Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Suggested Children’s Literature for PLT PreK-8 Activities
Content Prepared by Beth Lesure (& others as noted), NH Project Learning Tree
Organized alphabetically by author by David Wiseman
February 2004 (added to through 2005)
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A Rainy Day. Sundance.Reading recovery level 2. not enough info
Used in Activity 29
A Tree Fell Over the River. Sundance.Reading recovery level 3. ISBN:
0613308123, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 23
Abrams, Kathleen and Lawrence. Logging and Lumbering. Silver Burdett.
1980.
Discusses the work of loggers, activities at sawmills, various products
derived from trees, and measures taken to insure a continued supply
of lumber. Grades 3+. ISBN: 0671340077, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 34
Ackerman, Diane. Animal Sense. A. A. Knopf. 2003.
A collection of poems that tells how such animals as alligators, bats,
penguins, bumblebees, and skunks use their different senses. Grades
PreK-3. ISBN: 0375823840.
Adams, Richard C and Robert Gardner. Energy Projects for Young
Scientists. Scholastic. 2001.
Instructions for a variety of projects and experiments demonstrating
basic concepts of energy, work, and power, including thermal,
electrical, and solar energy, energy of motion and position, and energy
conservation. Grades 6+. ISBN: 0531163806, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 39
Adler, Naomi. Dial Book of Animal Tales From Around the World. Dial
Books for Young Readers. 1996.
In every corner of the world there are well-loved stories that use
animal characters to show us the richness of human nature. This
extraordinary collection brings together nine animal folktales that
radiate diverse tradition and abound in warmth and humor. Grades
4-7. ISBN: 0803720637.
Adoff, Arnold. In for Winter, Out for Spring. Harcourt. 1991.
This collection of poems, told from the perspective of a young girl,
celebrates family life throughout the yearly cycle of seasons. Grades
PreK-K. ISBN: 0152014926, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 77
Albert, Richard. Alejandro’s Gift. Chronicle Books. 1994.
Lonely in his house beside a road in the desert, Alejandro builds an oasis
to attract the many animals around him. Grades K-3. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity: 96
Aliki. Johnny Appleseed. Prentice-Hall. 1963.
1
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
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Retells the wandering of John Chapman whose devotion to planting
apple trees made him a legendary figure in American history. Grades
K-3. ISBN: 0671667467, found bn (also available in Spanish)
Used in PLT Activity: 31, 33, 40, 87, 91, 96
Allen, John Logan L. Student Atlas of Environmental Issues. McGraw-Hill.
1997.
Explores the human impact on the air, waters, biosphere, and land in
every major world region. Provides a unique combination of maps
and data to help students understand the dimensions of the world's
environmental problems and the geographical basis of these
problems. Grades 4+. ISBN: 0697365204, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 20, 86, 96
Allen, Judy. Elephant. Candlewick Press. 1995.
When Hannah finds an ivory necklace that belonged to her greatgrandmother, it gives her dreams; and she knows she must make
restitution to the elephants for their suffering caused by the ivory
trade. Grades PreK-2. ISBN: 1564024385, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 88, 91
Allen, Judy. Tiger. Candlewick Press. 1992.
Ancient beliefs and wildlife preservation form the conflict in this
beautifully crafted story set in rural China. Grades PreK-2. ISBN:
1564020835, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 88
Allen, Marjorie. Changes. MacMillan. 1991.
Describes, in rhymed text and illustrations, how things in nature change as
they grow and develop. Grades PreK-2. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity: 5, 41, 80
Ancona, George. The Golden Lion Tamarins Comes Home. MacMillan.
1994.
As the Brazilian rainforest disappeared, so did Golden Lion
Tamarins. They began to die out as deforestation reduced their
habitat. Today, tamarins are being bred in zoos and returned to the
wild. Grades 1-7. ISBN: 002700905X, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 88
Andersen, Hans Christian. The Fir Tree. Harper and Row. 1970.
Grades K-3. ISBN: 155858501X, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 30, 79
Anderson and Svedburg. Nicky the Nature Detective. R&S Books. 1988.
Nicky's adventures in the woods and fields introduce the reader to the
seasonal changes in plants and animals. Grades 6+. ISBN:
9129587867, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 78
Anderson, Ginger. Nature Rhymes for Young Explorers. Vermont Agency of
Natural Resources. 1995
Book of poetry about nature. Grades PreK+. Couldn’t find
2
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
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Used in PLT Activity: 5, 46, 47
Anderson, Robert. Forests: Identifying Propaganda Techniques. Gale
Group. 1992.
Presents opposing viewpoints about various aspects of forestry,
including the management of national forests and the question of how
much damage is done by logging and acid rain. Grades 3-7. ISBN:
0899080995, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 32, 35, 50, 59
Animal Watch. Newbridge.
How can we learn more about animals? By studying them up close where
they live! Whether scientists are tracking tigers in the jungle, searching for
insects in the rain forest, or observing pigeons in a park, they're always
making new discoveries. Guided reading level O. couldn’t find
Used in PLT Activity: 1, 22
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Magic Seeds. Putnam. 1995.
A gift from a wizard makes Jack's fortune grow by ones and twos, then
threes and fours, then faster and faster, challenging you to keep track of
his riches. Grades K-3. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity: 89
Anthony, Joseph. In a Nutshell. Dawn Publications. 1999.
An acorn grows into an oak, helps sustain other life and eventually
dies and continues to offer life to others. Grades preK-3. ISBN:
188322098X, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 79
Appelt, Kathi. Bayou Lullaby. Morrow. 1995.
Appelt has written a rhythmic, soothing lullaby for a little girl who
lives in a house by the banks of the bayou Grades PreK-2. ISBN:
0688128572, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 71
Applebaum, Diana. Giants in the Land. Houghton Mifflin. 1993.
Giants in the Land is an incredible look at the role the giant pine trees
of New England played in the history of the United States, especially
in the years preceding the Revolutionary War. Grades 3-6. ISBN:
0395647207, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 33, 95
Applehof, Mary. Worms Eat My Garbage. Flower Press. 1997.
The definitive guide to vermicomposting-a process using redworms to
recycle food waste into nutrient-rich food for plants. Grades 4-7.
ISBN: 0942256107, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 24
Ariane. Small Cloud. Dutton. 1984.
As Small Cloud is born to Singing River and Big Sun, travels across
the country, and evolves into rain, the hydrologic cycle is symbolized.
Grades K-3. ISBN: 0802774903, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 44
3
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
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Arkhurst, Joyce Cooper. The Adventures of Spider: West African
Folktales. Little, Brown. 1992.
Presents six tales about Spider, including those that explain how he
got a thin waist and a bald head and why he lives in ceilings and dark
corners. Grades K-3. ISBN: 0316051071, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 18
Arnold, Caroline. On the Brink of Extinction: The California Condor.
Harcourt Brace. 1993.
Describes the history of the condor in North America and the efforts
to capture and breed the few remaining California condors to save
them from extinction. Grades 2-7. ISBN: 0152579915, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 88
Arnold, Caroline. Saving the Peregrine Falcon. Carolrhoda. 1985.
Describes the efforts of scientists who are trying to save the peregrine
falcon from extinction by taking the fragile eggs that would not
survive in the wild, hatching them, raising the chicks, and then
releasing the birds back into the wild. Grades 2-6. ISBN:
0876145233, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 36, 88
Arnold, Caroline. The Biggest Living Thing. Carolrhoda Books. 1983.
Presents facts about the giant sequoia trees, including how they grow,
the circumstances of their "discovery," how their age is determined,
and how forest fires actually help them. Grades K-4. ISBN:
0876142455, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 66, 76, 81
Arnosky, Jim. Crinkleroot’s Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats. Simon &
Schuster. 1997.
Introduces different wildlife habitats, including wetlands, woodlands,
cornfields, and grasslands. Grades PreK-5. ISBN: 0689835388, found
bn
Used in PLT Activity: 7, 21, 48, 61, 76, 78, 79, 80
Arnosky, Jim. Crinkleroot’s Guide to Walking in Wild Places. Bradbury
Press. 1990.
Crinkleroot the forest dweller provides tips for walking in wild places
and avoiding such hazards as ticks, poisonous plants, and wild
animals. Grades K-7. ISBN: 0027058425, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 46, 87
Arnosky, Jim. In the Forest: A Portfolio of Paintings. Lothrop, Lee, and
Shepard Publishers. 1989.
Oil paintings that depict the forest at different times of the day during
the fall & winter. Text discusses the plants & animals that call the
forest home. Grades K-7. ISBN: 0688081622, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 6, 22, 78
Arthus-Bertrand, Yann. The Future of the Earth: An Intro to Sustainable
Development for Young Readers. Abrams, Harry N, Inc. 2004.
4
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
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The first book for young readers that explains sustainable
development in easy terms. An attention-grabbing primer on
mankind's direct and indirect effects on the natural world, this book
explains how such topics as global trends, economic disparity, and
invasive species, among others, have changed the world in which we
live. Grades 4-8. ISBN: 0810950189.
Asch, Frank. Sawgrass Poems. Harcourt Brace. 1996.
Beginning with an eloquent introduction to the Everglades, this collection
of 20 poems transports readers to that unique place and challenges them to
look at it intently, often through the eyes of creatures living there. Grades
PreK-4. ISBN: 0152001808¸ unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 71
Asch, Frank. The Earth and I. Harcourt. 1994.
A child explains how he and the Earth dance and sing together and
take turns listening to each other. Grades PreK+. ISBN: 0152004432,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 96
Asch, Frank. Water. Harcourt Brace. 1995.
Identifies some of the places water is found, from the obvious (rivers,
lakes, rain, ice) to the not so obvious (clouds, dew, a tear). Grades
PreK-3. ISBN: 0152023488, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 44
Aten, Jerry G. Democracy For Young Americans. McGraw-Hill. 1996.
Grades 6+. ISBN: 0866534830, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 57
Atkins, Jeannine. Girls Who Looked Under Rocks The Lives of Six
Pioneering Naturalists. Dawn. 2000.
The six women portrayed in this book—Maria Merian (b. 1647),
Anna Comstock (b. 1854), Frances Hamerstrom (b. 1907), Rachel
Carson (b. 1907), Miriam Rothschild (b. 1908), and Jane Goodall (b.
1934)—all grew up to become award-winning scientists, writers and
artists, as comfortable with a pen as with as with a magnifying glass.
They each overcame opposition and found ways to pass on their vision
of how all lives in nature are beautifully connected. Grades 4-5.
ISBN: 1584690119, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 34
Baehr, Patricia. For A Good Cause. Newbridge.
This collection of short profiles features a diverse group of people telling
how and why they took action for a cause close to their hearts. Guided
reading level U. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity: 96
Bailey, Jill. Save the Tiger. Steck-Vaughn Co. 1992.
Akbar, a tracker for a tourist lodge, works with villagers, would-be
poachers, and those involved in Project Tiger to protect the
5
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
41.
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diminishing number of tigers in his part of India. Grades 2-7. ISBN:
0811465519, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 88
Baker, Jeannie. Where the Forest Meets the Sea. Greenwillow Books. 1988.
On a camping trip in an Australian rain forest with his father, a
young boy thinks about the history of the plant and animal life
around him and wonders about their future. Grades K-3. ISBN:
0688063632, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 80, 95
Baker, Jeannie. Window. Greenwillow Books. 1991.
Chronicles the events and changes in a young boy's life and in his
environment, from babyhood to grownup, through wordless scenes
observed from the window of his room. Grades K-3. ISBN:
0688089186, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 33, 55, 95
Baker, Lucy. Life in the Rainforests. Watts. 1990.
Describes the importance of rain forests, types of plant and animal life
that live there, and how rain forests are threatened by deforestation.
Grades 2-7. ISBN: 0590461311, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 18, 49
Bancroft, Henrietta and Nonny Hogrogian. Down Come the Leaves.
Harper Collins. 1961.
Grades K-3. ISBN: 0690243138, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 78
Bang, Molly. Common Ground: The Earth, Water, and Air We All Share.
Scholastic. 1997.
Imagines a village in which there are too many people consuming
shared resources and discusses the challenge of handling our world's
environment safely. Grades K-7. ISBN: 0590100564, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 38
Baron, Kathy. The Tree of Time. A Story of a Special Sequoia. The
Yosemite National Park. 1994.
Traces the life of a 2000 year old giant sequoia in relation to
important events in world history. Grades 4-6. ISBN: 0939666731,
found bn.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 66
Baron, Robert. Hudson: Story of a River. Fulcrum Publishing. 2004.
Presents an imaginary journey back in time to the birth of the Hudson
River and examines its history, pollution and clean-up, nearby Native
American and European settlements, and the river's appeal as a
tourist destination and literary subject. Grades 4-8. ISBN:
1555915124.
Bash, Barbara. Ancient Ones: The World of the Old-Growth Douglas Fir.
Sierra Club, Little & Brown. 1994.
6
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
49.
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The Ancient Ones tells the tale of an old-growth forest. Grades 2-6.
ISBN: 1578050812, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 33, 66
Bash, Barbara. In the Heart of the Village: The World of the Indian
Banyan Tree. Sierra Club. 1996.
This book captures the soul of the ancient and sacred banyan,
painting a vivid picture of its importance to the people and other life
forms that flourish beneath and within its welcoming branches.
Grades K-5. ISBN: 1578050804, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 18, 20, 90, 92
Bash, Barbara. Tree of Life: The World of the African Baobab. Sierra
Club. 2002.
Text and pictures document the life cycle of this amazing tree of the
African savannah, and portrays the animals and people it helps to
support. Grades PreK-5. ISBN: 1578050863, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 9, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 79, 80, 90
Bash, Barbara. Urban Roosts: Where Birds Nest in the City. Sierra Club.
1990.
Describes the birds that make their homes in the heart of the city and
examines how they have adjusted to such a harsh urban environment.
Grades 3-7. ISBN: 0316083127, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 22, 86
Batten, Mary. Anthropologist: Scientist of the People. Houghton Mifflin. 2001.
This story focuses on the lives of the natives within the South American
rainforest, and the work of a woman who became a professional
anthropologist and studied the natives. Grades 6+. ISBN: 0618083685.
Baylor, Byrd and Peter Parnall. The Other Way To Listen. Aladdin. 1978.
An old man teaches a child the art of listening to nature. Where most
would hear only silence, the child learns to hear the thousand rich
noises of the desert. Grades PreK-2. ISBN: 0689810539, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: (WI EC) 4
Baylor, Byrd. The Table Where Rich People Sit. Atheneum. 1994.
A girl discovers that her impoverished family is rich in things that
matter in life, especially being outdoors and experiencing nature.
Grades K-4. ISBN: 0689820089, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 19
Becker, Bonny. The Quiet Way Home. Henry Holt & Company. 1995.
A little girl and her grandfather take the “quiet” way home from
school, walking along a path. They hear all kinds of noises, taking
time to enjoy the sounds of the honeybee “buzzing”, the black bird
“scolding” and the grasshopper “whirring”. Grade PreK. ISBN:
0805035303, available used from bn for $49.95
Used in PLT Activity: (MN EC, WI EC) 4
Beer, Kathleen. What Happens in the Spring. National Geographic Society.
1977.
7
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Describes the changes in plants and animals in the spring. Grades PreK-2.
can’t find
Used in PLT Activity: 78
57. Behn, Harry. Trees (A Poem). Henry Holt and Company. 1992.
With rhythmic, melodic text, this gentle picture book graced with
beautiful illustrations encourages young children to look more closely
at the trees around them. Grades PreK-2. ISBN #: 080501926X,
found library
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Used in PLT Activity: (MN EC, WI EC) 21,5; (Kay West) 5
Bellamy, David. The Forest. C.N. Potter. 1988.
Taking the reader through the four seasons in the forest, this picture book
describes the lives of the creatures and plants that live there, and what
happens when man threatens to destroy them. Grades 2-4. cant find
Used in PLT Activity: 8, 87, 89
Benson, Christopher. Careers in Conservation. Lerner. 1974.
Describes briefly the careers available in the conservation field,
including forester, sanitation engineer, geologist, air pollution
inspector, land use planner, and others. Grades 1-5. 1974!!!!!!!!
ISBN: 0822503204, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 34
Berger, Melvin. Where Do the Animals Live? Newbridge.
Burrows, tree holes, nests, hives, webs, lodges, ice floes, caves, ground
holes, and oceans – students meet animals that make their homes in these
places. Grades K-2. ISBN: 1567840191, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 22
Berger, Melvin. Amazing Water. Newbridge.
Explains how water is transformed from a liquid to both a solid and a gas
as seen in snow, rain, fog, hail, clouds, and ice. Grades K-2. ISBN:
156784104X, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 44
Berger, Melvin. An Apple a Day. Newbridge.
Students see how apples grow and are harvested, shipped, and sold. The
parts of a flower, pollination, and the seasons are also introduced. Grades
K-2. ISBN: 1567840116, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 16, 65
Berger, Melvin. Animal Senses. Newbridge.
Students will be surprised to learn that the katydid's ears are on its front
legs, a snake smells with its tongue, butterflies taste with their feet, and
more. Grades 2-4. ISBN: 1567842151. unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 1,2,3,4
Berger, Melvin. Animals in Hiding. Newbridge.
Students learn about camouflage and adaptation as they try to fin the
animals “in hiding” in the fascinating full-color photographs. Grades K-2.
ISBN: 1567840108, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 25
8
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
65.
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Berger, Melvin. Can Kids Save the Earth? Newbridge.
Students discover that other children all over the world are helping to
improve the environment, and they learn what they can do to help. Grades
1-4. ISBN: 1567842097, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 87, 96
Berger, Melvin. Can Kids Save the Earth? Newbridge.
Students discover that other children all over the world are helping to
improve the environment, and they learn what they can do to help. Grades
1-4. ISBN: 1567842097, unavailable.
Used in PLT Activity: 96
Berger, Melvin. Insect Lives. Newbridge.
The fascinating world of insects is revealed to students, as well as the
important role these creatures play in the balance of nature. Grades
1-4. ISBN: 1567842208, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 8
Berger, Melvin. Kids for the Earth. Newbridge.
Children are introduced to ways to conserve our natural resources – water,
trees, and earth – including recycling. Grades K-2. ISBN: 1567840205,
unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 87
Berger, Melvin. Life in a Tree. Newbridge.
Children learn the parts of a tree and get a close-up look at the plants
and animals that depend on trees for food and shelter. Grades K-2.
ISBN: 1567843387, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 22, 62, 63
Berger, Melvin. The Four Seasons. Newbridge.
Students follow the patterns of birth, growth, and change during the
seasons. They see how the seasons affect plants and animals, and even
themselves! Grades K-2. ISBN: 1567841007, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 78
Berger, Melvin. The Native Americans Told Us So. Newbridge.
Children discover that the Native Americans found many ways to live in
harmony with the land and conserve Earth’s natural resources. Grades 1-4.
ISBN: 1567842119, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 90
Berger, Melvin. The Web of Life. Newbridge.
All plants and animals depend in some way upon others – from the tiniest
insect to the largest mammal. Students learn this and the part each has to
play. Grades 1-4. ISBN: 1567842062, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 45
Berger, Melvin. Where Does All the Garbage Go? Newbridge.
From our homes to trucks to dumps – children follow the path of
household garbage and learn how recycling garbage can create new
products. Grades K-2. ISBN: 1567840027, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 37,82,83
9
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
74.
Bernard, Robin. A Tree for All Seasons. National Geographic Society.
2001.
Photographs illustrate the changes that occur in a sugar maple tree as
the season’s progress. Grades PreK-2. ISBN #: 0792266749, found
bn
75.
76.
77.
78.
79.
80.
Used in PLT Activity: (WI EC) 21
Berry, Joy. Every Kids' Guide to Saving the Earth. Living Skills Press.
1992.
Using everyday situations, this activity-filled title shows how children
can develop habits and attitudes which will make their homes,
neighborhoods, communities, and even their whole planet a better
place in which to live. Grades K-5. ISBN: 1590930541, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 96
Bial, Raymond. A Handful of Dirt. Walker and Company. 2000.
Soil may not be alive, but amazingly, multitudes of microscopic
creatures live there, battling it out in an eat-or-be-eaten world. These
tiny creatures, invisible to our eyes, provide food for the insects that in
turn feed the reptiles and mammals that live in and above the soil.
Grades 2-7. ISBN: 0802786987, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 70
Bierhorst, John. Way of the Earth: Native Americans and the
Environment. Morrow, William and Co. 1994.
Uses native testimony and native texts to show how 'animal masters'
and natural gardening protect the land from overuse, how living
space is patterned, how human reproduction is controlled, and how
the sun is viewed as the overlord of a closed energy system from which
nothing may be removed without 'payment.' Grades 6+. ISBN:
0688115608, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 56, 90
Billout, Guy. By Camel or By Car: A Look at Transportation. Simon and
Schuster. 1983.
Text and illustrations describe 15 types of water, air, and land
transportation . ISBN: 0131095951, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 53
Binns, Tristan Boyer. EPA: Environmental Protection Agency. Heinemann.
2002.
Grades 2-5. ISBN: 158810981X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 58
Birkett, Terri. Truax. 1995.
Written specifically to counter the book "The Lorax", by Dr. Seuss. It is
an encounter between Guardbark, protector of trees, and Truax, the logger.
In a fast paced, fun, rhythm and rhyme style, the book addresses issues
such as harvesting trees, regeneration, old growth, biodiversity,
endangered species and other forestry issues. Grades 4+. Can’t find
Used in PLT Activity: 59, 89
10
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
81.
82.
83.
84.
85.
86.
87.
88.
89.
Bishop, Nic. Forest Explorer: A Life-sized Field Guide. Scholastic Press.
2004.
Depicts in detail several different deciduous forest habitats, with field
notes about the insects and animals shown, as well as tips on how to
explore a real forest. Grades 4-8. ISBN: 0439174805.
Blackstone, Stella. Bear About Town Barefoot Books. 2001.
Bear heads into town every day. He stops at different places (bakery,
pool, movie theater, gym, toy store and the park). His outings provide
an opportunity to learn the days of the week as well as the ins and
outs of a town. Grades PreK-K. ISBN: 1841481521, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 74
Blaustein, Daniel. The Everglades and the Gulf Coast. Marshall Cavendish,
Inc. 2000.
Presents an overview of wetland ecology as seen in Florida’s
Everglades, the largest freshwater wetlands ecosystem in the
continental United States. Grades 6+. ISBN: 0761408967.
Bliss, Corinne Demas. Matthew’s Meadow. Harcourt. 1992.
Every year at blackberry time Matthew visits the red-tailed hawk in the
black walnut tree in the meadow, and she teaches him how to use his
senses to fully appreciate the natural world. Grades K-5. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity: 91
Bond, Ruskin. Cherry Tree. Boyds Mill Press. 1991.
A young girl nurses a cherry tree from sprig to seedling and is
rewarded one year by the sight of small miracle--its first pink
blossoms. Grades PreK-2. ISBN: 0613098218, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 21, 79
Booth, Philip. Crossing. Candlewick Press, 2004.
The train has 100 cars, carries cattle, and includes hoppers of coke,
anaconda copper, and hotbox smoke. Wonderful pictures. Grades K5. ISBN: 0-7636-2434-9, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity Wyoming/West: 53
Bosveld, Jane. While A Tree was Growing. American Museum of Natural
History. 1997. Grades PreK-4. ISBN: 0761105409, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: (MN EC) 62
Bouchard, David. If You’re Not From The Prairie… Atheneum. 1995.
With accessible verse and stunning artwork, this is a book in the tradition
of Norman Rockwell that captures the particularly American experience of
life on the prairie. Grade 1-6. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity: 95
Bouchard, David. Voices from the Wild-- An Animal Sensagoria. Chronicle
Books. 1996.
Describes how animals use their senses to survive in the wild. The
book is divided into five sections--sight, smell, touch, hearing, taste.
Each section features five animals relating, in first person, the special
11
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
ways the particular sense helps them hunt, avoid predators, and care
for their young. Grades 3-5. ISBN: 0811814629 found at library
Used in PLT Activity: 1, 2, 3, 4, 25
90. Boulton, Carolyn. Trees (activity book). Franklin Watts. 1984.
Identifies many types of trees and describes how they grow and the
kinds of leaves, fruits, and seeds they produce. Includes suggested
experiments and projects. Grades 1-4. ISBN: 0531046354, found
library
Used in PLT Activity: 21, 27, 31, 41, 43, 49, 62, 63, 64, 68, 79,
91. Bourgeois, Paulette & Brenda Clark. Franklin & The Thunderstorm.
Scholastic Publishing, 1998.
Franklin is afraid of thunderstorms until his friends help him
understand about lightening and thunder. Grades K-4. ISBN: 0-59002635-6, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: 44
92. Bourgeois, Paulette and Clark, Brenda. Franklin Plants a Tree. Scholastic.
2001.
A story about Franklin and his friends planting saplings on Earth Day
Franklin finds it hard to believe that such a small sapling will ever
grow into a big tree, but with water and lots of love, his tree begins to
grow. This story may be a little lengthy for some preschoolers, but can
easily be retold in your own words. Grades PreK-2. ISBN:
1550748785, found bn
93.
94.
95.
96.
97.
Used in PLT Activity: (WI EC, MN EC) 27, 62
Brandenberg, Aliki. My Five Senses. Harper Collins. 1991. Grades PreK-4.
