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Book Resources

Hey kids! Want to find out more about recycling? Want to read about ways you can help the environment? Check out a good book. You should be able to find these titles at your local library.

  • A Pig Tale by Olivia Newton-John, Brian Seth Hurst, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Andrew I. Malcolm
  • Art From Fabric with Projects Using Rags, Old Clothing and Remnants by Gillian Chapman and Pam Robson
  • Can Kids Save the Earth? by Melvin Berger
  • Earth Friendly Holidays: How To Make Fabulous Gifts by George Pfiffner
  • Eco Art by Laurie Carlson
  • Every Kid's Guide to Saving the Earth by Joy Berry
  • Everyday is Earth Day by Kathy Ross
  • Garbage Collectors (In My Neighborhood) by Paulette Bourgeois, Kim Lafave (Illustrator)
  • Going Green: A Kids Handbook To Saving The Planet by John Elkington
  • Here Comes The Recycling Truck by Meyer Seltzer
  • Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
  • How on Earth do we Recycle Glass? by Joanna Randolph and Seli Groves
  • Likeable Recyclables Creative ideas for reusing bags, boxes, cans and cartons by Linda Schwartz Illustrated by Bev Armstrong
  • Projects For A Healthy Planet by Shar Levine and Allison Grafton
  • Recyclables Fun by Diane Cherkerzian
  • Recycle: A Handbook For Kids by Gail Gibbons
  • Recycling by Gary Chandler and Kevin Graham
  • Recycling Glass by Judith Condon
  • Save the Earth by Betty Miles
  • 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Recycle by The Earthworks Group
  • Taking out the Trash: A No-Nonsense Guide to Recycling by Jennifer Carfess
  • The Great Trash Bash by Loreen Leedy
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Where Does Your Garbage Go? by Joanna Foster
  • Where Does the Garbage Go? (Let'S-Read-And-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Paul Showers, Randy Chewing (Illustrator), Paul Chewning (Illustrator), Randy Chewning (Illustrator)

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Last updated: January 1, 2010
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