19 Great Recycling Books for Kids: Encouraging Eco-Friendly Habits

Recycling is an important part of maintaining a healthy environment for future generations. Encouraging children to embrace recycling and other eco-friendly habits is crucial in creating a sustainable future. Here are 19 great recycling books that will teach kids about recycling, reducing waste, and protecting the planet.

1.”The Watcher” by Jeanette Winter – This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Jane Goodall’s love for nature and her dedication to conservation.

2.”The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle” by Alison Inches – A fun story told from the perspective of a plastic bottle embarking on its journey to becoming recycled fleece.

3.”Recycle Every Day!” by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace – Follow a young girl named Minna as she learns about the environment and how to recycle different materials every day.

4.”Michael Recycle” by Ellie Bethel – A superhero character named Michael Recycle travels around spreading awareness about the importance of recycling.

5.”The Great Kapok Tree” by Lynne Cherry – This book showcases a powerful message about respecting our planets’ resources and preserving them through the eyes of various rainforest animals.

6.”The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch – A creative story that teaches children about reusing materials rather than always relying on new resources.

7.”Just a Dream” by Chris Van Allsburg – A young boy’s dream transports him into the future where he sees how his actions today could affect future generations’ environment.

8.”Curious George Plants a Tree” by Margret Rey – Follow Curious George as he learns about the importance of recycling and participates in a city-wide recycling campaign.

9.”One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia” by Miranda Paul – Learn how one woman’s dedication to recycling plastic bags has transformed her community.

10.”The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle” by Nuria Roca – Teach kids about the three essential components of responsible waste management with this engaging and informative book.

11.”Don’t Throw That Away!” by Lara Bergen – This interactive flip-book introduces children to the importance of recycling and repurposing everyday items.

12.”What Does It Mean to Be Green?” by Rana DiOrio – Helps kids understand the principles of green living and explains how they can contribute to preserving the environment.

13.”10 Things I Can Do To Help My World” by Melanie Walsh – This brightly illustrated book offers practical tips on how kids can embrace recycling and other eco-friendly habits.

14.”Earth Day, Every Day” by Lisa Bullard – Follow Trina as she learns about Earth Day and takes action to make a difference in her community.

15.”This Tree Counts!” by Alison Formento – A heartwarming tale about the importance of trees in our environment and how they benefit our world through recycling.

16.”One Tiny Turtle” by Nicola Davies – Through stunning illustrations, this book teaches children about the life cycle of sea turtles and their role in maintaining healthy ocean ecosystems.

17.”Basher Science: Planet Earth” by Dan Green – A fascinating introduction to Earth’s natural processes, including recycling within ecosystems, for kids ages 8-12.

18.”Compost Stew: An A-to-Z Recipe for the Earth” by Mary McKenna Siddals – A fun picture book that teaches young children about composting, a form of organic recycling essential for healthy gardens.

19.”Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” by Steven Kroll – Rediscover the importance of reducing waste, reusing items, and recycling materials.

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