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Great Books for Teaching Kids In, About, and For the Environment

Page history last edited by Rick Hay 8 years, 10 months ago

Welcome to Great Books for Teaching Kids In, About, and For the Environment. This wiki was created and is occasionally updated by the teacher-librarian team of Jennet Poffenroth, Clare Gorman, and Rick Hay. If you have ideas for books, or links that would enrich the reading of those books, please send them along to one of us. Enjoy!

 

Title

Date Published

Author Level Genre

In/About/For
Environment

Concepts Text to Text.........................
Links...............
Aani and the Tree Huggers 2000 Pinto, Venantius J. P/J Based on True Story For Stewardship

The Dragon and the Unicorn

 

People Who Hugged Trees

 

The Tree

 
Ancient Ones: The World of the Old Growth Douglas Fir 1994 Bash, Barbara J

Non-fiction

Picture Book

About Community    
Baby Whale's Journey 2006 London, Jonathan P Fiction In, About

Nature

Appreciation

   
Bag in the Wind 2010 Kooser, Ted   Fiction   Reuse    
Bird, Butterfly, Eel 2009 Prosek, James P/J

Non-fiction

Picture Book

About

Habitat,

Migration

Flute's Journey: The Life of a Wood Thrush   
Cloud Dance 2000 Locker, Thomas P/J Poetry In

Nature

Appreciation

   
Color Me a Rhyme 2003 Yolen, Jane P/J Poetry In

Nature

Appreciation

   
The Curious Garden 2009 Brown, Peter P/J Fiction About/For

Stewardship,

Community

   
The Daily Planet Book of Cool Ideas 2008 Ingram, Jay J/I Non-fiction About/For

Climate

Change,

Stewardship

   
The Dragon and the Unicorn 1995 Cherry, Lynne P/J Fiction In/About/For

Diversity,
Endangered

Species,
Stewardship,
Nature

Appreciation

Aani and the Tree Huggers

 

People Who Hugged Trees

 
The Earth Book 2010 Parr, Todd P Non-fiction About/For Stewardship    
Earth Mother 2009 Jackson, Ellen P/J Fiction In/About

Interdependence

Presentation Ideas,

Nature Appreciation

   
Earth to Audrey 2007 Hughes, Susan P Fiction In Nature Appreciation    
The Eco Diary of Kiran Singer 2007 Alderson, Sue Ann P/J Poetry About/For Nature Appreciation    
The Everything Kids' Environment Book 2007 Amsel, Sheri J/I Non-fiction About/For Issue Overview, Stewardship    
Farewell to Shady Glade  1981 Peet, Bill P/J Fiction About Development

The Wump World

 

The Lorax

 

Varmints

 

The Rabbits

 
Fire! 2006 Godkin, Celia P/J

Informational

Fiction

About Ecosystems Hurricane  
Fireflies 1985 Brinckloe, Julie P Fiction In Nature Appreciation

When Lightning Comes in a Jar

 

The Relatives Came 

 
Flight of the Hummingbird  2008 Yahgulanaas, Michael N. P/J/I

Traditional

Legend

About/For Stewardship Fire!  Video 
Flute's Journey: The Life of a Wood Thrush 1997 Cherry, Lynne P/J

Informational

Fiction

About Ecosystems, Habitat, Development, Migration

Bird, Butterfly, Eel 

 

Luck

 
The Future of the Earth: An Introduction to Sustainable Development for Young Readers 2004 Arthus-Bertrand, Yann J/I Non-fiction About/For

Habitats,

Development,

Climate Change,

Pollution

   
The Gardener  2000 Stewart, Sarah P/J Fiction In Nature Appreciation    
The Giving Tree 1965 Silverstein, Shel P Fiction In/About Nature Appreciation Love You Forever   
The Great Kapok Tree 2000 Cherry, Lynne P/J

Informational

Fiction

About/For

Habitats,

Ecosystems,

Community,

Diversity

The Tree

 

Tree of Life

 
A Handful of Seeds  1993 Hughes, Monica P/J Fiction For Stewardship

A Packet of Seeds* by Deborah Hopkinson

 

Sunflower House

 
                 
Henry's Night 2009

Michelin,

Linda

P Fiction In Nature Appreciation    
Home 2004 Baker, Jeannie P/J Wordless Fiction In/About/For Stewardship, Greening On Meadowview Street  
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate 2008 Cherry, Lynne J/I Non-fiction About/For Climate Change  
Hurricane 2008 Godkin, Celia P/J

Informational

Fiction

About EcoSystems Fire!  
In the Heart of the Village: The World of the Indian Banyan Tree 1996 Bash, Barbara J

Non-fiction

Picture Book

About Community    
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat 2004 Taback, Simms P Fiction For Reusing Something From Nothing   
Just a Dream  1990 Van Allsburg, Chris P/J Fiction About/For Stewardship, Environmental Issues    
Keeping Our Earth Green 2008 Castaldo, Nancy F. J Non-fiction About/For Stewardship    
Ladybug Garden  1997  Godkin, Celia P/J

Informational

Fiction

About Ecosystems, Interdependence, Nature Appreciation
Sparrow Girl Teacher's Guide 
The Last Polar Bear 2009 George, Jean Craighead P Fiction About

Endangered Species,

Climate Change

Winston of Churchill  
Letting Swift River Go 1995 Yolen, Jane P/J

Informational

Fiction

About  Development, Change A River Ran Wild  
Listen to the Rain 2001

Archambault, John and

Martin, Bill

P Poem In Nature Appreciation    
                 
The Lorax 1971 Suess, Dr. P/J Fiction About/For Development, Pollution Endangered Species

The Wump World

 

Farewell to Shady Glade

 

Varmints

 

The Rabbits
 
Luck 2006 George, Jean Craighead P/J Fiction In/About/For Nature Appreciation, Habitats Flute's Journey  
The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge 2010 Cole, Joanna and Degen, Bruce P/J

Informational Fiction

Graphic

About/For Climate Change  
Mama Miti 2010 Napoli, Donna Jo P/J Non-fiction For Stewardship, Reforestation

Planting the Trees of Kenya

 

Wangari's Trees of Peace

 
Maxine's Tree 1990 Léger-Haskell, Diane P Fiction In/About/For Nature Appreciation, Deforestation Who's in Maxine's Tree?  
Meerkat Mail 2007 Gravett, Emily P/J Fiction About Habitats    
Miss Rumphius 1985 Cooney, Barbara P/J Fiction For Stewardship   Survey 
The Old Tree  2007 Brown, Ruth P Fiction (pop-up) About/For Ecosystems    
On..Meadowview..Street 2007 Cole, Henry P/J Fiction For

Ecosystems

Greening

Home  
Our Community Garden 2004 Pollak, Barbara P Fiction About/For Community, Greening    
Owl Moon  1987 Yolen, Jane P Fiction In Nature Appreciation    
Paddle to the Sea 1980 Holling, C. Holling J Fiction About Water Pollution    
People Who Hugged Trees* 2001 Rose, Deborah L. J Fiction About

Deforestation,

Stewardship

Aani and the Tree Huggers

 

The Dragon and the Unicorn

 

The Tree

Text 
Planting the Trees of Kenya 2008 Nivola, Claire P/J Non-Fiction For Stewardship, Reforestation

Wangari's Trees of Peace

 

Mama Mita

 
The Prince of Butterflies 2002 Coville, Bruce P/J Fiction About/For Endangered Species,
Habitat
   
The Rabbits 2004 Marsden, John J/I Fiction About  

The Wump World

 

The Lorax

 

Varmints

 

Farewell to Shady Glade

 
Rachel, The Story of Rachel Carson 2008 Ehrlich, Amy J Biography In/About/For Interdependence, Pesticides, Nature Appreciation    
The Raft 2000 LaMarche, Jim P Fiction In Nature Appreciation    
Red Rock, A Graphic Fable 2006 Nitto, Tomio P Fiction About/For Development    
A River Ran WildAn Environmental History 1992 Cherry, Lynne P/J Fiction About/For Stewardship, Diversity Letting Swift River Go  
S is for Save the Planet 2009 Herzog, Brad P/J Non-fiction About/For Stewardship    
Sally Jean the Bicycle Queen  2006 Best, Carl E. P Fiction, Rhyming For

