Thursday will be the 40th Earth Day; here are books about preserving the planet.
The Cutest Nature Book Ever! (American Girl Publishing) by Carrie Anton, illustrated by Jen Skelley, is a colorful book for kids filled with nature-inspired crafts, games, writing prompts and other projects.
How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Jeff Goodell is a journalist's look at the promising and perilous sides of such radical scientific proposals as deflecting sunlight or using artificial volcanoes to combat climate change.
True Green Life in 100 Everyday Ways (National Geographic) by Kim McKay and Jenny Bonin gathers simple, doable tips for reducing your impact on the environment, from eco-showers for a new baby to green funerals.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor