Books to Celebrate Earth Day!
These are some books we checked out and really enjoyed. There are much more than this at the library of course, but here's a few ideas either to get started or to add to your family's knowledge.
This Tree Counts by Allison Formento
In this book a teacher brings his class out to listen to the sounds and observe nature around a tree. He also tells them about what trees are used for. It concludes with them planting more trees.
How Groundhog's Garden Grew- Lynne Cherry
One of my personal favorite children's stories by Lynne Cherry. Groundhog learns about planting his own garden from his friend Squirrl. This can be very inspiring for children to grow their own gardens. I learned a little about vegetable gardening myself from reading this. It also made me hungry for fresh produce!
Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres and Nadine Bernard Westcott
Another great children's gardening book. This book helps them understand how different vegetables and fruits grow.
Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Steven Kroll
In this story, Pinch the pack rat is reluctant to give up his stuff which is spilling out of every door, window and hole of his house. He learns about how others may have excellent uses for stuff he no longer does.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Plastic
Haven't read this one but it looks good! Saw it online! Looks like it is about how plastic is made, how it is used, and how it affects the environment.