Animal Poems of the Iguazú/Animalario del Iguazú
Francisco X. Alarcón
ISBN # 978-0-89239-225-4
Award-winning Chicano poet Francisco X. Alarcón and celebrated artist Maya Christina Gonzalez address wildlife and habitat preservation with a bilingual environmental poetry collection about one of the wonders of the natural world-the Iguazú rainforest of South America.
The Armadillo from Amarillo
When an armadillo named Sasparillo wants to know where on earth he is, he leaves his home in San Antonio and travels north through the canyons and prairies of Texas. In Amarillo he meets an eagle and, with her help, finds the answer to his question-as well as lots of adventures.
The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore)
Stan & Jan Berenstain
ISBN # 978-0679823513
When careless citizens pose a threat to Bear Country’s environment, Brother and Sister Bear form the Earthsavers Club. Their spirited ecological efforts deliver a timely message about the urgent need to mend our polluting and wasteful ways.
Brother Eagle Sister Sky
Chief Seattle, Illustrated by Susan Jeffers
ISBN # 978-0590466486
“How can you buy the sky? How can you own the rain and the wind?” So begin the moving words attributed to a great American Indian chief–Chief Seattle–over 100 years ago. They are words that eloquently capture the central belief of Native Americans: that this earth and every creature on it is sacred. It is this belief that inspired Susan Jeffers’ extraordinary full-color paintings.
ISBN # 978-0590848848
After a girl saves a black creature from a greedy jay, she decides to raise it. With the help of her grandfather, the girl makes a home for the creature until it turns into a butterfly and must be set free.
The Carrot Seed
ISBN # 978-0590450928
When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won’t grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits …
Diary of a Worm
ISBN # 978-0439677745
This is the diary . . . of a worm. Surprisingly, a worm not that different from you or me. Except he eats his homework. Oh, and his head looks a lot like his rear end.
The Dragon and the Unicorn
ISBN # 978-0152241933
The Dragon and the Unicorn is an allegory about the Old Growth Forest of the Pacific Northwest. A princess learns about the important ecology of the ancient forest and teaches her father, the king.
The Empty Lot
Dale H. Fife
ISBN # 978-0871568595
Harry Hale owns a vacant lot that he hasn’t visited for years. “What good is an empty lot?” he thinks, and he makes up his mind to sell it. But when Harry visits his lot to decide on a price, he’s surprised to find that it’s far from empty. In fact, his little patch of land is bursting with life.
Everybody Needs a Rock
ISBN # 978-0689710513
Everybody needs a rock — at least that’s the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.
Flashy, Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs
ISBN # 978-0590127493
This book describes the physical characteristics, behavior, reproduction, and habitat of frogs that live in the rain forest.
Flute’s Journey: The Life of a Wood Thrush
ISBN # 978-0153143694
The story of a wood thrush’s arduous first migration–across thousands of miles-from his nesting grounds in the Belt Woods of Maryland to his winter home in Costa Rica, and back again.
Forests For All
Melanie Richardson Dundy
ISBN # 0-9674491-2-X
This book uses animal characters and 2 ‘loggers’ to introduce young children to the factors that are considered when managing a forest for all users… the needs of animals, recreational users and the forest sector must be balanced to ensure a healthy forest for the future.
Through her letters to her farm family, Lydia Grace tells how she brightens her uncle’s dreary bakery and his disposition with a little dirt and a suitcase full of seeds.
The Giving Tree
ISBN # 978-0060256661
‘Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.’ So begins this tender story about the capacity for unconditional love and generosity, written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein.
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest
ISBN # 978-0152026141
This best-selling classic is an inspired look at what the Kapok tree means to the creatures that live in it-and what rain forests mean to the world’s ecology.
A Handful of Dirt
ISBN # 978-0802786982
You’ll never look at the ground you walk on in the same way after Raymond Bial, an award-winning photo essayist, takes you on this eye-opening, down-and-dirty tour of one of the earth’s most precious resources.
A Harvest of Color: Growing A Vegetable Garden
ISBN # 978-1929927319
A group of neighborhood children transform a bare patch of earth into a vegetable garden, learning simple but important lessons in the process.
How Groundhog’s Garden Grew
ISBN # 978-0439560658
Little Groundhog loves to eat his neighbor’s vegetables until he makes a friend who teaches him the joy of planting a garden of his own. As squirrel introduces Little Groundhog to the cycle of an entire gardening year, children will learn about gathering seeds in fall; storing them in winter; planting in spring; weeding and watering in summer; and eating a delicious, bountiful harvest at Thanksgiving time.
I Can Name 50 Trees Today!
ISBN # 978-0375822773
While stopping to admire some of the world’s most amazing trees, the Cat and Co. teach beginning readers how to identify different species from the shape of their crowns, leaves, lobes, seeds, bark, and fruit. Kids will learn about many trees common to North America.
I Wish I Were a Butterfly
ISBN # 978-0152004705
Perceiving himself ugly, a cricket longs to be a butterfly and seeks counsel from his friends at Swampswallow Pond.
Just Us Two: Poems about Animal Dads
ISBN # 978-0761315636
Eleven poems present life from the point of view of various animal fathers and their young, including Emperor penguins, Nile crocodiles, and giant water bugs.
Deborah Kogan Ray
ISBN # 9780761326533
Lily’s Garden creates a calendar of the year seen through the lens of things planted, grown, and harvested and dramatized in Lily’s letters and phone calls to her far-away grandparents. The procession of months and the change of seasons, the holidays, and ultimately the passage of an entire year in the garden are celebrated in this picture book.
A Log’s Life
ISBN # 978-1416934837
Through the simple yet dramatic story of a tree’s life, death, and decomposition, A Log’s Life illustrates the interdependence of living creatures.