ISBN: 006445083X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: MN EC 2
Branley, Franklyn M. Roots are Food Finders. Thomas Y. Crowell Co.
1975.
Explains in simple terms the function and importance of roots and
root hairs on a plant. Grades K-3. ISBN: 0690007035, found, library
Used in PLT Activity: 62, 63
Branley, Franklyn Mansfield. Down Comes the Rain. Harper Collins. 1997.
Explains how the water cycle leads to different types of weather
patterns. Grades K-3. ISBN: 0064451666, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 44
Branley, Franklyn Mansfield. It’s Raining Cats and Dogs: All Kinds of
Weather and Why We Have It. Houghton Mifflin. 1987.
Discusses various weather phenomena, including rain, hail, smog,
snow, lightning, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Grades 3-6. ISBN:
0380718499, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 44
Branley, Franklyn Mansfield. Sunshine Makes the Seasons. Harper Collins.
1989.
12
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Describes how sunshine and the tilt of the earth's axis are responsible
for the changing seasons. Grades K-4. ISBN: 0064450198, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 29
98. Branzei, Sylvia. Virtual Grossology : See It! Touch It! Hear It! Smell It!
Taste It (Planet Dexter's Grossology Series). Penguin. 1998.
Virtual Grossology is a must have for every 9-12 year old. It fits right
in with their sense of humor and gives a little education at the same
time. ISBN: 020115417X, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 3
99. Brenner, Barbara and Bernice Chardiet. Where’s That Insect? Scholastic.
1993.
Presents information about different kinds of insects. The reader is
invited to find insects hidden in the illustrations. Grades K-3. ISBN:
059045210X, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 25
100. Breskin Zalben, Jane. Pearl Plants a Tree. Simon & Schuster. 1995.
Little Pearl the lamb takes a cue from her grandfather and plants an
apple seed that sprouts, establishing a symbolic connection both to her
family and to the land. Grades K-3. ISBN: 0689800347, found
library
Used in PLT Activity: 31
101. Brett, Jan. The Mitten. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. 1989.
When a young boy drops his mitten in the snow a variety of woodland
animals find it and crawl inside. A warm, visually appealing and
humorous picture book. Grades PreK-2. ISBN #: 039921920X, found
bn
Used in PLT Activity: (WI EC) 22
102. Briggs, Martha Wren. Travels with Virginia, The Little Ferry: The Little
Ferry Goes to the Paper Mill. Dory Press. 1998.
Grades 6+. ISBN: 0963324063, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 51
103. Bright, Michael. Pollution and Wildlife. London Watts. 1987.
Grades 6+. ISBN: 0531170462, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 86
104. Bright, Michael. Saving the Whale. Gloucester Press. 1987.
A book that refers to whales, dolphins, whaling and animal
conservation. Grades 6+. ISBN: 0531170616, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 88
105. Brisson, Pat. Wanda’s Roses. Boyds Mill Press. 1994.
Wanda finds a thorny bush in a vacant lot and decides that it must be
a rosebush that needs a little attention. She thinks about it, does
library research, and tends the plant regularly, as various neighbors
stop by and attempt gently to talk the child out of her rosy hopes.
Grades K-2. ISBN: 1563971364, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 16
13
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
106. Brooks,
Bruce. Predator. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1991.
Survival in the wild creates a hierarchy of predators and their prey;
this interaction among the animals forms the basis of a complex
ecological system known as the food chain. Grades 3-7. ISBN:
0374361118, found library
Used in PLT Activity:25
107. Brooks, Felicity. Protecting Trees and Forests. EDCP. 1991.
Trees are vital to the health of the Earth but they are disappearing at
an alarming rate. Why is this happening and what can be done to
protect them? This colorful book provides a simple yet fascinating
introduction to the conservation of trees and forests. Grades 1-5.
ISBN: 074600656X, found library
Used in PLT Activity:77
108. Brooks, Felicity. Protecting Trees and Forests. EDCP. 1991.
Trees are vital to the health of the Earth but they are disappearing at
an alarming rate. Why is this happening and what can be done to
protect them? This colorful book provides a simple yet fascinating
introduction to the conservation of trees and forests. Grades 1-5.
ISBN: 074600656X, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 96
109. Brown, Paul. Energy and Resources. Scholastic. 1998.
Considers the relevance of sustainable development to the world of
energy and resources. Case studies show how sustainable practices,
such as using renewable resources and curbing pollution, are
currently used in communities around the world. Grades 2-5. ISBN:
0531144836, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 39
110. Bruchac, Joseph. Fox Song. Philomel Books. 1993.
After the death of her Indian great-grandmother, Jamie remembers
the many special things the old woman shared with her about the
natural world. Grades K-3. ISBN: 0698115619, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 90
111. Bryan, Nichol. Los Alamos Wildfires. Gareth Stevens. 2003.
Describes the events surrounding the wildfire that raged in New
Mexico in 2000 and the resulting debate over the policy of prescribed
burning, or purposely setting fires as a means of forest management.
Grades 4-5. ISBN: 0836855078, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 32
112. Bryan, Nichol. Los Alamos Wildfires. Gareth Stevens. 2003.
Describes the events surrounding the wildfire that raged in New
Mexico in 2000 and the resulting debate over the policy of prescribed
burning, or purposely setting fires as a means of forest management.
Grades 4-5. ISBN: 0836855078, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 33
113. Bryan, Nichol. Los Alamos Wildfires. Gareth Stevens. 2003.
14
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Describes the events surrounding the wildfire that raged in New
Mexico in 2000 and the resulting debate over the policy of prescribed
burning, or purposely setting fires as a means of forest management.
Grades 4+. ISBN: 0836855078, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:35,50
114. Buchanan, Ken and Debby. It Rained on the Desert Today Northland
Publishing. 1999.
The book is written from the perspective of a small desert-dwelling girl
who can see, smell, hear and sense the coming deluge to her desert home.
The sights, sounds, musical contour, and rhythm of the storm are
described with poetic imagery. Grades PreK-4. ISBN: 0873587499.
unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:1,3,4
115. Buchanan, Ken. This House is Made of Mud. Northland Publishing. 1992.
Story set in the Sonoran Desert describing the lifestyle a family whose
lives are intertwined with the environment. Bilingual. Grades 3-6.
ISBN: 0873585801, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 92; Wyoming/West: 18, 75,
90
116. Buckley, Virginia. State Birds. Lodestar/Dutton. 1990.
Describes in text and pictures the characteristics of each state bird
and how and when it came to be chosen. Grades 2+. ISBN:
0525671773, found library
Used in PLT Activity:25
117. Bunting, Eve. Flower Garden. Harcourt Brace. 1994.
This little city garden, intended as a birthday gift for mom, becomes a
gift for all those who have the great fortune to view it. Grades PreK-2.
ISBN: 0152023720, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:16
118. Bunting, Eve. Night Tree. Harcourt. 1991.
A family makes its annual pilgrimage to decorate an evergreen tree
with food for the forest animals at Christmas time. Grades PreK-2.
ISBN: 0152001212, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 21, 22, 96
119. Bunting, Eve. Someday Tree. 1993. Clarion Books.
Story about a child who finds out that a her favorite tree is dying and
what she does to save it. Grades 3-5. ISBN: 0395764785, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 77
120. Bunting, Eve. With Graceful Simplicity.
This book tells a moving story of friendship and mysterious hope. It
celebrates the human spirit and the miraculous power of the natural world.
Can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:89
121. Burke, Emily. Endangered Animals Poster Book. Darby Creek. 1993.
15
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Describes the habits, characteristics, and habitat of endangered animals
like the humpback whale, proboscis monkey, and thick-billed parrot.
ISBN: 0874066662, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:88
122. Burnie, David. Endangered Planet. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2004.
The book describes natural cycles and habitats and the impact
humans have on the environment. Contains messages that encourage
sustainable living. Grades 5+. ISBN: 0753457768.
123. Burningham, John. Hey! Get Off Our Train. Crown Books. 1994.
At bedtime a young boy takes a trip on his toy train and rescues
several endangered animals. Grades PreK-2. ISBN: 0517882043,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:53
124. Burns, Diane L. Trees, Leaves, and Bark. Northwoods Press. 1998.
Contains brief, introductory information for fifteen American trees,
including the lifespan and uses of the wood. A color drawing of the
mature tree and a close-up of the leaf help to further identify the
tree. Descriptions and illustrations are also given for the seeds and
the detail of the bark. There are environmental and safety tips at
the bottom of each two-page spread. In clear and simple terms,
readers can also learn how to make a bark-rubbing poster, a leaf
mobile, and how to grow a tree from seed. Grades 3-6. ISBN:
1559716282.
Used in PLT Activity: 2 (MN EC)
125. Burns, Diane. Arbor Day. Carolrhoda Books. 1989.
Describes the history of Arbor Day and how it is celebrated. Grades
K-4. ISBN: 087614346X, found library
Used in PLT Activity:40, 76
126. Burton, Virginia Lee. The Little House. Houghton Mifflin. 1942.
The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city
moved closer and closer. Grades K-3. ISBN: 039525938X¸found bn
Used in PLT Activity:55
127. Buscaglia, Leo. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf. Holt. 1982.
As Freddie experiences the changing seasons along with his
companion, he learns about the delicate balance between life and
death. Grades PreK-2. ISBN: 0805071954, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:64, 78, 79
128. Caduto, Michael J. and Joseph Bruchac. Keepers of the Animals: Native
American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children. Fulcrum Publishing.
1991.
A rich collection of uplifting Native American stories and creative
nature activities that will inspire children to love and respect animals.
Keepers of the Animals will help children to understand their
interdependence with all living beings and life forms. Grades K-7.
ISBN: 1555913865, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 6, 18, 90
16
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
129. Caduto,
Michael J. and Joseph Bruchac. Native American Gardening:
Stories, Projects and Recipes for Families. Fulcrum Publishing. 1996.
Readers will learn about the relationships between people and the
gardens of Earth, seed preservation, Native diets and meals, natural
pest control, and the importance of the Circle of Life. ISBN:
155591148X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:16, 90
130. Camp, William G. and Thomas B. Daugherty. Managing Our Natural
Resources. Delmar Learning. 1995.
Examines the nature, history, and management of natural resources
ranging from soil and water to forests, wildlife, and marine resources.
Includes suggested activities and discussion of occupations in the field.
Grades 6+. ISBN: 0827367163, found bn (textbook?)
Used in PLT Activity:32, 34, 50
131. Canizares, Susan and Pamela Chanko. Look at This Tree. Scholastic. 1997.
Photographs and simple text explore the diversity of trees, including
their environment, shapes, and sizes. ISBN: 0590149989, found bn\
Used in PLT Activity:67
132. Canizares, Susan. Who Lives in a Tree. Newbridge.
Teaches students animals that live within a tree. Grades PreK-4.
ISBN: 061317884X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:22
133. Carey, Valerie. Harriet and William and the Terrible Creature. Beaver Books.
1987.
Adventurous Harriet and her twin brother William, who likes to stay at
home, fly in a spaceship to a distant planet to help an unhappy dragon.
Grades K+. ISBN: 0525446524, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:9, 86
134. Carle, Eric. The Grouchy Ladybug. Harper Collins. 1996.
A grouchy ladybug, looking for a fight, challenges everyone she meets
regardless of their size or strength. Grades PreK-K. ISBN:
0064434508, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:26
135. Carle, Eric. The Mixed-Up Chameleon. Harper Collins. 1988.
A bored chameleon wishes it could be more like all the other animals
it sees, but soon decides it would rather just be itself. Cutouts along
the edges of the pages display various animals and colors. ISBN:
0064431622, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:6, 10
136. Carle, Eric. The Tiny Seed. Scholastic. 1987. In the autumn, a strong wind
blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land.
One by one, many of the seeds are lost – burned by the sun, fallen into the
ocean, eaten by a bird. But some survive the long winter and, come spring,
sprout into plants, facing new dangers – trampled by playing children,
picked as a gift for a friend. Soon only the tiniest seed remains, growing
17
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
into a giant flower, and when autumn returns, sending its own seeds into
the wind to start the process over again. Grades PreK-3. ISBN:
0689842449, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: MN EC 27; 1, 43
137. Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Philomel Books a Division of
Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 1971.
One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He
was very hungry. He eats, makes a cocoon, and later wakes up
transformed! Grade PreK. ISBN: 0399208534, found bn. Also
available in Spanish.
Used in PLT Activity: 7
138. Carlisle, Norman and Madelyn. Rivers. Children’s Press. 1982.
Describes how a river begins and grows and how it influences the land
that it flows through. Also discusses the many ways people use rivers
and the importance of keeping them clean and unpolluted. Grades K4. ISBN: 0516416456, found library
Used in PLT Activity:44, 71, 87
139. Carlstrom, Nancy White. How Does the Wind Walk? MacMillan. 1993.
A little boy watches the wind through the four seasons of the year.
Grades K-2. ISBN: 0027172759, found library
Used in PLT Activity:78
140. Carlstrom, Nancy White. The Way to Wyatt’s House. Walker & Company.
2000.
Two children discover an array of sounds and sights as they walk to
their friend Wyatt’s house. Clear and colorful pictures enhance the
script as the children “crunch” through autumn leaves and “swish”
through the long grass. Grade PreK. ISBN: 0802787401, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC 4
141. Carmichael, Nicole (ed.) Nature’s Wild! World Book. 1996.
Provides information on a variety of developments in the plant world,
from trees of record-breaking size to plants that eat animals. Grades
2-7. ISBN: 0716617366, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 11, 67
142. Carrighan, Sally. One Day on Beetle Rock. Heyday Books. 2002.
In the setting of Sequoia National Park, the story describes the lives of the
animals that live under and around a granite outcropping. Readers gain a
sense of being right there observing the interactions between predator and
prey. Grades 4-8. ISBN: 1890771538.
143. Carson, Rachel. A Sense of Wonder. Perennial Library. 1984.
Filled with words and pictures to help keep alive the sense of wonder
and delight in mysteries of earth, sea, and sky. Grades 2+. ISBN:
006757520X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 5, 89
144. Carson, Rachel. A Sense of Wonder. Perennial Library. 1984.
18
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Filled with words and pictures to help keep alive the sense of wonder
and delight in mysteries of earth, sea, and sky. Grades 6+. ISBN:
006757520X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:89
145. Caseley, Judith. On The Town: A Community Adventure. Harper Collins.
2002.
Charlie and his mother walk around the neighborhood doing errands
so that Charlie can write in his notebook about the people and places
that make up his community. Grades K-2. ISBN: 0060295856, found
bn
Used in PLT Activity:74
146. Cast, C. Vance. Where Does Paper Comes From? Barrons. 1993.
Clever Calvin and his friend Renee describe the entire process of making
paper from the trees in the forest to the machines at the mill and provide
instructions for a project to make paper from old newspapers. Grades K-2.
ISBN: 0812014685, can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:51
147. Cast, C. Vance. Where Does Pollution Come From. Barrons Educational Series.
1994.
Calvin and his cat Mel start exploring the pollution problem after they see
trash tossed on the highway from a passing car. They discover the dangers
of solid waste, air, water and soil pollution, and even noise pollution.
Finally Calvin and Mel help kids discover how pollution can be
controlled. Grades K-2. ISBN: 0812015711, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:36, 37
148. Caumartin, Francois. Now You See Them, Now You Don’t. Firefly Books.
1996.
Simon, a world famous hunter, decides to travel to faraway lands in
order to add more trophies to his collection. But the animals all over
the world catch wind of his plans, so they hold a meeting to plan their
strategy. Their solution is camouflage. Grades K-3. ISBN:
1552090078, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:25
149. Changes All Around Us. National Geographic Society. 2003. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:77
150. Chapman, Matthew and Rob Bowden. Air Pollution: Our Impact on the
Planet. Raintree. 2002.
Explores the debates surrounding air pollution, discussing its causes
and prevention. Grades 6+. ISBN: 0739848747, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 36, 72
151. Charman, Andrew. Air. Steck-Vaughn. 1994.
Includes the atmosphere, how the body uses air, plants and air, air
pressure, air currents, flight, energy from air, and global warming.
Grades K-5. ISBN: 0811455092, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:28
19
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
152. Cherry,
Lynne. A River Ran Wild. Harcourt. 1992.
An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by
Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the
ambitious clean-up that revitalized it. Grades K-4. ISBN:
0152163727, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:36, 95
153. Cherry, Lynne. The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest.
Harcourt. 1990.
This inspired look at what the Kapok tree means to the creatures that
live in it-and what rain forests mean to the world's ecology-was at the
forefront of the ecological movement ten years ago and continues to
resonate profoundly with children everywhere. Grades 4+. ISBN:
0152026142, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:18, 45, 49, 92
154. Cherry, Lynne. The Shaman’s Apprentice: A Tale of the Amazon Rain
Forest. Harcourt. 2001.
Kamanya believes in the shaman's wisdom about the healing
properties of plants found in the Amazon rain forest and hopes one
day to be a healer for his people. Grades K-5. ISBN: 0152024867,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:49, 92
155. Coats, Laura Jane. The Oak Tree. Atheneum. 1987.
Birds, people, bats, and other living things interact naturally with an
oak tree over a period of twenty-four hours. Grades PreK-2. ISBN:
0027190528, found library
Used in PLT Activity:6, 21, 22, 30, 45, 61
156. Cochrane, Jennifer. Water Ecology. Bookright Press. 1987.
Alternates factual information on the ecological aspects of water with
activities and experiments, covering such areas as the behavior of
warm water, acid rain, and pond life. Grades 6+. ISBN: 0531181529,
found library
Used in PLT Activity:36, 44, 48, 71
157. Cole, Henry. Aani and the Tree-Huggers. Lee & Low Books. 1995.
Horrified by the city people who have come to cut down their beloved
forest homeland, Aani and other members of her village try to make
them understand how important the trees are, and a single act of
bravery helps save the forest. Grades K-5. ISBN: 1584300043, found
bn
Used in PLT Activity:96
158. Cole, Henry. Jack’s Garden. Greenwillow. 1995.
A cumulative story that traces a little boy's backyard flower garden
from tilling the soil to enjoying the blossoms. Grade PreK-2. ISBN:
068815283X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 16
20
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
159. Cole,
Joanna. The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How
Living Things Grow. Scholastic. 1995.
Ms. Frizzle's class is growing a beautiful garden. But, Phoebe's pot is
empty. Her flowers are back at her old school! So, the class climbs
aboard the Magic School Bus. And, of course, the kids don't only go
back to Phoebe's school, but they go inside one of Phoebe's flowers!
Grades K-4. ISBN: 0590222961, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:41
160. Collard, Sneed B. Acting for Nature: What Young People Around the
World Have Done to Protect the Environment. Heyday Books. 2000.
Describes the efforts of fifteen young people to protect the
environment in their communities in different countries around the
world. Grades 3-7. ISBN: 1890771244, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 96
161. Collard, Sneed B. Tough Terminators. North Word Press. 1994.
Twelve of the Earth's most fascinating predators--Wolf! ladybug!
dragonfly! jellyfish! barracuda! pitcher plant! Grades 3-7. ISBN:
1559716339, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:25
162. Collins, Beverly. Plants in Winter. Harper Collins. 1973.
A simple explanation of what happens to various plants in winter.
Grades K-3. ISBN: 0690628862, found library
Used in PLT Activity:78
163. Communities. Newbridge. Grade 2. not enough information
Used in PLT Activity:55
164. Community Helpers Series. Capstone Press. 2003.
Includes Fire Boats, Park Rangers, Lifeguards, School Secretaries, Security
Guards, We Need Construction Workers, etc. Grades K-4.
Used in PLT Activity:74
165. Cone, Molly. 1992. Come Back, Salmon: How a Group of Dedicated Kids
Adopted Pigeon Creek and Brought it Back to Life. Sierra Club Books.
The story of how an elementary school in Washington state
``adopted'' a polluted stream that had once been a spawning ground
for salmon. Grades 3-7. ISBN: 0871564890¸ found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 71
166. Cone, Molly. 1992. Come Back, Salmon: How a Group of Dedicated Kids
Adopted Pigeon Creek and Brought it Back to Life. Sierra Club Books.
The story of how an elementary school in Washington state
``adopted'' a polluted stream that had once been a spawning ground
for salmon. Grades 1-6. ISBN: 0871564890, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 96
167. Cook, Nancy. Packaging and the Environment. Dale Seymour Pub. 1994.
Combines essential pre-algebra topics with exciting, hands-on science
explorations that involve and motivate students in both areas of study.
21
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Make vital connections between math, science, history, and writing.
Grades 6+. ISBN: 0201861240, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 84
168. Cooke, Trish. The Grandad Tree. Candlewick Press. 2000. ISBN:
0744578752, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: MN EC79
Barbara. Miss Rumphius. Viking Press. 1982.
As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew
up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and
do something to make the world more beautiful--and she does all
those things, the last being the most difficult of all. Grades PreK-2.
ISBN: 0140505393, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 96
170. Cooper, Jason. Strange Plants. Rourke Enterprises. 1991.
Describes a variety of unusual plants and plantlike forms, including
air-plants, carnivorous plants, lichen, etc. Grades K-4. ISBN:
0865926255, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 28
171. Cornell, Joseph. Listening to Nature: How To Deepen Your Awareness of
Nature. Dawn Publications. 1987.
For each day of the month, the reader is treated to an inspirational
quotation from the likes of Muir and Thoreau. The book is sensitively
highlighted with stunning color photographs by award-winning Sierra
Club Calendar veteran John Hendrickson. All ages. ISBN:
0916124355 found bn
Used in PLT Activity:4
172. Cossi, Olga. Water Wars: The Fight to Control and Conserve Nature's
Most Precious Resource. MacMillan. 1993.
As reserves of this precious resource disappear or become polluted,
people are beginning to fight for control of available water. This book
examines the crucial roles that supplies of fresh water are playing in
world politics, how various areas of the world are trying to solve their
water problems, and what success they are having. Grades 6+. ISBN:
0027245950, found library
Used in PLT Activity:86, 94
173. Costa-Pau, Rosa. Conservation of the Sea. Chelsea House Publishing. 1994.
Grades 3-7. ISBN: 0791021025, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:38
174. Cottrell, William Jr. The Book of Fire. Mountain Press Publishing Co.
1989 (there is a newer edition – 2004??)
In simple words and vivid diagrams, this book explains the complex
science of fire. Grades 4-8+. ISBN: 0878424911, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 81
175. Court, Judith. Ponds and Streams. Franklin Watts. 1985.
169. Cooney,
22
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Investigates the plant and animal life found in ponds and streams and
suggests related experiments and activities. Grades 6+. ISBN:
0531049523, found library
Used in PLT Activity:48
176. Coville, Bruce. The Prince of Butterflies. Harcourt. 2002.
As a child, John can hear the talk of butterflies who’ve lost their path
because their migration route has been turned into houses and minimalls. His life is shaped by his great empathy for these creatures.
Grades K-4. ISBN: 0152014543, found library
Used in PLT Activity:33
177. Cowan, Mary Morton. Timberrr!: A History of Logging in New England.
Millbrook. 2003.
An illustrated history of the New England forests, from colonial days
when settlers freely used the trees for warmth and housing to today's
tensions between environmentalists and the logging industry. Grades
3-7. ISBN: 0761318666, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:40
178. Cowcher, Helen. Rain Forest. Farrar. 1988.
This cautionary tale uses simple language and brilliant watercolor
illustrations to describe how human actions can destroy the peaceful
world of rainforest plants, animals, and insects. Grades PreK-2.
ISBN: 0374461902, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 49, 94
179. Creasy, Rosalind. Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes. Sierra Club. 1994.
A gardening guide in picture-book format, this book offers practical
advice for the novice of any age. As the title suggests, Creasy
encourages young gardeners to plant a "rainbow garden" of edible
plants in unusual colors: purple string beans, blue potatoes, yellow
watermelons, red popping corn, and multicolored radishes. Grades 16. ISBN: 0871569191, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:16
180. Cristini, Ermanno and Luigi Puricelli. In The Woods. Picture Book Studio
USA. 1983.
Presents a wordless panorama of the animals, plants, insects, and
flowers of the forest. Grades PreK-2. ISBN: 0907234313, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:22
181. Cumming, Rosalind. My Dinner. Sundance.Reading recovery level 2. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:16
182. Curran, Eileen. Life In the Forest. Troll Associates. 1985.
Children can find the forest inhabitants in this colorfully illustrated
book for young readers. Ages 4-8 . ISBN: 0816704473, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:WI ECa4
183. Curtis, Neil and Peter Greenland. How Paper is Made. Lerner. 1992.
23
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Describes how paper is made, beginning in a forest and ending in a
paper mill. Grades K-3. ISBN: 0822523760, found library
Used in PLT Activity:51
184. Cutchins, Judy. The Crocodile and The Crane: Surviving In A Crowded
World. Morrow. 1986.
Describes how care and breeding in zoos and other controlled
environments have helped protect such endangered species as the
wattled crane, Morelet's crocodile, and Arabian oryx. Grades 1-5.
ISBN: 0688063047, found library
Used in PLT Activity:88
185. Dalgleish, Sharon. Saving Water. Chelsea House. 2002.
Concentrates on the need to preserve the fresh water available to
sustain life and to minimize both use and pollution. Grades 3-7.
