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.


Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Trouble on Earth Day sounds like a lovely book. It's always important to teach our children about conservation.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Connie .. that does sound like a really good book for the children and parents to learn from ..

I saw a good one today .. one of the residents in the Nursing Centre - all dressed up to the gills .. had a matching red ribbon around her neck .. clever and simple ..

Thanks for highlighting Kathy and her new book to us .. cheers Hilary

Susan Fields said...

Sounds great - and such an important lesson for children to learn! I always tell my kids, "you're going to have to grow up and live in this world, so you'd better take care of it now."

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Trouble on Earth Day sounds wonderful. I didn't realize that Guardian did environmental books. :)

Donna McDine said...

Terrific review. Sounds like another wonderful book from Kathy Stemke.

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