A Place for Turtles by Melissa Stewart

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In simple yet informative language, A Place for Turtles introduces young readers to the ways human action or inaction can affect turtle populations and opens kids minds to a wide range of environmental issues. Describing various examples, the text provides an intriguing look at turtles, at the ecosystems that support their survival, and at the efforts of some people to save them. At the end of the book, the author offers readers a list of things they can do to help protect these special creatures in their own communities.

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Dr. Melissa Stewart is founder and Executive Director of the Organization of Patient Educators. Using her patient-centered Medagogy approach - the conceptual framework discussed in Practical Patient Literacy - she has effectively taught health care professionals how to improve their education and communication techniques. Dr. Stewart is on the faculty at Our Lady of Lake College, and also serves as Director of Education at eQHealth Solutions, the Medicare Quality Organization for Louisiana. She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and completed her Masters in Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Patient Educator. In 2010, Dr. Stewart authored a resolution making health literacy a major initiative for the American Nurses Association. Dr. Stewart's patient literacy work and her UPP tool were used in a Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pilot program administered by eQHealth. That project resulted in special recognition from the CMS for its leadership role in Care Transitions. Claire Rudolf Murphy is the author of many books, including "Children of the Gold Rush," which "School Library Journal" lauded as a "positive, satisfying immersion into a little-known subject." After living in Alaska for twenty-four years, Claire returned to her hometown of Spokane, Washington, with her husband and two children. She felt drawn to Sacajawea's and York's stories when she started hiking around the region and realized that she had grown up only 105 miles away from the Lewis and Clark trail and about 400 miles from where Sacajawea and York voted on where to build their winter fort. Higgins Bond illustrated "The Seven Seas: Exploring the World Ocean" for Walker & Company. "School Library Journal" commented that her "realistic ... vivid [illustrations in "The Seven Seas"] envelop and transport readers to these waters." Higgins earned her BFA from the Memphis College of Art. She has illustrated numerous children's books and created commemorative stamps for the U.S. Postal Service. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Published March 1, 2013 by Peachtree Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Gr 3–5—The fast decline of the slow-moving turtle is the focus of this title. On most of the spreads, one or two simple sentences set within a wide, colored margin at the top describe a human activity harmful to turtles (e.g., the use of plastic bags, which pollute the world's oceans and kill the...

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