Environmental Books for Kids

Ready to go green? These Earth-friendly books are full of powerful messages about nature and the environment.

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Green Book Poster Image
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Clever color book expands idea of green in nature, at home.
By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2012)
(2012)
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Finding Spring Book Poster Image
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A bear cub learns about seasons in artful, charming story.
By Carin Berger
(2015)
(2015)
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It's Earth Day: Little Critter Book Poster Image
Little Critter inspires with his eco-enthusiasm.
By Mercer Mayer
(2008)
(2008)
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Lyrical fantasy celebrates the magic of seeds and seasons.
By Eliza Wheeler
(2013)
(2013)
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Cartoony mix of fun and soft science in environmental tale.
By Julian Lennon, Bart Davis
(2017)
(2017)
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And Then It's Spring Book Poster Image
A boy's wondrous experience of seeing his seeds grow.
By Julie Fogliano
(2012)
(2012)
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The Apple Pie That Papa Baked Book Poster Image
Folksy artwork enlivens tasty web-of-life tale.
By Lauren Thompson
(2008)
(2007)
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E-I-E-I-O: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help from a Hen Book Poster Image
Funny story offers gentle lessons about organic farming.
By Judy Sierra
(2014)
(2014)
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Pinkalicious goes green in magical clean-up adventure.
By Victoria Kann
(2013)
(2013)
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Classic, sensitive parable about selflessness.
By Shel Silverstein
(2003)
(1964)
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If You Plant a Seed Book Poster Image
Garden critters offer relatable lesson on kindness, sharing.
By Kadir Nelson
(2015)
(2015)
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Dreamy, meditative book ponders life's deeper meaning.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2017)
(2017)
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Seuss fable has become environmentalist classic.
By Dr. Seuss
(2003)
(1971)
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Lively, poetic takes on different birds' nesting habits.
By Jennifer Ward
(2014)
(2014)
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Girl looks for returning bird in cute, informative tale.
By Anne Rockwell
(2015)
(1989)
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Makes looking at bugs look exciting, gets kids outdoors.
By Angela DiTerlizzi
(2014)
(2014)
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Lovely book about wildlife teeming in and around a pond.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
(2017)
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Evocative gardening book makes nature come alive.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
(2015)
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A poem to inspire young tree huggers everywhere.
By Diane Muldrow
(2010)
(2010)
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Captivates kids transitioning to chapter books.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
(2004)
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Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City Book Poster Image
Red-tailed hawk story stirs urban enviro-conflict.
By Janet Schulman
(2008)
(2008)
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The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge Book Poster Image
A hefty science lesson mixed with tips on taking action.
By Joanna Cole
(2010)
(2010)
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Sensitive boy vs. subdivision, bullies in coming-of-age gem.
By Amy Sarig King
(2017)
(2017)
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Epic story of a brave puffin fighting to save his homeland.
By Barry Wolverton
(2012)
(2012)
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Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? The Dangers of Global Warming Book Poster Image
Dreary planet outlook challenges tweens to act.
By Anne Rockwell
(2006)
(2006)
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Gripping, taut eco-thriller a thoughtful, satisfying read.
By Louis Sachar
(2015)
(2015)
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Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
(2006)
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Eco-mystery is suspenseful and funny.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2009)
(2009)
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Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
(2014)
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An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming Book Poster Image
Green teens may want fewer facts, more activism ideas.
By Al Gore
(2007)
(2007)
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Violent ecological time-travel thriller for teens.
By David Klass
(2007)
(2006)
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