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We are starting a unit on Earth (PBL school), does anyone have suggestions for novels that would work? We read The Martian to go along with our space unit.

In Science for the unit we have already started with the Earth's changes over time and will be doing some agricultural changes over time in Social Studies. My first thought was A Wrinkle in Time for the time travel aspect but I am looking for other suggestions.

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Consider Carl Hiaasen novels. His middle grades books focus on environmental issues and tweens/teens who are empowered to find solutions. Most, if not all, are placed in Florida.

Hoot
Flush
Chomp
Scat
...and more

Hoot was a Newbury award winner. I did this as a novel study when I taught 6th grade. It dealt with Florida's burrowing owl and development reducing its environment.

It was a great initial exposure to Hiaasen, and how ordinary kids can make a difference to the environment. So many of my students would continue to read the rest of his books.
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