ISBN # 978-0394923376
Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth’s natural beauty.
ISBN # 978-0439329347
A collection of humorous poems about mammals such as the tiger, gorilla, and rhebok.
ISBN # 978-0135797983
A young boy who loves the countryside determines to find the source of the black cloud that hovers above it.
ISBN # 978-0440844112
As a child Great-Aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful–and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.
Mother Earth and Her Children
Sibylle van Olfers
ISBN # 978-1933308180
Deep below the ground, Mother Earth rouses her sleepy children. The little ones ready themselves for spring, then join a jubilant procession of bugs and beetles up into the summer meadows.
Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden
Edith Pattou, Mary Beth Owens
ISBN # 978-0152058029
With her sure, loving, gardener’s touch, Mrs. Spitzer nurtures the students in her classroom each year.
Once There Was A Tree
ISNB # 978-0140546774
An old stump attracts many living creatures, and when it is gone, a new tree attracts the same creatures, who need it for a variety of reasons.
Our Big Home: An Earth Poem
ISBN # 978-0761316503
In this illustrated poem for children, the author presents a broad vision of home as the planet Earth.
Our Generous Garden
Elementary students create a school vegetable garden and along the way learn about healthy eating habits, nature, respect and responsibility, math and science, and that they can change their community. Based on a successful school garden project. Includes garden recipes and outdoor classroom activities.
ISBN # 978-0590420440
A young girl and her father take a nighttime stroll near the farm where they live to look for owls.
Pee Wee and the Magical Compost Heap
ISBN # 0-9697883-04
The first book of the Pee Wee Series, ‘Pee Wee and the Magical Compost Heap’ introduces children to backyard composting through the adventures of Pee Wee, the endearing little red wiggler worm, and all the insects in the compost heap.
Pee Wee Goes to the Fair
ISBN # 978-0-9697883-4-8
“Pee Wee Goes to the Fair’ is the latest adventure in the Pee Wee Series. This story takes all the compost critters to a Spring Environmental Science Fair where Scott and friends display their elaborately decorated worm bin.
Pee Wee’s Family in a Nutshell
ISBN # 0-9697883-2-0
‘Pee Wee’s Family in a Nutshell’ is the 3rd in the Pee Wee Series. Vanessa the magical butterfly transports everyone to the classroom worm bin to find Pee Wee’s family. This book notes the differences between vermicomposting and backyard composting.
Pee Wee’s Great Adventure
ISBN # 0-9697883-39
Second in the Pee Wee Series, ‘Pee Wee’s Great Adventure: A Guide to Vermicomposting,’ has Pee Wee describing an amazing adventure from a classroom worm bin to a backyard composter. Instructions are included on how to care for worms and harvest their castings.
A Place to Grow
ISBN # 978-1931969079
No matter where it lands or how desperately it hopes, the tiny seed can’t find a place to grow. Will the tiny seed ever find its home, or will it keep searching and floating forever?
Mary Lyn Ray
ISBN # 978-0152013585
This is a story about a field and a man who loved it enough to do something to save it from development.
The Salamander Room
ISBN # 978-0679861874
A boy finds a salamander in the woods and imagines the many things he can do to turn his room into a perfect salamander home.
The Sea, the Storm, and the Mangrove Tangle
ISBN # 978-0374364823
In this richly illustrated chronicle of the life of one mangrove tree, Lynne Cherry details the abundant wildlife that depends upon its unique and wonderful ecosystem, one that is beneficial to so many, but one that also faces many dangers.
ISBN # 978-0590483797
After she falls headfirst into a bird’s nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.
Eve Bunting, Kathryn Hewitt
ISBN # 978-0152019525
A young boy creates a summer playhouse by planting sunflowers and saves the seeds to make another house the next year.
To Every Thing There is a Season
Leo & Diane Dillon
ISBN # 978-0590478878
An award-winning team brings exquisitely to life the most famous verses from the Book of Ecclesiastes, each spread rendered in an historical style of a different world culture.
The Ugly Vegetables
ISBN # 978-0881063363
A neighborhood comes together to share flowers and ugly vegetables soup, and the young gardener learns that regardless of appearances, everything has its own beauty and purpose.
The Very Busy Spider
ISBN # 978-0399211669
Various farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness. This book’s tactile element makes it especially well-suited for the visually-impaired.
When Winter Comes
Nancy Van Laan
ISBN # 978-0439288743
What happens to fish, flowers, field mice, and other living things when ponds freeze and the air turns blustery? Walk with a curious child and his parents as winter’s first snow falls and find out….
Where Butterflies Grow
ISBN # 978-0140558586
Scientifically accurate drawings show the metamorphosis of a Black Swallowtail butterfly from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly.
Where Does the Garbage Go?
ISBN # 978-0060210571
Follow that garbage truck…to the landfill to see how trash keeps piling up…to the incinerator to see how trash can be turned into energy … to the recycling center to see how a soda bottle can be turned into a flowerpot. Filled with graphs, charts, and diagrams, Where Does the Garbage Go? explains how we deal with the problem of too much trash and provides ideas for easy ways to be a part of the solution.
Where the River Begins
ISBN # 978-0803700895
Two young boys and their grandfather go on a camping trip to find the source of the river that flows by their home.
Where Once There Was a Wood
ISBN # 978-0805037616
Inspired by events in her own backyard, award-winning author and illustrator Denise Fleming teaches children how to make a more “creature friendly” backyard and includes information about what types of food, trees and flowers attract different kinds of animals. Where Once There Was a Wood also includes an informative bibliography for budding environmentalists, and suggests various projects that families can do together.
The Wump World
ISBN # 978-0590617239
The Pollutians invade the Wump World and turn the green meadows into a concrete jungle.