ISBN: 0791070166, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:38
186. Danis, Noami. Walk With Me. Scholastic. 1995. Grades PreK-4. ISBN:
0590458558, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC47
187. Davol, Marguerite W. The Heart of the Wood. Simon and Schuster. 1992.
A cumulative tale in which a tree that is home to a singing
mockingbird continues to be a source of music after it is fashioned
into a fiddle. Grades K-3. ISBN: 0671747789, found library
Used in PLT Activity:76, 79
188. Dee, Catherine. Kid Heroes of the Environment. Earthworks Press. 1991.
Twenty-nine profiles of individuals and organizations who worked at
home, at school, locally, and nationally, to help the environment
through “kid power.” Grades 3-8. ISBN: 1879682125.
189. Deike, Ruth G. Stone Wall Secrets: Exploring Geology in the Classroom:
Teachers Guide. Tilbury House. 2003.
Ruth Deike has incorporated the imagery and discoveries of Stone
Wall Secrets with hands-on classroom activities that illustrate basic
earth science concepts for students. Grades 3-7. ISBN: 0884481964,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:95
190. Denver, John. Alfie, the Christmas Tree. National Wildlife Federation, 1991.
Alfie is a seasonal favorite about a tiny evergreen who discovers the
importance of friendship and caring for others. Lovingly written in prose
from the original song performed by John Denver, Alfie asks each and
everyone of us to “say a prayer for the wind, the water and the woods and
those that live there too.” Grades 5-7. ISBN: 0945051255, can’t find
Used in PLT Activity: NC List 22
191. DePaola, Tomie. The Family Christmas Tree Book. Holiday House. 1980.
Grades K-3. ISBN: 0823405354, found library
Used in PLT Activity:30
24
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
192. DeSpain,
Pleasant. Eleven Nature Tales: A Multicultural Journey. August
House Publishers. 1966.
These traditional stories come from Native Americans, as well as from
peoples of Africa, Fiji, China, Central Asia, Australia, and Portugal.
Some feature animal characters, while others have human
protagonists. Grades 2-7. ISBN: 0874834589, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:92
193. Dewey, Jennier Owings. At the Edge of the Pond. Little, Brown. 1987.
Explores the levels of life in a pond from the muddy shore to the
murky bottom. Grades K-5. ISBN: 0316182087, found library
Used in PLT Activity:48, 71
194. DeWitt, Lynda. What Will the Weather Be? Harper Collins. 1993.
Explains the basic characteristics of weather--temperature, humidity,
wind speed and direction, air pressure--and how meteorologists
gather data for their forecasts. Grades K-4. ISBN: 0064451135,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:29
195. Di Salvo-Ryan, Dyanne. City Green. Morrow, William and Co. 1994.
Marcy and Miss Rosa start a campaign to clean up an empty lot and
turn it into a community garden. Grades K-3. ISBN: 068812786X,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:54
196. Dodds, Dayle Ann. The Shape of Things. Candlewick Press. 1994.
Shapes are everywhere in this energetically illustrated book filled with
colorful shapes. Grades PreK-K. ISBN: 1564026981, found bn WI
EC
Used in PLT Activity:1
197. Donahue, Mike. The Grandpa Tree. Roberts Rinehart, Inc. 1988.
The Grandpa Tree is about a mighty pine tree that takes care of the
younger pine trees around it. Grades PreK-2. ISBN: 0911797424,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:76, 79
198. Donald, Rhonda Lewis. Air Pollution. Scholastic. 2002.
Grades 2-5. ISBN: 0516221914¸found bn
Used in PLT Activity:36, 72
199. Dorros, Arthur. Radio Man. HarperCollinsPublishers. 1993.
The heartwarming story of the son of migrant farm workers as they
travel throughout the western USA picking fruits and vegetables.
Bilingual. Grades 3-6. ISBN: 0064434826, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 20
200. Dorros, Arthur. A Tree is Growing. Scholastic. 1997.
Tells about the structure of trees and how they grow, as well as their
uses. Grades K-3. ISBN: 0590453009, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 12, 13, 22, 27, 31, 41, 42, 61, (MN EC)
62, 63, 64
25
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
201. Downden,
Anne Ophelia. From Flower to Fruit. Thomas Y. Crowell Co.
1984.
Text and drawings explain how flowers mature into seed-bearing
fruit. Grades 2+. ISBN: 0395689449, found library
Used in PLT Activity:41, 43, 66
202. Dunphy, Madeleine. Here is the Wetland. Hyperion. 1996.
Uses a cumulative approach to describe the wetland ecology of a
freshwater marsh, the most common type of wetland in North
America. Grades K-3. ISBN: 0786821361, found library
Used in PLT Activity:71
203. Dunphy, Madeline. Here is the Tropical Rainforest. Hyperion Books for
Children. 1994.
Cumulative text presents the animals and plants of the tropical rain forest
and their relationship with one another and their environment. Grades K-3.
ISBN: 1562826360, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:49
204. Duper, Linda Leeb. 160 Ways to Help the World: Community Service
Projects for Young People. Facts on File. 1996.
Do you want to make the world a better place but don't know where
to start? Then it's time to 'think globally, act locally.' 160 Ways To
Help The World will help you make a positive impact on your
community. Grades 4+. ISBN: 0816035032, found library
Used in PLT Activity:96
205. Duvall, Jill D. Who Keeps the Water Clean? Ms Schindler! Scholastic.
1997.
Ms. Schindler cares about her community. At a water treatment
plant, she works very hard to make sure the equipment is working
well day and night. She keeps her neighborhood's water clean and
safe. Grades K-3. ISBN: 0516261525, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:38
206. Eberts, Marjorie. Career Portraits: Nature. NTC Publishing. 1996.
Provides an introduction to various nature-related careers, using portraits
of people working in such jobs as environmental scientist, farmer,
commercial fisher, and camp director. Grades PreK-K. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity: 34, 50
207. Eclare, Melanie. Handful of Sunshine: Growing a Sunflower. Ragged
Bears. 2000.
Dig, weed, plant, water, wait, watch, enjoy—a child's perspective
about the life of a sunflower is shown in vivid photographs of a little
girl in her garden. Grades K-2. ISBN: 1929927142, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 27, 41
208. Ehlert, Lois. Eating the Alphabet. Harcourt Publishers. 1996.
While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert
introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at
26
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
the end provides interesting facts about each food. Grade PreK.
ISBN: 015201036X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:16
209. Ehlert, Lois. Growing Vegetable Soup. Scholastic. 1987.
The book tells the story of planting vegetable seeds in the garden and
how the seeds grow into big and strong plants with water and light
and warmth from the sun. The story ends by making soup from the
vegetables produced by the plants when they are all grown up. Grades
PreK-4. ISBN: 0152325808, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: MN EC27 WI EC62
210. Ehlert, Lois. Nuts to You. Harcourt. 1993.
A rascally squirrel has an indoor adventure in a city apartment.
Grades PreK-2. ISBN: 0152050647, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:22, 46 ,47
211. Ehlert, Lois. Planting a Rainbow. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988.
A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden.
Grades PreK-2. ISBN: 0152626107, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:16, 31
212. Ehlert, Lois. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf. Harcourt. 1991.
A child describes the growth of a maple tree from seed to sapling. A
special glossary explains how roots absorb nutrients, what
photosynthesis is, how sap circulates, and other facts about trees.
Grades PreK-2. ISBN: 0152661972, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:21, 27, 41, (MN EC, WI EC) 62, 78, 79
213. Ehrlich, Amy. Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson. Harcourt. 2003.
Amy Ehrlich's lucid and loving prose, complemented by Wendell
Minor's luminous paintings, tells a memorable story of the power of
the word, the power of the individual, and--most of all--the
importance of following your heart. Grades 1-4. ISBN: 0152162275.
214. Ekey, Robert. Fire! In Yellowstone. Gareth Stevens Audio. 1989.
Discusses the fire that ravaged nearly one million acres of Yellowstone
National Park during several months in 1988, and explains the two
sides to the controversy over letting nature take its course. Grades 14. ISBN: 0836802268, found library
Used in PLT Activity:35
215. Erdrich, Lois. Grandmother’s Pigeon. Hyperion. 1996.
The eccentric, well-traveled grandmother of two young kids decamps
in mid-vacation, riding a porpoise to Greenland and leaving behind a
trove of strange treasures and artifacts including a collection of bird's
nests and three old eggs which hatch, marvelously, into passenger
pigeons. Grades K-3. ISBN: 0786801654, found library
Used in PLT Activity:88
216. Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House. HPFC. 2002.
Describes how an Ojibwa family build a summer home out of
birchbark, gather with extended family to harvest rice in the autumn,
27
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
treat an attack of smallpox during the winter and make maple syrup
in the spring to stock their own larder and to sell to others. Grades 45-14. ISBN: 0786814543, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:75
217. Esbensen, Barbara Juster. The Star Maiden: An Ojibway Tale. Little,
Brown. 1988.
Tired of wandering in the sky, the star maiden searches for the
perfect home on earth. Grades PreK-2. ISBN: 0316249556, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:18, 90
218. Facklam, Margery. And Then There Was One – The Mysteries of
Extinction. Sierra Club Books. 1990.
Examines the many reasons for the extinction and near-extinction of
animal species. Discusses how some near-extinctions have been
reversed through special breeding programs and legislation to save
endangered species. Grades 2-6. ISBN: 0316259829, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:88
219. Fall. Newbridge. 2003. not enough info
Used in PLT Activity: 77
220. Faulkner, Keith. The Wide-Mouthed Frog. Dial Books. 1996.
The story follows Wide-Mouthed Frog as he asks different animals
what they like most to eat. Grades PreK-K. ISBN: 0803718756,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:25
221. Feely, Jenny. Living and Nonliving. Sundance.
Grades PreK-3. ISBN: 0613305604. found bn
Used in PLT Activity:1
222. Feely, Jenny. Plants. Sundance.
Describes the appearance, life-cycle, pollination, food, and
development of the amazing plants all around us. Grade PreK. ISBN:
0613306767, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:21, 31
223. Feely, Jenny. The Tree. Sundance. Grades PreK-2. ISBN: 0613308115,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:5, 21
224. Field, Edward. Eskimo Songs and Stories. Dell Publishing Co. 1973.
Grade 4. ISBN: 044002336X, found library
Used in PLT Activity:18, 90, 92
225. Fife, Dale. The Empty Lot. Sierra Club Books. 1991.
A provocative story that gives a clear message of conservation and
brings it into focus for young audiences. Grades K-4. ISBN:
0871568594, found library
Used in PLT Activity:96
226. Fisher, Aileen. Animal Houses. Bowmar. 1973.
Discover the Joys of nature observation and exploration through the
eyes of a child in one of the many books by Aileen Fisher. A colorful
28
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
addition to a unit on shapes, through rhyme this book compares the
square houses of people with the more rounded dwellings of an
assortment of animals. Grades PreK-1 ISBN: 0837208599, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC 1, MN EC 22
227. Fisher, Aileen. Anybody Home? Cromwell. 1980. ISBN: 0690040547,
found library
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC22
228. Fisher, Aileen. In the Woods, In the Meadow, In the Sky. (poems).
Scribner. 1965.
Naturalist and author Aileen Fisher captures the sense of wonder
children experience while discovering the diversity of nature’s
inhabitants in her many books. This book features a bright collection
of nature poems offering abundant opportunities for creative
movement activities and finger-plays. ISBN: 0684126524, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC, WI EC22
229. Fitzsimmons, Cecilia. Dairy Foods and Drinks. Silver Burdett. 1997.
Is chocolate really made from beans? Why is garlic good for you? How do
you make furniture out of food packaging? And more! Grades 6+. ISBN:
0382396006, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 84
230. Flanagan, Alice K. Mr. Paul and Mr. Luecke Build Communities.
Scholastic. 1999.
Describes the activities of a real estate developer and a master
carpenter who plan and build new houses in a community. Grades K2. ISBN: 0516265407, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:55
231. Fleischman, Paul. Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices. Harper Collins.
1992.
A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a
variety of insects. Grade 2-7. ISBN: 0064460932, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:5
232. Fleischman, Paul. Seedfolks. Harper Collins. 1997.
A young immigrant girl plants a seed in a vacant lot. One by one, people
of varying ages transform a trash-filled vacant lot into a productive and
beautiful garden. Grades 4-8. ISBN: 0060274719
233. Fleming, Denise. In the Small, Small Pond. Scholastic. 1994. Ages Babypreschool. ISBN: 0805059830, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:78, (MN EC) 47
234. Fleming, Denise. In the Tall, Tall Grass. Holt. 1991.
Rhymed text (crunch, munch, caterpillars lunch) presents a toddler's
view of creatures found in the grass from lunchtime till nightfall, such
as bees, ants, and moles. Grade PreK-K. ISBN: 0805039414, found
bn
29
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Used in PLT Activity:46, (MN EC) 47, 48,
Denise. Where Once There Was A Wood. Holt. 2000.
Examines the many forms of wildlife that can be displaced if their
environment is destroyed by development and discusses how
communities and schools can provide spaces for them to live. Grade
K-5. ISBN: 0805064826, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:33, 95, 96
236. Florian, Douglas. Nature Walk. Greenwillow Books. 1989.
Young children will enjoy this colorful “walk” describing the plants
and animals that are natural inhabitants of the woods. In this simple
book the author uses a word or short phrase of description for each
two-page spread. Ages 4-8. ISBN: 0688082661, available library
Used in PLT Activity:4
237. Floridan, Douglas. Insectlopedia. Harcourt, Brace, and Company. 1998.
Grades K-6. ISBN: 0152013067.
Used in PLT Activity: 5
238. Ford, Miela. Sunflower. Greenwillow Books. 1995.
A young girl plants a sunflower seed, waters it, and watches it grow.
Grade PreK-K. ISBN: 0688133029, found library
Used in PLT Activity:41
239. Foster, Joanna. Cartons, Cans, and Orange Peels: Where Does Our
Garbage Go? Houghton Mifflin. 1991.
Outlines the composition of garbage and trash and discusses the
various methods of disposing of it with an emphasis on recycling.
Grade 2-7. ISBN: 0395665043, found library
Used in PLT Activity:52
240. Foster, Joanna. The Magpie’s Nest. Houghton Mifflin. 1995.
Because none of the birds stay to the end of the magpie's nest-building
lesson, each leaves with a different idea of how to build a nest. Grade
K-3. ISBN: 0395621550, found library
Used in PLT Activity:7
241. Franco, Betsy. Fresh Fall Leaves. Scholastic Inc. 1994. ISBN:
235. Fleming,
0590273639, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC78
242. Franklin, Kristine L. When the Monkeys Came Back. Atheneum Books,
MacMillan. 1994.
Always remembering how the monkeys in her Costa Rican valley
disappeared when all the trees were cut down, Marta grows up, plants
more trees, and sees the monkeys come back. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0689318073, found library (also available in Spanish)
Used in PLT Activity: 49, 94
243. Fredericks, Anthony D. Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs, and other Ughs
Dawn Publications, 2001.
“No child will be able to resist looking under a rock after reading
Frederick’s rhythmic, engaging story. He has masterfully combined
30
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
scientific fact and a clever cumulative story to create an entertaining
book that will teach young children about the critters that can be found
living under rocks.” Grades PreK-5. ISBN: 1584690275, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: 25
244. Freeman, Marcia S. Predators and Prey. Newbridge.
Finding food is hard work for animals in the wild. Students learn
some of the amazing ways these animals catch their prey for every
meal. Grade 2-4. ISBN: 0778702278, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:25, 45
245. Freeman, Marcia. Wetlands. Newbridge.
Children learn that wetlands prevent floods, provide food and clean
water, and are home to many plants and animals. Grade K-2. ISBN:
1567843816, found library
Used in PLT Activity:71
246. Fridell, Ron. Global Warming. Scholastic Library Publishing. 2002.
This informative book looks at current thoughts about global
warming and provides research outlining possible causes and possible
impacts of this environmental issue. The author carefully describes
different sides of the issue and provides a comprehensive view of
historical perspectives, current data, and future scenarios. Grades 6+.
ISBN: 0531119009.
247. Froman, Robert. Seeing Things: A Book of Poems. Crowell. 1974.
The words of these 51 poems (i.e. Vacant Lot) are arranged on the
pages in shapes appropriate to the subjects of the poems. Grade 6+.
ISBN: 0690002912, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 5, 47
248. Gackenbach, Dick. Mighty Tree. Harcourt. 1992.
Three seeds grow into three beautiful trees, each of which serves a
different function in nature and for people. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0785784209, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:9, 22, 30, (MN EC) 79, 89
249. Gallardo, Evelyn. Among the Orangutans: The Biruté Galdikas Story.
Chronicle Books. 1993.
Describes the life and research of Birutâe Galdikas, prominent expert
on the behavior of orangutans in the wild. Grade 2-7. ISBN:
0811804089, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:88
250. Garber, Steven. The Urban Naturalist. Wiley and Sons. 1987.
Informative, useful field guide reveals the amazing biodiversity within
city and suburban landscapes, including trees, insects and other
invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Grade
2+. ISBN: 0486403998, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:46, 47
251. Gartner, Bob. Exploring Careers in the National Parks. Rosen. 1999.
31
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Explores the different careers available within the National Park Service
and offers career tips and information on training. Grade 4+. Can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:34
252. Geisel, Theodor (Dr. Seuss). The Lorax. Random House. 1971.
In this classic story, the Once-ler describes how his greedy actions
destroyed a beautiful and thriving environment. Children will enjoy
the colorful characters and rhyming verse and adults will appreciate
the subtle messages about the negative effects of deforestation, habitat
destruction, and air and water pollution. ISBN: 0394823370, found
bn (also available in Spanish)
Used in PLT Activity:36, 37, 59, 89
253. George, Jean Craighead. Cry of the Crow. Harper Collins. 1982.
While caring for a baby crow, Mandy begins to look at her family and
herself in a different light. Grade 3-7. ISBN: 0064401316, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:19
254. George, Jean Craighead. Everglades. Harper Collins. 1994.
The Florida Everglades is a unique ecosystem -- nowhere else in the
world can such an environment be found. This book tells the story of
this living kaleidoscope of color and beauty: from its creation as a
blue-green sea through its evolution to a miraculous river, the home of
egrets, orchids, and alligators. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0064461947,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:71
255. George, Jean Craighead. One Day in the Prairie. Harper Collins. 1996.
The animals on a prairie wildlife refuge sense an approaching tornado
and seek protection before it touches down and destroys everything in
its path. Grade 1-5. ISBN: 0064420396, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:48
256. George, Lindsay Barrett. In the Snow: Who's Been Here? Greenwillow.
1995.
Companion book to In the Woods: Who’s Been Here., William and
Cammy take another journey of discovery. Clue after clue tells them
and young readers what bird or animal has been there before and left
its trace behind. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0688170560, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 7, 48
257. George, Lindsay Barrett. In the Woods: Who's Been Here? Greenwillow.
1995.
Siblings William and Cammy set off on an autumnal walk through the
woods near their house. Although they don't see any wildlife on their
trek, they do observe traces of creatures' activities--including a
northern oriole's nest, the remains of a red squirrel's meal, a monarch
butterfly's cocoon, and a mud dauber's home. Two of the examples
involve predator-prey relationships that may upset very young
listeners, but for most children this will be an excellent introduction to
32
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
classroom nature units and the perfect prelude to a walk in the woods.
Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0688161634, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:7, 22, 48
258. George, Lindsay Barrett. Around the Pond: Who’s Been Here?
Greenwillow. 1996.
Take a walk of discovery along the path to a pond. A page of text
discusses clues left by an unseen animal, ending with the question,
"Who's been here?" The opposite page presents the information in
visual form, with the follow-up double-page spread revealing the
animal. Grade PreK-3. ISBN: 0688143768, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 7, 48
259. Gibbons, Gail. Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids. Little, Brown, and
Company. 1996.
Explains the process of recycling from start to finish and discusses
what happens to paper, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic when they
are recycled into new products. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0316309435,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:14, 52, 82, 83
260. Gibbons, Gail. The Reasons for Seasons. Holiday House. 1996.
Here is an explanation of how the position of Earth in relation to the
sun causes seasons, and the wonders that come with each one of them.
Grade K-3. ISBN: 0823412385, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:29
261. Gibbons, Gail. The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree. Harcourt Brace &
Company. 1991.
The story of the seasonal development of an apple tree. The tree
provides Arnold and his family with fruit and juice and helps Arnold
use his imagination to play. Grade PreK-2. ISBN #: 0152712453,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC21, NC list 64, 65, 78
262. Gibbons, Gail. Weather Words and What They Mean. Holiday House.
1996.
Introduces basic weather terms and concepts. Grade K-3. ISBN:
082340952X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:29
263. Gile, John. The First Forest. John Gile Communications. 1989.
A modern fable to remind us that greed and selfishness are harmful
and that peace and harmony flow from an attitude of grateful
appreciation for the gifts we receive and a respect for the need and
right of others to share in those gifts. Grade PreK-2. ISBN:
0910941017, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:30, 33, 62, 68, 77, 87, 89
264. Giono, Jean. The Man Who Planted Trees. Chelsea Green Publishing Co.
1985.Jean Giono's beautiful allegorical tale is legendary.
33
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Written in the 1950's, its message was ahead of its time, inspiring
readers to rediscover the harmonies of the countryside and prevent its
willful destruction. Grade 4+. ISBN: 1570625387, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:31, 33, 34, 36, 40, 87, 89, 96
265. Glaser, Linda. Compost! Growing Gardens from your Garbage. Millbrook
Press. 1996.
In this nonfiction picture book, a little girl explains how her family
turns garbage and garden waste into soil using their compost bin.
Grades 1-3. ISBN: 0761300309, found library
Used in PLT Activity:24
266. Glaser, Linda. Tanya’s Big Green Dream. Maxwell MacMillan Intnl. 1994.
After Tanya decides to plant a tree for her Earth Day project, her
only problems are getting the money to buy it and finding a place to
put it. Grade K-4. ISBN: 0027359948, found library
Used in PLT Activity:31, 96
267. Glaser, Linda. Wonderful Worms. Millbrook Press. 1992.
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of the
common earthworm. Grade K-3. ISBN: 1562947303, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:8, 24
268. Goble, Paul. Death of the Iron Horse. Simon and Schuster. 1987.
In an act of bravery and defiance against the white men encroaching
on their territory in 1867, a group of young Cheyenne braves derail
and raid a freight train. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0689716869, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:18, 90, 92
269. Godkin, Celia. Wolf Island. W.H. Freeman. 1989.
When a family of wolves is removed from the food chain on a small
island, the impact on the island's ecology is felt by the other animals
living there. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 1550410954, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:45
270. Goetz, Delia. Lakes. Morrow and Company. 1973.
How lakes are formed and their relation to the ecological balance in
nature. Grade 2+. Can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:36, 38, 45, 48
271. Gold, Kari Jenson J. Patterns Everywhere. Newbridge.
This leveled reader (reading recovery level 17) explores patterns in nature.
ISBN: 1567843069. Grade K. unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:1
272. Golden, Augusta. Where Does Your Garden Grow. Harper Collins.
1967.Grade K-3. ISBN: 0690883587, found library
Used in PLT Activity:16
273. Gonick, Larry. The Cartoon Guide to the Environment. Harper Collins.
1996.
Covers: chemical cycles, life communities, food webs, agriculture,
human population growth, sources of energy and raw materials, waste
disposal and recycling, cities, pollution, deforestation, ozone depletion,
34
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
and global warming — and puts them in the context of ecology. Grade
4+. ISBN: 0062732749, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:14, 36, 39, 45
274. Gorvett, Jean. Life in Ponds. American Heritage. 1970.
Discusses the food cycle and interrelationships of the living things in a
pond. Gives suggestions for identifying and observing plants and animals.
Grade 2+. Can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:26, 45
Grade 2-3. ISBN: 044002336X, found library92
275. Graham, Ian. Cars, Bikes, Trains: And Other Land Machines. Houghton
Mifflin. 1992.
Text, illustrations, and diagrams introduce the parts, operation, and
uses of cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other land vehicles. Grade 6+.
ISBN: 1856978710, found library
Used in PLT Activity:53
276. Graham, Terry L. Science Activities PreK-3: The Leaves Are Falling In
Rainbows. Humanics. 1996.
Hands-on experiences help your children learn about science the way
children learn best! Knowledge is gained, and retained, as children
play with water, air, plants, magnets, and more. For teachers of
Grade K-2. ISBN: 0893340456, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:28
277. Grant, Pamela and Arthur Haswell. Air and Energy. Thameside Press.
2000.
Examines major environmental issues surrounding air, giving
examples of attempts to solve global problems and sources for more
information. Grade 1-6. ISBN: 1929298587, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:39
278. Greenberg, Keith Elliot. Smokejumper: Firefighter from the Sky (Risky
Business). A Blackbirch Press Book. 1995.
Story of a Smokejumper’s life and career fighting wildfire in the
West. Photographs. Grades 3-8. ISBN: 156711153X, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 81
279. Griffin, Sandra Ure. Earth Circles. Walker. 1989.
On the first day of spring a mother and daughter climb a hill and celebrate
the cycles of nature, from the pattern of seed to flower to the rising and
setting of the sun. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0802768431, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:78
280. Griffiths, Rachel and Margaret Clyne. Sniff. Sundance.Reading recovery level
COULDN’T FIND
281. Grooms, Molly & Lucia Guarnotta. We Are Bears. NorthWord Press,
2002.
