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CHECK OUT THESE EARTH DAY BOOKS

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Farewell to Shady Glade - Bill Peet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0395189756
Publication Date: 1966-09-09
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When monstrous work machines from the city come and destroy Shady Glade, the animals hop a train to find a new place to live.

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The Lorax - Dr. Seuss (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0394823370
Publication Date: 1971-08-12
The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

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Uno's Garden - Graeme Base
ISBN: 9780810954731
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Uno builds a home and garden in the magnificent forest among the playful puddlebuts and feathered frinklepods, but as the place becomes more and more popular, it is overtaken by tourists and buildings until the forest and animals seem to disappear altogether.

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Aani and the Tree Huggers - Jeannine Atkins; Venantius J. Pinto (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1880000245
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
Based on true events in India in the 1970s, young Aani and the other women in her village defend their forest from developers by wrapping their arms around the trees, making it impossible to cut them down

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Let's Celebrate Earth Day - Connie Roop; Peter Roop; Gwen Connelly
ISBN: 9780761318125
Publication Date: 2001-04-01
An introduction to the Earth Day celebration details how this holiday originated and how it is observed today

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Arthur Turns Green - Marc Brown
ISBN: 9780316129244
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
When Arthur starts talking about his school project involving a Big Green Machine, D.W. imagines a scary contraption that will turn everyone green

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Ada's Violin - Susan Hood; Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481430951
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraquay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash. Ada Rios grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraquay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but with litte money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option until...a music teacher named Flavio Chavez arrived.

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Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? - Bill Martin; Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805080780
Publication Date: 2006-07-11
llustrations and rhyming text present ten different endangered animals.

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Let's Recycle! - Anne L. MacKenzie; Gail Saunders-Smith (Consultant Editor); Kate M. Krebs (Consultant Editor); Anne L. Mackenzie
ISBN: 0736863230
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Simple text and photographs describe recycling, why it is important, and simple ways children can recycle"--Provided by publisher

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The People Who Hugged the Trees - Deborah L. Rose; Birgitta Saflund (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0911797807
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
Retelling of a classic Indian folktale about a girl who saves her village's forest from being cut down to build a fortress for the Maharajah.

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On Meadowview Street - Henry Cole (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060564810
Publication Date: 2007-04-24
Upon moving to a new house, young Caroline and her parents encourage wildflowers to grow and birds and animals to stay in their yard, which soon has the whole suburban street living up to its name.

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One Plastic Bag - Miranda Paul; Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781467716086
Publication Date: 2015-02-01
Tells the story of a Gambian woman who came up with a way to recycle the plastic bags that had littered the landscape in her nation, an act that saved the environment and transformed her community.

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Seeds of Change - Jen Cullerton Johnson; Sonia Lynn Sadler (Illustrator)
ISBN: 160060367X
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
A biography of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai, a female scientist who made a stand in the face of opposition to women's rights and her own Greenbelt Movement, an effort to restore Kenya's ecosystem by planting millions of trees"--

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Miss Rumphius - Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0670479586
Publication Date: 1982-11-08
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

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City Green - DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780688127862
Publication Date: 2010-06-23
Marcy and Miss Rosa start a campaign to clean up an empty lot and turn it into a community garden

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The Butterfly House - Eve Bunting; Greg Shed (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0590848844
Publication Date: 1999-05-01
With the help of her grandfather, a little girl makes a house for a larva and watches it develop before setting it free, and every summer after that butterflies come to visit her

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Beatrice's Goat - Page McBrier; Lori Lohstoeter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689824609
Publication Date: 2001-02-01
A young girl's dream of attending school in her small Ugandan village is fulfilled after her family is given an income-producing goat. Based on a true story about the work of Heifer Project International.

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Operation Redwood - S. Terrell French
ISBN: 9780810983540
Publication Date: 2009-05-01
In northern California, Julian Carter-Li and his friends old and new fight to save a grove of redwoods from an investment company that plans to cut them down.

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Life in the Ocean - Claire A. Nivola (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374380687
Publication Date: 2012-03-13
A picture book biography tells the story of Sylvia Earle's growing passion for the wonders of the sea and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world.

