seven Days, was published on Lulu. Her next two picture books, Sh, Sh, Sh Let the Baby Sleep, published by Guardian Angel Publishing, and Trouble on Earth Day, from Wild Plains Press, were released in 2011.  Visit her book blog at

Mrs.Stemke offers great teaching tips and children’s book reviews as well as a monthly newsletter titled, MOVEMENT AND RHYTHM, on her blog.

Trouble on Earth Day is available from Amazon and Author's Den.