Last week HaltonParents got to be part of an official kids book launch at Milton Public Library, on Clean Air Day, June 5. Very exciting stuff!
The book is “Ka-Pow to Powerjams” and is the final book in a set of three for kids aged 4-8 about air quality and climate change written and produced by our very own Halton Region Health Department.
The most recent book “Ka-Pow to Powerjams” brings back Biff, Tyto and Alba-Alba, the Barn Owls from the earlier books and introduces two new characters – “exchange students” from the far North – a Snowy Owl named Quincy, and Nahanni, a Gyrfalcon. After a power failure caused when a falling tree branch knocks down a power line during a severe winter storm, the owls learn from their visitors what they can do to reduce energy use and be better prepared for extreme weather.
The full series is available as e-books. In my last blog post I mention e-books as a new and interesting way to interact with our kids and here’s what’s exciting about these particular e-books:
- Teach our kids about climate change and what they can do about it.
- Interactive play! The newest book includes related seek and find activities and comes with a complementary memory card game, featuring the characters from all three books.
- The first two e-books are also available in French, Cantonese, Polish, Punjabi and Spanish (the newest e-book will be translated very soon too). How cool is that?!
- FREE! (Cue the mass exodus of people rushing over!) AND – The first 100 people who complete an online survey about the newest book will receive a free hard copy of the book.
Go check it out – and our past blog posts when the other two books were published:
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