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Bartholomew and the Oobleck - Dr. Seuss (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780394900759
Publication Date: 1949-10-12
The King, tired of rain, snow, sun, and fog, commands his magicians to make something else come down from the sky, but when oobleck falls, in sticky greenish droplets, Bartholomew Cubbins shames the King and saves the kingdom.

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Just a Dream - Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN: 0395533082
Publication Date: 1990-10-29
When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution, Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment.

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One Love - Cedella Marley; Vanessa Newton (Illustrator); Bob Marley
ISBN: 1452102244
Publication Date: 2011-09-21
he little girl in this book has big plans for her community! By recruiting her neighbors — starting with friends her age, and eventually everyone, old and young — to help her clean up, plant, and enjoy a new One Love Park, she teaches everyone a valuable lesson about the power of working together and the importance of being good stewards for green spaces, whether in the midst of the forest or in the heart of the city! Cedilla Marley adapts one of her father Bob Marley's most beloved songs for this story.

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The Water Princess - Susan Verde; Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator); Georgie Badiel
ISBN: 9780399172588
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring. And she dreams. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own.

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Just a Dream - Chris Van Allsburg; National Geographic Learning Staff
ISBN: 9780547520261
Publication Date: 2010-06-23
Walter is a litterbug who does not appreciate the beauty of nature, or understand his role in keeping the planet healthy . . . until a fantastic journey shows him the tragic fate that could befall Earth if humans like him are not more careful. Are Walter’s actions really helping his planet along the road to destruction, or is it all just a dream?

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A River Ran Wild - Lynne Cherry
ISBN: 9780152163723
Publication Date: 2002-04-01
From the author of the beloved classic The Great Kapok Tree, A River Ran Wild tells a story of restoration and renewal. Learn how the modern-day descendants of the Nashua Indians and European settlers were able to combat pollution and restore the beauty of the Nashua River in Massachusetts.

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Over in the Jungle - Jeanette Canyon (Illustrator); Marianne Berkes
ISBN: 9781584690924
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
Wonderful fun book and most entertaining way ever to teach about this important habitat.

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Box Turtle at Long Pond - William T. George; Lindsay Barrett George (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780688081843
Publication Date: 1989-09-28
"A day in the life of a box turtle is rendered carefully in words and lifelike illustrations with a text that respects its subject....Superior."--

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What Does It Mean to Be Green? - Rana DiOrio; Chris Blair (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780984080618
Publication Date: 2010-03-15
Drawing on two sides of your paper instead of just one. Walking to the park instead of getting a ride. Turning off the water while you brush your teeth. A young boy and girl explore all the different ways they can be Greenover the course of a day. They discover lots of amazing facts (like our food travels an average of 1,500 miles tobe on our plate!) and realize there's so much they―and we―can do to save our world!

 

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Abigale the Happy Whale - Peter Farrelly; Jamie Rama (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0316011908
Publication Date: 2006-06-14
Abigale comes up with a "whale" of an idea to prevent Land People from polluting the sea

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Each Living Thing - Joanne Ryder; Ashley Wolff (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152018980
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
Celebrates the creatures of the earth, from spiders dangling in their webs to owls hooting and hunting out of sight, and asks that we respect and care for them.

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Every Day Is Earth Day - Jane O'Connor; Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator); Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator); Olga Ivanov (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061873270
Publication Date: 2010-02-09
When Nancy, the girl who loves to use fancy words, learns about Earth Day and "being green," her enthusiasm causes problems at home

 

EARTH DAY FICTION AND NON-FICTION BOOKS

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Julie and the Eagles - Megan McDonald; Susan McAliley (Illustrator); Robert Hunt (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781593693510
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
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.

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An Inconvenient Truth - Al Gore
ISBN: 9780670062713
Publication Date: 2007-04-10

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Heroes of the Environment - Harriet Rohmer; Julie McLaughlin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780811867795
Publication Date: 2009-08-12
Raising food in the city -- Discovering a new way to clean polluted water -- Turning waste into good business and good jobs -- Bringing solar power to Indian country -- Speaking out to big oil company -- Inventing eco-machines -- Recycling electronic waste -- Saving West Virginia's oldest mountain -- Fighting the enemies of the environment -- Protecting the Louisiana wetlands -- Saving the Porcupine River caribou -- Safeguarding the California coast

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Hoot - Carl Hiaasen
ISBN: 9780375821813
Publication Date: 2002-09-10
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

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Chomp - Carl Hiaasen
ISBN: 9780375868429
Publication Date: 2012-03-27
When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane's family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him while avoiding Tuna's gun-happy father.

