Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Going Green

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.)

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