Book Type: Fiction

  • We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt
    FictionSteve Metzger Join three friends who go out to find autumn leaves. Ages 4-8 ISBN-10: 0439873772 Category(ies): Forest/Trees – Keywords: leaves
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
    FictionKate Messner Explore the lives of many animals in a vegetable garden, above and below the soil. Ages 7-8 ISBN-10: 1452161365 Category(ies): Soil, Wildlife – Keywords: vegetable gardens
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Water Princess
    FictionSusan Verde and Georgie Badiel Modeled after Georgie Badiel’s childhood experiences, “The Water Princess” follows a young girl who wants to bring potable drinking water to her West African community. Ages 5-8 ISBN-10: 0399172588 Category(ies): Environmental Issues, Water Quailty – Keywords: drinking water
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Keeper of Wild Words
    FictionBrooke Smith A girl and her grandmother go out into nature to learn words that are disappearing from our language. Ages 5-8 ISBN-10: 1452170738 Category(ies): Nature, Nature Exploration – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Hike
    FictionAlison Farrell Three girls venture out for a day of hiking. Labeled illustrations help young readers discover plants and wildlife. Ages 3-5 ISBN-10: 145217461X Category(ies): Plants, Wildlife – Keywords: hiking
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Busy Tree
    FictionJennifer Ward A rhyming text describes the activities that go on in a tree, including the wildlife the tree supports. Ages 3-7 ISBN-10: 0761455509 Category(ies): Forest/Trees, Wildlife – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Best Bug Parade
    FictionStuart Murphy A parade of bugs is the venue for learning sequencing, relationships, comparisons and other math concepts and skills. Ages 4-8 ISBN-10: 0064467007 Category(ies): Insects & Inverts – Keywords: math concepts
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Ten Little Caterpillars
    FictionLois Ehlert Illustrations of ten caterpillar species and the plants on which they feed, labeled by the plant name, provide young readers with a look at the movement of caterpillars while learning sequences from one to ten. Ages 2-8 ISBN-10: 1442433854 Category(ies): Insects & Inverts, Plants – Keywords: sequencing
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Seeds of Change
    FictionJen Cullerton Johnson Johnson details the life of the famous Kenyan environmental activist Wangarĩ Maathai. Ages 1-6 ISBN-10: 1600603679 Category(ies): Famous Conservationists – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Over and Under the Snow
    Fiction Kate Messner A child and caregiver explore what lives on and under the snow in a forest. Ages 5-8 ISBN-10: 0545514422 Category(ies): Forest/Trees, Wildlife – Keywords: snow, winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Over and Under the Pond
    FictionKate Messner A child and caregiver explore interactions of species within a pond ecosystem. Ages 5-8 ISBN-10: 1452145426 Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, Pond/Lake – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Outside In
    FictionDeborah Underwood Going outside provides opportunities for connecting with nature and value of time spent outdoors. Ages 4-7 ISBN-10: 1328866823 Category(ies): Nature – Keywords: connection
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Mossy
    FictionJan Brett A story of a turtle that is removed from, and eventually returned to, its aquatic habitat. Ages 3-5 ISBN-10: 0399257827 Category(ies): Reptiles and Amphibians, River/Riparian – Keywords: aquatic habitat, turtle
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Miss Maple’s Seeds
    FictionEliza Wheeler A little woman gathers abandoned seeds and nurtures them into beautiful plants. Ages 3-5 ISBN-10: 0399257926 Category(ies): Plants – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Little Owl’s Snow
    FictionDivya Srinivasan Observe the change in the seasons, as winter approaches, from the perspective of a young owl. Ages 4-6 ISBN-10: 1338605082 Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Little Owl’s Night
    FictionDivya Srinivasan Compare life in the forest at night and in the day from the perspective of a young owl. Ages 4-6 ISBN-10: 0545790703 Category(ies): Forest/Trees – Keywords: day, diurnal, night, nocturnal
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Little Owl’s Day
    FictionDivya Srinivasan Compare life in the forest at night and in the day from the perspective of a young owl. Ages 4-6 ISBN-10: 0545916998 Category(ies): Forest/Trees – Keywords: day, diurnal, night, nocturnal
