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
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
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
Photographs and text helps young readers understand the importance of compost for their garden.
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
Explore how children from six different countries use water every day.
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
Presents earth-friendly craft projects that can be made in 5 steps.
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.
The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.
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.
Increasing numbers of rabbits plant, tend, harvest, and eat carrots from their garden.
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
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.