Children's Books: An Earth friendly reading list
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"Out of the Way! Out of the Way!" by Uma Krishnaswami and Uma Krishnaswamy (Groundwood Books, ages 4-6)
This book uses charming illustrations and poetic language to tell the unlikely story of how a tree grows in a sprawling city in India.
"Marty McGuire Digs Worms!" by Kate Messner and Brian Floca (Scholastic Press, ages 6-9)
It's hard to think of cafeteria composting as the topic for a good chapter book, but Ms. Messner and Mr. Floca pull it off. The characters make this book entertaining, whether it's Marty's wildlife rehabilitator mom or her inventive Grandma Barb, who thinks both worm slime and duct tape have essential uses.
"How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids" by Carol Pasternak (Firefly Books: ages 8-12)
Reading about insects is one thing; learning to raise them is another. Ms. Pasternak has written a clear, practical and family-friendly guide to raising butterflies, which includes plenty of compelling scientific information along the way and ends by explaining what we can do to save their habitat.
"The Lorax Pop Up!" By Dr. Seuss, with pop-ups by David A. Carter (Robin Corey Books, all ages)
Perhaps you saw the movie version of "The Lorax," but we all know that the original book is better than the movie. This pop-up version can give kids of all ages a new appreciation of Dr. Seuss' pro-environment message.
First Published June 25, 2012 12:00 am