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Fuzzy Mud - Louis Sachar
ISBN: 9780385743785
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
Tamaya Dhilwaddi and Marshall Walsh walk to and from school together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Wilson starts a fight with Marshall. To avoid Chad, Marshall and Tamaya take a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. They are soon lost, and they find trouble. More trouble than anyone could imagine.

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Rachel - Amy Ehrlich; Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152063242
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
Rachel Carson was always curious about the world around her. As a girl, she loved being outside, exploring and learning more about the universe. As an adult, Rachel wrote books, including Silent Spring, considered to be the start of today's environmental movement.

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The Earth Book - Todd Parr
ISBN: 9780316042659
Publication Date: 2010-03-17
Introduces young readers to the importance of conservation and provides ideas to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle, such as planting trees, using both sides of a piece of paper, and recycling. Includes a poster with ten tips to live green

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Compost Stew - Mary McKenna Siddals; Ashley Wolff (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781582463162
Publication Date: 2010-03-23
A rhyming recipe explains how to make the dark, crumbly, rich, earth-friendly food called compost

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The Curious Garden - Peter Brown
ISBN: 9780316015479
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray

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Flush - Carl Hiaasen
ISBN: 0375861254
Publication Date: 2010-05-11
With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.

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One Well - Rochelle Strauss; Rosemary Woods (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781553379546
Publication Date: 2007-02-01
Uses simple language to explain how all water on the planet is connected and the need to preserve our natural resources for the health of all creatures on Earth.

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A River Ran Wild - Lynne Cherry
ISBN: 0152005420
Publication Date: 1992-03-15
An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious clean-up that revitalized it.

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Planting the Trees of Kenya - Claire A. Nivola (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374399184
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
Watercolor illustrations and lyrical prose combine to tell the remarkable true story of Wangari Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, who changed the fate of her village in the highlands of Kenya by teaching her people how to care for it.

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Be the Change - Arun Gandhi; Bethany Hegedus; Evan Turk (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481442657
Publication Date: 2016-08-30
he author describes how his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, taught him an important lesson about being wasteful.

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The Green School Mystery - David A. Adler; Joy Allen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780670062652
Publication Date: 2008-10-02
On Green Day, Cam and her classmates discuss ways to protect the environment, but when money collected for the schoolÕs new skylights disappears, Cam uses her photographic memory to solve the mystery.

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The Thing about Jellyfish - Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 9780316380867
Publication Date: 2015-09-22
Twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend's death.

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Wanda's Roses - Pat Brisson; Maryann Cocca-Leffler (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781563979255
Publication Date: 2010-06-23
\When Wanda discovers a thornbush growing in an empty lot, she's quite sure it's a rosebush ready to bloom. So she clears away the trash, checks on it every day, and brings water.

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On Meadowview Street - Henry Cole (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0060564814
Publication Date: 2007-04-24
Upon moving to a new house, young Caroline and her parents encourage wildflowers to grow and birds and animals to stay in their yard, which soon has the whole suburban street living up to its name

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Gabby and Grandma Go Green - Monica Wellington
ISBN: 9780525422143
Publication Date: 2011-03-03
Gabby and her grandmother spend the day together doing things that help the environment, from sewing cloth bags out of fabric scraps to dropping off their recycling and visiting the library for more ideas

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Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? - Bill Martin; Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805017588
Publication Date: 2003-08-01
Illustrations and rhyming text present ten different endangered animals.

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Secret Place - Eve Bunting; Ted Rand (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780395643679
Publication Date: 1996-08-16
A young boy finds a patch of wilderness in the city.

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Diary of a Worm - Doreen Cronin; Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060001506
Publication Date: 2003-08-14
A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.

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Hey, Little Ant - Phillip Hoose; Hannah Hoose; Debbie Tilley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781883672546
Publication Date: 1998-07-01
A song in which an ant pleads with the kid who is tempted to squish it.

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Wildwood - Colin Meloy; Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062024688
Publication Date: 2011-08-30
When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness--a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon--and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants.

