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Nonfiction that Makes a Difference

Check out this list of books about saving the planet!


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 Linda Schwartz
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 choices.

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 Taylor
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: America's First Environmentalist by Kathryn Lasky
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 forests safe.

Kid's Guide to Social Action: How to Solve the Social Problems You Choose - and Turn Creative Thinking into Positive Action by 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.

You Can Save the Planet: 50 Ways You Can Make a Difference by Jacquie Wines
This book is packed full of 50 useful things kids can do to make their homes, schools, and neighborhoods more environmentally friendly.


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