An Egg Is Quiet
Aston, Diana Hutts. Illus. by Sylvia Long.
Lavish illustrations accompany lyrical text about all kinds of eggs in the world. Readers will linger over the artwork and discover many fascinating facts.  Ages 4-8
j591.468 ASTO
Common Ground: The Water, Earth and Air We Share
Bang, Molly.
By using a simple parable about sheep and the commons upon which they graze, Bang explains that we humans must learn to use our resources wisely or we will be left with nothing.  Ages 8-12.  For younger children, My Light (j621.47 BANG)
j363.7 BANG
Tiger Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife
Bortolotti, Dan.
Detailed introduction to these solitary, adaptable predators, with emphasis on worldwide efforts to help them survive in the wild.  Ages 9+
j599.756 BORT
Dinosaurs to the Rescue! A Guide to Protecting Our Planet
Brown, Laurene Krasny and Marc Brown.
This down-to-earth book details simple things kids can do every day to help conserve resources and improve the environment.  Ages 4-8
j333.72 BROW
Green Thumbs: A Kid’s Activity Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Gardening
Carlson, Laurie.
From re-using milk cartons to making non-toxic bug spray, there are activities aplenty here to fascinate and inspire children to grow their own gardens.  Ages 6-10
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How We Know What We Know about Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming
Cherry, Lynne. Photos. by Gary Braasch.
Discover the science behind the headlines with evidence from flowers, butterflies, birds, frogs and more gathered by scientists around the world.  Ages 9+
j551.6 CHER
Chin, Jason.
A mysterious book transports a boy through a forest of the world's tallest trees and their ecosystem.  Ages 5-9
j585.5 CHIN
Come Back, Salmon: How a Group of Dedicated Kids Adopted Pigeon Creek and Brought It Back to Life
Cone, Molly.
Photos. by Sidnee Wheelwright.  A fifth grade class cleans up rubbish, nurtures coho salmon eggs in a tank, tests water quality, then releases the year-old smolt into the creek...with inspiring results for the whole community!  Ages 8-11
j639.3 CONE
The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming
David, Laurie and Cambria Gordon.
The authors fully define "global warming," discuss extreme weather conditions and animal extinction, and suggest what you can do to protect the climate. See also: Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming (j363.7387 GORE 2007), adapted from his documentary and adult book.  Ages 9-13
j363.7387 DAVI
A Grand Old Tree
DePalma, Mary Newel.
Simple text and colorful artwork celebrate the life cycle of one tree and all the animals that share in its bounty. For older readers: Barbara Bash's Tree Tales series introduces the African baobab (j582 BASH), desert saguaro cactus (j583 BASH), and Indian banyan (j583.962 BASH).  Ages 3-7
j582.16 DEPA
The Wolves Are Back
George, Jean Craighead. Illus. by Wendell Minor.
Learn about the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park and the many beneficial consequences that have occurred. For older readers: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's When the Wolves Returned (j599.7731 PATE).  Ages 6-9
j599.773 GEOR
Nature's Art
Martin, Laura C. Illus. by David Cain.
Enjoy making 65 easy-to-challenging craft projects, all using readily available natural materials such as shells, pinecones and gourds.  Ages 9-13
j745.5 MART
True Green Kids: 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Plane
McKay, Kim and Jenny Bonnin.
This practical and informative guide introduces four Rs for cleaning up the environment: reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink, beginning with your own room!  See also: 50 Simple Things That Kids Can Do To Save the Earth (j363.7052 FIFT) Ages 8+
j363.7052 MCKA
Organic Crafts: 75 Earth-Friendly Art Activities
Monaghan, Kimberly.
Projects with natural and reusable resources, labeled for younger and older crafters. All encourage outdoor observation and collecting. From the same publisher: Fiona Danks' Nature's Playground: Activities, Crafts and Games to Encourage Children To Get Outdoors (j796.5 DANK) Ages 3-9
j745.5 MONA
One Good Apple: Growing Our Food for the Sake of the Earth
Paladino, Catherine.
Pesticides and herbicides can contaminate food and harm people and animals, but Paladino shows how organically grown foods nourish the soil, and us!  Ages 9-13
j363.7384 PALA
Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? The Dangers of Global Warming
Rockwell, Anne. Illus. by Paul Meisel.
Explains the "greenhouse effect" for younger readers and suggests things to do to help keep the earth healthy.  Ages 5-9
j363.7387 ROCK
A Life in the Wild: George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts.
Turner, Pamela S.
Celebrates the 50+ year career of an outstanding animal scientist and advocate for preserving animal habitats worldwide. His study of animals in the wild was groundbreaking.  Ages 10-13
j590.92 SCHA
A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder
Wick, Walter.
Dramatic, magnified photos bring into focus the wonder of water, without which no living thing can survive.  Ages 8-11
j546.22 WICK