OK…so I’m waiting on some projects to be completed today so I guess I do have some more time to write.
Last week little man and I picked out some new books at the library. This weeks books were all eco-themed and earth friendly. As we get closer to Earth Day I wanted to really get some books that I could use to help get him to care about the Earth. It’s really funny to hear kids when you ask them questions about energy and the environment. Here are the ones we got and a mini-review on each.
This is part of a series of environmental themed books like Why Should I…protect nature, recycle, and save water? It does a good job giving a simple definition of what energy is and what life would be like without it. It gives you the opportunity to ask the kids other ways they would save energy. Like my son’s favorite one, “we could walk, run, or take a scooter.” Good book for the little one’s.
I got this book because my son’s school is making a worm compost bin for Earth Week. I especially like the first entry into worm’s diary, “The earth gives us everything we need.” My son really liked this one and the humor in the book made it fun for the adults too. Definately worth borrowing.
I especially like the illustrations in this one and how on each page the words are in a circle to represent the Earth. It’s a good book to talk about community and how we all share this Earth and the things on it. Cute poem.
One of my new found favorite author’s! This one ties in with school and home gardening projects. Last week at school they planted a salsa garden and at home we have a small garden out back. It shows the kids how animals collect seeds and plant them for the next years harvest. I really love that they all share the harvest the following year. Really cute story.
Another one by Lynne Cherry that is an absolute treasure. The words are a little big for a 5yr old but I don’t mind explaining them to him. Being in Florida my son can actually relate to the mangrove island and the animals that live there. It also talks about hurricanes, fishing, and why the mangroves need to be preserved. Last night this is the story he asked me to read for bedtime. I guess that means it’s a winner.
So what are some of your favorite eco-themed books for kids?
(All pictures borrowed from www.Amazon.com. Books were borrowed from the local library…the greatest reuse available.)
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