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Jingle Dancer
    FictionCynthia Leitich Smith, Ying-Hwa Hu A young Native American girl works with her community to help her prepare for dancing at a powwow. Ages 4-8 ISBN-10: 0688162412 Category(ies): Native Culture – Keywords: powwow
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • I Like Animals
    FictionDahlov Ipcar One of many classics by Dahlov Ipcar that explores young children’s interest in animals and nature, this book examines a child’s love for animals. Ages 3-7 ISBN-10: 1909263253 Category(ies): Nature – Keywords: animals
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Hey Water!
    FictionAntoinette Portis A girl discovers the properties, sources, forms, and benefits of water. Ages 4-8 ISBN-10: 0823441555 Category(ies): Pond/Lake, River/Riparian, Wetlands – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Hike
    FictionPete Oswald In this nearly wordless story, a child and father go on a hike in the mountains and connect with one another and nature. Ages 4-8 ISBN-10: 153620157X Category(ies): Nature – Keywords: hiking, mountains
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Grandpa’s Garden
    FictionStella Fry The protagonist of this story experiences the magic of gardening and watching fruits and vegetables grow. Ages 5-6 ISBN-10: 1846868092 Category(ies): Plants – Keywords: gardening
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Gone Fishing
    FictionEarlene R. Long The life in a day of fishing for a young boy and his father. Ages 4-7 ISBN-10: 395442362 Category(ies): Fishing – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Eat Like a Bear
    FictionApril Pulley Sayre Posing the question, “Can you eat like a bear?” this book follows a brown bear as it forages for food throughout the year. Each month provides a different delicacy. Details are provided about the diet of the brown bear Ages 4-8 ISBN-10: 805090398 Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, Mammals – Keywords: brown bear, forage
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Dotty
    FictionPaola Opal When Dotty wants to cross the stream like her mother, she looks at how other animals get across. Ages 2-4 ISBN-10: 1897476543 Category(ies): River/Riparian, Wildlife – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Cat in the Hat, Knows a Lot About That! I Love the Nightlife!
    FictionTish Rabe Sally, Nick, and the Cat in the Hat rely on the help of nocturnal animals who use their keen vision, hearing, and sense of smell to locate the Cat’s lost hat. Ages 3-7 ISBN-10: 0375863547 Category(ies): Senses, Wildlife – Keywords: nocturnal
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Birds
    FictionKevin Henkes A young girl’s imagination and curiosity are stimulated as she watches birds from her window. Ages 3-5 ISBN-10: 0061363047 Category(ies): Birds – Keywords: watching birds
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Bird, Butterfly, Eel
    FictionJames Prosek Explore the lives of three species that live at the same coastal farm in the summer, but travel far away from one another during the rest of the year. Ages 6-8 ISBN-10: 0545227391 Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, Seasons, Wildlife – Keywords: coastal
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Bear-ly There
    FictionRebekah Raye A child helps the community decide what to do when a bear shows up in the neighborhood. Ages 5-8 ISBN-10: 0884483144 Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, Mammals, Urban Environment – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Around One Log, Chipmunks, Spiders and Creepy Insiders
    FictionAnthony D. Fredericks A fallen oak tree becomes a home for many animals. Ages 4-8 ISBN-10: 1584691389 Category(ies): Forest/Trees, Habitats & Ecosystems, Wildlife – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Adventures of a Plastic Bottle
    FictionAlison Inches Children learn about recycling from the perspective of a plastic bottle that is on a journey as it completes its life cycle. Ages 4-6 ISBN-10: 1416967880 Category(ies): Reduce Reuse Recycle – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Neighborhood Puddle
    FictionWaters, J.F. 1971. Frederick Warne & Company, Inc. Category(ies): Nature Exploration, Pond/Lake – Keywords: aquatic life
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • A Story for Children with Serious Medical Problems
    FictionMills, J.C. 1992. Little Tree: Magination Press. Category(ies): Forest/Trees – Keywords:
    Age Group:

