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Suggested book reading for kids. If you would like more information on these books or would like more suggestions, please contact the District office at 800-678-9839 or by e-mail at district@timetorecycle.org.


50 Simple Things
50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Recycle by Earthworks (Grades 4 - 6)
Loaded with ideas to try at home, school or anywhere.
       
Berenstain Bears
The Berenstain Bears Don't Pollute (Anymore) by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Grades 1 - 3)
The bears learn why pollution is bad and decide to clean up their act.
       
Celebrating Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day by Robert Gardener (Grades 4 - 7)
Easy-to-manage activities and experiments teach children how they can combat the things that threaten humans' survival on earth with chapters that cover recycling, air pollution, water conservation and acid rain.
     
Composting
Compost! Growing Gardens From Your Garbage by Linda Glaser (Grades 2 - 5)
Presents composting as an entertaining family activity. Youngsters will be enthused about participating.
       
Dear Children of the Earth
Dear Children of the Earth by Schim Schimmel (Grades Pre - 4)
A remarkable letter from Mother Earth asking for help from children everywhere. She writes to express her love for each and every child and ask for their love in return.
       
Earthsearch
Earthsearch by John Cassidy (Grades 4 - 9)
A kids' geography museum in a book. It's mean to be done, not just read, since it's full of activities and exhibits.
       
Easy Recycling Handbook
Easy Recycling Handbook: What to Recycle and How to Buy Recycled....Without All the Garbage by Dee McVicker (Grades 4 and up)
The no-nonsense guide to recycling in your home or office.
       
Every Kids Guide
Every Kid's Guide to Saving the Earth by Joy Berry (Grades 3 - 6)
Presents real-life situations and everyday opportunities for children to show concern for their planet. This activity-filled book introduces habits and attitudes which will make homes, neighborhoods and even the planet a better place to live.
       
The Great Trash Bash
The Great Trash Bash by Loreen Leedy (Grades K - 3)
The animals of Beaston launch a clean-up and recycling campaign to solve their garbage problem and beautify their town.
       
I am a part of earth
I Am a Part of Nature by Bobbie Kalman and Janine Schaub (Grades 3 - 5)
Helps children learn about nature and how they are a part of it, including basic information on nature hikes and a challenge to help the planet.
       
I Can Save the Earth
I Can Save the Earth by Anita Holmes (Grades 4 - 8)
A kid's handbook for keeping the earth healthy and green. Easy-to-understand explanations of environmental hazards and projects to help get you started at home.
       
Lorax
The Lorax by Dr. Suess (Grades 1 - 5)
A classic tale of a creature who speaks for the trees in a forest that is exploited by a greedy thneed manufacturer.
       
Mother Earth
Mother Earth by Nancy Luenn (Grades Pre - 2)
A joyful celebration of the earth as our mother, the provider of all we need. We are reminded that we must not only take, but return her gifts of respect and love.
       
Once There was a Tree
Once There Was a Tree by Natalia Romanova (Grades Pre - 2)
The message of this book is that humans no more own the Earth than any other creature that inhabits it.
       
Rescue Mission
Rescue Mission: Planet Earth by Children of the World (Grades 5 - 8)
Designed, written and illustrated by children for children to inspire young people all over the world to join the rescue mission to save our planet, our only home.
       
Squirmy Wormy
Squirmy Wormy Composters by Bobbie Kalman and Janine Schaub (Grades 3 - 5)
Provides information about worms, especially about classroom vermicomposting.
       
This Land is Your Land
This Land is Your Land by Sylvia Whitman (Grades 5 - 9)
An interesting introduction to the history of the American conservation movement.
       
Wartville Wizard
The Wartville Wizard by Don Madden (Grades 2 - 5)
Wartville is being buried in trash until one tidy man makes a wish that gives him the power to teach people not to litter. A humorous story with a valuable lesson.
       
Where the Forest Meets the Sea
Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker (Grades Pre - 3)
Walk with a young boy among ancient trees as he pretends he lives in the time of extinct animals. The young boy wonders how much longer the forest will remain. Illustrations are lifelike collages.
       
Wonderful Earth
Wonderful Earth! by Nick Butterworth & Mick Inkpen (Grades 1 - 3)
The story of creation with interactive elements, such as lift the flap and turn the wheel pages. Suggests ways that kids can help take care of the Earth.
       
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