Make your teacher wish list eco-friendly by adding these books that focus on ways students of all ages can help take care of our environment. Books are categorized by grade level and each set of books provides easy habits students can start doing to protect our natural resources. Check out the list below and make sure to browse the Take Care of Texas Resources page for more activities and lesson plans that can be used in conjunction with these epic reads!
These four books are colorfully illustrated and easy for students in lower grades to read, understand, and apply in the real world. A summary of each book is included to give you a more in-depth look at what students will be learning.
10 things I can do to help my world- This is a great book for younger students to review 10 ways they can help the Earth, including turning off the tap water while you brush your teeth and writing on both sides of the paper. Perfect for introducing the concept of conservation and protecting the environment.
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth- Compost Stew is a great way to peak students’ interest and possibly create a year-round activity that shows the decomposing process of materials. This inviting book provides all the answers for kids to learn how to start and maintain a compost pile at school or at home.
The Whale Who Ate Plastic- This gentle tale about a whale who eats plastic shares the importance of recycling and the effects of ocean pollution on ocean creatures. It provides easy-to-follow tips for children to start their recycling journey to empower them to make a difference.
Kids Can Save the World- Turn your students into environmental superheroes with this fun and interactive read. Packed with 50 fun and informative superhero missions, Kids Can Save the World is a great way to tackle the environmental issues we face today.