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Living Green

There are lots of ways to make the world a greener--and better--place. Whether you want to start a garden, get creative or just understand a bit more about the world we live in there's a book in the list below that can point the way.

Ideas that Changed the World

Ideas that Changed the World

An in-depth reference guide to technological developments that changed the world describes each invention and explores its place in history and how it influenced civilization, discussing inventions from the wheel to computers.

Water, Weed, and Wait

Water, Weed, and Wait

Miss Marigold, the garden lady, visits Pepper Lane Elementary to help them transform a weedy, rocky patch of ground into a garden.

Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow : A Compost Story

Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow : A Compost Story

Photographs and text helps young readers understand the importance of compost for their garden.

Grow it, Cook it
Grow it, Cook it

Showing how to grow plants and then how to use them in delicious kid-appealing recipes, "Grow It, Cook It" is more than a cookbook--it offers a fresh approach to healthy eating by getting children involved in food right from the start!

Our World of Water : Children and Water Around the World

Our World of Water : Children and Water Around the World

Explore how children from six different countries use water every day.

Not Your Typical Book About the Environment

Not Your Typical Book About the Environment

Written to allay children's fears about the environment, this book shows how smart technologies, innovative ideas, and a growing commitment to alternative lifestyles are exploding around the world, creating a future that will be brighter than we sometimes might think.

Easy Earth-Friendly Crafts in 5 Steps

Easy Earth-Friendly Crafts in 5 Steps

Presents earth-friendly craft projects that can be made in 5 steps.

True Green Kids : 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet

True Green Kids : 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet

Invites children and their parents, teachers, and community to embark on an eco-adventure through a series of fun ideas that can be applied everywhere from the living room to the local park.

Lorax

Lorax

The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

You are the Earth : Know Your World So You Can Make it Better

You are the Earth : Know Your World So You Can Make it Better

This collection of facts and fables, explains how everything on Earth is connected.

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

Increasing numbers of rabbits plant, tend, harvest, and eat carrots from their garden.

Injeanuity

Injeanuity

Features 17 projects that transform old jeans into stylish and functional new clothes and stuff. Include easy, step-by-step instructions.

Junkyard Science : 20 Projects and Experiments About Junk, Garbage, and Waste

Junkyard Science : 20 Projects and Experiments About Junk, Garbage, and Waste

Pull on your gloves and experience the science of trashology! It's all about the stuff that's thrown away: analyzing the waste produced by your school's cafeteria, understanding the decomposition rates of garbage bags, comparing the cost effectiveness of one-use batteries versus rechargeables.