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The Birchbark House - Louise Erdrich (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786822416
Publication Date: 1999-07-21
Omakayas, a seven-year-old Ojibwe girl lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847 and learns about her past.

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Water Is Water - Miranda Paul; Jason Chin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596439849
Publication Date: 2015-05-26
A spare, poetic picture book follows a group of children as they move through all the different phases of the water cycle, from rain to fog to snow to mist.

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Leaves - David Ezra Stein (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399246364
Publication Date: 2007-08-16
A curious bear observes how leaves change throughout the seasons

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Look Up! - Annette LeBlanc Cate (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763645618
Publication Date: 2013-03-12
A conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching featuring quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types.

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Can We Save the Tiger? - Martin Jenkins; Vicky White (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763649098
Publication Date: 2011-02-22
The tiger is just one of thousands of animals -- including the ground iguana, the white-rumped vulture, and the partula snail -- currently in danger of becoming extinct, joining the dodo, the marsupial wolf, the great auk, and countless others we will never see again

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Judy Moody Saves the World! - Megan McDonald; Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763614461
Publication Date: 2002-07-22
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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The Frog Scientist - Pamela S. Turner; Andy Comins (Illustrator, Photographer)
ISBN: 9780618717163
Publication Date: 2009-07-01
Tyrone Hayes works to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, us

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The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp - Kathi Appelt; Jennifer Bricking (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442421059
Publication Date: 2013-07-23
Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, ancient Sugar Man, and his raccoon-brother Swamp Scouts Bingo and J'miah try to save Bayou Tourterelle from feral pigs Clydine and Buzzie, greedy Sunny Boy Beaucoup, and world-class alligator wrestler and would-be land developer Jaeger Stitch.

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Green Boy - Susan Cooper
ISBN: 0689847513
Publication Date: 2002-03-01
Twelve-year-old Trey and his seven-year-old brother Lou, who does not speak, cross the barrier between two worlds, that of their island in the Bahamas, and a land called Pangaia, and play a mysterious role in restoring the natural environment in both places.

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The Watcher - Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375867743
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
This book traces out the life and career of Jane Goodall as a watcher of English fauna to her adult work as scholar of animal behavior in Africa.

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The Table Where Rich People Sit - Byrd Baylor; Peter Parnall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0684196530
Publication Date: 1994-09-01
A girl discovers that her impoverished family is rich in things that matter in life, especially being outdoors and experiencing nature

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The Tiny Seed - Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780887080159
Publication Date: 1991-08-20
A simple description of a flowering plant's life cycle through the seasons.

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Oil Spill! - Melvin Berger; M. Berger
ISBN: 0785734147
Publication Date: 1994-05-01
Explains why oil spills occur and how they are cleaned up and suggests strategies for preventing them in the future.

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10 Things I Can Do to Help My World - Melanie Walsh (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763641443
Publication Date: 2008-08-26
Explains basic things that young readers can do to help save the environment

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What Planet Are You from, Clarice Bean? - Lauren Child (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0763616966
Publication Date: 2002-02-18
When Clarice has to do a school project on the environment, she and her family become eco-warriors in an attempt to save a tree on their street

My First Green Book - Angela Wilkes
ISBN: 0679917802
Publication Date: 1991-10-08

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Energy Island - Allan Drummond (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250056764
Publication Date: 2015-03-24
The very windy Danish island of Samso was just an ordinary place until the residents joined together to harness that wind and lead the way to becoming almost completely energy independent.

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An Egg Is Quiet - Dianna Hutts Aston; Sylvia Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780811844284
Publication Date: 2006-03-02
Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder.

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Gorilla Doctors - Pamela S. Turner
ISBN: 9780547014333
Publication Date: 2008-08-06
Mountain gorillas are playful, curious, and protective of their families. They are also one of the most endangered species in the world. For years, mountain gorillas have faced the threat of death by poachers. Funds raised by “gorilla tourism”—bringing people into the forest to see gorillas—have helped protect them. This tourism is vital, but contact between gorillas and people brought a new threat to the gorillas: human disease. The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project is a group of scientists working to save the mountain gorilla population in Rwanda and Uganda. The gorilla doctors study the effects of human exposure, provide emergency care, and act as foster parents to an orphaned gorilla. 4th and up

 

More Earth Day Books

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Earthdance - Joanne Ryder; Norman Gorbaty (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805062311
Publication Date: 1999-03-15
In dynamic words and dramatic pictures, Earthdance invites young readers to become not just part of the earth, but Earth itself.

