June 11, 2009 by carbonday  
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Project for a Healthy Planet: Simple Environmental Experiments for Kids
By Shar Levine and Allison Grafton

Projects to help kids understand the causes of pollution and find ways to protect the environment.

Recycle! A Handbook for Kids
By Gail Gibbons
Little, Brown & Company

Explains the process of recycling from start to finish.

Where Does the Garbage Go?
By Paul Showers

Shows how people create waste and how this waste can be recycled or end up in a landfill.

Dinosaurs to the Rescue: A Guide to Protecting Our Planet
By Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown
Little, Brown & Company

The creators of Arthur suggest many ways that young children can protect the Earth.

Fernando’s Gift
By Douglas Keister
Sierra Club

You can read this book in English and Spanish. Find out what Fernando and Carmina, children who live in the rainforest of Costa Rica, do when Carmina’s favorite tree is cut down.

I Want to Be an Environmentalist
By Stephanie Maze

Meet people—such as botanists, economists, organic farmers, biologists, and scuba divers—who work to protect the Earth.

Kid Heroes of the Environment: Simple Things Real Kids Are Doing to Save the Earth
Catherine Dee, Ed.
Earth Works Press

Read about what kids across the country are doing to help the environment. Find out what steps to take to complete a volunteer project and get contact information for environmental organizations.

The Lorax
By Dr. Seuss
Random House

The Once-ler greedily chops down the Truffula Tree tufts to make Thneeds. Will he listen to the Lorax’s warnings before all of the trees are gone?

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Tree Facts

• Two mature trees provide enough oxygen for a family of four.
• One acre of trees removes 2.6 tons of CO2 per year.
• About one third of the United States of America is covered by forests
• The average tree in an urban area has a life expectancy of only 8 years.
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