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Green Reads for Little Minds: Top 4 Eco-Friendly Books for Children

In today’s environmentally-conscious world, it’s never too early to introduce our kids to the concept of sustainability and eco-friendliness. Our curated list of the top 4 eco-friendly books for children not only offers delightful stories but also imparts essential lessons about caring for our planet. Perfect for bedtime reading or educational fun, these books are a must-have in every young reader’s collection.

Something, Someday

by presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and Christian Robinson

You’re told that
This won’t work,
But how will you know
If you never try?

Presidential inaugural poet and #1 New York Times bestselling author Amanda Gorman and Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Christian Robinson have created a timeless message of hope.

Sometimes the world feels broken. And problems seem too big to fix. But somehow, we all have the power to make a difference. With a little faith, and maybe the help of a friend, together we can find beauty and create change.

With intimate and inspiring text and powerfully stunning illustrations, Something, Someday reveals how even the smallest gesture can have a lasting impact.

Do You Speak Tree

Josh Oaktree, author, Josiane Vlitos, Illustrator

Do you speak tree children's book by Josh Oaktree

“If a tree falls and no one around cares, what do you do?” Josh Oaktree, the writer and producer of this wonderful site called Oak Tree Comics asks. Find out in Book One of the Art and Oakie Series Do You Speak Tree.

Follow the adventures of an oak tree called Oakie who speaks a delightful visual language aptly named “Tree”. The only problem is that no one seems to quite understand him no matter how he tries to alert us to the fact that everything in the forest isn’t going so well.  So he sets off to find someone who might help him speak up for the forest. After meeting Art, a school boy with” a crayon in hand and a plan in mind to inspire the world” the two set out to save the day. Will they? Won’t they?

And while you’re there, why not pick up a compostable sticker or two for your favorite kid this holiday season.

The Concrete Garden

Bob Graham

A timely, inspiring, and uplifting story about hope and the power of creative expression from one of the world’s most treasured storytellers

After a long, cold winter, doors finally open, and children spill out like candies from a box.Amanda is the last one out of the apartment building, with a carton of chalk in her hands. On every inch of the pavement outside, the children draw pictures of flowers and trees, mushrooms and snails, and a few very unexpected things. It’s a concrete garden. Their creativity, unfettered in the open air, brings something beautiful, something hopeful, to the residents there, and to many more across the globe. From master storyteller Bob Graham comes a charming, gentle post-pandemic story about finding optimism after a dark spell, and the nurturing power of community friendships in an urban setting. The Concrete Garden will resonate with anyone who has been apart from their loved ones, and will encourage us all to find the brightness and color within ourselves.

The Gentle Genius of Trees

Philip Bunting

the gentle genius of trees by philip bunting children's book

Let trees teach you everything from how to branch out to how to stay rooted in this delightful blend of nonfiction and inspirational humor by author-illustrator Philip Bunting!

What could we clever humans ever learn from trees? Find out when you take a stroll through the woods and learn a few life lessons from our foliaged friends in this truly special book filled with graphic illustrations.

With humor and heart, readers will encounter a small forest of facts. They’ll explore the brilliance of trees in creating one interconnected wood-wide web that enables their community to collaborate with each other, share resources, warn of threats, and survive and thrive together.

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