Earth Day (April 22) is coming soon. Is your family doing something special to celebrate? How do you incorporate "being green" into your daily lives? I'm sharing a "green" booklist in honor of Earth and all of its wonderful natural resources.
|Gabby and Grandma Go Green by Monica Wellington (Dutton Children's Books, 2010)|
Gabby and her grandmother spend the day doing things together that will help the environment.
|Arthur Turns Green by Marc Brown (Little, Brown, 2011)|
When Arthur starts talking about the environmental school project involving a Big Green Machine, a confused D.W. begins to worry that something scary exists that will turn everyone green!
|Fancy Nancy: Every Day is Earth Day by Jane O'Connor (HarperCollins, 2010)|
When Fancy Nancy learns about Earth Day and "being green," her enthusiasm causes problems at home.
|Miss Fox's Class Goes Green by Eileen Spinelli (Albert Whitman, 2009)|
The students in Miss Fox's class help teach how making decisions like turning off lights, recycling, and taking shorter showers can help keep planet Earth healthy.
|10 Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh (Candlewick Press, 2008)|
Bold die-cut illustrations are great for teaching young children simple ways they can help the Earth.
|Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants! (Gilbert Goes Green) by Diane deGroat (Harper, 2011)|
Gilbert thinks he's the only one in his class unable to think of a good project for Earth Day.
|Let's Get Ready for Earth Day by Lloyd G. Douglas (Children's Press, 2003)|
A boy describes how his class prepares for Earth Day, by learning about the holiday from their teacher, preparing and hanging posters, and planting a tree. (Summary courtesy of Syndetics, Inc.)