If you were inspired by the story of Hoot…
Then try turning the pages of these remarkable reads.
Fiction with a Message:
Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share
by Molly Bang
A string of stories sparks questions about overcrowding and overuse
of natural resources. This book will make you think.
Flush by Carl Hiaasen
Follow the colorful adventure as two siblings investigate alleged
illegal dumping by the casino boat, The Coral Queen. Noah and
Abbey have got bring the true facts to light – especially since their dad has already been arrested for sinking
Frightful's Mountain by Jean Craighead George
The third book of the My Side of the Mountain trilogy tells the
story from the point of view of the Frightful, the peregrine
falcon, as she makes her way alone through adventures and perilous
Green Boy by Susan Cooper
A magical window between two worlds leaves Trey with a difficult
decision: stay and fight for his island as it’s threatened with overdevelopment or take
his chances in the dark otherworld he’s stumbled upon.
in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards by
From the popular Dear America series comes a story of struggle
and survival. Step into the world of Grace as she fights for
her family’s livelihood
in the harsh environment of the 1930s southern Great Plains. The author was 15
when this novel was published.
A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements
Mark knows his new teacher expects him to fail, but a series of
false allegations push Mark to escape to the woods where his true
capabilities will be tested.
Nonfiction that Makes a Difference:
50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth
by The Earthworks Group
Learn about the issues – and take steps to make a better
place. Ever count the number of cans in your supermarket? Where
do all those cans go?
Earth Book for Kids: Activities to Help Heal the Environment by
Try fun and fascinating mini-projects, like comparing phosphate
levels in detergents, that reveal our impact on the environment – and how we can make better
Earth-Friendly Crafts for Kids: 50 Awesome Things to Make with Recycled
Stuff by Joe Rhatigan and Heather Smith
Make cool, creative crafts from stuff that looks like junk. Great
gifts include a funky disco ball made from old CDs.
How to Save the Planet by Barbara
Cartoons and lots of illustrations help you find
out about global warming, air and water pollution,
and other issues that affect our planet.
John Muir: My Life with Nature by
Joseph Bharat Cornell
Kid's Guide to Social Action: How to Solve the Social Problems
You Choose and Turn Creative Thinking into Positive Action
Take a page from an early environmentalist. This
biography tells the story of John Muir’s successful fight to establish a national parks system and keep
Barbara A. Lewis, Pamela Espeland, and Caryn Pernu
Making a positive change can mean a lot of work. This book gives simple guidelines
for starting and managing environmental projects big and small – and supplies
examples of kids who have made a real difference.