TweensRecommended Reading: Build a Better World

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Books

Cam Jansen and the green school mystery / by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Joy Allen.
YF ADL
On Green Day, Cam and her classmates discuss ways to protect the environment, but when money collected for the school's new skylights disappears, Cam uses her photographic memory to solve the mystery.

Kailey / by Amy Goldman Koss.
YF AME
Ten-year-old Kailey launches an art protest to keep a developer from spoiling the cove and its tide pools that are special to her and her family and friends.

Mallory goes green / Laurie Friedman ; illustrations by Jennifer Kalis.
YF FRI
When Mallory is appointed to the Fern Falls Elementary School Environmental Committee, which is deciding on class projects for the upcoming Green Fair, she rapidly succeeds in alienating her classmates, friends, and family by her overzealous efforts to save the planet.

My life in pink & green / Lisa Greenwald.
YF GRE
When the family's drugstore is failing, seventh-grader Lucy uses her problem solving talents to come up with a solution that might resuscitate the business, along with helping the environment.

Flush / Carl Hiaasen.
YF HIA
With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.

Hoot / Carl Hiaasen.
YF HIA
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

Scat / Carl Hiaasen.
YF HIA
Nick and his friend Marta decide to investigate when a mysterious fire starts near a Florida wildlife preserve and an unpopular teacher goes missing.

Judy Moody saves the world / Megan McDonald ; illustrated by Peter Reynolds.
YF MCD
When Judy Moody gets serious about protecting the environment, her little brother Stink thinks she is overdoing it, but she manages to inspire her third grade class to undertake an award-winning, environment-saving project.

Marty McGuire digs worms! / by Kate Messner ; illustrated by Brian Floca.
YF MES
With help from her Grandma Barb, Marty builds a habitat for worms in her school cafeteria as part of the Save the Earth Project.

The white giraffe / Lauren St. John ; illustrated by David Dean.
YF STJ
After a fire kills her parents, eleven-year-old Martine must leave England to live with her grandmother on a wildlife game reserve in South Africa, where she befriends a mythical white giraffe.
 

 

  

Links

Earth Day.org - Environmental Information.

Keep America Beautiful!

 

   

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