Environmentalist: Children's and Young Adult Books
from around the Globe

Read Green

green bear
copyright Jeremiah Trammell

A list of books for young readers from around the world that deal with the issue of environmental stewardship.  A group of teachers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland are working with these books with aid from the Longview Foundation (via a grant awarded to the World of Wonder Literacies Community are University of Arizona http://wowlit.org/) and with the cooperation of Salisbury University.

Africa
Australia  Canada
Cuba
England
Eritrea
France
Haiti
Iceland
Ireland
Kenya
New Guinea
New Zealand

Scotland South Africa
South Korea
USA


Africa

 

Congo


mangrove

Eritrea

Egypt


Kenya


seedsofchange    mamamiti

Malawai

 

South Africa

 

onechild

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Asia

 

India

 

 

JAPAN

South Korea

ura

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Europe

 

England

 

 

 

 

Denmark 

 


England
letssave  carbondiaries


France

lesyeux    
For more see:   Le Prix du Livre Environnement http://www.prixdulivre.veolia.com/historique/prix-2010/laureats/

  


Iceland


howladies   hvernig


Ireland

lightbearer


Italy

     

 

  

 

Norway

 


Scotland


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North America

USA

earthbook  operationredwood


for more see the Green Earth Book Award at http://www.newtonmarascofoundation.org/programs/a_ge_pw.cfm


Canada

   
nottypical    
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Central and South America, and Caribbean

 

Brazil

Costa Rica

 

Puerto Rico

 


Cuba

Haiti


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Oceanea

Australia

skye  onechild  goingbush
  • The Paddock Lilith Norman, Robert Roennfeldt (Random House 1992) Australia
  • Refugees David Miller (Lothian 2003) Australia
  • Something About Water by Penny Matthews, illustrated by Tom Jellett     (Environment Award for Children's Literature  2010)
  • The Story of Rosy Dock  Jeannie Baker (1995) Australia
  • The Tomorrow Book  Jackie French and Sue DeGennero (Angus and Robertson 2010) Australia
  • True Green Kids: 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet by Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin;  ABC Books (Environment Award for Children's Literature  2009)
  • Tuart Dwellers  by Jan Ramage. Illustrations Ellen Hickman; Department of Environment and Conservation   (Environment Award for Children's Literature  2009)
  • Uno’s Garden by Graeme Base (Viking) Penguin Books  (GEBA; Environment Award for Children's Literature  2007)
  • V for Vanishing: an alphabet Patricia Mullins (Margaret Hamilton Books 1993) Australia
  • The Vegetable Ark Kim Kane, Sue DeGennero (Allen & Unwin 2010) Australia
  • The Water Hole by Graeme Base
  • Where the forest meets the sea  Jeannie Baker (1987) Australia
  • The World that We Want by Kim Michelle Toft (University of Queensland Press)   (GEBA; Environment Award for Children's Literature  2007)
  • The Big Picture Book  by John Long and Brian Choo. Allen & Unwin, 2006.

    Bizi the Musk Duck of Barren Box Swamp by Ann-Maree Thompson
    Ann-Maree Thompson, 2012

    Blotsville by Mary Steele and Jiri Tibor Novak. Hyland House, 2003.

    Blueback by Tim Winton. Pan Macmillan, 1998.

    Bush Secrets by Tricia Oktober. Hodder Headline, 2004.

    The Extinction Series by Gary Crew and Mark Wilson.

    ·         I Saw Nothing: The Extinction of the Thylacine

    ·         I Said Nothing: The Extinction of the Paradise Parrot

    ·         I Did Nothing: The Extinction of the Gastric Brooding Frog
    (Lothian Books, 2004)    

    ·         The Fisherman and the Theefyspray by Paul Jennings and Jane Tanner. Penguin, 1995.

    ·         Gilder by Jill Morris and Sharon Dye. Greater Glider, 2000

    ·         The Hidden Forest by Jeannie Baker. Walker, 2001.

    Hairy Nose, Itchy Butt by Elizabeth Frankel and Garry Duncan. Jane Curry Publishing 2012. (Environment Award)

    Hope Bay by Nicole Plüss. Puffin, 2006.

    The Incomplete Book of Australian Mammals by Ronald Strahan and Pamela Conder. Kangaroo Press, 1998.

    Islands in My Garden  by Jim Howes and Roland Harvey. Roland Harvey Books, 1999.

    The Last Dance By Sally Morgan; Little Hare Books, 2012

    Leaf Litter: Exploring the Mysteries of a Hidden World by Rachel Tonkin. Angus & Robertson, 2007.

    Life in a Rotten Log by Kathie Atkinson. Allen & Unwin, 1994.Mahogany the Mystery

    Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster by Tim Winton. Pan Macmillan, 1994.

    Neptune’s Nursery by Kim Toft and Allen Sheather Univ. of Queensland, 1999.

    One Small Island by Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch. (Viking) 2012

    Recipe for a Perfect Planet Pie by Kim Toft silkim books, 2012

    Remote Man by Elizabeth Honey. Allen & Unwin, 2001

    Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia’s Dead Heart by Narelle Oliver. Lothian, 2000.

    The Singing Hat by Tohby Riddle. Viking, 2001.

    Small World series by Densey Clyne. Allen & Unwin, 1996

    Solo Wildlife series by David Kennett. Omnibus, 2003.

    Spiders Spin Webs by Yvonne Winer and Karen Llyod-Jones. Margaret Hamilton Books, 1997

    The State of the Planet  by John Nicholson. Allen & Unwin, 2001

    Tanglewood  Margaret Wild, illustrator Vivienne Goodman, 2012

    Yellow-eye by David Spillman and Mark Wilson. Era, 2002.

     

    For additional environmental books from Australia be sure to visit the Environment Award at https://www.wilderness.org.au/environment-award-childrens-literature

     



    New Zealand

    kokako  ecorangers

    Papua New Guinea

    questfor