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.
Earth Day by Molly Aloian
Come inside Earth Day to learn the history of the event, the celebrations, and how you can get involved.
The Forest by David Bellamy
This 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. Wong
Wong’s learning activities investigate air, water and land pollution, recycling, and energy conservation.
Toad by Ruth Brown
A 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. Seuss
The 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.