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Books for Young People on Environmental Issues

Selected Books for Kindergarten to Grade 6

Acid Rain
by Tony Hare. New York, NY: Gloucester Press, 1990. (3rd-6th).
Blue and Beautiful: Planet Earth, Our Home
by Ruth Rocha and Otavio Roth. United Nations Publications, 1990. (K-4th).
Earth Book for Kids
by Linda Schwartz. Santa Barbara, CA: The Learning Works, Inc., 1990. (3rd-6th).
Earth's Fuel and Energy
by Julie Brown and Robert Brown. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens Children's Books, 1992. (K-3rd).
Earthworms, Dirt, and Rotten Leaves
by Molly McLaughlin. New York, NY: Atheneum, 1986. (4th-6th).
Ecology: Our Living Planet
by Paula Hogan. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens Children's Books, 1990. (K-3rd).
Ecology Basics
by Lawrence Stevens. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1986. (3rd-6th).
Garbage! Where it Comes from, Where it Goes
by Evan Hadingham and Janet Hadingham. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1990. (3rd-6th).
Global Warming
by Laurence Pringle. New York, NY: Arcade Publishing, 1990. (3rd-6th).
Good Planets are Hard to Find!
by Roma Dehr and Ronald M. Bazar. Vancouver, B.C., Canada: Earth Beat press, 1989. (3rd-6th).
Habitat Destruction
by Tony Hare. New York, NY: Gloucester Press, 1991. (3rd-6th).
Hey! Get Off Our Train
by John Burningham. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1989. (K-2nd).
How Green Are You?
by David Bellamy. Clarkson Potter, 1991. (K-6th).
Let's Talk Trash
by Kelly McQueen and David Fassler. Burlington, VT: Waterfront Books, 1991. (K-2nd).
Nature's Great Balancing Act
by E. Jaediker Norsgaard. Dutton, NY: Cobblehill Books, 1990. (2nd-6th).
Pollution and Wildlife
by Michael Bright. New York, NY: Gloucester Press, 1987. (3rd-6th).
Rads, Ergs, and Cheeseburgers
by Bill Yanda. Santa Fe, NM: John Muir Publications, 1991. (4th-6th).
Sally and the Limpet
by Simon James. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1991. (K-2nd).
Save the Earth
by Betty Miles. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1991. (5th-6th).
The Empty Lot
by Jim Arnosky. San Francisco, CA: Little, Brown and Company, 1991. (K-3rd).
The Greenhouse Effect
by Tony Hare. New York, NY: Gloucester Press, 1990. (3rd-6th).
The Kids' Environment Book: What's Awry and Why
by Anne Pedersen. Santa Fe, NM: John Muir Publications, 1991. (4th-6th).
The Ozone Layer
by Tony Hare. New York, NY: Gloucester Press, 1990. (3rd-6th).
The Wump World
by Bill Peet. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970. (K-5th).
Wasting Water
by Donna Bailey. New York, NY: Franklin Watts, 1991. (2nd-5th).
Who Really Killed Cock Robin?
by Jean Craighead George. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 1991. (5th-6th).

Selected Books for Grades 7 to 12

Acid Rain
by Tony Hare. New York, NY: Gloucester Press, 1990. (3rd-6th).
Earth Book for Kids
by Linda Schwartz. Santa Barbara, CA: The Learning Works, Inc., 1990. (7th-8th)
Earth Right
by H. Patricia Hynes. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing & Communications, 1990. (7th-12).
Earth Science: 49 Science Fair Projects
by Robert L. Bonnet and G. Daniel Keen. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Tab Books, Inc., 1990. (7th-12th).
Earthworms, Dirt, and Rotten Leaves
by Molley McLaughlin. New York, NY: Atheneum, 1986. (7th-8th).
Ecology Basics
by Lawrence Stevens. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1986. (7th-8th).
Environmental Science: 49 Science Projects
by Robert L. Bonnet and G. Daniel Keen. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Tab Books, Inc., 1990. (7th-12th).
Garbage! Where it Comes from, Where it Goes
by Evan Hadingham and Janet Hadingham. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1990. (7th-8th).
Global Warming
by Laurence Pringle. New York, NY: Arcade Publishing, 1990. (7th-8th).
Habitat Destruction
by Tony Hare. New York, NY: Gloucester Press, 1991. (7th-8th).
Living in a Risky World
by Laurence Pringle. New York, NY: Morrow Junior Books, 1989. (7th-12th).
Ozone
by Kathlyn Gay. New York, NY: Franklin Watts, 1989. (9th-12th).
Pollution and Wildlife
by Michael Bright. New York, NY: Gloucester Press, 1987. (7th-8th).
Rads, Ergs, and Cheeseburgers
by Bill Yanda. Santa Fe, NM: John Muir Publications, 1991. (7th-8th).
Rain of Troubles
by Laurence Pringle. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988. (9th-12th).
Save the Earth
by Betty Miles. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1991. (7th-8th).
Small Worlds
by Howard E. Smith, Jr. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1987. (7th-12th).
The Education of Little Tree
by Forrest Carter. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1976. (7th-12th).
The Environment: Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
by William Dudley. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, Inc., 1989. (7th-12th).
The Greenhouse Effect
by Tony Hare. New York, NY: Gloucester Press, 1990. (7th-8th).
The Kids' Environment Book: What's Awry and Why
by Anne Pedersen. Santa Fe, NM: John Muir Publications, 1991. (7th-12th).
The Ozone Layer
by Tony Hare. New York, NY: Gloucester Press, 1990. (7th-8th).
Water: The Next Great Resource Battle
by Laurence Pringle. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1982. (9th-12th).
Who Really Killed Cock Robin?
by Jean Craighead George. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 1991. (7th-10th).

Selected Books for Teachers (Activities)

Exploring Nature Around the Year: Summer
by David Webster. Englewood Cliffs, NF: Julian Messner, 1990.
Embracing the Earth
by D. Mark Harris. Chicago, IL: Noble Press, Inc., 1990.
Energy and Growth
by Rosie Harlow and Gareth Morgan. New York, NY: Warwick Press, 1991.
Hug a Tree
by Robert Rockwell, Elizabeth Sherwood, and Robert Williams. Mt. Rainier, MD: Gryphon House, Inc., 1985.
Just Open the Door
by Rich Gerston. Danville, IL: The Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc., 1983.
Manure, Meadows, and Milkshakes
by Eric Jorgensen, Trout Black, and Mary Hallesy. Los Altos Hills, CA: The Trust for Hidden Villa, 1986.
Teaching Kids to Love the Earth
by Marina Lachecki Herman, Joseph Passineau, Ann Schimpf, and Paul Treuer. Duluth, MN: Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers, 1991.
The Recycler's Handbook
by The Earth Works Group. Berkeley, CA: Earthworks Press, 1990.
Two Minutes a Day for a Greener Planet
by Marjorie Lamb. New York, NY: Harper Paperbacks, 1990.

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