“A mother bear takes her two cubs out on their first excursion from
the den; so they experience myriad smells, colors, and sounds, and
discover their innate skills. Children will want to study the details of
35
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
the plants, ladybugs, butterflies, and bees scattered throughout the
pages.” Ages 5-7. ISBN: 1-55971-836-6, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: 6
282. Grummer, Arnold E. Paper by Kids. Dillon Press. 1980.
Step-by-step instructions for various methods of making decorative
paper using materials found around the house and simple equipment
that can be bought or constructed. Grade 1+. ISBN: 0875181910,
found library
Used in PLT Activity:51
283. Guiberson, Brenda Z. Spoonbill Swamp. Henry Holt. 1992.
One hot summer day, a mother alligator and a mother spoonbill leave
their babies and go into the swamp to look for food. Suddenly, the
alligator spies the bright pink feathers of the spoonbill. Will the
spoonbill get away? Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0805033858, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:71
284. Guiberson, Brenda. Cactus Hotel. Holt. 1993.
The saguaro cactus is born when a seed is dropped in the shade of a
tree. In the one hundred fifty years it takes to reach its full height, it
becomes a "hotel" for desert wildlife. when it is two hundred years
old, the fifty foot cactus topples and supplies shelter for ground
dwellers. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0805029605, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:22, 23, 79
Kay Brown. Aunt Gussie and Grandfather Tree. Beaver’s Pond
Press, Inc. 2005.
Aunt Gussie has a dream that directs her to save “Grandfather Tree.”
With help from the community and the powerful spirit of Chief
Wambdi Tanka (who protects the trees), Aunt Gussie and the
community save the old tree from being cut down. Based on a true
story. Grades: 3-7. ISBN: 1592981011.
Used in PLT Activity: 21, 22, 30, 31, 33, 40, 50
286. Hall, Donald. Old Home Day. Harcourt Brace & Co. 1996.
In this eloquent "biography" of a fictional New Hampshire village,
Blackwater evolves from a forested wilderness to a thriving farm
community to a gentrified retreat. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0152768963,
unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:95
287. Hall, Zoe. Fall Leaves Fall. Scholastic. 2000.
Two brothers enjoy catching falling leaves, jumping in them, and
making pictures with their different shapes. The narration includes a
description of how leaves change throughout the year. Grade PreK-2.
ISBN #: 0590100793, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC21, MN EC 78
288. Hall, Zoe. Fresh Fall Leaves. Scholastic Inc. 2000. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity: MN EC78
289. Hall, Zoe. The Apple Pie Tree. Scholastic. 1996.
285. Gustafson,
36
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Two sisters tell a story about their apple tree, sharing the changes that
take place to the tree through the seasons. Of course, fall is the most
exciting time of the year because the big, red apples can finally be
picked. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0590623826, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC62, MN EC 78
290. Halpern, Shari. My River. MacMillan. 1996.
Frogs, fish, a turtle, and other creatures who live in or around a river
state their need for the river, making a plea for protecting this natural
resource. Grade K-2. ISBN: 0027419800, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 45, 71
291. Hamanaka, Sheila. All the Colors of the Earth. HarperTrophy. 1999.
Highlights the differences among children across the world but shows
that essentially children are the same everywhere. Grades PreK-K.
ISBN: 0688170625.
292. Hammerstrom, Frances. Walk When the Moon is Full. Crossing Press.
1975.
The author describes 13 moonlight walks with her children and the
nature observations they made. Grade PreK-3 (Barnes and Noble says
Grade 6+). ISBN: 0912278692. found library
Used in PLT Activity:1, 2, 4
293. Hankin, Rosie. Up The Tall Tree. Steck-Vaughn. 1995.
A father and three children investigate an oak tree and learn about
the tree's structure and the plants and animals that depend on it for
existence. 'Photographs of woodland animals are mixed with
illustrations of a teacher and his students exploring nature. Grade
PreK-2. ISBN: 0811457389, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:8, 9, 22,
294. Harlow, Rosie. Garbage and Recycling. Houghton Mifflin. 2002.
Explaining the difference between biodegradable and nonbiodegradable garbage, this book shows how glass, metal, and wool
can be easily recycled. How Can I Help? boxes give suggestions for the
young environmentalist who wants to recycle at home. Grade PreK-2.
ISBN: 075345503X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 14, 83
295. Harris, Nathaniel and Hopkins. Democracy. Raintree. 2002.
Democracy, its history, political developments, and the future of this
governmental perspective make up the content of this fine book.
Grade 3-7. ISBN: 0739831607, found library
Used in PLT Activity:57
296. Harris, Nicholas. Into the Rainforest: One Book Makes Hundreds of Pictures of
Rainforest Life (The Ecosystems Xplorer). Time-Life. 1996.
Pictures describe rainforest life. Grade 3-7. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:49
297. Haseley, Dennis. My Father Doesn’t Know About The Woods And Me.
Atheneum. 1988.
37
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
As a child walks in the woods with his father, he seems to become
other animals enjoying the freedom of nature. Grade PreK-2. ISBN:
0689313659, found library
Used in PLT Activity:5
298. Hawkes, Nigel. Energy. Lerner Publishing Group. 1995.
This book features short explanations of new energy sources using
photographs, diagrams, and drwings. It focuses on the technology
being used to capture usable energy from biomass and atomic power.
Grades 4-7. ISBN: 085034196.
299. Hazen, Barbara Shook. World, World, What Can I Do? Abingdon Press. 1976.
A young child discovers, in a rhymed question and answer dialogue, what
he can do to help his environment. Grade K-3. ISBN: 068746384X,
unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:87, 96
300. Hazen, Barbara. Secret Life of Trees. Mari Inc.
Why do trees lose their leaves in winter? How do insects hide on bare
branches? Let the trees themselves reveal their many secrets to you.
Grade K-4. ISBN: 061322356X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:79
301. Heiderose and Andreas Fischer-Nagel. Fir Trees. Carolrhoda Books. 1986.
Describe the development and ecosystem of the endangered fir tree.
Grade 1-5. ISBN: 0876143400, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 33, 79
302. Helfman, Elizabeth S. The Bushmen and Their Stories. Seabury. 1971.
Grade 2-6. ISBN: 0816430071, found library
Used in PLT Activity:18, 92
303. Heller, Ruth. How to Hide A Butterfly. Econo-Clad. 1999.
Rhyming text describes how various insects camouflage themselves to
protect against predators. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 044840477X, found
bn
Used in PLT Activity:25
304. Heller, Ruth. How to Hide a Meadow Frog & Other Amphibians. Putnam.
1995.
Describes how toads, salamanders, and other interesting amphibians
are experts at camouflage. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0448409658, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:25
305. Heller, Ruth. How to Hide an Octopus. Bt Bound. 1999.
Describes, using rhyming text, how various sea animals change color
to blend in with their surroundings. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0448404788,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:25
306. Heller, Ruth. Plants That Never Ever Bloom. Penguin Putnam. 1999.
Rich, colorful illustrations, and informative, rhyming verse unlock a
world where mushrooms glow at night and seaweed grows to be
38
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
gigantic--without a flower in sight. Grade K+. ISBN: 0698115589,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:11
307. Herberman, Ethan. The City Kid’s Field Guide. Simon and Schuster. 1989.
Describes the wildlife commonly found in a variety of urban
environments, including backyards, vacant lots, parks, and city
margins. Grade 2+. ISBN: 0671677462, found library
Used in PLT Activity:46, 47
308. Hesse, Karen. Out of the Dust. Scholastic. 1998.
In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of
living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl
years of the Depression. Grade 6+. ISBN: 0590371258, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:94, 95
309. Hester, Nigel. The Living Town. Franklin Watts. 1992.
An exploration of the variety of creatures living in an assortment of
habitats near human dwellings. Grade 4-5. ISBN: 0531142027, found
bn
Used in PLT Activity:47
310. Hewitt, Sally Animal Homes. Sundance.
Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 1587288605, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:22
311. Hidetomo, Oda. Insects and Flowers. Steck-Vaughn. 1990.
Describes the relationship between insects that eat plant nectar and
the flowers that benefit from their aid in pollination. Grade 2-7.
ISBN: 0817225277, found library
Used in PLT Activity:26, 45
312. Hill, Lee Sullivan. Parks Are To Share. Lerner. 1997.
Explains what a park is, how and why parks are built or preserved,
and why parks are important to us, using examples of different kinds
of parks from around the country. Grade K-3. ISBN: 1575050684,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:54
313. Hiller, Carl. From Tepees to Towers: A Photographic History of American
Architecture. Little, Brown, and Co. 1967.Grade 6+. ISBN: 0316363960,
found library
Used in PLT Activity:75
314. Hindley, Judy. Little and Big. Candlewick. 1996.
Several children compare sizes of each other, walls, houses, trees, and
tunnels. Grade PreK-K. ISBN: 1564026779, found library
Used in PLT Activity:67
315. Hinshaw Patent, Dorothy. The Whooping Crane – A Comeback Story.
Clarion Books. 1988.
Although her emphasis is clearly upon conservation efforts, Patent
includes enough basic information about the biology of the whooping
39
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
crane to make this more valuable than the title implies. Grade 3-7.
ISBN: 0395665051, found library
Used in PLT Activity:88
316. Hinshaw, Dorothy. Garden of the Spirit Bear: Life in the Great Northern
Rainforest. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2004.
Noted naturalist Dorothy Hinshaw Patent describes the elusive spirit
bear and its home, which is in danger of being destroyed by loggers
and settlers as they clear-cut the ancient forests for lumber. Every
part of the delicate ecosystem is threatened. But steps are now being
taken to set aside a protected spirit bear sanctuary—a living museum
where people could come and see the spirit bear's realm. Grades 2-5.
ISBN: 0618212590.
317. Hirschi, Ron. When the Wolves Return. Cobblehill Books. 1995.
A heartfelt, impassioned plea for the return of the wolf to the
territories it once roamed. Hirschi makes frequent references to the
respect Native Americans have long held for this intelligent predator,
and cites the role wolves play in maintaining proper balances in a
natural world. Grade 1-7. ISBN: 0525651446, found library
Used in PLT Activity:45, 90
318. Hirschi, Ron. Who Lives in the Forest? Dodd, Mead. 1987.
Introduces the inhabitants of the forest, such as rabbits, chipmunks,
owls, squirrels, bear, deer, and trout. Grade K-2. ISBN: 0396091210,
found library
Used in PLT Activity:22
319. Hirschi, Ron. Who Lives on the Prairie? Putnam. 1989.
Text and photographs introduce the sights and sounds of life on the
prairie, including the prairie dog, dancing birds, and long-tailed
weasel. Grade 6+. ISBN: 0399219013, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 46, 48
320. Hiscock, Bruce. The Big Tree. Atheneum Books – MacMillan. 1991.
Follows the development of a large old maple tree from its growth
from a seed during the American Revolution to its maturity in the late
twentieth century. Grade 4+. ISBN: 1563978105¸found
Used in PLT Activity: 61, 76, 79
321. Hoban, Tana. Cubes, Cones, Cylinders and Spheres. Greenwillow Books.
2000. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0688153259, found bn
MN EC
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC 1
322. Hoban, Tana. Is It Larger? Is It Smaller? Greenwillow Books. 1985. Ages
baby-preschool. ISBN: 0688152872, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC67
323. Hoban, Tana. Is it Rough? Is it Smooth? Is It Shiny? Greenwillow Books.
1984. Ages Baby-Preschool. ISBN: 0688038239, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC 2
324. Hoban, Tana. Shapes, Shapes, Shapes. Greenwillow Books. 1986.
40
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
A colorful picture book presenting photographs of familiar objects
exhibiting round and angular shapes. PreK. ISBN: 0688147402.
Found bn
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC 1
325. Hoban, Tana. So Many Circles, So Many Squares. Greenwillow Books.
1998
Tana Hoban is know for her birght, colorful picture books. In this
book, circles and squares are discovered everywhere in the natural
and man-made world around us. PreK-K. ISBN: 0688151655,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC, WI
EC1
326. Hodges, Margaret. The Fire Bringer. A Paiute Indian Legend.. 1972.
Little Brown and Co.
A Paiute (a far ranging western tribe) story of how people captured
fire. Grades 4-6. ISBN: 0316367834, found library.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West) 18
327. Hoff, Mary King. Pollination. The Creative Company. 2004.
Describes how birds, insects, wind and rain help plants reproduce by
spreading their pollen. Grades 2-6. ISBN: 1583412700.
328. Hogan, Kathleen. Eco-Inquiry: A Guide to Ecological Learning Experiences for
the Upper Elementary/Middle Grades. Kendall/Hunt. 1994.
Contains nearly 400 pages of projects, explanations and illustrations about
the wonderful world of composting and the ecological world around us.
Grades 3+. ISBN: 0840395841, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:24
329. Hollenbeck, Karen. Exploring Our World. Scholastic. 2000.
As students learn about the people and places within their
communities, they will also build on the concepts of cooperation,
living with diversity and change, and making a personal contribution
for the common good. - from the Introduction. Grade K-4. ISBN:
0590898094, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:74
330. Holling, Clancy. Paddle-To-The-Sea. Houghton Mifflin. 1941.
A young Indian boy carves a canoe and travels through the Great
Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. The text and pictures provide an
excellent geographical and historical picture of the region. Grade K-7.
ISBN: 0395150825, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 20, 90
331. Holling, Clancy. The Tree in the Trail. Houghton Mifflin Co. 1942.
The history of the Great Plains and the Santa Fe Trail is told in text
and pictures by focusing on a cottonwood tree and the events that
happen around it. Grade K-3. ISBN: 039554534X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:12, 13, 30, 79
332. Hooper, Meredith. The Drop in my Drink: The Story of Water on Our
Planet. Viking Childrens Books. 1998.
41
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Helpful in understanding the importance of water to the formation of
and continuation of life on Earth, and the need to protect this vital
resource, all the while stimulating the imagination with a fantastic
voyage through time. Grade 3-7. ISBN: 0711211825, found library
Used in PLT Activity:44
333. Hooper, Meredith. The Pebble in My Pocket: A History of Our Earth.
Viking Childrens Books. 1996.
A girl finds a pebble on the ground and asks, "Where did you come
from, pebble?" The answer unfolds through words and pictures.
Grades 3-5. ISBN: 0711210764¸ found library
Used in PLT Activity:70
334. Hoose, Phillip & Hannah. Hey, Little Ant. Ten Speed Press. 1998.
What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and
started talking? Would you stop and listen? What if your friends saw
you hesitate? That’s what happens in this funny, thought-provoking
book. Originally a song by a father-daughter team, this conversation
between two creatures, large and small, is bound to inspire important
discussions. It might even answer that classic childhood question: To
squish or not to squish? Grade PreK-3. ISBN: 1883672546, found
bna
Used in PLT Activity:8
335. How Paper is Made. Newbridge.Reading recovery level 22. Not enough
information
Used in PLT Activity:51
336. Huff, Barbara. Greening the City Streets: The Story of Community
Gardens. Houghton Mifflin. 1991.
A photo essay tracing the urban gardening movement in the United
States, with a special focus on the Sixth Street and Avenue B Garden
in Manhattan. Grade 2-7. ISBN: 0899197418, found library
Used in PLT Activity:54
337. Hughey, Pat. Scavengers and Decomposers: The Cleanup Crew.
Atheneum. 1984.
Describes the characteristics and habits of various insects, birds, and
other animals that clean up waste materials in the environment and
thus ensure that life as we know it continues on the earth. Grade 3-6.
ISBN: 0689310323, found library
Used in PLT Activity:24
338. Hunter, Anne. What’s Under the Log? Houghton Mifflin. 1999.
What are the things that scurry away when you turn over a log? With
beautifully detailed illustrations, Anne Hunter shows the creatures a
child might find there—a sowbug, a salamander, a millipede. Each
illustration is accompanied by simple yet detailed text explaining the
nature and habits of the animals that find shelter under a log. ages 4–
8. ISBN: 0395754968, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:23
42
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Edith Thatcher. Wilson’s World. Harper and Row. 1971.Grade K-3.
ISBN: 0064433595, found library
Used in PLT Activity:86
340. Hutchins, Pat. Goodnight Owl! MacMillan. 1972.
A humorous look at an owl’s daytime attempt to sleep in a tree shared
with a variety of noisy wildlife. A fun imaginative story for a class
simulation. Grade PreK-3. ISBN#: 0689713711, found library
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC, WI EC22
341. Ireland, Karin. Wonderful Nature, Wonderful You. Dawn Publications.
1996.
The lessons of nature and the animal kingdom are explored, with
relevant analogies to the lives of human beings. Grade 3-7. ISBN:
1883220475, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:89
342. Irvine, Georgeanne. Protecting endangered species at the San Diego Zoo.
Simon & Schuster Inc. 1990.
Describes how animals such as the clouded leopard, Tahitian lory,
and the Mhorr gazelle have become endangered species and how
scientists at the San Diego Zoo are working on projects that will
protect and conserve these rare animals. Grade 2-7. ISBN:
067168776X, found library
Used in PLT Activity:88
343. Iverson, Diane. My Favorite Tree: Terrific Trees of North America. Dawn
Publications. 1999.
Trees are important in children’s lives. This book celebrates the joy
children feel as they interact with their favorite tree in their own
unique way. For older children, separate text is included that features
an overview of each tree’s traits, associated wildlife companions, and
role in the web of life. Grade PreK-7. ISBN #: 1883220939, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC, WI EC21
344. Jackson, Donna M. The Wildlife Detectives: How Forensic Scientists Fight
Crimes Against Nature. Houghton Mifflin. 2002.
Describes how the wildlife detectives at the National Fish and Wildlife
Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon, analyze clues to catch and
convict people responsible for crimes against animals. Grade 2-7.
ISBN: 0618196838, found at bn
Used in PLT Activity:58
345. Jacob Altman, Linda. Amelia’s Road. Lee and Low Books. 1993
Story of the daughter of a migrant worker family who follow the
harvest. She dreams of a house with an old shade tree and belonging
to a special place. Grades 2-4. ISBN: 188000027X, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 92
346. James, Barbara. Use of Land. Thompson Learning. 1993.
339. Hurd,
43
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Examines the ways in which land is used around the world, for
farming, industry, habitation, transportation, and other purposes.
Grade 3-6. ISBN: 156847119X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:56
347. Jaspersohn, William. How the Forest Grew. Greenwillow Books. 1980.
Describes the gradual transformation of a cleared farm field into a
dense forest. Grade K-3. ISBN: 068811508X, found library
Used in PLT Activity:48, 80, 95
348. Jeffers, Susan. Brother Eagle, Sister Sky (A message from Chief Seattle).
Dial Books. 1991.
This picture book is adapted from a speech purportedly delivered by
Chief Seattle at treaty negotiations in the 1850s, Grade PreK-2.
ISBN: 0142301329, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:18, 87, 88, 90, 92
349. Jenkins, Steve. What Do You Do When Something Wants to Eat You?
Houghton Mifflin. 1997.
What would you do if something wanted to eat you? Walk on water?
Stick out your tongue? Play dead? Animals in the wild use all kinds of
methods to protect themselves from their enemies. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0618152431, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:25
350. Jervis, Paola. How Science Works: Water. Barnes and Noble Books, 1997.
How Science Works: Water focuses on the Earth's supply of fresh
water and how much of this vital resource is available to us. Also
discussed is how people throughout history have put water to use, how
pollution has made some of the world's water unusable, and what can
be done to boost our water supply and improve the way we manage it.
Grades 4-7. ISBN: 0760705976.
351. Jeunesse, Gallimard and Pascale de Bourgoing. The Tree. Cartwheel
Books. 1992.
Through many brightly covered transparent pages, the young child is
introduced to the truly fascinating world of trees. Grade PreK-2.
ISBN: 0590452657, found library
Used in PLT Activity: (MN EC)1, 21, 43, 76, 78, 79
352. Johnson, D.B. Henry Builds A Cabin. Houghton Mifflin. 2002.
Inspired by the life of Henry David Thoreau, and illustrated with
nature-filled paintings by author and artist D. B. Johnson, Henry
Builds a Cabin is a thoughtful and beautiful meditation on what a
home can be. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0618132015, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:75
353. Johnson, Rebecca. A Walk In The Prairie. Carolrhoda Books. 2000.
Imagine the song of the meadowlark while a grasshopper munches on a
flower stem. Watch as a prairie dog throws back her head and barks out a
warning to her pups as a red-tailed hawk dives toward them. Learn how
44
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
prairie plants and animals interact in the prairie biome. Grades 2-6. ISBN:
1575051532.
354. Johnson, Sylvia A. How Leaves Change. Lerner Publications. 1986.
Describes the structure and purpose of leaves, the ways in which they
change as part of the natural cycle of the seasons, and the process that
creates their autumn colors. Grade 3-7. ISBN: 0822595133, found
bn
Used in PLT Activity:21, 42, 62, 64, 78
355. Johnson, Sylvia. Apple Trees. Lerner. 1983.
Discusses the growth and cultivation of apple trees and the
development, harvesting, and storage of apples. Grade 3-6. ISBN:
0822514796, found library
Used in PLT Activity:41, 69
356. Johnston, Tom. Water, Water! Gareth Stevens Publishing. 1988.
Demonstrates the many uses of water, where it comes from, how it is
wasted, and why it is vital to the survival of living things. Grade 3-6.
ISBN: 155532407X, found library
Used in PLT Activity:44
357. Johnston, Tony. The Magic Maguey. Harcourt. 1996.
Miguel figures out a way to save the beloved maguey plant in his
Mexican pueblo. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0152509887, found library
Used in PLT Activity:18, 90, 92
358. Johnston, Tony. Yonder. Holt. 1988.
Year after year, the plum tree which the farmer planted is witness to
the continuing generations of his family. Grade K-3. ISBN:
1586851802, found library
Used in PLT Activity:17, 19, 31, 76, 95
359. Jordan, Helen J. and Loretta Krupinski. How A Seed Grows. Harper
Collins. 1992.
This book portrays the sequence of a bean seed growing into a plant.
The author tells you step by step how you can grown your own bean
plant, and explains what is happening with your plant during each
step. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0064451070, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: (MN EC) 27, 41, (WI EC) 62, 66, 9
360. Jordan, Sandra. Christmas Tree Farm. Orchard Books. 1993.
Describes the activities that take place on a Christmas tree farm in
Rhode Island throughout each season of the year. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0785798978, found library
Used in PLT Activity:12,13, 30, 31, 32, 34, 69
361. Juster Esbensen, Barbara. Swift as the Wind: The Cheetah. Orchard
Books. 1996.
A fairly complete picture of the animal's habitat, life cycle, hunting
and eating habits, and natural enemies. Grade K-4. ISBN:
0531087972, found library
Used in PLT Activity:25, 88
45
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
362. Kalan,
Robert. Rain. Greenwillow Books. 1978.
Brief text and illustrations describe a rainstorm. Grade PreK-2.
ISBN: 0688104797, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:44
363. Kalman, Bobbie D. Homes Around the World. Crabtree. 1995.
Describes various types of homes around the world. Grade K-2.
ISBN: 0785753605, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:75
364. Kalman, Bobbie. What Is A Community? From A to Z. Crabtree. 1999.
An alphabetical introduction to the basic concepts of community, such
as "Buildings," "Family," "Rules," and "Working Together." Grade
1-3. ISBN: 0865054142, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:74
365. Kamma, Anne. If You Were a Pioneer on the Prairie. Scholastic, Inc. 2003.
This book invites readers to step back in time and see what it was like
to grow up on the Great Plains more than 100 years ago. It poses
questions such as: What kind of house would you live in? What would
you do for fun? The answers to these and 34 more questions give kids
a vivid idea of a pioneer child's day-to-day life as well as the hardships
the pioneering family faced as they attempted to settle in the vast and
often forbidding prairie lands. Grades 4-6. ISBN: 0439414288.
366. Kan, Lai Po. Ancient Chinese. Silver Burdett. 1985.
Discusses Chinese civilization mainly of the Han and T'ang dynasties,
when paper and printing were invented and art and poetry flourished.
Grade 3+. ISBN: 0382069161, found library
Used in PLT Activity:93
367. Keen, Martin L. The World Beneath Our Feet: the Story of Soil. Messner.
1974.Grade 2-7. ISBN: 0195139909, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:24
368. Kellogg, Steven. Johnny Appleseed. Morrow Junior Books. 1988. J
John Chapman loved animals and nature so much that he left home to
live in the wilderness. Wherever he roamed, he cleared the land to
plant apple trees. He gave the trees to settlers who followed, thus
earning the fond name "Johnny Appleseed." Grade K-4. ISBN:
0688064175, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 31, 43, 87, 89, 91, 96
369. Kerven, Rosalind. Earth Magic, Sky Magic: North American Indian Tales.
Cambridge University Press. 1989.
Traditional stories from twelve different North American Indian
peoples are grouped around the recurrent themes of the sun, moon
and stars; fantastical journeys; and two popular cultural heroes,
Spider Woman, a benevolent sorceress, and Coyote the trickster.
ISBN: 052163525X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:18
46
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
370. Kerven,
Rosalind. Earth Magic, Sky Magic: North American Indian Tales.
Cambridge University Press. 1989.
Traditional stories from twelve different North American Indian
peoples are grouped around the recurrent themes of the sun, moon
and stars; fantastical journeys; and two popular cultural heroes,
Spider Woman, a benevolent sorceress, and Coyote the trickster.
ISBN: 052163525X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 90, 92
371. Kasperson, James. Little Brother Moose Dawn Publishing.
Lured by the sights, smells, and sounds of civilization, little brother
moose ventures far from home and gets lost in urban adventures.
