Resources for Sustainability

50 Simple Things Kids Can do To Save the Earth (2009) The EarthWorks Group. Andrews McMeel Publ.
A Child’s Garden: 60 Ideas to Make any Garden Come Alive for Children. Molly Dannenmaier. Timber Press
A Natural Education: Native American Ideas and Thoughts (1994) Stan Padilla, The Book Publishing Company, Summertown, Tennessee
Berry Smudges and Leaf Prints: Finding and Making Colors from Nature (2001) Ellen Senisi, Dutton Children’s Books (Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers) Note: although this book is designed for 5th or 6th grade readers, it has value as a teacher resource for hands-on class activities.
Caring Spaces, Learning Places: Children’s Environments That Work (2005) Jim Greenman. Exchange Press
EcoArt: Earth-Friendly Art & Craft Experiences for 3 to 9 year olds (1993) Laurie Carlson, Williamson Publ.
If You Have a Duck . . .: Adventures to Help Children Create a Humane World (1969) Jean McClure, Kelty George Whittell Memorial Press
Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants Through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children (1994) Caduto and Bruchac, Fulcrum Publ.
Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children (1988/1989) Caduto and Bruchac, Fulcrum Publ.
Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children (1994) Caduto and Bruchac, Fulcrum Publ.
Native Plant Stories (1995) Joseph Bruchac, Fulcrum Publ.
Nature’s Playground: Activities, Crafts, and Games to Encourage Children to Get Outdoors (2007) Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield, Chicago Review Press
Natural Playscapes: Creating Outdoor Play Environments for the Soul (2008) Rusty Keeler. Exchange Press
Sharing Nature with Children (1998) Joseph B. Cornell. Dawn Publ.
The Great Outdoors: Restoring Children’s Right to Play Outside (1995) Mary S. Rivkin, NAEYC Publ.
The Wonder of It: Exploring How the World Works (1989/1996) Bonnie Neugebauer, Child Care Information Exchange/Exchange Press Inc.
Worms, Shadows, and Whirlpools: Science in the Early Childhood Classroom (2003) Karen Worth and Sharon Grollman, Heinemann Publ. and NAEYC
Young Children and the Environment: Early Education for Sustainability (2010) Julie M. Davis. Cambridge University Press.
Resources for Peace Education
Adventures in Peacemaking: A Conflict Resolution Activity Guide for Early
Childhood Educators. (1999) William Kreidler. Educators for Social Responsibility
Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves (2010) Louise Derman-Sparks, Julie Olsen Edwards. NAEYC
Before Push Comes to Shove: Building Conflict Resolution Skills with Children. (1998) Carlsson-Paige, Nancy, & Levin, Diane. Redleaf Press
Hearing Everyone’s Voice: Educating Young Children for Peace and Democratic Community. (1999) Susan Hopkins. Child Care Information Exchange
Teaching Young Children in Violent Times and Building a Peaceable Classroom (2003) NAEYC
Children’s Literature:
Environment and Sustainability
A Cool Drink of Water (2002) Barbara Kerley, National Geographic Society
A Tree in the Ancient Forest (1995) Carol Reed-Jones. Dawn Publ.
A Walk in the Rainforest (1992) Kristin Joy Pratt. Dawn Publ.
Beatrice’s Goat (2004) Page McBrier, Aladdin Paperbacks (Heifer Project)
Compost!: Growing Gardens From Your Garbage (1996) Linda Glazer, Millbrook Press
Corn is Maize: The Gift of the Indians (1976) Aliki, HarperCollins Publ.
Everybody Needs a Rock (1974) Byrd Baylor, Aladdin Books
Garden Wigglers: Earthworms in Your Backyard (2006) Nancy Loewen, Picture Window Books
Michael Recycle (2008) Ellie Bethel. Worthwhile Books
Miss Rumphius (1982) Barbara Cooney. Viking Press
On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World’s Weather (2000) Marilyn Singer, HarperCollins Publishers
Our Big Home: An Earth Poem (2000) Linda Glazer, The Millbrook Press
Planting a Rainbow (1988) Lois Ehlert, Harcourt Inc.
Return of the Osprey (1999) Patricia Mason, Harbour Publishing, Canada
Sharing Nature With Children (1979) Joseph Bharat Cornell, Ananada Publ.
Snow Toward Evening: A year in a River Valley, (1995) Josette Frank, First Puffin Pied Piper Printing (The Penguin Group)
The Butterfly’s Treasure (2009) Schim Schimmel. Schimmelsmith publ.
The Earth and I (2008) Frank Asch, Sandpiper
Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa (2008) Jeanette Winter. Harcourt Inc.
Water Dance (1997) Thomas Locker, Harcourt Brace and Company
We Were Tired of Living in a House (1999) Liesel M. Skorpen. G.B. Putmans
Why should I bother about the planet? (2008) Susan Meredith. Usborn Publ.
Water (2000) Frank Asch, Voyager Books, Harcourt, Inc.
World Water Watch (1999) Michelle Koch. Greenwillow Books
Peace Education
A Little Peace (2007) Barbara Kerley. National Geographic
Can You Say Peace? (2006) Karen Katz. Henry Holt & Co.
Enemy Pie (2000) Derek Munson. Chronicle Books
Hey, Little Ant (2005) Phillip & Hannah Hoose. Tricycle Press
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson & Susan Roth. Dial Books
Matthew and Tilly (1995) Rebecca C. Jones. Puffin Unicorn
Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace (2002) Shelly M. Thomas. Albert Whitman & Co.
Stone Soup (2003) Jon J Muth, Scholastic Press