Earth Day

Aardvarks, Disembark!

By Ann Jonas

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

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Chattanooga Sludge

By Molly Bang

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

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Hoot

By Carl Hiaasen

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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.

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Judy Moody Saves The World

By Megan McDonald

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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.

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My Side of the Mountain

By Jean Craighead George

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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.

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The Great Kapok Tree

By Lynne Cherry

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

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The Lorax

By Dr. Seuss

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

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The Old Ladies Who Liked Cats

By Carol Green

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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.

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The Wump World

By Bill Peet

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

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Where the Forest Meets The Sea

By Jeannie Baker

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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.

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