Multcolib School Corps Picks Environmental Protection Grades K-2
Annotation:Crinkleroot, who was "born in a tree and raised by bees," guides young readers through the natural world, taking them on a journey through the seasons, and giving examples of things they can do in their own backyards to protect the environment and animal habitats.
Annotation:Imagines a village in which there are too many people consuming shared resources and discusses the challenge of handling our world's environment safely.
Annotation:On a field trip to the Nature Center, Three J leads his second-grade classmates on a mission to pick up as much trash as possible after they find a bird caught in a discarded lunch bag.
Annotation:When Gretchen, her twin brother Jason, their little sister Daphne, and a friend find their favorite swimming hole filled with green slime, they learn how the water became polluted and what can be done to clean it up.
Annotation:The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.
Annotation:An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious clean-up that revitalized it.
Annotation:En este libro ilustrado para niños, Ana y su familia hacen todo lo posible para evitar la destrucción del gran árbol de su calle.
Annotation:When Clarice has to do a school project on the environment, she and her family become eco-warriors in an attempt to save a tree on their street.
Annotation:Addressing important issues in a fun way, this book shows children doing small things that help make up an environmentally gentle lifestyle. Emphasis is placed on such tasks as taking care of small creatures and their habitats, nurturing seeds, picking up litter, and recycling.
Annotation:Thousands of animal species have vanished in the last two centuries, and many others, like the Amur leopard, are almost gone.Read and find out about the world's most fascinating endangered animals ... before they disappear!
Annotation:One cold, spring morning, an ordinary grocery bag begins blowing around a landfill, then as it travels down a road, through a stream, and into a town, it is used in various ways by different people, many of whom do not even notice it.
Annotation:Pinch is a pack rat who does not want to give up the possessions that are cluttering his house, but when he finally is persuaded to sell them at a neighborhood tag sale, he discovers the beauty of recycling. Includes tips on "reducing, reusing, and recycling."
Annotation:When Mrs. Connor's class celebrates Earth Day, Emma decides to start small by recycling, using only what she needs, and picking up trash when she goes for a walk.
Annotation:When they find blue logging markings in the ancient forest where they like to hike, a boy and his father try to save the trees from being cut down. Includes information about how to find and enjoy ancient forests.
Annotation:The remarkable web of plants and animals living around a single old fir tree takes on a life of its own in this story about the amazing ways in which the [forest] inhabitants depend upon one another for survival.
Annotation:Presents how oil is used currently, what alternatives can help us use less oil energy in the future, and the impact of oil use on the environment.
Annotation:Sid the Science Kid goes to the local Science Center to learn about protecting the environment, conservation, and recycling. Then Sid and his friends find out about animals and their habitats.
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Materials on environmental protection (in English and Spanish) for grades K-2. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .