Being Green Can Be Fun!

Teens volunteeringRecycling, Earth Day celebrations, and organic produce have become part of our everyday lives. Today’s kids are growing up with a greater appreciation for the environment. There are some books that help encourage kids to do their part while having fun. Here is a small sampling of resources available at your bookstore or library.


The Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas Wood and Greg Shed is the perfect picture book to encourage children to appreciate their world, including the sun, the shade, flowers and trees. In our busy lives it is easy to forget the value of our environment. Beautiful illustrations create a quiet mood that provides a perfect segway for a discussion about any environmental topic.

365 Ways to Live Green for Kids by Sheri Amsel packs in a lot of information and can-do activities for kids. Families with kids who are really passionate about learning about being green will find answers and plenty of opportunities to take action in this comprehensive resource.


Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars: Grandma’s Bag of Tricks by Sharon Lovejoy

Being green does not need to feel like a chore. By incorporating fun and easy activities into the lives of our families we can increase chilrens’ appreciation for the world around them, help our communities, and our world.

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz, -Childrens' Books and Movie Section, is a children's author, magazine writer, children's book reviewer, and past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. She loves talking about the creative process, books and the craft of writing. Her middle-grade chapter book, LIKE a MACCABEE,(Yotzeret Publishing) is a PJ Library selection. Barbara reviews books and movies and has contributed to numerous print and online publications. She also teaches writing classes for adults. Learn more about Barbara at www.BarbaraBietz.com
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