Turning Kids Green: Sustainability Literature

Sustainability is a buzz word these days, but the concepts are important, especially to children. After all, much of what people are trying to do with sustainable practices is make the world a better place (and still exist) for the children of today when they grow up and their children and so on.

While sustainability is big conceptually, if you break it down into categories, you’ll find that there is a lot of great literature out there for kids in areas like recycling, home gardening, and biking and easy sustainable practices. All of these books help children understand that they can be a part of the solution and sometimes, they can take charge too. Check it out!

Recycling

Home Gardening

  • Dig, Plant, Grow: A Kid’s Guide to Gardening by Felder Rushing and Growing a Garden by Marie Schuh are both excellent resources as they provide hands on tips for children trying to start either their own garden, or help out with the family’s.
  • Yucky Worms by Vivian French. This fun picture book explains the importance of worms to a garden.
  • The Garden Project by Margaret McNamara is an easy reader about a class coming together to plan and work a garden.
  • In the Garden by Peggy Collins.  This picture book shows how much fun gardening can be and is ideal for prereaders to early readers.

Biking and Easy Sustainable Practices

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