Gearing up for a family road trip this summer? Looking forward to spending hours in the car with bored and restless children? It might be time for a good story! Pop these books in the player for hours of great family listening. Nothing too violent, scary, sexy or literary for this road trip, yet the adventures will make the miles fly by ... for all ages (you, too Mom and Dad). Buckle up!
Have you ever walked by one of those extended-curb planting areas in your neighborhood and wondered what they were doing there? According to the City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, these are green streets, capturing stormwater runoff and using it to filter pollutants and replenish groundwater rather than sending it straight back to the Willamette. Here are a few books to tell you a little more about them.
In the U.S., we are particularly uninterested in geography, yet to sustain our leadership in a globalized world, it's important to know about other places on our planet. Get up to date on countries and cultures by checking out the books on this list.