Ages 4 to 10. ISBN: 1-883220-33-5, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: Wyoming/West 84
372. Kilborne, Sarah S. Peach and Blue. Knopf. 1994.
He is a blue-bellied toad hopping aimlessly through life. She is a sad
peach yearning for escape and adventure. Then one remarkable day,
Peach and Blue explore the pond that Blue calls home and awaken
each other to a world neither has ever really seen before. Grade K-3.
ISBN: 0679890955, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:71
373. King, Elizabeth. Backyard Sunflower. Dutton’s Children’s Books. 1993.
Ages 4-8. ISBN: 0525450823, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC79
374. Kirkland, Jane. Take a Tree Walk. Stillwater Publishing. 2002.
An interactive self-guided odyssey in search of the wonder of trees.
With book in hand, kids head out to their backyard, schoolyard or
local park to find and identify trees. Grade 3-7. ISBN: 0970975414,
found library
Used in PLT Activity:21
375. Kitchen, Bert. And So They Build. Candlewick Press. 1993.
Illustrations show homes of birds and other animals all over the
world. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 1564025020, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:20, 22
376. Kite, L. Patricia. Dandelion Adventures. Millbrook Press. 1998.
Follows seven dandelion seed parachutes which the wind blows into
the air and which land in different circumstances as an example of the
way in which a common plant regenerates. Grade K. ISBN:
0761300376, found library
Used in PLT Activity:28
377. Kite, L. Patricia. Gardening Wizardry for Kids. Barrons. 1995.
An amazing collection of more than 300 extraordinary experiments
and projects with apple seeds, beans, potatoes, fruit pits, vegetables,
herbs and everything that grows. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0812013174,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:16
47
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
378. Klass,
David. California Blue. Scholastic. 1994.
When seventeen-year-old John Rodgers discovers a new sub-species of
butterfly which may necessitate closing the mill where his dying father
works, they find themselves on opposite sides of the environmental
conflict. Grade 6+. ISBN: 0590466895, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:19, 33, 88
379. Kohl, Judith and Herbert. The View From The Oak: The Private World of
Other Creatures. Sierra Club. 1977.
What do flowers in a meadow look like to a bee? How does the world
appear to a snake that "sees" by detecting minute temperature
changes? What is it like to live in the water strider's two-dimensional
universe? The View from the Oak helps readers enter the fascinating,
often invisible world of nature. Grade K-7. ISBN: 1565846362, found
bna
Used in PLT Activity:6,7,22,23,48
380. Kohl, MaryAnn, and Potter, Jean. Global Art: Activities, Projects, and
Inventions from Around the World. Gryphon House. 1998.
Teaches children about geography and history as they create crafts.
Grades 1-6. ISBN: 087659190X.
381. Koscielniak, Bruce. Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press.
Houghton Mifflin. 2003.
A history of the modern printing industry, including how paper and
ink are made, looking particularly at the printing press invented by
Gutenberg around 1450 but also at its precursors. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0618263519, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:93
382. Kouhoupt, Rudy, Donald B. Marti, and Donald B. Marti Jr. How On Earth
Do We Recycle Metal? Millbrook. 1992.
Examines the problems associated with the disposal of metal waste
and describes how it can be recycled by creating objects such as
jewelry, weathervanes, and Christmas ornaments. Grade 3-6. ISBN:
1562941429, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:52
383. Krauss, Ruth. The Carrot Seed. Harper Collins. 1973.
A small boy plants a carrot seed, only to be told by his family
members that it won't grow. The little boy ignores the family,
continues to tend his seed, and is rewarded one day with a HUGE
carrot. This story about belief in oneself has been enjoyed by children
for more than two decades. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0694004928, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:41
384. Krensky, Stephen. Children of the Earth and Sky. Scholastic. 1991.
From pottery makers to fierce warriors, readers will discover the
traditions of five different tribes--Hopi, Comanche, Mohican, Navajo,
and Mandan--in these tales of Native American children. Grade K-3.
ISBN: 0590428535, found library
48
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Used in PLT Activity:90
Stephen. Children of the Wind and Water. Scholastic. 1994.
Depicts traditional lifestyles of children in five different tribes of North
American Indians through vignettes set in a time almost two hundred
years ago. The tribes are the Muskogee, Dakota, Huron, Tlingit, and
Nootka. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0590469630, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:90
386. Kriesberg, Daniel A. The Wetlands. Lucent Books. 2003.
Explains what a wetland is, why it is important, threats facing this
ecosystem, and efforts to protect wetlands. Grades 7+. ISBN:
1560069236.
387. Kriesberg, David. A Sense of Place: Teaching Children About the
Environment With Picture Books. Libraries Unlimited. 1999.
Celebrating nearby nature and the marvels of our own backyards,
this book helps you introduce children to the world that surrounds
them. Grade K-7. ISBN: 1563085658, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:54
388. Kudlinski, Kathleen V. How Plants Survive. Newbridge.
A plant’s life is not as easy as you might think. Plants compete with
one another for sunshine, wage battles for water, and struggle to
protect their own patch of soil. Their lives are a constant battle for
survival. Grade 2-5. ISBN: 0791074226, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:27, 41
389. Kurusa. The Streets are Free. Annick Press. 1985.
A true story of the children of barrio San Jose de la Urbina
(Venezuela) and how they organized their community to make a park.
Grades 4-6. ISBN: 1550373706, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 57, 96
390. Lafferty, Peter and Julian Rowe. The Inventor Through History. SteckVaughn. 1993.
Highlights inventors and their inventions, from the printing of books
in the fifteenth century to today's electronic devices. Grade 6+. ISBN:
1568470134, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:93
391. La Marche, Jim. A Story for Bear Harcourt, Inc., 2002.
“One sunlit afternoon, a bear discovers a mysterious fragment of
paper that leads him to a cabin and to an unlikely friend. Although
he can not understand her words, he returns day after day all summer
to hear the woman read to him. Each night he carries the sound of
her stories = of sailors and goddesses and far-off lands – back to his
cave. The stories are from another world, but their sound touches
him.” This book is beautifully illustrated and touches that place in us
where we understand about developing early literacy skills, and the
importance of the sounds of words and how they can make us feel.
Ages 5-8. ISBN: 0-15-200239-1, found bn
385. Krensky,
49
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Used in PLT Activity: 2
David. Pollution and Conservation. Bookwright Press. 1986.
Discusses the causes of pollution, its effects on the environment, and
what is being done to repair some of the damage it has caused. Grade
K-6. ISBN: 0531180603, found library
Used in PLT Activity:36, 37
393. Larrick, Nancy. Room for Me and a Mountain Lion: Poetry of Open
Spaces. M. Evans. 1989.
More than one hundred poems describing the beauty and splendor of
the wilderness, written by some of the world's most famous poets.
Grade 4+. ISBN: 0871315696, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:54
394. Larson, Gary. There’s a Hair in my Dirt. HarperCollins Publishers.
1998.
A true to form Gary Larson twisted tale about the life of a worm and
other aspects of nature underground. Grades 4-8. ISBN:
0060932740, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: (Kay West) 8
395. Lasky, Kathryn. She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head. Hyperion. 1995.
Playful illustrations bring to life the story of two determined ladies
who helped form one of America’s oldest preservation groups, the
Massachusetts Audubon Society. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0786811641,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:34
396. Lasky, Kathryn. Sugaring Time. MacMillan. 1983.
Text and photographs show how a family taps the sap from maple
trees and processes it into maple syrup. Grade 2-7. ISBN:
0808584456, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:15, 62
397. Lauber, Patricia and Darlene McCampbell. Who Eats What? Harper
Collins. 1994.
Explains the concept of a food chain and how plants, animals, and
humans are ecologically linked. Grade K-4. ISBN: 0064451305,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:45
398. Lauber, Patricia. Be A Friend To Trees. Harper Collins. 1994.
Discusses the importance of trees as sources of food, oxygen, and
other essential things. Grade K-4. ISBN: 0064451208, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:30,31, 87, 96
399. Lauber, Patricia. From Flower to Flower: Animals and Pollination. Crown.
1986.
Text and illustrations describe the many ways that flowers are
pollinated with emphasis on the role of bees in this important process.
Grade 2-6. ISBN: 0517555395, found library
Used in PLT Activity:26 45
392. Lambert,
50
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
400. Lauber,
Patricia. Seeds Pop-Stick-Glide. Crown Publishers, Inc. 1981.
An award-winning photo-essay that shows the many ways plants
spread their seeds. Grade PreK-5. ISBN: 0517541653, found library
Used in PLT Activity:43
401. Lauber, Patricia. Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens.
Bradbury Press. 1986.
Discusses the eruption and healing of Mount St. Helens. Grade 3-7.
ISBN: 0689716796, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:80, 95
402. Lavies, Bianca. Compost Critters. Duttons Children’s Books. 1993.
Describes what happens in a compost pile and how creatures, from
bacteria and mites to millipedes and earthworms, aid in the process of
turning compost into humus. Grade 3-7. ISBN: 0525447636, found
bn
Used in PLT Activity:23,24,83
403. Lavies, Bianca. Tree Trunk Traffic. Dutton. 1989.
Text and photographs present the animal life on a seventy-year-old
maple tree. Grade K-2. ISBN: 0525444955, found library
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC22
404. Lawson, Julie. Bear on a Train. Kids Can Press. 1999.
A bear gets on a train in late autumn, drawn by the smell of grain in
its hoppers, and after a prolonged snack takes a prolonged snooze in
the bowels of the hopper as the train crisscrosses the continent until
springtime. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 1553370686, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:3
405. Lee, Frances. Looking at Flowers. Sundance.
This leveled reader (reading recovery level 5) explores flowers from a
child’s point of view. Couldn’t find
Used in PLT Activity:1
406. Leedy, Loreen. Great Trash Bash. Holiday House. 2000.
The animal citizens of Beaston discover better ways to recycle and
control their trash. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0823416348, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:14, 82
407. Leedy, Loreen. Tracks in the Sand. Doubleday. 1993.
A brief picture book that describes the reproduction of sea turtles
(identified as loggerheads in the afterword): mating at sea, the
female's sojourn to shore, egg laying, and return to the ocean. Grade
K-3. ISBN: 038530658X, found library
Used in PLT Activity:88
408. Lehrman, Frederic. Loving the Earth: a Sacred Landscape Book for Children.
Celestial Arts. 1990.
This collection of stunning artwork and photographs and easy-to-read text
is designed both to teach children about the wonderful planet we live on
and to inspire awe and respect for the sacredness of this mother planet
Earth. Grade PreK-2. can’t find
51
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Used in PLT Activity:96
Aldo. A Sand County Almanac. Laib. 1982.
A Sand Country Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing
since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for
America's relationship to the land. Grade 6+. ISBN: 019505928X,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:19, 89, 91, 95
410. Lerner, Carol. A Forest Year. Morrow. 1987.
Describes how seasonal changes in a forest affect the plants and
animals that live there. Grade 3-7. ISBN: 0688064132, found library
Used in PLT Activity:21, 78, 79
411. Lerner, Carol. Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie. Morrow. 1980.
This book takes us through the year in the tallgrass prairie, from the first
awakenings of spring, through the glory of summer, the last blooms of
autumn, and the dormancy of winter. Grade K+. Can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:48, 81
412. Leslie, Clare Walker. Nature All Year Long. Greenwillow Books. 1991.
Describes the different plants, animals, and landscapes that can be
seen outdoors each month of the year. Grade 2-5. ISBN: 0787293997.
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:1, 21, 78
413. Levenson, George. The Pumpkin Circle; The Story of A Garden.
Tricycle Press, 2002.
“A first rate introduction to the growth cycle. Photographer Shmuel
Thater matches the author’s informative, rhythmic text with pictures
that convey a wealth of information.” Grades K-2. ISBN:
1582460787, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: 1, 41, 42
414. Lewis, Barbara A. Kids Guide to Social Action: How to Solve the Social
Problems You Choose - and Turn Creative Thinking into Positive Action.
Free Spirit Publishing. 1998.
Resource guide for children for learning political action skills that can
help them make a difference in solving social problems at the
community, state, and national levels. Grade 6+. ISBN: 1575420384,
found
Used in PLT Activity:60, 96
415. Lewis, Kim. Days on the Farm. Candlewick Press, 2004.
Several stories about life on the farm. ISBN: 0-7607-6263-5, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: 91, 92
416. Lewis, Paul Owen. Frog Girl. Ten Speed Press. 2001.A tale from the Pacific
Northwest.
Native Americans about a young girl who journeys to the world
beneath her village's lake after all the frogs from the lake disappear.
There she meets "Grandmother" who asks her where all of her frog
409. Leopold,
52
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
"children" have gone? The girl must return the frogs to save her
village. Grade K-2. ISBN: 1582460485, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:18
417. Library of Food Chains and Food Webs. PowerKids Press. 2002.This series
includes:
Food Chains in a Backyard Habitat (ISBN: 0823957594, found), Food
Chains in a Desert Habitat (ISBN: 0823957608, found), Food Chains
in a Forest Habitat (ISBN: 0823957586, found), Food Chains in a
Meadow Habitat (ISBN: 0823957624, found), Food Chains in a Pond
Habitat (ISBN: 0823957632, found), Carnivores in the Food Chain
(ISBN: 0823957543, found), Decomposers in the Food Chain (ISBN:
0823957578, found), Herbivores in the Food Chain (ISBN:
0823957535, found), Omnivores in the Food Chain (ISBN:
082395756X, found), Producers in the Food Chain (ISBN:
0823957527, found), Scavengers and Parasites in the Food Chain
(ISBN: 0823957551, found), and Food Chains in a Tide Pool Habitat
(ISBN: 0823957616, found). Grade 1-4.
Used in PLT Activity:45
418. Limousin, Odile. Story of Paper. Young Discovery Library. 1989.
Traces the history of paper from ancient times to the present. Grade
K-3. ISBN: 0944589162, found library
Used in PLT Activity:93
419. Lindbergh, Reeve. Johnny Appleseed. Little, Brown. 1990.
Rhymed text and illustrations relate the life of John Chapman, whose
distribution of apple seeds and trees across the Midwest made him a
legend and left a legacy still enjoyed today. Grade PreK-2. ISBN:
0316526347, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:89, 91, 96
420. Lionni, Leo. A Busy Year. Knopf. 1992.
Mouse twins befriend a tree and watch it grow and change
throughout each month of the year. Grade K-2. ISBN: 0375827374,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:78
421. Lionni, Leo. Inch by Inch. Scholastic. 1960. Ages baby-preschool. ISBN:
0688132839, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC67
422. List, Albert Jr. and Ilkda. A Walk in the Forest: The Woodlands of North
America. Thomas Y. Crowell Co. 1977.
Answers questions about interacting areas of a forest. Grade 4+.
ISBN: 0690009909, found library
Used in PLT Activity:7, 45, 46
423. Livingston, Myra Cohn. Earth Songs. Holiday House. 1986.
A poetic tribute to that little O, the earth, its continents, clay, hills,
forests, and seas. Grade PreK-4. ISBN: 0823406156, found library
Used in PLT Activity:5
53
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
424. Livingston,
Tim and Mary. Forests, Trees and Wood. Red Tail Publishing.
1993.
An illustrated story about people who work in as resource managers,
growing, caring for and harvesting wood. Grades 2-5. can’t find.
Used in PLT Activity: (Kay West) 34
425. Llewellyn, Claire. Some Plants Grow in Mid-Air. Millbrook Press. 1998.
Explains why rainforests are shrinking, how their wildlife is endangered,
and why they and their wildlife are important. Can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:28, 49
426. Locker, Thomas. Cloud Dance. Harcourt. 2003.
Clouds of many shapes and sizes drift and dance across the sky.
Includes factual information on the formation and different kinds of
clouds. Grade preK+. ISBN: 0152045961, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:44
427. Locker, Thomas. Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art. Harper Collins.
1995.
A tree stands on a hill by a river. As the sky changes, so does the tree,
Its branches filling with clouds, stars, snow, birds, mists, and the golden
spring sun. One tree can mean many things. PreK-Grade 4. ISBN:
0064437507, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:1, (MN EC, WI EC) 21, 31, 78
428. Locker, Thomas. Water Dance. Harcourt. 2002.
Water speaks of its existence in such forms as storm clouds, mist,
rainbows, and rivers. Includes factual information on the water cycle.
Grade PreK-K. ISBN: 0152163964, found
Used in PLT Activity: 44
429. Locker, Thomas. Where the River Begins. EP Dutton. 1984.
Two young boys and their grandfather go on a camping trip to find
the source of the river that flows by their home. Grade PreK-2.
ISBN: 0140545956, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:71
430. Logan, Ben. The Land Remembers: A Story of a Farm and its People.
NorthWood Press. 1999.
Logan recollects his years on a farm during the 1930's. A classic on rural
American life. Grades 6+. ISBN: 1559717181.
431. London, Jonathan. Phantom of the Prairie--Year of the Black-Footed
Ferret. Sierra Club Books. 1998.
This brief informational story details the life cycle of one of North
America's most endangered species. Grade K-4. ISBN: 0871563878,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:25, 88
432. London, Jonathan. Fire Race. A Karuk Coyote Tale About How Fire Came
to the People. Chronicle Books. 1993.
A Karuk (Northwest California tribe) story about fire. Grades 1-4.
ISBN: 0811814882, found bn.
54
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 18
Jonathan. The Sugaring-Off Party. Dutton. 1994.
Paul's grandmother describes her first sugaring-off party at Tante
Loulou's farmhouse where they boiled maple sap into syrup and
poured it on snow to make a delicious dessert. Grade PreK-2. ISBN:
0616017057, found library
Used in PLT Activity:15, 62
434. Lopez, Barry. Crow and Weasel. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. 1998.
In the distant era of myth time, before people forgot how to speak the
language of animals, two young men from the northern plains set out
to travel farther than any of their people have ever gone before.
Grade 3-7. ISBN: 0374416133, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:18, 92
435. Lovett, Sarah. Extremely Weird Animal Disguises. Avalon Travel
Publishing. 1997.
Grade 2-7. ISBN: 156261357X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:25
436. Lowery, Linda. Earth Day. Carolrhoda Books. 1991.
Explains, in simple text and illustrations, how and why Earth Day
became an international holiday calling global attention to the
problems of pollution, environmental destruction, and waste of
natural resources. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0876145608, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 40, 87, 95, 96
437. Luenn, Nancy. Squish! A Wetland Walk. Simon and Schuster. 1994.
In simple poetic language describes what a wetland is, indicates the
animals that call a wetland home, and tells why wetlands are
important to us. But even more, a wetland is a marvelous, muddy
adventure. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0689318421, found library
Used in PLT Activity:5, 71
438. Lunis, Natalie and Nancy White. Exploring Everyday Wonders. Newbridge.
Sparkling dewdrops.. flashing fireflies… a shooting star. Children
discover that each of nature’s everyday wonders holds a science secret.
Reading recovery level 22. ISBN: 1582733686 unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:1
439. Lunis, Natalie. A Closer Look. Newbridge.
Children visit a hidden world visible only with the help of special tools of
investigation, such as binoculars, magnifying glasses, and microscopes.
Reading recovery level 22. couldn’t find
Used in PLT Activity: 8
440. Lunis, Natalie. Investigating Your Backyard. Newbridge.
Children learn that nature is all around them. Whether their backyard is a
park, a seashore, or a patch of grass, it’s full of discoveries waiting to be
made. Reading recovery level 22. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:46
441. Lunis, Natalie. Life in Your Backyard. Newbridge.
433. London,
55
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Students discover that every backyard, vacant lot, and playground is
a wildlife habitat filled with plants and animals to explore. Grade 1-4.
ISBN: 1567842232, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 46, 47
442. Lyon, George Ella. Counting on the Woods. DK Publishing. 1998.
A fun book that uses rhyme to describe and count nature objects
observed while taking a walk in the woods. Ages 4-8. ISBN:
0789424800, found library
Used in PLT Activity: (WI EC) 4, (MN EC) 67
443. Maass, Robert. When Autumn Comes. Scholastic Inc. 1996. Ages 4-8.
ISBN: 0805023496, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC78
444. Mabey, Richard. Oak and Company. Greenwillow Books. 1983.
Follows an oak tree and its company of plants and animals from its
beginning as an acorn to its death 282 years later. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0688019935, found library
Used in PLT Activity:7, 8, 9, 22, 27, 45, 61, 76, 79, 95
445. MacGill-Callahan, Sheila. And Still The Turtle Watched. Dial Books for
Young Readers. 1991.
A turtle carved in rock on a bluff over the Hudson River by Indians
long ago watches with sadness the changes man brings over the years.
Grade K-4. ISBN: 0140558365, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:33, 89, 92, 95
446. MacGregor, Cynthia. Recycling a Can. Rosen. 2002.
Follows an aluminum can from the time it is collected for recycling,
through ninety days of different processing steps, to a new can that is
ready for use. Grade 2+. ISBN: 0823937445, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:52, 82
447. MacKinnon, Debbie. Eye Spy Shapes. Charlesbridge. 2000.
Bright colorful photographs invite the reader to listen to the clues and
look through the peepholes to discover five simple shapes: a square,
triangle, circle, star, and rectangle. PreK-Grade 2. ISBN: 0881061352,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC1
448. MacLachlan, Patricia. All the Places to Love. Harper Collins. 1994.
A young boy describes the favorite places that he shares with his
family on his grandparents' farm and in the nearby countryside.
Grade K-3. ISBN: 0060210982, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:87
449. MacMillan, Bruce. Counting Wildflowers. Lothrop Lee and Shepard. 1986.
A counting book with photographs of wildflowers illustrating the
numbers one through twenty. PreK- Grade 5. ISBN: 0688140270,
found library
Used in PLT Activity:1
450. Madden, Don. The Wartville Wizard. Aladdin. 1986.
56
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
An old man fights a town of litterbugs by magically sending each
piece of trash back to the person who dropped it. Grade PreK-2.
ISBN: 0689716672, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:37, 87
451. Mader, Jan. Rocky Mountains. Scholastic Publishers, 2004
“This Rookie Read-About Geography book introduces young readers
to the Rocky Mountains. Colorful photos and simple text highlight
basic geographic facts about the Rocky Mountains, from their
location in the western United States and Canada to the diverse
regions that exist along the length of these great mountains.” Ages 67. ISBN: 0-516-26832-5, found bn. Wyoming/West.
Used in PLT Activity Wyoming/West: 6, 81
452. Maestro, Betsy C. The Voice of the People: Democracy in Action. Lothrop,
Lee and Shepard. 1996.
A basic guide to voting and the election process in the United States.
Grade K-3. ISBN: 0688106781, found library
Used in PLT Activity:57
453. Maestro, Betsy. Why Do Leaves Change Color? HarperCollins Children’s
Books. 1994.
Explains how leaves change their colors in autumn and then separate
from the tree as the tree prepares for winter. Grades 1-4. ISBN:
0064451267.
454. Magic School Bus Gets Eaten: A Book About Food Chains. Scholastic.
1996.
A forgotten homework assignment, a soggy shoe, and a tuna fish
sandwich set the scene for another zany Magic School Bus adventure,
as Arnold and Keesha travel to the depths of the ocean and end up in
the belly of a tuna. Their excursion teaches them about the food chain,
but how are they going to get back to Ms. Frizzle and the gang to give
their report? Grade K-4. ISBN: 0590484141, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:45
455. Makower, Joel. Going Green: A Kid’s Handbook for Saving the Planet. Penguin
Books. 1990.
An A-to-Z list of activities, emphasizing simple deeds well within the
ability of most children, outlines the ways in which individuals can take an
active role in the protection of our planet. Grades 4-8. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:96
456. Malnor, Bruce and Carol. A Teacher’s Guide to Drop Around the World:
Lesson Plans for the Book A Drop Around the World. Dawn. 2003. ISBN:
1883220777, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:44
457. Mandel, Linda, and Hedi M. Mandel. The Treasure of Trash: a Recycling Story.
Avery Publishing Group, Inc. 1993.
57
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Explains how recycling and the conservation of natural resources can help
save the Earth, with an emphasis on the recycling of plastic. Grade 3+.
ISBN: 089529575X, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:37, 83
458. Manning, Mick and Brita Granstrom. What’s Up?. Scholastic. 1997.
Introduces the concepts of atmosphere and altitude by taking the
reader gradually higher, from people's height to that of stairs, trees,
buildings, mountains, the moon, and stars. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0613295374, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:67
459. Manson, Christopher. The Tree in the Wood: An Old Nursery Song.
North-South Books. 1993.
A cumulative folk song that traces a fine tree back to the acorn
planted by a boy whose bed was feathered by a bird nesting in a
similar tree. Grade K-3. ISBN: 1558581928, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: (WI EC) 21, 31, 79, 89, 96
460. Manushkin, Fran. Peeping and Sleeping. Clarion Books. 1994.
Barry and his father take an evening walk, exploring the strange
peeping sounds they hear and finding a surprise down at the pond.
Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0395643392, found at library
Used in PLT Activity:4
461. Markle, Sandra. Exploring Winter. Atheneum. 1984.
A collection of winter-time activities which include stories and facts
about animals, exploration, and survival, instructions for building a
snow shelter and making instruments to measure the weather, as well
as games, riddles, and puzzles. Grade 3-7. ISBN: 0380713217, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:78
462. Markle, Sandra. Outside and Inside Trees. Simon and Schuster. 1993.
Discusses various parts of trees and their functions, including the
bark, sapwood tubes, roots, and leaves. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0027623130, found library
Used in PLT Activity:1, 21, 43, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 76
463. Marshall, Pam From Tree to Paper Sundance.
An exciting photo-essay book explaining how trees are made into
paper. This book carefully explains the papermaking process so
children understand how changes in matter occur. Grade PreK-2.
ISBN: 082250720X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:12, 82
464. Martin, Bill and John Archambault. The Ghost Eye Tree. Holt. 1985.
Walking down a dark lonely road on an errand one night, a brother
and sister argue over who is afraid of the dread Ghost-Eye tree.
Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0805009477, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:4
465. Marzolla, Jean. I Am a Leaf. Scholastic. 1998.
58
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
A simple introduction to the life cycle and functions of a leaf. Grade
PreK-2. ISBN: 0590641204, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC, WI EC62
466. Mason, Cherie, and Judy Markowski. Everybody’s Somebody’s Lunch:
The Role of Predator and Prey in Nature (Teachers Guide). Tilbury House.
2003. ISBN: 0884481999, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:45
467. Mason, Cherie. Everybody’s Somebody’s Lunch. Tilbury House. 2002.
A young girl learns about predators and prey in the animal world
when her cat Mouser is killed by a coyote. Grade 2-6. ISBN:
0884481980, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:45
468. Maurer, Richard. Wild Colorado. Crown Books. 1999.
Recounts the adventures of seventeen-year-old Fred Dellenbaugh, the
youngest member of the second Powell expedition, which explored the
Colorado River and the Grand Canyon in 1871-2. Grade 4+. ISBN:
0517709457, found library
Used in PLT Activity:95
469. May, Julian. Land is Disappearing. Creative Company. 1971.Grade 6+. ISBN:
0871910551, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:56
470. Mayo, Gretchen Will. Earthmaker’s Tales: North American Indian Stories
About Earth Happenings. Walker and Co. 1989.
A collection of Indian legends about such natural phenomena as
thunder and lightning, earthquakes, tornados, and rainbows. Age 10.
ISBN: 0802768393, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 18, 90, 92
471. Mazer. Anne. The Salamander Room. Knopf. 1991.
A young boy finds a salamander and thinks of the many things he can
do to make a perfect home for it. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0679861874,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:8, 45
472. McCauley, Jane R. Animals that Live In Trees. National Geographic
Society, 1986.
Introduces a variety of animals, such as koala, fruit bat, walking stick,
snail, and howler monkey, that seek safety, food, and shelter in trees.
ISBN: 0870446363, found library
Used in PLT Activity:22
473. McCauley, Jane R. Let’s Explore A River. National Geographic Society.
1988.
Three children accompany their father in a canoe and explore the
plant and animal life along a river near their home. Grade K-4.
ISBN: 0870447467, found library
Used in PLT Activity:48
59
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
474. McLeisch,
Ewan. Energy Resources: Our Impact on the Planet. Raintree
Publishers. 2002.
From fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas to renewable energy sources
such as wind and solar power, the book looks at the issues
surrounding energy use and sustaining energy use for future
generations. Grades 5-8. ISBN: 073983178X
475. McClure, Michael Robert. Acorn Alone. A.R.E. Press, 1994.
A story of dramatic effects of deforestation and how the Earth
reclaims and renews itself. Ages 4-8. ISBN: 0876043260,
available bn.
Used in PLT Activity: NC List 89
Robert L, Wright, and Daniel C. Abel. Environmental Issues:
Measuring, Analyzing, and Evaluating. Prentice Hall. 1998.
Presents real-world issues and examples as a means of fostering the
development of skills necessary to think critically and understand
complex issues. Examines population and migration, consumption and
the quality of life, energy use and conservation, air pollution and
climate change, the hydrosphere and water pollution, and living
resources. Grade 6+. ISBN: 013092041X, found bn (textbook?)
Used in PLT Activity:59
477. McDermott, Gerald. Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti. Henry
Holt and Company. 1987.
In trying to determine which of his six sons to reward for saving his
life, Anansi the Spider is responsible for placing the moon in the sky.
Grades PreK-3. ISBN: 0805003118.
478. McGinty, Alice. Decomposers in the Food Chain. PowerKids Press. 2002.
Everything is connected! In this book, students discover that the final
link in the food chain is also the "first" link, because producers are
dependent on the nutrient-rich soil provided by the decomposers.
Grade K-5. ISBN: 0823957578, found library
Used in PLT Activity:24
479. McGrath, Susan. Saving Our Animal Friends. National Geographic
Society. 1986.
Describes ways people help some wild animals in need of human
protection, particularly in keeping their environments safe for them to
live without injury. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0792236025, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:96
480. McKinney, Barbara Shaw. A Drop Around the World. Dawn. 1998.
Journey from Maine to Mumbai with one raindrop as it touches plant,
animal, and human life all around the world. Traveling with Drop,
readers will see the world, inside and out, from solid, liquid, and
vaporous viewpoint. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 1883220726, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:44
481. McLeish, Ewan. Keeping Water Clean. Raintree. 1998.Grade 3-7. ISBN:
0817249354, found bn
476. McConnell,
60
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Used in PLT Activity:38
Ewan. Energy Resources: Our Impact on the Planet. SteckVaughn. 2002.
From fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas to renewable energy sources
such as wind and solar power, this book looks at the issues
surrounding energy use and sustaining energy use for future
generations. Grades 6-8. ISBN: 073983178X.
483. McLerran, Alice. The Mountain That Loved a Bird. Picture Book Studio.
1985.
A beautiful bird brings life to a lonely, barren mountain. Grade K-3.
ISBN: 0689833199, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:80
484. McNulty, Faith. Peeping In The Shell: A Whooping Crane is Hatched.
Harper and Row. 1986.
Describes how a scientist courts a whooping crane and how the
resulting egg is carefully incubated until it hatches. Grade 2-7. ISBN:
0060241349, found library
Used in PLT Activity:88
485. McQueen, Kelly and David Fassler. Let’s Talk Trash: The Kid’s Book
About Recycling. Waterfront Books. 1991.
Discusses trash and the different ways in which it can be handled,
with an emphasis on recycling. Incorporates the thoughts, questions,
and drawings of children. Grade K-6. ISBN: 0914525204, found
library.
Used in PLT Activity:37, 83
486. Menzel, Peter. Material World: A Global Family Portrait. Sierra Club Books,
1995.
Menzel photographed average families in each of 30 nations, posed with
their possessions gathered around them. As they depict the meaning of
material wealth around the world, these dramatic photos ask a
fundamental question: Can all five billion of us have everything we want?
Grades 4-8. ISBN: 0871564300.
Used in PLT Activity: 14
487. Merriam, Eva. Quiet, Please. Simon & Schuster. 1995. Ages 4-8. ISBN:
482. McLeisch,
0671798162, temporarily unavailable from bn; found library.
Used in PLT Activity:MN ECa4
488. Middleton, Nick. Atlas of Environmental Issues. Facts on File, Inc. 1989.
1989.
Describes and explains major environmental issues of the world today
including soil erosion, deforestation, mechanised agriculture, oil
pollution of the oceans, acid rain, overfishing, and nuclear power.
Grade 6+. ISBN: 081602023X, found library
Used in PLT Activity:86, 96
489. Miles, Betty. Save the Earth: An Action Handbook for Kids. Knopf. 1991.
61
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
An overview of the environmental problems of land, atmosphere,
water, energy, plants, animals, and people. Includes projects and a
section on becoming an environmental activist. Grade 4+. ISBN:
067981731X, found
Used in PLT Activity:60
490. Miles, Betty. Save the Earth: An Action Handbook for Kids. Knopf. 1991.
An overview of the environmental problems of land, atmosphere,
water, energy, plants, animals, and people. Includes projects and a
section on becoming an environmental activist. Grade 4+. ISBN:
067981731X, found library
Used in PLT Activity:96
491. Miles, Miska. Apricot ABC. Little, Brown. 1969
The book is an A B C book that weaves the alphabet into a nature
story. Grade PreK-K. ISBN: 0316570303, found library
Used in PLT Activity:79
492. Miller, Christina. Wastes. Franklin Watts. 1986.
Surveys the treatment of household waste and some possible future
solutions to the growing problem of its disposal. Grade 6+. ISBN:
0531101304, found library
Used in PLT Activity:36, 37, 73
493. Miller, Debbie S. Are Trees Alive? Walker & Company. 2002.
This delightful story poetically compares the similarities between trees
and children. The story describes the similar characteristics and
shares with us some of the magnificent trees that grow on our planet.
Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0802788017, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC62 MN EC79
494. Miller, Kimberley. What If We Run Out of Fossil Fuels? Scholastic. 2002.
Examines mankind's dependence on fossil fuels through scenarios
that describe life without such items as oil heaters and gasoline
powered cars, and describes alternative energy sources and other
ways to prepare for this possible future. Grade 6+. ISBN:
0516234781, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:85
495. Miller, Margaret. Big and Little. Greenwillow Books. 1998. Ages babypreschool. ISBN: 0688147488, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC67
496. Miller, Margaret. My Five Senses. Simon & Schuster. 1998. ISBN:
0395731518, found library
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC2
497. Milne, Lorus. A Shovelful of Earth. Holt. 1987.
Describes different types of soils, their composition, where they are
found, and the plants and animals that live in and on them. Grades 59. ISBN: 0805000283¸ found library
Used in PLT Activity:24, 70
498. Mitgusch, Ali et al. From Oil to Gasoline. Lerner. 1981.
62
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Follows crude oil from its underground bubbles to the refinery where
it is converted into fertilizer, plastic, records, paint, and medicine as
well as gasoline, jet oil, and heating oil. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0876141602, found library
Used in PLT Activity:85
499. Montgomery, Sy. The Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans. Houghton
Mifflin. 2001.
There is much mystery and speculation surrounding these tigers, who
are as revered as they are feared. By observing the tigers, talking to
the villagers and listening to their stories, which are steeped in legend,
scientists are trying to uncover the hidden truths about these
magnificent beasts. Grade 3-6. ISBN: 061849490, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 92
500. Moore, Eva. Magic Schoolbus In The Rainforest. Scholastic. 2000.
Ms. Frizzle and the kids are off on an adventure to the wet and
wonderful rain forest. Their mission: to find out why Ms. Frizzle's
cocoa tree has stopped growing cocoa beans. Could there be a cocoa
bean thief in the rain forest? Or is there some other reason the
healthy tree has suddenly lost its beans? Grade K-2. ISBN:
0613337107, found library
Used in PLT Activity:77
501. Moore, Lilian. Poems Have Roots. Simon & Schuster. 1997.
A collections of poems that explore the wonders of nature, including
"Waterfall," "Maple Talk," "Snow Dust," and "If a Deer Dreamed." Grade
2-7. ISBN: 0689800290, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:5
502. Morimoto, Junko. Kenju’s Forest. Harper Collins. 1991.
Grade K-3. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:18, 30, 92
503. Morris, Ann. Grandma Maxine Remembers: A Native American Family
Story. Millbrook Press, 2002.
Beautifully illustrated with photographs of the Wind River
Reservation, this is a true story about eight year-old Shawnee who
belongs to the Shoshone tribe. Shawnee’s Grandpa is a descendant of
Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who helped Lewis and Clark on the
famous exploration of the northwestern United States. ISBN
0761323171, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity Wyoming West: 75, 90, 92
504. Morris, Ann. Houses and Homes. Morrow, William and Co. 1995.
A simple discussion of different kinds of houses and what makes them
homes. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0688135781, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:75
505. Morrison, Gordon. Oak Tree. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2000. Ages
baby-preschool. ISBN: 0395956447, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC79
63
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Gerda. Around the Oak. Dutton Children’s Books. 1994.
Three children observe the forest, including a giant oak, throughout
the year. Grade 1-6. ISBN: 0525452397 found library
Used in PLT Activity:22, 61, 78
507. Muller, Gerda. The Garden in the City. Dutton Children’s Books. 1992.
Ben and Caroline's gardens go through many changes during the
year. Grade PreK-5. ISBN: 0525446974, found library
Used in PLT Activity:16
508. My Climate. Newbridge.Reading recovery level 12. not enough info
Used in PLT Activity:29
509. My Community. Evan-Moor. 1996.
What a community is, and what it means to be a part of it, are two of
the important questions answered for young students in this complete
thematic unit. Grade K-3. ISBN: 1557995664, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:55
510. My Garden. Sundance.Reading recovery level 7. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:16
511. My Neighborhood. Evan-Moor. 1996.
There's so much a child already knows about his or her neighborhood
and so much yet to learn. This unit helps you guide them through the
learning process that will build communication and navigation skills,
as well as an awareness of community and safety considerations.
Grade K-3. ISBN: 1557995605¸ found bn
Used in PLT Activity:55
512. Myers, Arthur. Sea Creatures Do Amazing Things. Random House. 1981.
Discusses the octopus, paper nautilus, sponge, sea cucumber, giant clam,
starfish, sea anemone, jellyfish, corals, barnacles, and other unusual sea
creatures. Grade 1-5. ISBN: 0394944879, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity: 6, 10, 11
513. Nardo, Don. Democracy. Gale Group. 1994.
Discusses the concept of democracy as it has developed in America and
abroad. Grade 4+. ISBN: 1560061472, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:57
514. Nayer, Judy. My Five Senses: A Lion’s Tale. Sundance.
Adorable illustrations and whimsical, rhyming text teach children that they
experience nature through their five senses. Grade K-2. ISBN:
1567840671. unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:1,2
515. Nelson, S.D. The Star People: A Lakota Story. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2003.
A young Lakota Indian girl narrates the story of how she and her little
brother, Young Wolf, survive a prairie fire. The illustrations draw upon
traditional Lakota art and bring life to a memorable new legend about the
Star People. Grades 1-4. ISBN: 0810945843.
Used in PLT Activity: 18
516. Netzley, Patricia. Issues in the Environment. Gale Group. 1997.
506. Muller,
64
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Looks at our government's environmental policies regarding the
protection of endangered species, management of federal wilderness
areas, and the disposal of garbage. Presents both sides of the political
argument. Account is based primarily on newspaper and magazines
articles. Grade 6+. ISBN: 1560064757, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:58, 59
517. Neuschwander, Cindy Wayne Geehan. Sir Cumference and The First
Round Table. Charlesbridge Publishing, 1998
“When his knights get together, they sit at such a long table that
everyone has to shout to be heard. Can Sir Cumference and Lady Di
of Ameter measure up to the challenge of building a better table?
The fallen tree provides the perfect answer. Ages 5-12. ISBN:
1570911525, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: 1, 12
518. Newton-John, Olivia and Brian Seth Hurst. A Pig Tale.
Ziggy proudly invites other piglets and their parents to see what his
father has made from all the things he has been saving. Grade K-3.
ISBN: 0613178394, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 14, 82
519. Noble, Trinka Hakes. Apple Tree Christmas. Dial. 1984.
In 1881, when their apple tree is felled by a storm just before
Christmas, a young farm girl and her family discover that the tree
was important to each of them for different reasons. Grade PreK-2.
ISBN: 0140546030, found library
Used in PLT Activity:19, 30, 89
520. O’ Connell George, Kristine. Old Elm Speaks. Clarion Books. 1998.
Through enchanting paintings and imaginative, humorous text the
author offers a delightfully original look at trees. Her poem invite us
to think about trees, listen to what trees tell us – and perhaps even
answer them. This book captures trees in various circumatances, and
throughout the season in short poems, free verse, and haiku. Grade
PreK+. ISBN #: 0395876117, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC21; NC list 5
521. O’Connor, Karen. Garbage. Lucent Books. 1989.
Examines the dumping of garbage in oceans, on land, in the air, and
in space and suggests possible solutions to this problem of waste
pollution. Grade 4+. ISBN: 1560061006, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:37, 83
522. O’Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins. Laural Leaf Books. 1960.
The story survival of a California Indian girl in the early 1800s
dealing with nature, natural beauty and personal discovery. Grades
4-8. ISBN: 0440439884, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 18.
523. O’Neil, Sarah. Growing Tomatoes. Sundance.Reading recovery level 8. can’t
find
65
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Used in PLT Activity:16
Stephanie. Water Almost Enough for Everyone. Atheneum. 1995.
Using a combination of broad-picture reporting and interviews with
interesting individuals, Ocko's account of the world's water problems
will engage readers. Grades 6+. ISBN: 0689317972, found library
Used in PLT Activity:38, 94
525. Oppenheim, Joanne. Have You Seen Trees? William R. Scott Publishers.
1967.
Poem that celebrates trees in all their varied glory, from the sundrenched yellows and greens of fresh buds to the flame reds of
autumn maples, to the brittle, icy blues and whites of winter-coated
branches. PreK-Grade 3. ISBN: 0590466917. found library
Used in PLT Activity:2,3,5, (MN EC, WI EC) 21, 61
526. Our Earth. Newbridge. 2003. not enough info
Used in PLT Activity:87
527. Owen, Roy. My Night Forest. Simon & Schuster. 1994.
This story takes children on a nighttime journey deep into the forest
and into the lives of five animals: an owl, wolf, bear, deer, and mouse.
The story explores what these night creatures hear, see, smell, taste
and touch in the middle of the night in the forest. PreK. ISBN:
0027690059, found library
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC,WI ECa4
528. Oxlade, Chris. Dams. Heinemann. 2000.
Explores key types of dams throughout the world, discussing
materials and construction technologies used, functions and locations
of major dams, and examples af famous dams in history. Grades 3-5.
ISBN: 1575722771.
529. Palmer, Joy A. Recycling Metal. Scholastic. 1991.
Explains the environmental problems that result from the
manufacture and disposal of everyday items made of metal and shows
how the recycling of these objects can reduce these threats. Grade 4-512. ISBN: 0531141187, found library
Used in PLT Activity:52
530. Pape, Donna L. Little Bird’s House. Sundance.
One little bird invites his animal friends to his house in this whimsical
tale that introduces children to wildlife. Grade K-2. ISBN:
1567840728, found library
Used in PLT Activity:22
531. Paper: Exploring the Science of Everyday Materials. Sundance.Reading
recovery level 16. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:12
532. Parker, Nancy Winston and Joan Richards. Bugs. Wright, Greenwillow
Books. 1987.
524. Ocko,
66
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Includes general information, jokes, and brief descriptions of the
physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of a variety
of common insects. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0688082963, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:23
533. Parker, Nancy Winston and Joan Richards. Bugs. Wright, Greenwillow
Books. 1987.
Includes general information, jokes, and brief descriptions of the
physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of a variety
of common insects. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0688082963, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:47
534. Parker, Steve. Wood. Gareth Stevens Publishing. 2002.
Explores the many uses of wood, from paper and cloth to chemicals to
works of art. Discusses how wood is processed for these different
purposes and how we can help protect this natural resource. Grades
4-6. ISBN: 0836830873.
535. Parks, Peggy J. Global Warming. Lucent Books. 2003.
Discusses scientific evidence that indicates Earth’s heat is increasing
and the impacts of that warming trend to life, agriculture, and lands.
Grades 6+. ISBN: 1590183193.
536. Parnall, Peter. Apple Tree. MacMillan. 1987.
Describes the many ways an apple tree interacts with insects, birds,
and other animals during a full year of its development. Grade K-3.
ISBN: 0027701603, found library
Used in PLT Activity:79
537. Pascoe, Elaine. Seeds and Seedlings. Gale Group. 1996.
Describes how seeds are formed, how they grow, what they look like,
how they reproduce, and how they make food and provides
instructions for related hands-on science projects. Grade 6+. ISBN:
1567111785, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:41
538. Patchett, Lynne. Clean Air, Dirty Air. Artist Book Company. 1994.
Discover why we need clean air, what makes the air dirty and how
dirty air affects plants, animals, soil and buildings. Grade 2+. ISBN:
0713633255, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:28
539. Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. Yellowstone Fires: Flames, and Rebirth.
Holiday. 1990.
Describes the massive forest fires that burned almost one million acres
of Yellowstone National Park in 1988 and the effects, both positive
and negative, on the ecology of the forest there. Grade 3-7. ISBN:
0823408078, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:80, 81, 94
540. Peet, Bill. Farewell to Shady Glade. Houghton Mifflin Co. 1966.
67
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Bulldozers push the raccoon and his friends from their home, but they
are able to find a new one after a terrifying train ride. Grade K-3.
ISBN: 0395311284, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 22, 33
541. Peet, Bill. Wump World. Houghton-Mifflin. 1970.
The Wump World is an unspoiled place until huge monsters bring
hordes of tiny creatures from the planet Pollutus. Grade PreK+.
ISBN: 0395311292, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 36, 37, 73
542. Perkins, Lynn. Let’s Go to a Paper Mill. Putnam. 1969.Grade 2-6. ISBN:
0399603883, can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:51
543. Petersen, David. National Parks. Scholastic. 2001.
Grade 2-5. ISBN: 0516216678, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:35
544. Petrikin, Jonathan S. Environmental Justice. Gale Group. 1994.Grade 6+.
ISBN: 1565102649, found library (textbook?)
Used in PLT Activity:58
545. Pfeffer, Wendy. A Log’s Life. Simon and Schuster. 1997After an oak tree
falls in the forest, it has another life as home to a variety of creatures. As it
decays over time, it provides food and shelter to porcupines, ants,
mushrooms, salamanders, and many others, until it eventually turns into a
mound of rich black earth. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0689806361, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:9 23, MN EC 67
546. Pigdon, Keith. Helping in the Yard. Sundance.Reading recovery level 3. can’t
find
Used in PLT Activity:87
547. Pike, Norman. The Peach Tree. Stemmer House. 1994.
When a little peach tree is suddenly threatened by a horde of healthy
and hungry young aphids, Farmer Pomeroy calls in a horde of equally
healthy and hungry young ladybugs and restores the balance of
nature. This is a fine lesson in ecology, charmingly making the point
in story form that all creatures, great and Small, are dependent on
one another for survival. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0880450142, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:77
548. Pinkney, Brian. Max Found Two Sticks. Simon and Schuster. 1997.
Although he doesn't feel like talking, a young boy responds to
questions by drumming on various objects, including a bucket, hat
boxes, and garbage cans, echoing the city sounds around him. Grade
PreK-2. ISBN: 0671787764, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:4
549. Piper, Watty. The Little Engine that Could. Putnam. 1976.
The tale that turned "I think I can" into a watchword for
determination and stick-to-it-iveness, this children's classic recounts
68
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
the story of a valiant little engine that comes to the rescue of a
stranded train. Grade PreK-4. ISBN: 0448405202, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:53
550. Plants We Eat. Sundance.Reading recovery level 7. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:16
551. Pluckrose, Henry. Air. Gareth Stevens Audio. 2001.
How much do you know about air? Do you know what air does? This
"Let's Explore" book will tell you everything you need to know about
air including, what it is, the different forms it can take, using it to fly
and even air pollution. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0836829573, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:28, 72
552. Pluckrose, Henry. Trees. Children’s Press. 1994.
Tree shapes, types of leaves, how trees are fed, why they are green,
what animals they house, and the bounty trees produce are all
captured in the text and photographs. Developed to help children
understand environmental issues and to stimulate discussion. Grade
K-2. ISBN: 0516401211, found library
Used in PLT Activity:6, 12, 15
553. Podendorf, Illa. Trees. Children’s Press. 1982.
Introduces the parts of a tree and their functions, as well as the kinds
of trees and their place in the environment. Grade K-4. ISBN:
0516016571, found library
Used in PLT Activity:22, 31, 41, 42, 43, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 68
554. Polacco, Patricia. Bee Tree. Philomel Books. 1993.
To teach his daughter the value of books, a father leads a growing
crowd in search of the tree where the bees keep all their honey. Grade
PreK-2. ISBN: 0698116968, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:22, 48
555. Pollock, Steve. The Atlas of Endangered Animals. Facts on File, Inc. 1993.
Text and maps focus on areas of the world in which human activity is
threatening to destroy endangered species of animals. Grade 4+.
ISBN: 185561104X, found library
Used in PLT Activity:88
556. Pratt-Serafini, Kristin Joy. A Walk in the Rainforest. Dawn. 1992.
Provides a colorful, stimulating way of learning about the exotic
animals and plants of the rainforest. Presented in an alphabet style
format, each page consists of an illustration of a different rainforest
species, together with a paragraph of intriguing facts about the
lifestyle and habitat of the plant or animal. Grade K-3. ISBN:
1878265539, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:49
557. Pratt-Serafini, Kristin Joy. Saguaro Moon: A Desert Journal. Dawn
Publications. 2002.
When her family moves to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, Megan keeps a
nature journal in which she describes the desert, the changes that occur
69
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
throughout the seasons, and how these affect the plant and animal
inhabitants. Grades 4-8. ISBN: 1584690364.
558. Pratt, Kristin Joy. Swim Through The Sea. Dawn Publications, 1994.
“Join Seamore the seahorse as he explores the fascinating plants and
animals of the undersea world. Along the way you will “peer at a
pokey, puffed-up Porcupine Fish,” “hail a happily-housed Hermit
Crab,” and even “join a jet-propelled Jellyfish for a jolly haunt!”
Ages 4-7. ISBN: 1883220041, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: 44
559. Predators. Sundance.Reading recovery level 16. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:25
560. Press, Judy. All Around Town! Exploring Your Community Through
Craft Fun. Williamson. 2002.
