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Green Reading List for Children of All Ages This Earth Day

Want to instill a healthy pro-environment mentality in your children? Check out this Green Reading List from the National Environmental Education Foundation, which includes a fantastic selection of new and classic books for all ages.

Elementary School:

  • The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore) by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Where There Once Was a Wood by Denise Flemming
  • The Giving Tree by Shell Silverstein
  • Where does the garbage go by Paul Showers
  • Pee Wee and the Magical Compost Heap by Larraine Roulston
  • A Day in the Salt Marsh by Kevin Kurtz
  • Where Butterflies Grow by Joann Ryder
  • Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
  • The Dragon and the Unicorn by Lynne Cherry
  • Forests for All by Melanie Richardson Dundy

    Middle School:

  • The Big Book for Our Planet by Jean Craighead George
  • Bird Boy by Elizabeth Starr Hill
  • The Case of the Missing Cutthroats: An Ecological Mystery by Jean Craighead George
  • The Earth is Painted Green: A Garden of Poems about Our Planet by Barbara Brenner
  • How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch
  • Into the Deep Forest with Henry David Thoreau by Jim Murphy

    High School:

  • Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner
  • Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey
  • Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists by Jeannine Atkins
  • Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists by Paul Russell Cartright
  • Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert by Terry Tempest Williams
  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource by Marq de Villiers

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