  • The Grandad Tree
    FictionCooke, T. 2000. Candlewick Press. Category(ies): Forest/Trees, Natural Cycles – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • McCrephy’s Field
    FictionMyers, C. and Myers, L.B. 1991. Houghton Mifflin & Com. Category(ies): Environmental Issues, Habitats & Ecosystems, Natural Cycles, Natural Resources & Land Use, Plants, Prairie, Stewardship, Wildlife – Keywords: change over time
    Age Group:

  • When Hunger Calls
    FictionKitchen, B. 1994. Candlewick Press. Category(ies): Natural Cycles – Keywords: food chains
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Old Turtle
    FictionWood, D. 1992. Pfeifer-Hamiliton. Category(ies): Reptiles and Amphibians – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Creatures of the Night
    Fiction

    Brooks, S. 2005. Purple Sky Publishing.

    Category(ies): Wildlife – Keywords: nocturnal
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Today is Monday
    Fiction

    Carle, E. 1997. Penguin Group (USA).

    Category(ies): Wildlife – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Eric Carle’s Animals, Animals
    Fiction

    Carle, E. 1999. Putnam Juvenile.

    Category(ies): Wildlife – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac
    Fiction

    Casey, D. and A. Wilson. 2006. Barefoot Books.

    Category(ies): Wildlife – Keywords: Chinese Zodiac
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing
    Fiction

    Barrett, J. and R. Barrett. 1988. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

    Category(ies): Wildlife – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Annie and the Wild Animals
    Fiction

    Brett, J. 1989. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Category(ies): Wildlife – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Rain Song
    Fiction

    Evans, L., and C. Jabar. 1997. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Category(ies): Weather – Keywords: rain
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Wild in the City
    Fiction

    Thornhill, J. 1996. Sierra Club Books for Children.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: frogs
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Empty Lot
    Fiction

    Fife, D. 1996. Sagebrush Education Resources.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: 0, Earth Day
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • In My Backyard
    Fiction

    Giogas, V. 2007. Sylvan Dell Publishing.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: frogs
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Because Brian Hugged His Mother
    Fiction

    Rice, D.L. and K.D. Thompson. 1999. Dawn Publications.

    Category(ies): Stewardship – Keywords: kindness
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Each Living Thing
    Fiction

    Ryder, J. 2000. Harcourt Children’s Books.

    Category(ies): Stewardship, Wildlife – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • All the Way to the Ocean
    Fiction

    Harper, J. 2006. Freedom Three Publishing.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Water Quailty – Keywords: garbage
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Voices from the Wild: An Animal Sensagoria
    Fiction

    Bouchard, D. and R. Parker. 1996. Chronicle Books LLC.

    Category(ies): Senses, Wildlife – Keywords: animal sounds
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Magic School Bus Meets the Rot Squad: A Book About Decomposition
    Fiction

    Cole, J. 1995. Scholastic Inc.

    Category(ies): Soil – Keywords: composting
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Tickly Prickly
    Fiction

    Becker, B., and S. Halpern. 1999. HaperCollins Publishers.

    Category(ies): Senses – Keywords: touch
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
    Fiction

    Carle, E. and Jr. Martin, B. 1997. Henry Holt and Co.

    Category(ies): Senses – Keywords: listening
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Horton Hears a Who
    Fiction

    Dr. Seuss. 1954. Random House Children’s Books.

    Category(ies): Senses – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
    Fiction

    Dr. Seuss. Random House Children’s Books.

    Category(ies): Senses – Keywords: shapes
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Night in the Country
    Fiction

    Rylant, C. 1991. Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group.

    Category(ies): Senses – Keywords: sounds
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Quiet Way Home
    Fiction

    Becker, B. and B. Huang. 1995. Holt, Henry, and Company

    Category(ies): Senses, Urban Environment – Keywords: listening
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • A Bed for Winter
    Fiction

    Wallace, K. 2000. DK Publishing, Inc.

    Category(ies): Seasons, Wildlife – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Bear Snores On
    Fiction

    Wilson, K. 2002. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

    Category(ies): Seasons, Wildlife – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Big Snow
    Fiction

    Hader, B. 2005. Simon & Schuster Children’s.

    Category(ies): Seasons, Wildlife – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Moon Glowing
    Fiction

    Partridge, E. 1992. Penguin Young Readers Group.

    Category(ies): Seasons, Wildlife – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • In November
    Fiction

    Rylant, C. 2000. Harcourt.

    Category(ies): Seasons, Wildlife – Keywords: fall
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • North Country Spring
    Fiction

    Sivertson, L. 1997. Houghton Mifflin Company.

    Category(ies): Seasons, Wildlife – Keywords: spring
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Little Bit of Winter
    Fiction

    Stewart, P. 1999. HarperCollins Children’s Books.

    Category(ies): Seasons, Wildlife – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Happy Day
    Fiction

    Krauss, R. 1989. HarperCollins Children’s Books.

    Category(ies): Seasons, Wildlife – Keywords: spring
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Mitten
    Fiction

    Brett, J. 1989. G.P. Putnam Sons.

    Category(ies): Seasons, Wildlife – Keywords: trees
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Winter Moon
    Fiction

    George, J.C. 2001. HarperCollins Publishers.

    Category(ies): Seasons, Wildlife – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Discover the Seasons
    Fiction

    Iverson, D. 1996. Dawn Publications.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • A Busy Year
    Fiction

    Lionni, L. 1992. Knopf Books for Young Readers.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: spring
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Magic School Bus Sleeps for the Winter
    Fiction

    Moore, E. 2005. Scholastic, Inc.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Winter’s Tale: An Original Pop-up Journey
    Fiction

    Sabuda, R. 2005. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Sara Squirrel and the Lost Acorns
    Fiction

    Sykes, J. 1996. Little Tiger Press.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: fall
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Bunny’s First Snowflake
    Fiction

    Wellington, M. 2000. Penguin Group Incorporated.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Secret Place
    Fiction

    Bunting, E. 1996. Clarion Books.

    Category(ies): Seasons, Urban Environment – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • When It Starts to Snow
    Fiction

    Gershator, P. 2001. Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Splish, Splash, Spring
    Fiction

    Carr, J. 2002. Holiday House, Inc.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: spring
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • In the Snow
    Fiction

    Denslow, S.P. 2005. HarperCollins Children’s Books.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Winter Is
    Fiction

    Dixon, A. 2002. Alaska Northwest Books.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Time to Sleep
    Fiction

    Fleming, D. 2001. Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Winter Eyes
    Fiction

    Florian, D. 1999. Greenwillow Books.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Summersaults
    Fiction

    Florian, D. 2002. HarperCollins.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: summer
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Autumnblings
    Fiction

    Florian, D. 2003. HarperCollins Publishers.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: autumn
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • When Winter Comes
    Fiction

    Freedman, R. 1981. Penguin Young Readers Group.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Dear Rebecca, Winter Is Here
    Fiction

    George, J.C. 1995. HarperTrophy.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Clifford’s First Autumn
    Fiction

    Bridwell, N. 1997. San Val.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: autumn
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Snowmen at Night
    Fiction

    Buehner, C. 2002. Dial.

    Category(ies): Seasons – Keywords: winter
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore)
    Fiction

    Berenstain, S. 1991. Random House Children’s Books.

    Category(ies): Reduce Reuse Recycle – Keywords: pollution
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Rufus Recycles Paper
    Fiction

    Fuzellier, M. 1994. Child’s World, Incorporated.

    Category(ies): Reduce Reuse Recycle – Keywords: recycling
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Old Red Rocking Chair
    Fiction

    Root, P. 1992. Arcade Publishing.

    Category(ies): Reduce Reuse Recycle – Keywords: recycling
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Garbage Monster
    Fiction

    Sensel, J. 2003. Dream Factory Books.

    Category(ies): Reduce Reuse Recycle – Keywords: garbage
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Turtle Time: A Bedtime Story
    Fiction

    Stoddard, S. L. Munsinger. 1997. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Category(ies): Reptiles and Amphibians, Wildlife – Keywords: turtles
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Growing Frogs
    Fiction

    French, V. and A. Bartlett. 2003. Candlewick Press.

    Category(ies): Reptiles and Amphibians, Wildlife – Keywords: frogs
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Alligator at Saw Grass Road
    Fiction

    Halfmann, J., and L. Anzalone. 2006. Palm Publishing, LLC.

    Category(ies): Reptiles and Amphibians, Wildlife – Keywords: alligator
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • I Need a Snake
    Fiction

    Jonell, L. and P. Mathers. 2000. Penguin Young Readers Group.

    Category(ies): Reptiles and Amphibians, Wildlife – Keywords: snakes
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • A Color of His Own
    Fiction

    Lionni, L. 1997. Random House Children’s Books.

    Category(ies): Reptiles and Amphibians, Wildlife – Keywords: chameleon
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Crocodile Safari
    Fiction

    Arnosky, J. 2009. Scholastic, Inc.

    Category(ies): Reptiles and Amphibians, Wildlife – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Foolish Tortoise
    Fiction

    Buckley, E. and E. Carle. 2009. Simon & Schuster.

    Category(ies): Reptiles and Amphibians, Wildlife – Keywords: tortoise
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Mixed-Up Chameleon
    Fiction

    Carle, E. 1988. HarperCollins Publishers.

    Category(ies): Reptiles and Amphibians, Wildlife – Keywords: chameleon
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Chameleon, Chameleon
    Fiction

    Cowley, J. and N. Bishop. 2005. Scholastic, Inc.

    Category(ies): Reptiles and Amphibians, Wildlife – Keywords: chameleon
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade