by M.H. Clark, Madeline Kloepper (Illustrator) (2018) Open your eyes and see the wonderful things all around. This is the story of a child and a grandfather whose walk around the neighborhood leads to a day of shared wonder as they discover all sorts of tiny, perfect things together.
by Fiona Woodcock (2017) When a group of zesty wildflower characters discover that the last green space in the city is about to be paved over, they decide they have to act!A positive, uplifting story about how the actions of even the smallest can have a big impact.
by David Wiesner (2006) In this Caldecott Medal winner, a bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore.
by Lara Hawthorne (2018) From pollinating fruit bats to burrowing owls, howling mice and reptilian monsters, explore the unusual wildlife the desert has to offer in this beautiful non-fiction picture book.
by Melanie Walsh (2008) Even young children are eager to help the environment - and here is a bright, inviting novelty book that offers simple ways to make a difference.
by Colin Thompson (1992) This is the story of an old man living in a railway carriage on a rubbish dump who knows that even rubbish can sometimes contain treasure; and that, if he stays long enough, gentle nature will heal the countryside and make it green again.
by Michael Foreman (1990) This is a modern parable about a brother and sister who spend their day playing on the beach by a rock pool. With a series of stunning watercolors, Michael Foreman makes clear his underlying concern about pollution within the environment, particularly on the seashore.
by Sara Pennypacker, Yoko Tanaka (2009) Ming-Li wants to be a farmer, but no one takes such a small girl seriously. When everyone in her village sets out to drive the sparrows from the land, blaming them for eating too much seed, she decides to take a stand to save some birds. In the end, she proves she has the spirit and wisdom to be a true farmer.
by Liz Garton Scanlon, Lee White (2018) Award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon presents a young, rhythmic read-aloud about a girl who solves a windy problem with an environmentally sound solution: planting trees.
by Katie Scott (Illustrator), Katie Haworth (2016) Botanicum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross sections of how plants work.
by Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Ester Gaya (2020) From the fungi we see on supermarket shelves to fungi like penicillium that have shaped human history, this is the definitive introduction to what fungi are and just how vital they are to the world's ecosystem.
by Jenny Broom, Katie Scott (Illustrator) (2014) Welcome to the Museum is a series of books set on the "walls" of the printed page, showcasing the world's finest collections of objects from natural history to art. "Animalium" presents the animal kingdom in glorious detail with illustrations from Katie Scott, an unparalleled new talent.
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (2012) How many kinds of green are there? There's the lush green of a forest on a late spring day, the fresh, juicy green of a just-cut lime, the incandescent green of a firefly, and the vivid aquamarine of a tropical sea. Caldecott and Geisel Honor Book author Laura Vaccaro Seeger fashions an homage to a single color.
by Eliza Wheeler (2013) Eliza Wheeler’s luminous paintings feature gorgeous landscapes, lush foliage and charming details. Her tender story celebrates the potential found in each seed—since even the grandest tree and most brilliant flower had to grow from the smallest of seeds.
by Barbara Cooney (1982) Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication.
by Piotr Socha, Wojciech Grajkowski (2016) One part science, one part cultural history, and countless parts fascination, Bees celebrates the important role that these intriguing insects have played in our ecosystem throughout the ages.
by Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long (Illustrator) (2015) From tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest canopy, an incredible variety of nests are showcased in all their splendor.
by Fiona Waters (Illustrator), Frann Preston-Gannon (Illustrator) (2018) I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem 'Windsong', is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems - one for every day of the year, including leap years.
by Alison Jay (2016) We hear much about the plight of the bumble bee population and its implications for our planet’s future. This beautiful picture book makes the story personal and brings a message of hope.
by Victoria Turnbull (2017) Pandora lives alone, in a world of broken things. She makes herself a handsome home, but no one ever comes to visit. Then one day something falls from the sky… a bird with a broken wing. Here is a stunningly illustrated celebration of connection and renewal.
by Aaron Becker (2017) An ordinary child steps through a portal into a luminous and magical landscape, beginning her quest toward an uncertain destiny. The three connected, wordless tales showcase the exquisite imagination and artistry of Aaron Becker, whose auspicious debut, Journey, was awarded a Caldecott Honor.
by Andreas Ernstberger (2012) Exploring and understanding architecture and sustainability DETAIL kids A green home for Sophie and Henry begins at a primary school age. It aims to give children an awareness of the dual issues of energy and environmental protection and how they are closely related to architecture and construction.
by Katie Harnett (2019) In this charming tale, a solitary raincloud finds a way to make a sad little girl happy again, by using the very thing that most people dislike about him—rain!
by Millie Marotta (2019) Highlights the plight of 43 endangered species from around the world: Take a trip through freshwaters, oceans, forests, mountains, tundras, deserts, grasslands, and wetlands while learning about rare and well-known animals and their habitats.
by Daniel Nassar, Julio Antonio Blasco (Illustrator) (2015) A fantastic, original exploration of how animals build their homes and the fascinating structures they create. From gladiator frogs to chimpanzees, learn about how animals all over the world build their homes.
by Emily Hughes (2015) There was once a little gardener and his garden meant everything to him. He worked hard, very hard, but he was just too little (or at least he felt he was). A story that teaches us just how important it is to persist and try, no matter what the odds.
by Jeanette Winter (2011) Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Young animal lovers and Winter's many fans will welcome this fascinating and moving portrait of an extraordinary person and the animals to whom she has dedicated her life.
by Jess Keating, Marta Álvarez Miguéns (Illustrator) (2017) At 9 years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much.
by Laura Knowles, Chris Madden (2018) It’s not only humans who can build incredible structures: around the world, mammals, birds, and insects can be found building incredible things. From big beaver dams to tiny caddisfly cases, this beautifully illustrated picture book explores each animal’s incredible home and uncovers the reasons why they build.
by Shel Silverstein (1964) Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.