Activities and crafts for children to complete to learn about the roles
of people and places in their town and community. Some of the
projects are A Police Officer's Ticket book, Big Red Fire Engine,
Train Tracks, Judge's Gavel, Paper Airplane and even an ice cream
cone. Grade K-3. ISBN: 1885593686, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:74
561. Prince, Sarah. What’s For Dinner? Sundance.Reading recovery level 3. can’t
find
Used in PLT Activity:16, 25, 45
562. Pringle, Laurence. Fire in the Forest. Simon and Schuster. 1995.
Depicts, in text and illustrations, the stages of fire and regrowth in a
Western lodgepole pine forest over a period of three hundred years.
Also discusses the fire cycle and the role of fire in forest ecology.
Grade 2-6. ISBN: 068980394X, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 69, 80, 81
563. Pringle, Laurence. Into the Woods: Exploring the Forest Ecosystem.MacMillan
Publishing Company. 1973.Grade 4+. Can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:25, 26, 45
564. Quinn, Greg Henry. A Gift of a Tree. Scholastic. 1994. Ages 4-8. ISBN:
0590480928, unavailable.
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC27
565. Rain. Sundance.Reading recovery level 2. not enough info
Used in PLT Activity:29
566. Rand, Gloria. Fighting for the Forest. Holt and Company. 1999.
When they find blue logging markings in the ancient forest where
they like to hike, a boy and his father try to save the trees from being
cut down. Includes information about how to find and enjoy ancient
forests. Grade K-2. ISBN: 0805054669, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:33, 96
567. Rapp. Dear Mother Earth. Bantam Books. 1978.
Illustrations accompany letters to Mother Earth telling her how we love
the home she provides us. Grade K+. Can’t find
70
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
568. Rauzon,
Used in PLT Activity:89
Mark and Cynthia Bix. Water, Water Everywhere. Sierra Club.
1994.
Describes the forms water takes, how it has shaped Earth, and its
importance to life. Grade K-4. ISBN: 0871563835, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:44
569. Ray, Mary Lyn. Pumpkins: A Story for a Field. Harcourt Children’s
Books. 1996.
A heart-warming story of a man that harvests and sells a bountiful
crop of pumpkins so that he will be able to preserve the field from
developers. Grades K-3. ISBN: 015201358X.
570. Recycle It. National Geographic Society. 2003.ISBN: 156784491X, out of print
Used in PLT Activity:83
571. Reed-Jones, Carol. The Tree in the Ancient Forest. Dawn. 1995.
Structured like "This Is the House that Jack Built," this
environmental rhyme aims to show the interdependence of living
things in the ancient forests. Grade K-3. ISBN: 1883220319, found
bn
Used in PLT Activity:95; Kay West 45
572. Reynolds, Quentin. The Wright Brothers. Random House. 1997.
Follow the inspiring story of two brothers who believed that men
could fly. Refusing to give up their dream, Wilbur and Orville
Wright, two self-taught bicycle mechanics, built—and successfully
flew—the world's first airplane. Grade 4+. ISBN: 0394847008, found
bn
Used in PLT Activity:53
573. Ricciuti, Edward R. Plants in Danger. Harper and Row. 1979.
Discusses plant species from all parts of the world that are in danger of
extinction. Grade 4+. ISBN: 006024979X, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:88
574. Robbins, Ken. Autumn Leaves. Scholastic Inc. 1998.
The author invites children to learn about the characteristics of 13
different trees, focusing on the shapes of their leaves. PreK-Grade 2
ISBN: 0439149886, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC, WI ECa1
575. Robertson, Kayo. Signs Along the River: Learning to Read the Natural
Landscape. The Court Wayne Press, 1990.
“A primer in ecology for the curious of all ages, this book will help
children understand and enjoy some of the sights, sounds and goingson in the natural world around us.” Ages 6-9. ISBN: 0-911797-22-X,
found bn.
Used in PLT Activity:6, 48
576. Robinson, Fay. Recycle That! Scholastic. 1995.
Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0516460331, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 83
71
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
577. Robinson, Sandra
Chisholm. The Rainstick, A Fable. Falcon. 1994.
A boy embarks on a quest to bring back the sound of rain to his West
African village. Includes a discussion of how rainsticks are used today
and instructions for making a rainstick. Grades 1-5. ISBN:
1560442840.
578. Rocha, Ruth and Otavio Roth. Blue and Beautiful Planet Earth Our Home.
United Nations Publications. 1990.
This United Nations sponsored book represents a global consensus on
our common responsibility for the care and maintenance of this small
planet – so beautiful and blue. Also available in Spanish. Grades K-8.
ISBN: 9211004411.
579. Rock, Maxine. The Automobile and the Environment. Chelsea House. 1992.
Discusses the automobile's role in polluting the environment and ways
of decreasing the damage. Grade 6+. ISBN: 0791015920, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:85
580. Rocks and Soil. Newbridge.
Students examine various kinds of rocks and learn how rocks contribute to
the creation of the soil that plants and animals depend on. Reading
recovery level 16. not enough info
Used in PLT Activity:70
581. Rockwell, Anne. First Comes Spring. Crowell. 1985.
Bear Child notices that the clothes he wears, the things everyone does
at work and play, and other parts of his world all change with the
seasons. Grade K. ISBN: 0061074128, found library
Used in PLT Activity:78
582. Rodana, Kristina.The Eagle’s Song: A Tale from the Pacific Northwest. Little,
Brown and Co. 1995.
While trying to find his brothers, Ermine encounters an Eagle-man and his
ancient mother who help him teach the people living on the coast of the
Pacific Northwest how to overcome their isolation and experience the joy
of life. Grade K-3. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:90
583. Rose, Deborah Lee. The People Who Hugged The Trees: An
Environmental Folk Tale. Roberts Rinehart, Inc. 1990.
Based on a classic folk tale from India, this haunting story gives
children insight into India's history and culture while teaching them
that environmental protection is everyone's concern. It is carefully
researched and illustrated with detailed watercolors of rural India.
ISBN: 1879373505, found library
Used in PLT Activity:17, 18, 89, 92
584. Rosinsky, Natalie M. Dirt: The Scoop on Soil. Picture Window Books. 2002.
Discusses the nature, uses, and importance of soil and the many forms
of life that it supports. Grade K-4. ISBN: 1404800123, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:70
72
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
585. Ross, Bill. Straight from the Bear's Mouth: The Story of Photosynthesis. Simon
and Schuster Children's, 1995.
The fact that Bear’s breath can make interesting science is the premise of
this book that packs some solid information amidst the wacky ways of Dr.
Mildew and two of his students. Set up like a mystery and employing the
scientific method, the book slings lots of biology and chemistry in a painless
manner. ISBN: 0689317263. Grades 5-8.
Used in Activity 28
Frank Jr. Oracle Bones, Stars, and the Wheelbarrows: Ancient
Chinese Science and Technology. Houghton Mifflin. 1982.
Discusses the achievements of the ancient Chinese in astronomy,
medicine, science, and engineering, as well as such influential Chinese
inventions as paper, printing, gun powder, and the compass. ISBN:
0395549671, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:93
587. Rotner, Shelley and Kreisler, Ken. Nature Spy. Macmillan. 1992.
Photographs portray a young girl as she takes a close up look at
nature’s wonders examining an acorn on a branch, the lines on a leaf,
and the golden eye of a frog. PreK-Grade 1. ISBN: 0027778851, found
bn
Used in PLT Activity:WI ECa1
588. Rius, Maria and J. M. Parramon. The Four Elements – Fire. Barrons.
1984.
A story of fire for very young children. PreK-1. ISBN: 0812035984,
found library.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 81
589. Ryder, Joanne. A Chipmunk Song. Lodestar Books. 1989.
Joanne Ryder’s unique books offer numerous opportunities for simulation
activities as children pretend to be snails, chipmunks, caterpillars and
butterflies. This book features a lyrical description of a chipmunk as it
goes about its activities in late summer, prepares for winter, and settles in
for spring. Grade PreK-2. ISBN #: 0525672842
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC22
590. Ryder, Joanne. Catching the Wind. Morrow, William and Co. 1989.
Imagine waking up on a crisp autumn morning and changing into a
Canada goose. In this nature fantasy a girl is transformed into a
migrating goose, returning home to her bed after a full day of taking
part in the experiences of the flock. This book has good science and
invites the child to imagine and act out an animal's life. Grade PreK2. ISBN: 0688133339, found library
Used in PLT Activity:8
591. Ryder, Joanne. Chipmunk Song. Penguin Putnam. 1990.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be... a...Chipmunk?
This beautiful book looks at being a chipmunk from the eyes of a 4year-old girl, from the warmth of a cozy den to the harsh realities of
586. Ross,
73
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
weasels and hawks. This book encourages children to live in harmony
with their surroundings. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0140547967, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:8
592. Ryder, Joanne. Hello Tree! Lodestar Publishers. 1991.
Describes, in simple text and illustrations, some of the unique
characteristics of trees. Grade. ISBN: 0525673105. found library
Used in PLT Activity:2,4,5, (MN EC, WI EC)21
593. Ryder, Joanne. My Father’s Hand. Morrow Jr. Books. 1994.
A girl's father digs in the garden, finding and presenting for
inspection such wonders as a round gold beetle and a leaf-green
mantis. Grade PreK-3. ISBN: 068809189X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:24, 70
594. Ryder, Joanne. Shark in the Sea. William Morrow. 1997.
A day in the life of the ocean's most feared predator. Grade K-3.
ISBN: 0688149103, found library
Used in PLT Activity:25
595. Ryder, Joanne. The Goodbye Walk. Lodestar Books. 1993.
At the end of the summer, a child revisits the special places she has
enjoyed on her vacation. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0525674055, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:30
596. Ryder, Joanne. The Snail's Spell. Penguin Putnam. 1988.
Brilliant illustrations and a short text invite an unnamed sleeping,
pajama-clad child into a garden teeming with wildlife. The boy
gradually shrinks until he is so small he experiences things as a snail
would. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0140508910, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:8
597. Ryder, Joanne. Under the Moon. Morrow Junior Books. 1991.
Relates how the great white bears that live at the top of the world
came to live on snow and ice. ISBN: 0394919602, found library
Used in PLT Activity:29
598. Ryder, Joanne. When the Woods Hum. Morrow Jr. Books. 1991.
An intergenerational family story serves as a vehicle to describe the
periodical cicada, an insect that lives underground for 17 years and
then emerges to mate. When the cicadas appear, they fill the woods
with humming. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0688070574, found library
Used in PLT Activity:4
599. Ryder, Joanne. Where Butterflies Grow. E.P. Dutton. 1989.
The story goes through the stages of growth as the egg evolves from
birth to the glorious moment when the butterfly takes wing. Grade
PreK-2. ISBN: 0140558586, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:96
600. Rylant, Cynthia. Let’s Go Home: The Wonderful Things About A House.
Simon and Schuster. 2002.
74
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Describes the individual rooms in a house and what they mean to those
who use them. Grade PreK-2. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:75
601. Rylant, Cynthia & Lisa Desimini. Tulip Sees America. Scholastic
Publishing, 2002.
“Driving across the country Tulip sees the wonders of nature in each
of many different states: skies in Nebraska, and wind in Wyoming.
Ages 4-8. ISBN: 0-439-39978-5, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: 20
602. Sabin, Francene. Wonders of the Pond. Troll Associates. 1982.
Describes the many varieties of plants and animals that live in a pond.
Grade K-3. ISBN: 089375577X, found library
Used in PLT Activity:48
603. Sailer, John. A Vogt For The Environment. Book Publishing Co. 1995.
Relates how teenaged environmentalist Tanja Vogt convinced
McDonald's, as well as businesses and schools in her area, to stop
using styrofoam. Grade 6+. ISBN: 0913990345, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:84
604. Saltis, Nicki. We Need More Trees. Sundance.Reading recovery level 24. can’t
find
Used in PLT Activity:87
605. Sams, Carl R. II and Jean Stoick Lost in the Woods. 2004.
A magnificent Photographic Fantasy about a little fawn traveling
through the woods. Ages 5-10. ISBN: 0-9671748-8-0, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: 6
606. Sanders, Scott Russell. Meeting Trees. National Geographic Society. 1997.
As a boy and his father walk in the woods near their home, they share
what they know about the bark, leaves, and fruit of the different
species they see. Grades 1-4. ISBN: 0792241401.
607. Sandved, Kjell B. The Butterfly Alphabet. Scholastic. 1996.
A world-renowned nature photographer presents photographs of
butterflies from throughout the world, using close-up views of wing
designs that look like letters of the alphabet. PreK-Grade 3. ISBN:
0439079470. found bn
Used in PLT Activity:1
608. Santa Fe Writers Group. Bizarre and Beautiful Noses. Avalon Travel
Publishing. 1993.
Marvel at the beauty of an emperor moth’s feathered antennae, used to
detect the scent of females. Learn how salmon return across the ocean to
the stream of their birth by smelling their way home. This book explores
the sense of smell in 20 different animals. Grades 4-7. ISBN: 1562611860.
609. Saunders-Smith, Gail. Communities. Capstone Press. 1997.
Describes various kinds of workers in a community and explains the
service which persons in each occupation provide. Grade K. ISBN:
0736807446, found bn
75
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Used in PLT Activity:74
Julian. Rain Makes Applesauce. Holiday House. 1976.Grade PreK2. ISBN: 0823400913, found bn -received high praise on barnes and noble
Used in PLT Activity:44
611. Schmid, Eleanor. The Water’s Journey. North-South Books. 1989.
Children will gain a greater understanding of watersheds and of the
important role that the water cycle plays in supporting life on Earth
as it follows the water from the mountains to the ocean. Grade PreK2. ISBN: 078577260X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:44
612. Schmid, Eleonore. The Living Earth. North South Books. 2000.
Concentrates on the importance of topsoil and describes the complex
interactions of plants and animals that maintain this resource's
viability. In her discussion of the impact of humans on the Earth, she
crosses the scientific with the social. ISBN: 0735813159, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:70
613. Schnetzler, Pattie. Earth Day Birth Day. Dawn Publishing, 2004.
“This is a sing-along read-along book to the tune of “The Twelve Days
of Christmas.” Lovely pictures of wolves, bison, turtles, and fish in
their natural habitats. Ages 4-10. ISBN: 1-58469-054-2, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: 6
614. Schoenherr, John. The Barn. Little, Brown. 1968.
Twenty-four hours in the life of a skunk who, while seeking his own
food, must avoid becoming the prey of an owl. Grades PreK-2. ISBN:
0316774219, found library
Used in PLT Activity:25
615. Schrecengost, Maity. Researching Issues. Highsmith. 2002.
Written for the middle school student who needs to research and
report on an issue of significance or controversy, which could be
anything from school violence to bioethics to drug laws to
environmental policy. Grade 6+. ISBN: 1579500560, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:58, 59, 60
616. Schreiber, Ann. Log Hotel. Scholastic. 1994. Ages 4-8. ISBN: 0590273892,
610. Scheer,
unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC79
Paul D, John Cleese, and Brian Batesw. America's National
Parks: The Spectacular Forces That Shaped Our Treasured Lands. DK
Publishing. 2001.
Combines gorgeous photographic spreads with fascinating
information about the geology of each park, describing the
geothermal and volcanic pressures, wind and water erosion, and
glacial carving that have worked together over the years to create the
famous landscapes of the parks. All Grade. ISBN: 0789480166,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:35
617. Schullery,
76
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
618. Schwartz,
David and Dwight Kuhn. The Hidden Life of the Forest. Crown
Publishers. 1988.
Photographs and text introduce the animals, insects, and plants in a
forest. Grade PreK-4. ISBN: 0517570580, found library
Used in PLT Activity:8, 10, 22, 23, 24, 48, 61
619. Schwartz, David M. In A Tree. Gareth Stevens Publications. 1999.
Children will delight in discovering the inhabitants of a tree in this
colorful mystery book. Each organism’s anatomy is revealed through
up close observations of one feature and then a large scale photograph
of the entire organism. The simple text and photographs reveal a
caterpillar, raccoon, and other animals. A wonderful book to
stimulate the imagination and sharpen observation skills before a
nature hike. Grade PreK-2. ISBN #: 1574712195, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC, WI EC22
620. Schwartz, David M. The Hidden Life of the Meadow. Crown. 1988.
Examines the animals, plants, and ecology of a typical American
meadow. Grade K+. ISBN: 0517570599, found library
Used in PLT Activity:48
621. Schwartz, David. Maple Tree. Mari Inc.
Depicts the life cycle of a maple tree. Grade K-3. ISBN: 1574715569,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:79
622. Schwartz, George L. and Bernice S. Life in a Log. Natural History Press.
1972.The ecology of a log. Grade 4+. Can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:23, 24, 77, 79
623. Schweninger, Ann. Autumn Days: Let’s Look at the Seasons. Penguin
Group, Inc. 1993.
Text, illustrations, and activities explore the season of autumn and the
changes it brings in the natural world. Grades 1-4. ISBN: 0140540555.
624. Seixias, Judith. Water: What It Is, What It Does. Greenwillow Books. 1987.
A simple introduction to water, describing its properties, uses, and
interaction with people and the environment. Includes five basic
experiments. Grade K-4. ISBN: 0688066089, found library
Used in PLT Activity:44
625. Selsam, Millicent. A First Look at Animals that Eat Other Animals. Walker.
1989.
A beginner's guide to distinguishing between different carnivorous
animals. Age 10. ISBN: 0802768962, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:25
626. Selsam, Millicent. Birth of a Forest. Harper and Row. 1964.Grade 2-7.
ISBN: 0060252766, found library
Used in PLT Activity:48, 80, 95
627. Selsam, Millicent. Tree Flowers. Morrow. 1984.
Text and drawings follow the growth cycle of twelve common
flowering trees: pussywillow, white oak, sugar maple, elm, apple,
77
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
horse chestnut, flowering dogwood, magnolia, witch hazel, black
walnut, black locust, and tulip tree. Grade 3+. ISBN: 0688027695,
found library
Used in PLT Activity:79
628. Senisi, Ellen B. Fall Changes. Scholastic Inc. 2001. Ages 4-8. ISBN:
0439240948, can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC78
629. Serfozo, Mary. Rain Talk. Margaret K. McElderberry Books. 1990.
A child enjoys a glorious day in the rain, listening to the varied sounds
it makes as it comes down. Grade PreK-3. ISBN: 0689504969, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:4, 44
630. Seuss, Dr. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff. Random House. 1997.
Rhyme and silhouette encourage children to consider the shape of
bees, beans, flowers, and big machines. PreK. ISBN: 0679886311,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity: (WI EC) 1
631. Shannon, George. Dancing in the Breeze. Bradbury Press. 1991.
Lyrically describes Papa, young daughter, and the evening breeze as they
dance among the flowers in the front yard while the moon rises. Grades
PreK-K. ISBN: 0027821900, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:5
632. Shelby, Anne. Homeplace. Orchard Books. 1995.
Beings with the great, great, great, great grandfather who builds the
home and plants the first garden. The gardens weave in and out of the
story. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 061333762X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:16
633. Shemie, Bonnie. Native Dwellings Series by Bonnie Shemie. Tundra Books.
Grade 2-7.Houses of Hide and Earth: Earthlodges (1994) ISBN:
0887762697, found bn Houses of Bark: Tipi, Wigwam, and Longhouse
(1993) ISBN: 0887763065, found bnHouses of Snow, Skin, and Bones
(1994) ISBN: 0887763057, found bnHouses of Wood: Indians of North
America, Northwest Coast of North America, Dwellings (1994) ISBN:
0887763324, found bnHouses of Adobe: The Southwest (1995) ISBN:
0887763537, found bnNative Dwellings Teacher’s Kit (1997) ISBN:
0887763715, found
Used in PLT Activity:75
634. Shemie, Bonnie. Houses of Wood: The Northwest Coast. Tundra. 1994.
The Native peoples of the Northwest Coast were blessed with a mild
climate, waters teeming with fish, and abundant vegetation, including
giant cedars, among the world’s tallest and most versatile of trees.
With only small handmade tools, these peoples managed to fell the
massive trees, transport them back to their villages, build spectacular
wooden dwellings, and embellish them with art admired the world
over. Grades 3-7. ISBN: 0887763324.
78
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
635. Sherrow,
Victoria. Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lane. Soundprints. 1994.
Describes how Chipmunk gathers and stores food to prepare for
winter. Grade K-3. ISBN: 1568990294, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC78
636. Shetterly, Susan Hand. Shelterwood. Tilbury House. 1999.
Sophie watches her grandfather harvest trees that will be cut into
boards to build houses and furniture, but lets the tallest, wind-firm
trees stay, to drop their seeds and start a new generation. Deer and
birds and even a bear share the forests shelter, and Sophie discovers
that when we take care of the woods, it provides for us for generations
to come. Grade 2-6. ISBN: 0884482561, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:32
637. Shorto, Russell and Robert Cwiklik. Crayons. NTC Publishing. 1991.
Explains how crayons are made, from the production of the colors to
the packaging of the final product. Grade K+. ISBN: 0809244675,
unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:84
638. Showers, Paul. The Listening Walk (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out-ScienceBook). Crowell. 1993.
A little girl and her father take a quiet walk and identify the sounds
around them. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0064433226, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN ECa4
639. Showers, Paul. Where Does the Garbage Go? (Let's-Read-and-Find-out
Science Book). Harper Collins. 1993.
Explains how people create too much waste and how waste is now
recycled and put into landfills. ISBN: 0064451143, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:73
640. Shuttlesworth, Dorothy E. The Hidden Magic of Seeds. Rodale Press.
1976.Grade K-2. ISBN: 0878571280, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 41, 43, 66
641. Silver, Donald. One Small Square: Woods. Freeman. 1995.
Explains how to investigate the plant and animal life found in a small
section of the woods. Grade K-4. ISBN: 0070579334, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:6, 7, 8, 9, 22, 23, 24, 46, 47, 61
642. Silverstein, Shel. The Giving Tree. Harper Collins. 1964.
A moving parable about the gift of giving and the capacity to love,
told throughout the life of a boy who grows to manhood and a tree
that selflessly gives him her bounty through the years. Grade PreK-2.
ISBN: 0060256656, found bn
Used in PLT Activity: 2, 12, 30, 32, 79, 89, 91
643. Simon, Seymour. Icebergs and Glaciers. Morrow. 1987.
Discusses the formation, movement, and different types of glaciers
and icebergs and describes their effect on the world around them.
Grade K-3. ISBN: 0688167055, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:29, 44
79
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
644. Simon,
Seymour. Wildfire. HarperCollinsPublishers. 1996.
Photo-illustrations and story of wildfire’s natural cycle in western
USA. Grades 3-6. ISBN: 0688175309, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 81
645. Skidmore, Steve. What a Load of Trash!: Rescue Your Household
Waste.The Milford Press, Inc. 1991.
Humorous illustrations accompany a discussion of the problems of
waste disposal and of recycling as one possible solution. Grade K-6.
ISBN: 1878841270, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:37
646. Skidmore, Steve. What a Load of Trash!: Rescue Your Household
Waste.The Milford Press, Inc. 1991.
Humorous illustrations accompany a discussion of the problems of
waste disposal and of recycling as one possible solution. Grade K-6.
ISBN: 1878841270, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:83
647. Skofield, James. All Wet! All Wet! Harper and Row. 1984.
A small boy experiences, along with the animals of meadow and
forest, the sights, smells, and sounds of a rainy summer day. Grade K3. ISBN: 0060257520, found library
Used in PLT Activity:48
648. Skurzynski, Gloria. Safeguarding the Land. Harcourt. 1981.
Traces the careers of three women involved in public land management
and outlines opportunities for those interested in this field. Grade 6+.
ISBN: 0152699570, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:32, 34, 50
649. Sloan, Peter & Sheryl. Animal Noises. Sundance.
This leveled reader (reading recovery level 3) explores the noises
animals make. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0613302265, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:4
650. Sloan, Peter and Sheryl. From Grass to Milk. Sundance.Reading recovery level
9. can’t find one by these authors
Used in PLT Activity:82
651. Sloan, Peter and Sheryl. Growing Beans. Sundance.Reading recovery level 9.
can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:16
652. Smith, Howard. Small Worlds: Communities of Living Things. Scribner.
1987.
Describes a number of small self-contained communities, including a
sand dune, tidal pool, old barn, and vacant lot, and examines the ways
in which the plants and animals interact. Grade 4+. ISBN:
068418723X, found library
Used in PLT Activity:45, 46
653. Smith, Trevor. Renewable Energy Resources. Smart Apple Media. 2004.
80
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
The book examines different energy sources, how they are used
currently, and what the projected use will be. It covers renewable
energy sources such as wind, water, and solar energy, and biomass.
Grades 6-8. ISBN: 1583503612.
654. Snape, Julie and Charles. Frog Odyssey. Simon and Schuster. 1992.
When a construction project forces the frogs to lose their pond, they
venture into the city to find a new home. Grade K-2. ISBN:
067174741X¸ found library
Used in PLT Activity:71
655. Snodgrass, Mary Ellen. 1991. Environmental Awareness: Solid Waste.
Bancroft-Sage Publishing, Inc. 1991.
Focuses on the ever-growing problem of managing the many types of
solid waste and the hazards they pose to people and the environment.
Readers learn how they can help in waste reduction efforts. Grade 3+.
