Climate change will be a defining issue facing Generations Z and Alpha--but research shows that awe is a more powerful motivator for action than fear. With that idea in mind, this handbook is a hope-filled, awe-provoking middle-grade guide to environmental stewardship and the diverse habitats we call home. • By inspiring readers with real stories and wonders from the natural world, this book aims to empower the next generation of conservationists and outdoor explorers. In its pages, readers will find inspiration, actionable advice, and diverse tales of adventure and hope about people who had incredible encounters with nature and then did something about it. Readers are encouraged to discover that no matter where they live or how they choose to engage with nature, they have the significant ability to act on its behalf. • Featuring stories of environmental stewardship, creative activities to engage with the natural world, and real stories of inspiring outdoor adventurers, scientists, and artists, this book will explore the world's varied habitats and how to preserve, appreciate, and celebrate them. We share this beautiful planet we call home with countless living creatures, from monarch butterflies and falcons to koalas and dolphins. And just like us, animals everywhere are faced with the growing threat of climate change. Featuring seven categories of animals, this handbook offers a roadmap for change and an invitation to explore the outdoors with fascinating facts, hope-filled stories, and hands-on STEAM activities. Each section includes biographies of adventurers, scientists, and artists from all over the world who used their passion and skills to become bold allies for nature. As the second of two illustrated middle grade guides, The Wild World Handbook: Creatures seeks to empower young readers to appreciate and protect Planet Earth and its inhabitants. Inside you will find: • Seven Incredible Categories of Creatures • Fourteen Inspiring Biographies • Seven Kid-Friendly DIY Activities • Seven Fun Field Trips • And much more! Key Selling Points: • THE DIVERSITY OF THE NATURAL WORLD: This first book in the duology will focus on the preservation of habitats: Mountains, Forest, Desert, Rainforest, Freshwater, Oceans, Arctic, Cities, & Prairies. Kids all over the world will find ways to protect their own habitats and those further afield. This will be heavily illustrated to bring these habitats to life in a realistic way, with a dose of whimsy. • TIMELY AND URGENT--BUT STILL HOPEFUL: As our global community faces unprecedented natural disasters like fires, tsunamis, and hurricanes, this book brings the focus back to the diversity of our habitats, and why they are so important to preserve. • PRACTICAL AND INSPIRATIONAL: This handbook highlights the beauty of the natural world for kids with diverse interests, not just those who are inclined towards science and enviornmentalism. Inspiring stories of activists and nature-loving artists are featured alongside tips and activities for kids to promote climate activism in their local communities and homes. With sections like Stewardship, DIY, and Field Trips, there are plenty of hands-on activities for parents and educators to use in lesson plans. • THE RIGHT VOICE FOR THE AUDIENCE: Andrea Debbink is a seasoned writer and editor of nonfiction for a middle grade audience after spending years at American Girl magazine. The tone of this book is accessible, engaging, and motivational.