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2016 Earth Day Recommended Reading List

Grades PreK-3 · Grades 4-5 · Grades 6-8 · Grades 9-12

Elementary (Grades PreK-3)

  • Red Sings from Treetops, a year in color, Joyce Sidman
  • All the World, Liz Garton Scanlon
  • Birds, Kevin Henkes
  • Our Generous Garden, Anne Nagro
  • The Brook Book: Exploring the Smallest Streams, Jim Arnosky
  • Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai, Claire A. Nivola
  • Rain, Rain, Rain Forest, Brenda Z. Guiberson
  • Celebrating Earth Day (Circle the Year With Holidays), Janet McDonnell and Diana Magnuson
  • Clifford's Spring Clean-Up, Norman Bridwell
  • The Lorax, Dr.Seuss
  • The Earth and I, Frank Asch
  • The Great Kapok Tree, Lynne Cherry
  • Let's Celebrate Earth Day, Peter Roop
  • Recycle! : A Handbook for Kids, Gail Gibbons
  • Just a Dream, Chris Van Allsburg
  • Mr. Garbage, William H. Hooks
  • Our Big Home, Linda Glaser
  • Buffy the Burrowing Owl, Betty Gilbert

Elementary (Grades 4-5)

  • Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion by Loree Griffin Burns
  • One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest, Jean Craighead George
  • One Day in the Alpine Tundra, Jean Craighead George
  • Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems, Joyce Sidman and Beckie Prange
  • Every Day Is Earth Day: A Craft Book (Holiday Crafts for Kids), Kathy Ross
  • Tanya's Big Green Dream, Linda Glaser
  • Keeper of the Swamp, Ann Garrett and Karen Chandler
  • Everything Kids' Environment Book, Sheri Amsel
  • Earth Day: Keeping Our Planet Clean, Elaine Landau
  • The Bald Eagle- Endangered No More, Mac Priebe
  • The Wolves Are Back, Jean Craighead George

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

  • 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Recycle, Earthworks group
  • John James Audubon: The Making of an American, Richard Rhodes
  • Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation, Tammy Horn
  • Hoot, Carl Hiaasen
  • The Life Cycle of Everyday Stuff, Mike Reeske and Shirley Watt Ireton
  • Planet Earth, Kathleen Reilly
  • Earth-Friendly Crafts for Kids: 50 Awesome Things to Make with Recycled Stuff, Heather Smith
  • Forever Forest, Kristin Joy-Pratt Serafini
  • Wangari’s Tree of Peace, Jeanette Winter
  • A Life in the Wild: George Schaller’s Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts, Pamela S. Turner
  • When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

High School (Grades 9-12)

  • Changes in Latitudes, Will Hobbs
  • Flush, Carl Hiaasen
  • Life as We Knew It, Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
  • Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S, Cynthia Barnett
  • The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise, Michael Grunwald
  • Animals on the Edge: Science Races to Save Species Threatened with Extinction, Sandra Pobst
  • Florida Magnificent Wilderness, James Valentine and D. Bruce Means
  • The Everglades, River of Grass, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas
  • Pinhook, Janisse Ray
  • A Land Remembered, Patrick D. Smith
  • Landscaping for Florida’s Wildlife, Joe Schaefer and George Tanner
  • Alligators, Sharks, and Panthers, Charles Sobczak