Environmental Reads for Kids

Inspire young activists with these great green & eco-friendly reads from Orca, including award-winning, bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles.
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Trash Talk: Moving Toward a Zero-Waste World by Michelle Mulder

Trash Talk: Moving Toward a Zero-Waste World. Trash Talk digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and uncovers some of the many innovative ways people all over the world are dealing with waste

From aardvark to zebra and all that's in between, little ones will love learning their alphabet with these colorful creatures in this delightful board book.

An African Alphabet by Eric Walters and illustrated by Sue Todd

From making rain to producing fruit to feeding fish, trees play an integral role in maintaining vibrant ecosystems all over the world. Facts about trees and hands-on activities throughout help readers discover ways to get to know our giant neighbors better.

In an informative title and tribute to the influence trees bring to our planet and to us, author Nikki Tate as part of the Orca Footprints series wrote Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet (Orca Publishing, February

Justine McKeen vs. the Queen of Mean by Sigmund Brouwer and illustrated by Dave Whamond

the Queen of Mean by Sigmund Brouwer and illustrated by Dave Whamond

Every Last Drop by Michelle Mulder

Every Last Drop : Bringing Clean Water Home, Michelle Mulder. (Orca Book Publishers, Looks at why the world's water resources are at risk and how communities around the world are finding innovative ways to quench their thirst and water their crops.

Justine is on a mission to rid homes and schools of energy vampires. Justine and her friends, with the help of Principal Proctor, are working to reduce the energy consumption of electronics that suck power from the school when they aren't being used. By cutting down on the miscellaneous electrical load of these electronics, the team is also saving money, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting global warming in this early readers chapter book.

Justine McKeen is on another mission, this time to rid homes and schools of energy vampires. Justine and her friends, with the help of Principal Proctor, are wo

All over the world, bee colonies are dwindling, but everyone can do something to help save the bees, from buying local honey to growing a bee-friendly garden.

by Kim Flottum A couple of Kid’s books first off… What’s The Buzz? Keeping Bees In Flight. By Merrie-Ellen Wilcox. Published by Orca Book.

Justine is worried about what plastic is doing to the environment and to her classmates, so she sets out to ban bottled water school-wide in this early readers chapter book.

Justine Mckeen, Bottle Throttle by Sigmund Brouwer and illustrated by Dave Whamond

Award-winning photographer and author Ian McAllister's luminous photographs illustrate the story of a lone wolf who swims to one of the small islands that dot the rainforest's coast in this beautiful picture book with photographs by award-winning photography, Ian McAllister.

Wolf Island / written by Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read (express)

Packed with interesting and sometimes startling facts on agriculture around the world, Let's Eat reveals everything from the size of the biggest farm in the world to how many pesticides are in a single grape to which insect people prefer to eat.

Let's Eat: Sustainable Food for a Hungry Planet (Orca Footprints)

Brilliant! by Michelle Mulder

Orca Footprints Series 2014 - CCBC Best Books 2014 - Information Book Award nominee 2013 - Resource Links "The Year's Best"

Down to Earth by Nikki Tate

Down to Earth: How Kids Help Feed the World by Nikki Tate. From weeding gardens to milking goats, explore the various ways children help bring food to your family’s table.

Pedal It! by Michelle Mulder

The children’s nonfiction picture book Pedal It! How Bicycles are Changing the World by Michelle Mulder has details that appeal to my love of history as well as my interest in environmental issues, and it opens the door to so many interesting discussions

The Sea Wolves sets out to disprove the notion of "the Big Bad Wolf," especially as it is applied to coastal wolves—a unique strain of wolf that lives in the rainforest along the Pacific coast of Canada. Illustrated with almost one hundred of Ian McAllister's magnificent photographs, The Sea Wolves presents a strong case for the importance of preserving the Great Bear Rainforest for the wolves, the bears and the other unique creatures that live there.

The Sea Wolves sets out to disprove the notion of "the Big Bad Wolf," especially as it is applied to coastal wolves—a unique strain of wolf that lives in the rainforest along the Pacific coast of Canada. Illustrated with almost one hundred of Ian McAllister's magnificent photographs, The Sea Wolves presents a strong case for the importance of preserving the Great Bear Rainforest for the wolves, the bears and the other unique creatures that live there.

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