Picture Books Related to the Environment (Stewardship, Sustainability, Responsibility, Faith, Hope, Caring)Visual Book Cover Title, Author, Illustrator,Copyright & ISBNSynopsisEarth Day Every Day@2012Lisa Bullard Illustrated byXiao XinISBN: 978-0-7613-6109-1Trina takes on the challenge of finding ways to be more environmentallyconscientious of what impact our actions have on the Earth. Brightly colouredillustrations communicate character humour but will relay an important message ofcleaning up our act. Very effective blue circle on most pages give readers ideas onwhat they could do as an action.We Are Extremely VeryGood Recyclers @2009Lauren ChildISBN: 978-0-8037-3335-0Charlie and Lola work together to become recyclers and earn a tree to plant. Theyshow how their actions can inspire others and ultimately make a difference.Little Helpers @2010Conceived, developed anddesigned by the creativeteam at Innovative KidsIllustrated by Jillian PhillipsISBN: 978-1-60169-007-4The little things we do every day to help our Earth can make a big difference to ourworld. Presents real actions that could be taken by young children.The World Is A Gift To You& You Are A Gift To TheWorld @2011Laura DukstaIllustrated by Dona TurnerTruly unique flip book that communicates the importance of being who you are,being loved and being part of a wonderful world. A book for all ages and alloccasions.Blowin’ In The WindLyrics by Dylan 1962Illustrated by Jon J Muth@2011ISBN: 978-1-4027-8002-8The sentiment expressed in this 1962 Dylan song is universal and timeless. JonMuth uses the paper airplane as a visual metaphor to a child’s impression of whatthe words “the answer my friend is blown’ in the wind.” According to Muth the“song speaks to a truth found in us all.” We learn from experiences “that we are allstriving for the same things – love, honesty and justice.”
Forever YoungLyrics by Bob Dylan 1974Illustrated by Paul Rogers@2008ISBN: 978-1-4169-5808-6Using the lyrics from one of the best known folk singers the world over, PaulRogers puts pictures to Dylan’s lyrics. There are many powerful messagesinterwoven in this 1974 song “Forever Young” (Planet Album), encouraging youthto be strong and faithful to their beliefs and to do the right thing for your country.Rogers has done his research and deconstructs his illustrations at the back of thebook – readers get a greater insight into the illustrator’s thinking and meaning hewants the reader to take away from the pictures.Poetrees @2010Douglas FlorianISBN: 978-1-4169-8672-0A beautifully illustrated book of poetry highlighting a variety of trees. Includes atable of contents and a “glossatree.”Whoever You Are @1997Mem FoxIllustrated by Leslie StaubISBN: 0-15-200787-3Very powerful message that although people all over the world may look and speakdifferently there are similarities that join us – joy, love, pain are the ties that bindus together on Earth. Although we may not look the same, speak the samelanguage or live the same lives – we are the same on the inside.Help The EnvironmentCaring for Nature @2008Charlotte GuillainISBN: 978-1-4329-0889-8Early informational text with great photographs to communicate a clear messageof how we can help the environment to be a better place for all living things.Heartprints @2004P.K. HallinanISBN: 978-0-8249-6564-8A simple board book that describes simple acts of kindness and friendship to makeyour community a nicer place.Sandy’s IncredibleShrinking Footprint @2010Femida Handy & CaroleCarpenterIllustrated by AdriannaSteele-CardISBN: 978-1-89718-69-2Illustrations are very textural and made from recyclable material. A longer story ofhow a young girl discovers the meaning of “shrinking your footprint” by takingactions to reduce, reuse and recycle. She learns the meaning of caring for nature.