ISBN: 0944280285, found library
Used in PLT Activity:37, 83
656. Sohi, Morteza E. Look What I Did With A Leaf. Scholastic. 1993.
The author gives creative ideas on making animals out of different
shaped leaves. Colorful illustrations make it easy for anyone to create
a nature critter. A brief field guide to leaves can be found at the back
of the book. PreK-K. ISBN: 0802774407, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC, WI EC 1, NC list 64
657. Sommerdorf, Norman. An Elm Tree and Three Sisters. Viking Children’s
Books. 2001.
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC67
658. Soutter-Perrot,
Andrienne. Earthworm. Creative Education. 1993.
An introduction to the physical characteristics, habits, natural
environment, and importance of the earthworm. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0886825660, found library
Used in PLT Activity:24
659. Dorothy M Souza. Plant Invaders. Watts Franklin. 2004.
The book discusses non-native plants, such as the kudzu vine and the
tree-of-heaven, which were imported from other countries and now
pose a significant threat to the ecosystems of North America. Grades
3-6. ISBN: 0531162478.
660. Speare, Elizabeth. The Sign of the Beaver. Houghton Mifflin. 1983.
Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenthcentury Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians
teach him their skills. Grade 6+. ISBN: 0440479002, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:90, 92
661. Spetgang, Tilly and Malcolm Wells. Children’s Solar Energy Book: Even
Grown-Ups Can Understand. Sterling Publishing. 1982.
81
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Presents the advantages of using solar energy for heating and other
purposes, as an alternative to other costly, dangerous, and non-renewable
sources of power. Grade 4+. ISBN: 0806975849, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:39
662. Spiers, Peter. Peter Spier’s Rain. 1982. Doubleday Books.
Wordless, picture book. preK-2. A wordless story about rainy days.
Excellent illustrations. Ages 4-8. ISBN: 0808589709, found bn.
Used in pLT Activity (Kay West): 44
663. Spirin, Gennadii and Natalia Romanova. Once There Was A Tree.
Dial Books. 1985.An old stump attracts many living creatures, even
man, and when it is gone, a new tree attracts the same creatures, who
need it for a variety of reasons. Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0140546774,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:9, 21, 22, 23, 30, 61, 79, 80
664. Steffens, Bradley. Printing Press: Ideas Into Type. Gale Group. 1990.
Discusses the invention of mechanical printing, from its origins in
China through Gutenberg to present technology, examining
typography, graphic arts, paper, bookbinding, photography, and the
cultural contexts of printing. Grade 4+. ISBN: 1560062053, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:93
665. Stenstrup, Allen. Hazardous Waste. Children’s Press Inc. 1991.
Explains what hazardous wastes are, how they are produced, and why
it is difficult to dispose of them. Grade PreK-2. ISBN 0516055062,
found
Used in PLT Activity:36, 37, 72, 73, 96
666. Step Inside the Rainforest. Sundance.
Students visit the rain forest and meet many of the exotic and diverse
animals and plants that live in that fragile ecosystem. Grades PreK-2.
can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:49
667. Stevens, Leonard. How A Law Is Made: The Story Of A Bill Against Air
Pollution. Harper Collins. 1970. Grade 6+. ISBN: 0690406096, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:58
668. Stewart Knight, Amelia. The Way West. Journal of a Pioneer Woman.
Simon and Schuster. 1993.
The story of a family traveling to Oregon during the 1950s. Grades 46. ISBN: 0689825803, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity (Kay West): 91, 92
669. Stewart, Sarah. The Money Tree. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. 1991.
In summer the leaves on the strange tree growing in Miss
McGillicuddy's yard are harvested by many people, but when Miss
McGillicuddy thinks about needing firewood for the winter, she
82
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
realizes the tree may have another use. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0374452954, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:12, 13, 19
670. Stille, Darlene R. Air: Outside, Inside, and All Around. Picture Window Books,
2004.
In this book, simple vocabulary and wonderful illustrations allows young
people to read about the abstract concept of air and truly understand what
it actually is. The organization and information makes this book a great
extension of any science lesson on air. Grades 1-5.
Used in PLT Activity: 28
M. America’s National Parks. Rourke Publishing. 2002.
Discusses the history and purpose of national parks and describes
some prominent examples including Denali National Park in Alaska
and Saguaro National Park in Arizona. Grade PreK-2. ISBN:
158952313X, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:35
672. Stone, Lynn. Birds of Prey. Children’s Press. 1983.
Briefly discusses the physical characteristics and habits of owls,
vultures, hawks, and eagles. Grade K-4. ISBN: 0516416766, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:25
673. Stone, Marti. The Singing Fir Tree. Putnam. 1992.
In his quest to find the perfect wood for his masterpiece, a
woodcarver tries to cut down the town's beloved singing fir tree.
Grade K-3. ISBN: 0399222073, found library
Used in PLT Activity:12, 19
674. Strange Plants. National Geographic Society. 2003. Need an author to locate
Used in PLT Activity:11
675. Stynes, Barbara White. Walking with Mama. Dawn. 1997.
What sweet intimacy a mother and child share when walking together
in nature! The toddler, way up high in a backpack, can see so very
far. It’s bouncy and warm, too. Mother and child not only discover
the wonders of nature but also deepen the wonders of love. Grade K-2
ISBN: 1883220572. found library
Used in PLT Activity:1
676. Sullivan, George E. How Do They Package It? Westminster John Knox
Press. 1976.
Traces the evolution of modern containers. Anecdotes about various
packages such as the tea bag, consumption statistics, and
environmental concerns are also included. Grade 6+. ISBN:
0664326013, found library
Used in PLT Activity:84
677. Sussman, Art. Dr. Art's Guide to Planet Earth: For Earthlings Ages 12
and Up. Chelsea Green Publishing. 2000.
671. Stone, Lynn
83
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Because of our technologies and large population, each of us in our
daily lives can do things that together cause changes in the global
climate, Earth's ozone shield, and its web of life. Dr. Art's Guide to
Planet Earth provides a simple yet powerful way to understand how
our planet works, and what we can do about today's global and local
environmental issues. Grades 7+. ISBN: 189013273X, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: 14, 19
678. Swamp, Chief Jake. Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning
Message. Lee and Low. 1995.
A special children's version of the Thanksgiving Address, a message
of gratitude that originated with the Native people of upstate New
York and Canada and that is still spoken at ceremonial gatherings
held by the Iroquois, or Six Nations. Grade PreK-2. ISBN:
1880000547, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:19, 90
679. Swinburne, Stephen R. and Jim Brandenburg. Once a Wolf: How Wildlife
Biologists Fought to Bring Back the Gray Wolf. Houghton Mifflin
Company. 2001.
This book explores the life of a wolf, from its ecosystem function to its
historical persecution. Grades 5-8. ISBN: 0395898277.
680. Swinburne, Stephen R. and Jim Brandenburg. Once a Wolf: How Wildlife
Biologists Fought to Bring Back the Gray Wolf. Houghton Mifflin
Company. 2001.
This book explores the life of a wolf, from its ecosystem function to its
historical persecution. Grades 5-8. ISBN: 0395898277.
681. Taback,
Simms. Joseph Had A Little Overcoat. Viking Children’s Books.
1999.
What do you do with an overcoat that is torn and worn but that is so
dear that you can't toss it out? Cut it down, trim it and turn it into
something else. Grade PreK-5. ISBN: 0670878553, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:14, 82
682. Tafuri, Nancy. Do Not Disturb. Greenwillow Books. 1987.
The movements and actions of a family camping in the woods cause
the forest creatures to also move, scurry, and make noise. Grade
PreK+. ISBN: 0688065414, found library
Used in PLT Activity:22, 87
683. Taking Care of Trees. Newbridge. 2003. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:13, 87
684. Tamar, Erika. The Garden of Happiness. Harcourt Brace. 1996. Ages 4-8.
ISBN: 0152305823, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC47
685. Tames, Richard L. Printing Press: A Breakthrough in Communication.
Heinemann. 2000.
84
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Surveys the development of the printing press, from advances in Asia
and Gutenberg's work in Germany to the profound impact of printing
on civilization in general. Grade 4-5-12. ISBN: 1575724189, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:93
686. Taylor, Barbara. Forest Life. DK Publications. 1993.
Discusses the plants and animals that live in forests. Includes the
weasel, giant wood wasp, and slippery jack mushroom. Grade 2+.
ISBN: 0613108043, found library
Used in PLT Activity: 6, 7, 22, 45, 48
687. Taylor, Barbara. River Life. DK Publishing. 1998.
Examines, in text and photographs, the various animals and plants
that live in and along a river. Grade 2-7. ISBN: 0789434784, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:48
688. Taylor, Harriet Peck. Brother Wolf. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1996.
One day Wolf calls out to the birds—woodpecker, blue jay, cardinal,
oriole, hummingbird, goldfinch, owl and wood duck—who fly to help
him recover from Raccoon’s trick. Then Wolf proceeds to grant the
birds’ request, that they be painted in pretty colors of the wildflowers.
In the end they are as exquisite as we know them to be—and so is the
Raccoon!—in this thoroughly delightful story from the Seneca. Grade
PreK-2. ISBN: 0374309973, found library
Used in PLT Activity:18
689. Taylor, Harriet Peck. Coyote Places the Stars. Simon and Schuster. 1997.
In this Wasco Indian legend, Coyote's curiosity sends him skyward to
learn the secrets of the heavens. When he discovers a way to move the
stars, he forms likenesses of his animal friends in constellations so that
they will be remembered for generations to come. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0689815352, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:18
690. The World of Ants. Newbridge.
Children explore ant nests to observe the activities of queens, males,
and workers. They also follow the ant’s life cycle and discover how it
grows. Levels 20/M. ISBN: 0836801369, found library
Used in PLT Activity:23
691. Thompson, Vivian. Hawaiian Myths of Earth, Sea, and Sky. University of
Hawaii Press. 1988.
Presents twelve Hawaiian myths that explain how the earth was
created, why volcanoes on Hawaii erupt, why the days are longer in
summer, and other natural phenomena. ISBN: 0824811712, found
bn
Used in PLT Activity:18, 92
692. Thornill, Jan. A Tree in the Forest. Simon and Schuster. 1992.
Presents the life story of a 200-year-old maple tree. Grade 4+. ISBN:
0382243749, unavailable
85
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Used in PLT Activity:76,79
Kristine and Robert M. Stone Wall Secrets. Bt Bound. 2003.
A grandfather gives his grandson a lesson in geology, history, and
family pride as they examine the stone walls defining his New England
farmstead. Grade 3-7. ISBN: 0884482294, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:95
694. Tildes, Phyllis Limbacher. Gifts. Tailwinds. 2001.
Experience the joy and wonder of a young girl as she explores the
simple gifts of nature in the world around her. A feather, a blossom, a
leaf, or even the fresh smell of spring air . . . whatever the gift may be,
our natural world has much to offer. Grade PreK-3. ISBN:
0881069655, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:1
695. Tison, Annette and Talus Taylor. Amazing Animal Builders. Penguin
Putnam Books. 1989.
Describes nests and homes which animals build for themselves. Grade
1-6. ISBN: 0448215519, found library
Used in PLT Activity:22
696. Toye, William. The Loon’s Necklace. Oxford University Press. 1977.
Rich and beautiful picture making collages assembled with torn
paper, paper cutouts, and linocuts gives new visual excitement to the
splendors of the British Columbia interior, and to the magic of an
Indian legend. ISBN: 0195402782, found library
Used in PLT Activity:18
697. Tressalt, Alvin. Rain Drop Splash. Mulberry Books. 1946.
Follows the rain as it travels through a pond, a brook, a lake, and a
river down to the sea. Grade K+. ISBN: 0688093523, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:8, 22, 44, 45
698. Trumbauer, Lisa. Energy. Newbridge.
It takes energy for a car to run. It also takes energy to walk, run, skip, or
jump. Discovery all the different ways energy makes the world work.
Reading recovery level 19. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:39
699. Trumbauer, Lisa. Follow the River. Newbridge.
Follow the Mississippi River from its source to the Gulf of Mexico.
Maps and photos help children see where the river travels and what it
provides. Grade K-2. ISBN: 1567843786, found library
Used in PLT Activity:71
700. Trumbauer, Lisa. Life in a Pond. Newbridge.
Students visit a pond and observe plants and animals that make their
homes there. Metamorphosis, the food chain, and camouflage are
introduced. Grade K-2. ISBN: 156784359X, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:45, 71
701. Trumbauer, Lisa. What is a Cycle? Newbridge 2003.
693. Thorson,
86
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Chidlren observe natural cycles and learn about the phases of the moon,
tides, seasons, migration, plant growth, and more. Grade K-2. ISBN:
1567843751, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:78, 79
702. Turner, Ann. Heron Street. Harper & Row. 1988.
Over the centuries as people settle near the marsh by the sea, herons
and other animals are displaced. Grade K-4. ISBN: 0060261846,
found library
Used in PLT Activity:40
703. Undry, Janice May. A Tree is Nice. Harper Trophy. 1987.
Trees are beautiful. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can
climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its
limbs. Cows and babies can nap in the shade of a tree. Birds can make
nests in the branches. A tree is good to have around. A tree is nice.
Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0064431479, found Bn
Used in PLT Activity: (MN EC, WI EC) 21, 30, 31, 89
704. Using Energy Wisely. Newbridge.Reading recovery level 20. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:39
705. Van Allsburg, Chris. Just a Dream. Houghton Mifflin. 1990.
When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution,
Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the
environment. Grade 1-5. ISBN: 0395533082, found bn,
Used in PLT Activity:36, 86, 87, 95, 96
706. Van Laan, Nancy. A Tree For Me. Random House. 2000.
In this book a child climbs five different trees, looking for a place to
hide. Each tree reveals an increasing number of animals already in
residence until finally the perfect tree is found. The author uses
repetition and counting to explore the residents of a tree. Grade PreK2. ISBN: 0679893849, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC22
707. Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. Penguin Putnam. 1991.
In 1872, English gentleman Phileas Fogg has many adventures as he
tries to win a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days.
ISBN: 0143034456, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:53
708. Vieira, Linda. The Ever-Living Tree: The Life and Times of a Coast
Redwood. Walker. 1994.
The story plots the march of time as major events in history unfold next
to the growth of an ever-living sequoia. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0802774776,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:76; Kay West 66
709. Waldrop, Victor (ed). What do Animals See, Hear, Smell and Feel? (Ranger
Rick Books.) National Wildlife Federation. 1990.
Explores how animal senses are often superior to those of people. Grade
4-7. ISBN: 0945051247. unavailable
87
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Used in PLT Activity:1
Marianne. America’s Prairies and Grasslands: Guide to Plants and
Animals. Fulcrum Publishing. 2001.
This book sheds light on prairie and grassland ecosystems, including how
plants survive after a wild fire. Maps and color illustrations are included.
Grades 7+. ISBN: 1555919928.
711. Warren, Betsy. Let’s Look Inside A Tepee. Ranch Gate. 1989.Grade 2+. Can’t
find
Used in PLT Activity:75
712. Weber, Joseph A. Architecture Everywhere: Investigating the Built
Environment of Your Community. Zephyr Press. 2001.
Explorations of how modern homes and communities have been
shaped by such forces as sense of place, historical and cultural
connections to buildings, and ethnic traditions lead students to
understand the modern man-made world. Grade 4+. ISBN:
1569761078, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:55
713. Wechsler, Doug. Bizarre Bugs. Cobblehill Books. 1995.
A visit to the fascinating world of some very unusual creatures, both
in appearance and behavior. Most of the insects live in tropical
habitats, but the text does relate similarities in behavior to those
found in North America. Ages 9 - 12. ISBN: 1590780957, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:11
714. Weiss, Harvey. Shelters: From Tepee to Igloo. Harper Collins. 1988.
Describes a number of shelters constructed from different types of
materials and suitable to varying climates, including tepees, yurts, log
cabins, stone houses, and igloos. Grade 6+. ISBN: 0690045530, found
library
Used in PLT Activity:75
715. Wexler, Jerome. From Spore to Spore: Ferns and How They Grow. Dodd,
Mead. 1985.
Traces the lifecycle of ferns and gives advice on raising them. Grade K+.
Can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:27, 31, 41, 79
716. Wheatley, Nadia, and Donna Rawlins. My Place. Kane/Miller Publishers. 1994.
My Place is a wonderfully intimate history of Australia starting in 1988
and going back 200 years to 1788. Young readers learn its history by
being told the story of one particular place by the generations of
Australian children who have lived there. Grade 2-7. ISBN: 0916291545,
unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:95
717. Wheeler, Jill C. Earth Moves: Get There With Energy To Spare. ABDO.
1991.
Discusses the environmental and conservation aspects of modern
transportation. Grade 4+. ISBN: 156239035X, found bn
710. Wallace,
88
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Used in PLT Activity:39, 53
Jill C. Food We Eat. ABDO. 1991.
Describes how producing and packaging different foods affect our
environment and ourselves. ISBN: 1562390333, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:84
719. White Carlstrom, Nancy. The Way to Wyatt’s House. Walker & Company.
2000.
Used in PLT Activity:MN EC47
720. White, Nancy. Seeds Get Around. Newbridge.
Children learn that plants grow both from seeds we plant and from those
that are carried by wind, water, animals, car tires – even by themselves!
Grade K-2. ISBN: 1567840310, unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:43, 66
721. Who Lives in This Tree. Sundance.Reading recovery level 9. couldn’t find
Used in PLT Activity:22
722. Wick, Walter. A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder.
Scholastic. 1997.
Photographs of water in various states and stages of movement. These
pictures present water drops; soap bubbles; water condensing and
evaporating; snowflakes, frost, and dew; and water as a prism. Grade
1-5. ISBN: 0590221973, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:44
723. Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Prairie Day. HarperCollins Publishers.
“It is an exciting time for Laura and her family as they travel far in
their covered wagon, through woods, creeks, and the tall grass, on
their way to their new little house on the Kansas prairie.” Ages 5-8.
ISBN: 0064435040, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity Wyoming/West: 91
724. Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Winter Days in the Big Woods. HarperCollins
Publishers.
A story of how families prepared for winter in the good old days,
harvesting vegetables from the garden, preparing firewood and
activities families participated in during the days before television and
video games. Ages 4-8. ISBN: 0-06-443373-0, found bn.
Wyoming/West.
Used in PLT Activity Wyoming West: 91
725. Williams, Terry Tempest. Between Cattails. Scribner and Sons. 1985.
A simple introduction to the plant and animal life that flourishes in a
marsh. Grade K-4. ISBN: 0684183099, found library
Used in PLT Activity:48, 71
726. Williams, Terry. The Secret Language of Snow. Sierra Club/Patheon. 1984.
Examines over a dozen different types of snow and snowy conditions
through the vocabulary of the Inuit people of Alaska. Discusses the
physical properties and formation of snow and how it affects plants,
718. Wheeler,
89
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
animals, and people of the Arctic. Grade 2-7. ISBN: 039486574X,
found library
Used in PLT Activity:44
727. Williamson, Ray and Jean Guard Monroe. They Dance in the Sky: Native
American Star Myths. Houghton Mifflin. 1987.
A collection of legends about the stars from various North American
Indian cultures, including explanations of the Milky Way and
constellations such as the Big Dipper. Grade 3-6. ISBN: 039539970X,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:18, 90, 92
728. Willis, Terri. Land Use and Abuse. Scholastic. 1992.
Describes the many ways in which human beings harm the land and
discusses some possible ways of correcting and preventing these
abuses. Grade 6+. ISBN: 0516055070¸found bn
Used in PLT Activity:56
729. Wilmore, Kathy. Day in the Life of a Colonial Printer. Rosen. 2001.
Describes a day in the life of a colonial printer, the workings of a
printing press, and how it was used to spread news. Grade 2-6. ISBN:
0823954285, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:93
730. Wise Brown, Margaret. The Important Book. by HarperCollins
Publications, 1990.
The important thing about rain, snow, and the wind are described for
students. Ages 4-7. ISBN: 0-06-443227-0, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity 38
731. Wishinsky, Frieda. Man Who Made Parks: The Story of Parkbuilder
Frederick Law Olmsted. Tundra Books. 1999.
When the great cities of North America were being developed, there
was little thought to creating “green spaces.” Frederick Law Olmsted
combined his childhood love for nature with the structured beauty of
the great parks of London and Paris to turn a neglected, swampy area
into one of the most acclaimed parks in North America: Central Park
in New York City. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0887764355, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:54
732. Woelfle, Gretchen. The Wind at Work: An Activity Guide to Windmills.
Chicago Review Press, Inc. 1997.
An introduction to windmills and their advantages as renewable
energy providers, with activities for understanding some of the
principles of wind. Grades 7+. ISBN: 1556523084.
Used in PLT Activity 39
733. Wonderfully Weird Animals. Newbridge.Reading recovery level 19. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:11
734. Wong, Herbert H. and Vessel, Matthew F. Our Tree. Addison-Wesley.
1969.
90
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the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
The author of Our Tree use observations in and around a tree to show
the different ways animals and insects use trees. A good introductory
book, useful for sharpening observation skills prior to a field trip.
Grade K-4. ISBN: 0201087235, found library
Used in PLT Activity:WI EC22
735. Wood, Audrey. Quick As A Cricket. Childs Play International, 1990.
Pictures of snails, ants, and toads. Ages: Preschool. ISBN: 0-85953151-1, found bn.
Used in PLT Activity: 8
736. Wood, Douglas. Old Turtle. Scholastic. 1992.
The Old Turtle teachers humas the value in all living things. Grade
PreK-2. ISBN: 0439309085, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:89
737. Wood: Exploring the Science of Everyday Materials. Sundance.Reading
recovery level 16. can’t find
Used in PLT Activity:12
738. Woods, Samuel G. Recycled Paper: From Start to Finish. Gale Group.
2000.
Demonstrates how waste paper is recycled into useful household
products at the Marcal paper mill. Grade 2-7. ISBN: 1567113958,
found bn
Used in PLT Activity:37, 51, 83
739. Woodworth, Viki. Does a Dinosaur Check Your Teeth? Learn About
Community Helpers. Child’s World. 1995.
Simple, humorous rhymes suggest some of the occupations that help
people in a community. Grade K-3. ISBN: 1567661785, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:74
740. Woodworth, Viki. Would You Mail A Hippo? Learn About Community
Places. Child’s World. 1995.
Silly rhymes introduce what goes on at such places in a community as
the library, post office, grocery store, and school. Grade K-3. ISBN:
1567661793, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:74
741. Wright, Alexandra. Will we miss them? Endangered Species.
Charlesbridge Publishing. 1992.
This intriguing book introduces children to the fascinating lives and
challenges of endangered species from the unique perspective of an
11-year-old author. The book helps readers learn about endangered
species as the first step toward saving them. Grade K-3. ISBN:
0881064882, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:88
742. Wright, Joan Richards. Bugs. Wright, Greenwillow Books. 1987.
Includes general information, jokes, and brief descriptions of the
physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of a variety
of common insects. Grade K-3. ISBN: 0688082963, found bn
91
Found bn = Available for sale at Barnes & Noble (BN) online. Found library = not for sale at BN online but located at
the Morris County Library system. Unavailable = not for sale at BN online and not found at Morris County or
Arlington Library system. Couldn’t find = not recognized at BN or library or not enough info. MN EC= Minnesota
PLT Early Chilhood Activity Guide. WI EC = Wisconsin PLT Early Childhood Supplement. Kay West=from Kay
Antunez. NH= also on original list from Beth. Wyoming/West = from Cheryl Selby. NC List =
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/plt/pdf/PLT_Bibliography.pdf
Used in PLT Activity:11
Bill. Rads, Ergs, and Cheeseburgers: The Kids Guide to Energy and the
Environment. Avalon Travel Publishing. 1991.
Ergon, a magical being, discusses the generation of various forms of
energy, its transportation, uses in everyday life, conservation, and
development of alternative sources. Grade 6+. ISBN: 0945465750,
unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:39
744. Yardley, Thompson. Down the Drain: Exploring Your Plumbing.Millbrook
Press. 1991.
Discusses the principles of household plumbing, water supply, and
personal hygiene. Grade 1-6. ISBN: 1878841289, found library
Used in PLT Activity:38
745. Yolen, Jane. Letting Swift River Go. Little, Brown. 1991.
The story of the building of the Quabbin Reservoir in western MA.
Grade PreK-2. ISBN: 0316968609, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:95
746. Yolen, Jane. Owl Moon. Philomel Books. 1987.
On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into
the woods to see the Great Horned Owl. Grade PreK-2. Ages
Preschool – 8. ISBN: 0399214577, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:4, 22
747. Yolen, Jane. Water Music: Poems for Children. Boyds Mill Press. 1995.
The pictures illustrate water in all its forms, and the poems are
Yolen's responses. From dewdrops to raindrops, from a trickling
stream to Niagara Falls, from a froth of soap bubbles to a puddle to a
lake, from icicles to steam-water is music. Grade 3-7. ISBN:
1563973367, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:5, 44
748. Yolen, Jane. Welcome to the Greenhouse. Putnam. 1993.
Explores a tropical rain forest in an entrancing poem full of internal
rhyme, alliteration, and evocative images. Grade K-4. ISBN:
0399223355, found bn
Used in PLT Activity:49
749. Zimmerman, Richard. What Can I Do to Make a Difference?: A Positive Action
Sourcebook. Penguin Books USA, Inc. 1991.
Contains lots of non-trivial ideas and contact information. Useful for
groups and individuals seeking projects. Grade 4+. ISBN: 0452266327,
unavailable
Used in PLT Activity:96
743. Yanda,
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