The Magical Underwater Activity Book

Written & Illustrated by: Mia Underwood For Ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Art, Creativity, Imagination, Ocean, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Sustainability. Summary: This activity book is a really cool way to involve STEM activities with imagination and art. Creator Mia Underwood makes whimsical Nordic-inspired underwater creatures wearing adorable hats that take…

Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Written By: Sandra Neil Wallace Illustrated by: Rebecca Gibbon For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Feminism, Science, Pint-Sized Professor, Environmental Activism, Sustainability, Nature, Historical Figure. Summary: Happy Saturday! For #sweetsandsocialjustice this week I might have gone a little overboard, but I was inspired by the most recent episode of GBBO and made…

How Cara Lost Her Color

Written By: Ali Miller Illustrated by: Anastasia Yatsunenko For Ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Coral Reefs, Pint-Sized Professor, Environmental Activism, Sustainability, Climate Justice, Ocean. Summary: This story follows a coral polyp named Cara and her best algae friend Zoey. Cara and Zoey start to notice that the water is getting warmer…

The World’s Poorest President Speaks Out

Edited By: Yoshimi Kusaba Illustrated by: Gaku Nakagawa Translated by: Andrew Wong For Ages: 6 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Politicians, Capitalism, Environmental Activism, Sustainability, History, Historical Figures. Summary: This book’s text is taken from a 2012 speech given at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, the president of Uruguay speaks about human…

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…

Planet S.O.S

Written & Illustrated by: Marie G. Rohde For ages: 8-12 years  Language: English  Topics Covered: Climate Justice, Environment, Sustainability, Pint-Sized Professor, Climate Change, STEM, Call to Action. Summary:  Planet SOS is an incredibly fascinating book, and the layout is one of the most creative I’ve seen in a non-fiction.  Combining environmental threats and mythical creatures, creator Marie G. Rohde brings…

Our Environment: Everything You Need to Know

Written by: Jacques Pasquet Illustrated by: Yves Dumont Translated by: Shelley Tanaka For ages: 9-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Environment, Nature, Sustainability, Activism, Pint-Sized Professor, Biology, Littering, Oceans, Marine Life, Weather, Climate Change.  Summary:  Our Environment is helpfully broken up into 5 sections, one for each of the essential elements (water, air, soil, energy, climate) with bolded vocabulary words…

Trees Make Perfect Pets

Written by: Paul Czajak Illustrated by: Cathy Gendron  For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Sustainability, Nature, Girls Outdoors, Love, Pets, Biology.  Summary:  Trees Make Perfect Pets is a story about a girl named Abigail who wants a special pet for her birthday-a tree!  She’s given that matter a lot of thought, and in her…

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…

My Green Day

Written & Illustrated by: Melanie Walsh For ages: 2-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Environmentalism, Activism, Social Change, Sustainability, Green Living, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Science, Nature.  Summary:  Happy Friday! Today we are joining in on #thefictionfeast today with a really adorable book called My Green Day. We decided to make a tasty treat using some of the tips from the book…