A Warmer World

A Warmer World

From Polar Bears to Butterflies, How Climate Change Affects Wildlife

By Caroline Arnold; Jamie Hogan (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580892667, 31pp.

Publication Date: February 2012


Adapt, or face extinction.

The golden toad used to inhabit the cloud forests of Costa Rica, but when the weather became too warm and dried up the pools where its eggs hatched, the golden toad disappeared. It has not been seen in more than twenty years. This amphibian is just one of several species in A WARMER WORLD, a thought-provoking and informative account of how global climate change has affected wildlife over the past several decades.

Species by species, acclaimed nonfiction children's author Caroline Arnold describes how warmer weather alters ecosystems, forcing animals to adapt or become extinct. Arnold's clear and straightforward text is complemented by Jamie Hogan's collage-style illustrations. Reminiscent of a nature journal, the book will inspire readers to start their own research into this significant global issue.

A glossary and listing of websites and books for further exploration is included.

About the Author
Caroline Arnold is the author of 150 books for children. Her many honors include awards from the American Library Association, P.E.N., the National Science Teachers Association, and the Washington Post / Children's Book Guild. Caroline s interest in animals and the outdoors began when she was a child growing up in Minnesota. After majoring in art and literature at Grinnell College in Iowa, she received her M.A. in art from the University of Iowa. Caroline lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Art, a neuroscientist.

Jamie Hogan grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration. She began her freelance career in Boston, with work appearing frequently in the Boston Globe. She taught editorial ilustration at the Art Institute of Boston and became active in the Graphic Arts Guild. Her illustrations have been included in American Illustration, PRINT Magazine, Graphis, and the Society of illustrators.