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Old 06-20-2009, 02:31 AM   #1
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Which ecology, wildlife, or gardening books have you enjoyed sharing with the children in your life?

Have a special book that you'd recommend for a little one?

Which books do you feel are the most effective for helping children understand the importance of protecting the environment?

Please share your favorite children's books on this thread!

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For each book, include title and author, plus an explanatory sentence or two if you have time. If you have more to say about the book, please also open a new "BOOK" thread, so others can learn about and discuss the book.

List as many or as few books as you like.

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Old 06-20-2009, 02:38 AM   #2
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The Forgotten Forest (Anholt)
Out of print now, I think... but this little gem of a book was my kids' favorite readaloud for a time:
The Forgotten Forest - Google Books


The Gardener (Stewart)
Amazon.com: The Gardener (9780312367497): Sarah Stewart, David Small: Books



Any book by Jean Craighead George.
She writes for all ages, from picture books to chapter books, and always with sensitivity and a common-sense attitude to nature.
Amazon.com: Jean Craighead George: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

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Old 06-21-2009, 04:30 PM   #3
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'Track Finder' by Dorcas Miller, Amazon.com: Track Finder (Nature Study Guides): Dorcas Miller: Books#
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Night Tree by Eve Bunting
Amazon.com: Night Tree (9780152001216): Eve Bunting, Ted Rand: Books

On Christmas Eve a family decorates a living tree in the forest, using popcorn strings and other food for the birds.

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Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre and Steve Jenkins-
Amazon.com: Vulture View (9780805075571): April Pulley Sayre, Steve Jenkins: Books

Wonderful introduction to turkey vultures and the ecological niche they fill as scavengers for young readers.

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Condor's Egg by Jonathan London-
Amazon.com: Condor's Egg (Endangered Species) (9780613177788): Jonathan London: Books

Best for small groups or home schooled children. Illustrations are fantastic as is the message of endangered species vulnerability easily able to be grasped by an accelerated reader.
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