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The Umbrella - Jan Brett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399242151
Publication Date: 2004-09-09
A walk through the Costa Rican cloud forest provides a wonderfully lush setting for Jan Brett's beloved animal illustrations. When Carlos drops his umbrella to climb a tree for a better view of the animals, they all cram into the banana-leaf umbrella as it floats by--from the little tree frog to the baby tapir to the big jaguar and more. It gets so crowded in the umbrella that there isn't even enough room for a little hummingbird!

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The Carrot Seed - Ruth Krauss; Crockett Johnson (Illustrator); Krauss; National Geographic Learning Staff
ISBN: 9780064432108
Publication Date: 2004-12-28
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...

This beautifully simple classic teaches the patience and technique of planting a seed and helping it grow. First published in 1945 and never goes out of print.

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Spiders - Nic Bishop (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780439877565
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Spiders are fascinating and suitably gruesome, especially when looked at in EXTREME close-up. Amazing images show the beauty and other worldliness of spiders. Simple, engaging text conveys basic information about spiders as well as cool and quirky facts. One stop-action montage shows a spider leaping twenty tim

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Frogs - Nic Bishop (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780439877558
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Frogs are an endless source of fascination, especially when looked at VERY close up. See tiny poison dart frogs and mammoth bullfrogs, as Nic Bishop's amazing images show the beauty and diversity of frogs from around the globe. And simple, engaging text conveys basic information about frogs -- as well as cool and quirky facts.

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The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060586751
Publication Date: 2014-02-18
Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.

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Recycle Every Day! - Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ISBN: 0761451498
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
When Minna has a school assignment to make a poster about recycling, her entire rabbit family spends the week practicing various kinds of recycling and suggesting ideas for her poster.

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Recycle! - Gail Gibbons (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0316309710
Publication Date: 1992-04-01
Explains the process of recycling from start to finish and discusses what happens to paper, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic when they are recycled into new products.

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The Wump World - Bill Peet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0395311292
Publication Date: 1981-04-27
The Wump World is an unspoiled place until huge monsters bring hordes of tiny creatures from the planet Pollutus.

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We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers - Lauren Child (Created by); Bridget Hurst; Tiger Aspect Productions Staff (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780803733350
Publication Date: 2009-03-05
Lola learns about recycling and enters a recycling competition. Includes recycling tips as well as a tree poster for kids to keep track of their own recycling projects.

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Michael Recycle - Ellie Bethel; Alexandra Colombo (Artist)
ISBN: 9781600102240
Publication Date: 2008-03-25
Michael Recycle, the green-caped crusader, visits the town of Abberdoo-Rimey and proves to the residents that recycling can actually be fun.

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The Great Kapok Tree - Lynne Cherry
ISBN: 9780152005207
Publication Date: 1990-03-15
The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.

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City Green - DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780688127862
Publication Date: 2010-06-23
Marcy and Miss Rosa start a campaign to clean up an empty lot and turn it into a community garden.

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Let's Reuse! - Sara Elizabeth Nelson; Gail Saunders-Smith (Consultant Editor); Kate M. Krebs (Consultant Editor); Sara E. Nelson
ISBN: 0736863257
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Simple text and photographs describe easy ways to reuse items and why it is important to do so"

The Seal and the Slick - Don Freeman
ISBN: 0670626597
Publication Date: 1974-04-22
Caught in an oil slick, an adventurous seal pup is saved from disaster by two children

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Jam and Honey - Melita Morales; Laura J. Bryant (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781582462998
Publication Date: 2011-01-25
Tells the story of a young girl and a honeybee who learn to coexist peacefully in the same garden as they go about their respective tasks.

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Manfish - Jennifer Berne; Éric Puybaret (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780811860635
Publication Date: 2008-04-23
Before Jacques Cousteau became an internationally known oceanographer and champion of the seas, he was a curious little boy. In this biography, poetic text and paintings combine to create a portrait of Jacques Cousteau

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Gone Wild - David McLimans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0802795633
Publication Date: 2006-09-05
Endangered animals are drawn into uniquely crafted letters in this bold alphabet book that provides information on the habitat and class of these rare creatures and the threats facing them.

