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Green Libraries: Book Lists & Curriculum Resources

Resources to help libraries go green.

Picture Books

There are many excellent picture books that deal with nature and ecology. Most of the picture books listed below deal specifically with waste and recycling. To locate picture books with nature themes, search your library's catalog for the following subject headings:

  • Environmental protection -- Juvenile literature
  • Ecology -- Juvenile literature

For a list of environmental novels for teens and adults, see Environmental Novels: An Annotated Bibliography.

Environmental Education Books

To locate environmental education material at your local library, search for the following subject headings:

  • Environmental education
  • Environmental sciences -- Study and teaching
  • Environmental sciences -- Activity programs

For more environmental education resources, see the Environmental Education LibGuide.