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Children’s Books with Environmental Themes

May 21st, 2012
Bonnie · Staff Recommendations

Empower and inspire kids with books that target the environment, pollution, ecology, endangered habitats. Kids often study these topics at school and are inquisitive already. This is their world. Make nature studies fun! Taking the time to read about these themes now might pique their interests and help them understand a bit more about the world we all live in.

We have excellent resources for children, parents and teachers. I have listed only a few, we have so many more to choose. Showing children how to respect nature now can be a powerful tool for our future.

Reducing Your Foodprint: Farming, Cooking, and Eating for a Healthy Planet by Ellen RodgerTeaches children that what they eat and how they eat is important to the environment. The further food travels to get to your table, the more harm to the environment. This enlightening new book explains how to adjust your diet to eat locally and responsibly.

Earth Day by Molly AloianCome inside Earth Day to learn the history of the event, the celebrations, and how you can get involved.

Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children’s Book Authors Tell You How to Go Green by Dan GutmanAn informative and inspiring call to kids of all ages to understand what’s happening to the environment, and to take action in saving our world.

The Forest by David BellamyThis book explores the relationship between nature, society, and man, and the changes that occurred when this delicate balance was upset.

Hands-On Ecology by Ovid K. WongWong’s learning activities investigate air, water and land pollution, recycling, and energy conservation.

Toad by Ruth BrownA slimy, grimy toad has a close call with a monster in a swamp. An engaging introduction to wetland habitats for children.

The Lorax by Dr. SeussThe Lorax is an imaginary character who speaks for the trees. This is an early example of environmental studies for children and is still relevant today.

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