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Recommended Books

Picture Books

Below, you will find numerous book recommendations for environmental educators! First up, my personal favourite, picture books. 

Novels & Chapter Books 

  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

  • Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel

  • Cosmo the Dodo Bird Novel Series by Patrice Racine

  • Eco-Wolf and the Three Little Pigs by Laurence Anholt 

  • The Earth is My Mother by Bev Doolittle 

  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

  • Scat by Carl Hiaasen

  • Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

  • Flush by Carl Hiaasen

  • Lostman's River by Cynthia C. DeFelice

  • Blood Sun by David Gilman

  • A Chameleon, a Boy and a Quest by J. A. Myhre

  • A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star by J. A. Myhre

  • A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue by J. A. Myhre

  • Sila's Revenge by Jamie Bastedo

  • The Missing Gator of Gumbo Limbo by Jean Craighead George

  • The Fire Bug Connection by Jean Craighead George

  • The Animal Seeker  by Shirley Galbrecht

  • Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White 

  • Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

  • The Last Wild by Piers Torday

  • The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth by Rachel Ignotofsky

  • Start Now! You Can Make a Difference by Chelsea Clinton

  • The Line Tender by Kate Allen

  • One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet by Anuradha Rao

  • It’s Getting Hot in Here by Bridget Heos

  • Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

  • Wild Wings by Gill Lewis

  • Forest World by Margarita Engle

  • Cast Away by Naomi Shihab Nye


  • “The EarthSong Book” by Douglas Wood

  • “Old Elm Speaks” book of Tree Poems

  • “Pursuit” by Elizabeth Bradfield

  • “Patience Taught by Nature” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • "To make a prairie (1755)" by Emily Dickinson 

  • “By the Stream” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • “Putting in the Seed” by Robert Frost

  • “Binsey Poplars” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

  • “Deep in the Quiet Wood” by James Weldon Johnson

  • “On the Grasshopper and the Cricket” by John Keats

  • “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer

  • “Blackberry Eating” by Galway Kinnell

  • “The Metier of Blossoming” by Denise Levertov

  • “Swan’s Elegy” by Jaime Manrique

  • “I Have This Way of Being” by Jamaal May

  • “I Hear You Call, Pine Tree” by Yone Noguchi

  • “Some Effects of Global Warming in Lackawanna County” by Jay Parini

  • “The Shapes of Leaves” by Arthur Sze 

  • “Unpacking a Globe” by Arthur Sze

  • “Battery” by Anne Waldman

  • “Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

  • “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

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