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Naturalist-in-Residence Inspired Book List for Kids and Teens
Nature is for everyone! Join Madison Public Library's first Naturalist-in-Residence for a series of nature experiences this Fall aimed at inspiring wonder and stewardship of the world around us, as well as recognizing our place within it.
A charming, child-friendly tour of an environmentally sustainable city. Can we do the same where we live? Seeing how essential - and awesome - it is to be green will inspire kids to imagine it into being!
A hopeful, inspiring picture book celebrating the power of human cooperation and the beauty of life on Earth.
Riddles and bold imagery take readers on a tour of the sites and sounds of nature.
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption.
An immigrant girl explains how she learned English by reading about monarch butterflies, and how, troubled by their decline, she got her classmates and neighbors together to build a butterfly garden.
Meet nine scientists who, as kids, explored the great outdoors and collected treasures: seedpods, fossils, worms, and more. Observing, sorting, and classifying their finds taught these kids scientific skills--and sometimes led to groundbreaking discoveries.
Artist Lily Williams explores how such a loss would effect not just bees' environment, but the world as a whole in this poignant, beautiful book about the importance of our most important bees.
A charming young naturalist is determined to prove that girls can be more than homemakers in the year 1899.
Four very different kids form an alternative Scout troop that shakes up their sleepy Florida town.
When his asthma lands him at a health resort in the wilds of Gilded Age South Florida, twelve-year-old Algie Emsworth is over the moon. The scientific treasure trove of unexplored swamps may launch his dream career as a naturalist.
Bronx middle-grader Addy joins other city youngsters on a wilderness adventure in California that turns deadly when wildfires erupt.
A young violinist discovers her mother's family secretly harbor a sanctuary for extinct Tasmanian tigers in the remote Australian rainforest.
With Shelby's deductive skills and Watts's scientific knowledge, there's no case the two of them can't solve--one environmental mystery at a time.
This illustrated guide will inspire kids to look closely at the world around them by teaching them how to observe environments as a naturalist does.
Learn how to navigate through any landscape--forests, deserts, even your own backyard--through observation of the world around you.
Dr. Temple Grandin, an inventor and world-renowned scientist, introduces readers to geologists, astrophysicists, oceanographers, and many other scientists who unlock the wonders of the natural world.
This book explores our right to a healthy environment and introduces the stories of people fighting for change.
Packed with real-life tales of adventure, breathtaking illustrations, and practical tools, this handbook is an inspiring guide for the next generation of climate activists, conservationists, and nature lovers.
This spotlights the world-changing work of women on the frontlines of the fight for climate justice.
Told in verse, seventeen-year-old Eliza, an environmental activist, is navigating the after-effects of a hurricane that devastated her coastal town while falling for Milo, a rich tourist who is at the center of a redevelopment that could put her community in danger-again.
Cuban American Marianna has always given her father her vote but now that he's running for president, she starts to view him with new eyes, and isn't sure she likes what she sees. An authentic, humorous novel about waking up and speaking up.
A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa's quiet suburban street into a war zone, and she is forced to make impossible choices if she and her brother are to survive.
Full of empowering stories of young leaders all over the world, this information-packed book from award-winning journalist and one of the foremost voices for climate justice, Naomi Klein, offers young readers a comprehensive look at the state of the climate today and how we got here, while also providing the tools they need to join this fight to protect and reshape the planet they will inherit.
The essential guide to changemaking, with advice on writing and pitching op-eds, organizing successful events and peaceful protests, time management as a student activist, utilizing social and traditional media to spread a message, and sustaining long-term action.
Discover the impacts of the decline of birds on our ecosystems, food systems, and mental health, and what we can do to save them.
In this personal, moving essay, youth activist Hannah Testa shares with readers how she led a grassroots political campaign to successfully pass state legislation limiting single-use plastics and how she influenced global businesses to adopt more sustainable practices.
A collection of some of the most popular articles from Teen Vogue over the last couple years of climate justice coverage. The book is organized by theme, from explainers to activism, and adds thoughtful introductions from leading climate justice voices to add clarity to each section.