Stuff! Reduce, Reuse,Recycle @2009Steven KrollIllustrated by Steve CoxFrom the book ~ “Pinch is a pack rat who does not want to give up the possessionsthat are cluttering his house but when he finally is persuaded to sell them at theneighbourhood tag sale he discovers the beauty of recycling. The book includes tipson reusing, reducing and recycling. Children will be encouraged to do a little springcleaning.Earth Day ~ An AlphabetBook @2009Gary KowalskiIllustrated by RoccoBavieraISBN: 978-1-558896-542-3Alphabet book about the wonderful things that the earth gives us. This book couldbe used as a springboard for “I wonder…” questions.The Tree @2002Dana LyonsIllustrated by DavidDaniothISBN: 0-9701907-1-9Rich and powerful words spoken from the tree’s point of view. Illustrations arefrom the tree’s perspective and draw the reader into the forest. The tree asksquestions of it’s viewers. Promotes responsible care for the Earth’s resources.Thank You, World @2007Alice B. McGintyIllustrated by WendyAnderson HalperinISBN: 978-0-8037-2705-2A beautiful “Crayola” illustrated book about eight children in eight differentcountries (US, Mexico, Bolivia, France, Mali, Saudia Arabia, India & China) allexperiencing the same moments of happiness. A reminder to enjoy the simplethings in life.Mama Miti @2010Donna Jo NapoliIllustrated by Kadir NelsonISBN: 978-1-4169-3505-6“One woman. One see. One hope for the future.” An outstanding, rich and vibrantstory of one woman’s ability to bring peace and trees to her country. Based on hercountry. Based on the real life of 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathaia courageous woman from Kenya. Very powerful message of what planting ninetree seedlings can do not only for a country but also the Earth. A story of hope,faith and commitment.Leo’s Tree @2004Deborah PearsonIllustrated by Nora HilbISBN: 1-55037-845-7The author and illustrator work together to present a comparison of the growth ofa child and a tree. Presents the changes that come with time and seasons.
Who Will Plant a Tree?@2010Jerry PallottaIllustrated by Tom LeonardISBN: 978-1-58536-502-9The illustrations are what draw you into this simply written story of how animalssuch as large mammals and birds are all part of nature and help to disperse seedsin their habitats. The end of the book encourages students to plant trees.Picture A Tree @2011Barbara ReidISBN: 978-1-4431-0761-7The very talented Barbara Reid tells the story of a tree and what it can do for us.Creatively aligned with the seasonal changes and connected to the birth of a child,the aging of an adult and hints at how everything in life is cyclical and connected.Curious George Plants ATree @2009Written by Monica PerezIllustrated in the style ofH.A. Rey by AnnaGrossnickle HinesISBN: 978-0-547-15087-1A familiar character Curious George learns about protecting the environment andparticipates in recycling and planting trees. The underlying message is to care forthe Earth. The book encourages readers to visit The Rey Centre(www.reycenter.org)Each Living Thing @2000Joanne RyderIllustrated by Ashley WolffISBN: 0-15-201898-0“Let a toad cross the road. Let dangling spiders be. Watch for wriggling worms, forbashful bears, for bats who flitter wild and free. Slimy or fuzzy, gentle or fierce,each living thing has its own special place on Earth. Take care. Be aware. And seeour world like never before.” Key message to respect and care for theenvironment. (Lesson plans featured on www.canadianteacher.ca)Hug a Bug @2008Eileen SpinelliIllustrated by DanAndreasenISBN: 978-0-06-051833-2A charming story written in rhyme about how the act of hugging someone orsomething can help make the world a happier place.10 Things I Can Do To HelpMy World @2008Melanie WalshISBN: 978-0-7636-5919-6Outstanding book with ten simple actions everyone can take to reduce, reuse andrecycle ultimately helping make the world a better place to live.
Wangari’s Trees of PeaceA True Story From AfricaJeanette Winter @2008ISBN: 978-0-15-206545-4A shocking story of how one woman is changing the face of the earth one tree at atime. A very powerful message of how one person’s actions can have a rippleeffect. “We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the processheal our own – indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beautyand wonder.” ~2004 Wangari MaathaiDear Children of the Earth@1994Schim SchimmelISBN: 13: 9781559712255The Butterfly’s Treasure@2009Schim SchimmelISBN: 13: 978-0615295091http://www.schimmelsmith.com/events/butterfly.pdfThe Family of Earth @2001Schim SchimmelISBN: 13: 978-1559717908