Over and Under the Rainforest

Written & Illustrated by:  Kate Messner & Christopher Silas Neal For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family Kids Outdoors Environmental Activism/Preservation Nature Pint-Sized Professor   Summary:  I know I know, I’m late to the party on this one. But life is quite something in this day and age. Anywho, let’s stop talking about my…

The Lion Queens of India

Written & Photographed By: Jan Reynolds For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, Activism, Sustainability, India. Summary: This book is really great, and I love that it’s all real photos inside! The book follows one ranger in particular, Rashila, as she goes about her day checking on lions in the Gir wildlife sanctuary….

The Worldwide Forager

Written By: Roger Phillips For Ages: MG & Up Language: English Topics Covered: Food, Foraging, Pint-Sized Professor, Environmental Sustainability. Summary: This book is a wealth of information, written by well-known British fungi expert Roger Phillips. The book is divided into 4 sections to mimic the seasons, and includes tons of gorgeous photos and recipes for…

Climate Change for Babies

Written By: Chris Ferrie & Katherina Petrou Illustrated by: Chris Ferrie For Ages: infants and up Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental Activism, Pint-Sized Professor, Climate Change, Climate Justice, STEM. Summary: Climate Change for Babies begins the conversation to teach about the earth, its atmosphere, and what is currently happening to it. I like the metaphor…

What’s the Commotion in the Ocean?

Written by: Nyasha Williams Illustrated by: Sof’ya Glushko For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English Topics Covered: Environment, POC-Centric Narratives, Environmentalism, Activism, Littering, Sustainability, Ocean Life, Pint-Sized Professor. Summary:  For #sweetsandsocialjustice we’re addressing climate justice with a book all about ocean pollution!  The treat I made to go with it is some Italian butter cookies, recipe courtesy of @smittenkitchen. What’s the Commotion…

A Voice for the Spirit Bears: How One Boy Inspired Millions to Save a Rare Animal

Written by:¬†Carmen Oliver Illustrated by:¬†Katy Dockrill For ages:¬†4 years and up Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Environmental Activism, Historic Figure, Social-Emotional Growth, Shyness, Environmental Protection,¬†Nature, Natural World. Summary:¬†This story is based on David Simon Jackson, a person who organized for the safety and preservation of a rare type of black bear called the spirit bear. ¬†It follows David…

Kaia and the Bees

Written by: Maribeth Boelts Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez  For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Growth, Fear, Lying, Beekeeping, Environmental Conservation, Family, Education, Emotional Regulation. Summary:  Kaia’s family has a pretty unique hobby, especially for living in an apartment building.  Her dad keeps bees!  He is very passionate about beekeeping, and bee conservation, especially since honeybee numbers are…

Obsessive About Octopuses [released 4/7]

Written &¬†Illustrated by:¬†Owen Davey For ages:¬†3 years and up Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†STEM, Ocean Creatures, Octopuses, Nature, Natural World, Conservation. Summary:¬† Folx, I’m not sure that I can adequately express how excited I am for this particular book to come out. ¬†If you’ve been following our book reviews for a bit (which first of all, THANK…

Journey Under the Arctic

Written by: James O. Fraoili Illustrated by: Joe St. Pierre For ages: 8-12 years Language: English, gives a small Inuit phrase guide as well.  Topics Covered: Historical Figure, Environmental Activism, Nature, Adventure, Global Warming, Graphic Novel, STEM. Summary:  This comic book adventure is the second in the Fabien Cousteau Expeditions series, designed for upper elementary readers. ¬†The story follows an…