Earth Day

Earth Works Group

Explains things that children can do to recycle at home, at school, or anywhere.

Ann Jonas

After the flood, Noah calls out of the ark a variety of little-known animals, many of which are now endangered.

Kathy Ross
Earth-friendly crafting box -- Candle stub pincushion -- Ms. (or Mr.) -- Rubber ball head -- Royal family finger puppets -- Used dryer sheets flower sachet -- Magazine file -- Soda bottle mouse -- Playing cards photo frame -- Changing robot -- Finger friend -- Flip-flop bunny board -- Head and hat vase -- Plastic ID tag -- Pencils trivet -- Necktie bird puppet -- Cork penholder -- Newspaper log -- Foil fish race -- Cardboard tube art file -- Rubber band desk jar -- Peppers pal -- Puzzle piece turtle ring.
Douglas Henderson

Text and illustrations explore the theory that the collision of an asteroid with the Earth ended the Cretaceous Period and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Provides a global perspective on environmental issues while demonstrating the concept that the many forms of life on earth depend on one another for survival.

Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Join Biscuit as he helps take care of the earth on Earth Day. From planting seads to cleaning up, it is an exciting adventure for Earth Day, and every day.
Molly Bang

Unusual art illustrates this story about cleaning up a polluted river.

Ian James Corlett
Twenty-six short stories help to teach the importance of the environment and what children can do to help the Earth.
Margaret McNamara

When Mrs. Connor assigns a project to help her class celebrate Earth Day, Emma doesn't think she can make a difference. But with a little help from her father, Emma realizes there are lots of ways that she and her friends can keep the Earth healthy.

Molly Aloian
"Plant a tree and walk to work--it's Earth Day! An annual celebration of awareness, Earth Day is designed to encourage people to take part in the preservation of their environment. Come inside Earth Day to learn the history of the event, the celebrations, and how you can get involved."
Trudi Strain Trueit
A simple introduction to the traditions and festivities of Earth Day
Carolyn Keene

Who rained on the parade? River Heights Elementary School is putting on an Earth Day parade, and Nancy's class has a special honor: They get to build the float! Nancy, Bess, George, and all the kids in Mrs. Ramirez's class have worked hard to make the "greenest" float they can, collecting recycled materials to use for decoration. But someone's spoiled all the fun and sabotaged the float days before the parade. Who could've done something like this -- and why? Sounds like another case for the Clue Crew!

Stuart J. Murphy

A drive to recycle cans on Earth Day teaches the children of the Maple Street School Save-the-Planet Club about place value.

Heather Smith

Provides instructions for using recycled materials to create fifty different crafts and offers tips for an earth-friendly lifestyle.

Jane O'Connor

Learning to respect the environment is no small task, especially if you want to celebrate Earth Day every day of the week! Luckily, Nancy is on hand to make sure Mom, Dad, and her little sister do their part in being green-even if she has to keep reminding them. Nancy knows that she's helping her family do something very important, but will she take her enthusiasm for the environment a step too far? A sweet story about learning to respect both the Earth and your family, this I Can Read includes a glossary of Fancy Nancy's Fancy Words in the back.

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Authoritative text coupled with spectacular photographs offer documentation of the role of naturally occurring fires--its benefits and its dangers--maintaining that fire plays an essential part in the natural balance of nature.

Laurence Pringle

An award-winning writer describes the worldwide trend of global warming, exploring its past, present, and potential future damage to the climate, ecology, and economy.

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of the two species of wolves found in North America and discusses efforts to save them from extinction by reintroducing them to wilderness areas.

Carl Hiaasen

Roy, who has just moved to a small town in Florida, gets caught up in a mystery when he helps another boy to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

Tara Darling

Describes how baby orangutans whose mothers have died are nurtured by human babysitters at Camp Leakey in the rain forests of Borneo, until they are ready to live in the wild.

Kathryn Lasky

Describes efforts to protect sea turtles, particularly Kemp's ridley turtles, and help them reproduce and replenish their once-dwindling numbers.

Mercer Mayer
"Little Critter is on a mission! After watching a film about climate changes at school, Little Critter decides to do his part to slow down global warming. With the help of his family and friends, Little Critter begins to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Together they learn about the importance of not wasting water or energy. Join Little Critter as he plants a tree, makes a climate control machine, and helps the polar bears."
Megan McDonald

When Judy Moody gets serious about protecting the environment, her little brother Stink thinks she is overdoing it, but she manages to inspire her third grade class to undertake an award-winning, environment-saving project.

Megan McDonald
Julie and her best friend, Ivy, find a baby owl in Golden Gate Park--and it needs help. At a wildlife rescue center, Julie meets Shasta and Sierra, two bald eagles that will be caged for life, unless money is raised to release them back into the wild. For Earth Day, Julie thinks of a unique way to tell the public of the eagles' plight. The "Looking Back" section explores the beginning of the environmental movement.
Jane R. McCauley

Three children accompany their father in a canoe and explore the plant and animal life along a river near their home.

Thomas Locker

A poetic description of various kinds of mountains and how they are formed. Includes factual information on mountainsA poetic description of various kinds of mountains and how they are formed. Includes factual information on mountains.

Jean Craighead George

Sam Gribley runs away from home to spend a winter in the mountains, where he makes his home in a hollow oak, trains a hawk to hunt, and decides whether to rejoin the his family and community.

Jaediker Norsgaard

Discusses the interrelationship of all the creatures and plants in nature, emphasizing the importance of insects.

Jim Arnosky

Explains the techniques used in finding wild animals such as owls, turtles, squirrels, foxes, beavers, and deer, and in getting close enough to study their behavior.

Lynne Cherry

The animals of the rain forest try to protect their tree.

Dr. Seuss

The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

Carol Green

When the old ladies are no longer allowed to let their cats out at night, the delicate balance of their island ecology is disturbed, with disastrous results.

Linda Allison

Stories to read, ideas to think about, and things to make and do--all contributing to an understanding of the seasons and their effect on the earth.

Vicki McVey

Explains how human activities are destroying the balance of nature and suggests ways to prevent further damage.

Bill Peet

The Wump World is an unspoiled place until huge monsters bring hordes of tiny creatures from the planet Pollutus.

Jeannie Baker

On a camping trip in an Australian rain forest with his father, a young boy thinks about the history of the plant and animal life around him and wonders about their future.

David Suzuki and Kathy Vanderlinden

Explores our natural connection to the earth and its four elements, air, water, soil, and fire, underlining the importance of biodiversity and respect for the environment.