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The Tree Lady - H. Joseph Hopkins; Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442414020
Publication Date: 2013-09-17
Documents the true story of the nature pioneer and activist who, after becoming the first woman to earn a science degree from the University of California, took a teaching position in the desert region of San Diego and single-handedly launched a movement to transform the area with trees and gardens.

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The Gardener - Sarah Stewart; David Small (Illustrator)
ISBN: 031236749X
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
A series of letters relating what happens when, after her father loses his job, Lydia Grace goes to live with her uncle Jim in the city but takes her love for gardening with her.

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Mama Miti - Donna Jo Napoli; Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416935056
Publication Date: 2010-01-05
Tells a true story of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, who introduced the idea of planting trees for peace to Kenyan citizens.

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The Wartville Wizard - Don Madden (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689716676
Publication Date: 1993-03-31
An old man fights a town of litterbugs by magically sending each piece of trash back to the person who dropped it

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Water Rolls, Water Rises - Pat Mora; Meilo So (Illustrator); Adriana Domínguez
ISBN: 9780892393251
Publication Date: 2014-10-01
A series of verses, in English and Spanish, about the movement and moods of water around the world and the ways in which water affects a variety of landscapes and cultures. Includes Author's Note"-- Provided by publisher.

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Insect Detective - Steve Voake; Charlotte Voake (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763644475
Publication Date: 2010-02-23
Presents an introduction to insects, describing their physical characteristics and behavior, with tips on how to find and observe favorite varieties.

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Parrots over Puerto Rico - Susan L. Roth (Illustrator); Cindy Trumbore
ISBN: 9781620140048
Publication Date: 2013-10-20
A combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, highlighting current efforts to save the Puerto Rican parrot by protecting and managing this endangered species"--Provided by publisher.

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Me... Jane - Patrick McDonnell
ISBN: 0316045462
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist

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Summer Birds - Margarita Engle; Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0805089373
Publication Date: 2010-04-27
The story of a young girl living in the Middle Ages who took the time to observe the life cycle of butteflies--and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece

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A Tree Is Nice - Janice May Udry; Marc Simont (Illustrator); Janice Udry; Janice M. Udry; M. Udry
ISBN: 9780064431477
Publication Date: 2010-06-22
A Tree Is Nice is a classic tale about the beauty of the everyday world. "Simont's watercolors perfectly complement the poetic simplicity of the text, allowing the reader room to engage in his or her own imaginative embroiderings about trees" (

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Brother Eagle, Sister Sky - Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142301326
Publication Date: 2002-07-22
The Earth does not belong to us. We belong to the Earth. The great American Indian Chief Seattle spoke these words over a The Earth a hundred years ago. His remarkably relevant message of respect for the Earth and every creature on it has endured the test of time and is imbued with passion born of love of the land and the environment.

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Gone Wild - David McLimans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780802795632
Publication Date: 2006-09-05
Feast your eyes on these amazing creatures before they disappear. This stampede of wild animals, from Chinese Alligator to Grevy's Zebra, are so rare, they're all endangered. David McLiman's bold and playful illustrations transform each letter into a work of art, graphically rendered with animal characteristics. Scales, horns, even insect wings transform the alphabet into animated life.

Once you take this eye-opening safari, you'll never look at letters or animals with the same way again. A striking work of art and a zoological adventure, Gone Wild is sure to be loved by children and parents alike.

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Birds - Kevin Henkes; Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061363047
Publication Date: 2009-02-17
With a fine eye for detail, a girl observes and describes birds—their sizes, their colors, their shapes, the way they move and appear and disappear, and how they are most like her. She imagines what it would be like if clouds looked like birds, or if she could ask the birds questions. Though she can’t fly, the girl can do one thing birds do—she can sing.

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The Little Island - Golden MacDonald; Margaret Wise Brown; Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780440408307
Publication Date: 1993-10-01
Once there was a little island in the ocean. That little island changes as the seasons come and go. The storm and the day and night change it. So do the lobsters and seals and gulls that stop by. Then one day a kitten visits the little island and learns a secret that every child will enjoy.

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