Environmentally Responsible Transportation,

Reuse

   
Salmon Forest 2003 Suzuki, David/ Ellis, Sarah P/J Fiction About Interdependence    
Sandy's Incredible Shrinking Footprint 2010 Handy, Femida and Carpenter, Carole   Fiction About/For Stewardship    
Sea Otter Inlet  2001 Godkin, Celia P/J

Informational

Fiction

In/About Habitat, Ecosystems Wolf Island Teacher's Guide
The Secret Place 1996 Bunting, Eve P Fiction In Habitats, Development, Nature Appreciation    
The Smash! Smash! Truck 2010 Potts, Aidan   Fiction For/About Recycling,    
Someday a Tree 1996 Bunting, Eve P/J Fiction In/About Nature Appreciation, Toxic Waste, Stewardship    
Something From Nothing  1993 Gillman, Phoebe P/J Fiction For Reusing Joseph Had a Little Overcoat  
Sparrow Girl 2009 Pennypacker, Sara P/J Fiction In/About/For Nature Appreciation, Ecosystems, Interdependence Ladybug Garden  
Sunflower House 1996 Bunting, Eve P Fiction In

Nature Appreciation,

Greening

A Handful of Seeds  
The Table Where Rich People Sit  1998 Baylor, Bird J Fiction In/About/For Nature Appreciation, Consumerism    
There's A Barnyard in My Bedroom 2008 Suzuki, David P

Non-Fiction 

Picture Book

For Systems, Interdependence    
Tiger* 2006 Allen, Judy P/J Fiction About Endangered Species    
Tower to the Sun* 1997 Thompson, Colin P/J Fiction About Nature Appreciation    
The Tree  2002 Lyons, Dana P Fiction In, About, For Nature Appreciation, Deforestation, Stewardship

The Great Kapok Tree

 

People Who Hugged Trees*

 

Aani and the Tree Huggers

 
Tree of Life: The World of the African Baobab 1989 Bash, Barbara J

Non-fiction

Picture Book

About Community The Great Kapok Tree  
Trout are Made of Trees 2008 Sayre, April Pulley P

Non-fiction

Picture Book

About Interdependence, Habitat    
Two Islands* 1985 Gantschev, Ivan J/I Fiction About Development   Text 
Uno's Garden 2006 Base, Graeme P/J

Informational

Fiction

For/About      
Varmints 2008 Ward, Helen P/J Fiction About Development, Stewardship

The Wump World

 

The Lorax

 

The Rabbits

 

Farewell to Shady Glade
 
Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly 2007 Madison, Alan P Fiction About Stewardship    
Wangari's Trees of Peace  2008 Winter, Jeanette P/J Non-fiction For Stewardship

Planting the Trees of Kenya

 

Mama Mita

 
Water Boy 2007 McPhail, David P Fiction In Water    
The Water Hole 2004 Base, Graeme P/J Non-fiction In/About Water    
We Planted a Tree 2010 Muldrow, Diane Poem About/For  Reforestation     
What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?  2002 Child, Lauren P/J Fiction About/For Deforestation, Development    
What the Sea Saw 2006 St. Pierre, Stephanie P Fiction   Habitats,
Nature Appreciation
   
Where the Forest Meets the Sea* 1988 Baker, Jeannie P/J/I Fiction In/About

Habitats,

Development,

Nature Appreciation

Window  
                 
Where the River Begins 1990 Locker, Thomas P Fiction In/About Nature Appreciation    
Who's in Maxine's Tree? 2006 Léger, Diane Carmel P Fiction In/About/For Endangered Species, Habitats,
Nature Appreciation
Maxine's Tree  
The Wildlife ABC & 123 2004 Thornhill, Jan P Fiction In/About Nature Appreciation, Habitats    
Window 1991 Baker, Jeannie P/J Fiction About Deforestation, Development, Habitats Home  
Winston of Churchill 2007 Okimoto, Jean Davies P/J Fiction About Climate Change The Last Polar Bear  
Wolf Island  2006  Godkin, Celia P/J

Informational.

Fiction

About Ecosystems  Sea Otter Inlet Teacher's Guide 
                 
The Wump World  1981  Peet, Bill  P/J  Fiction  About  Development, Habitats 

The Lorax

 

Varmints

 

Farewell to Shady Glade

 

The Rabbits

 
* out of print                

 

 

 

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