Three Rivers School: Mrs. Foisset and Ms. Thorpe — Environment, Kindergarten, April 2013

Deschutes Public Library Online Resources

In the “Online Resources” section of the Deschutes Public Library website (www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources), check out the databases in the Homework category! Use your library card (including Library Linx cards) to log in, or use them at a public library. Do a keyword search or browse the categories in these databases for magazine and journal articles covering your topic.

Kids InfoBits
A database aimed at K-5 graders for student use.

World Book Encyclopedia
This database is a little more challenging than Kids InfoBits, but great for parents and young students working together.

GREENR is a database of information on environmental issues, useful for parents, teachers, and older students.

Library Books

Browse environmental books at the Deschutes Public Library or search the online catalog for your subject.

Some great books for this project include:

Endangered Animals

Cover Image Let's Save the Animals
Barry, Frances.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010.

Find out about endanged animals and what you can do to help protect them.

Cover Image The Wolves Are Back
George, Jean Craighead, 1919-
New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, c2008.

For over a century, wolves were persecuted in the United States and nearly became extinct. Gradually reintroduced, they are thriving again in the West, much to the benefit of the ecosystem.

Cover Image The Buffalo Are Back
George, Jean Craighead, 1919-
New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2010.

"In the mid-1800s seventy-five million buffalo roamed in North America. In little more than fifty years, there would be almost none." The death of the buffalo and the settlers' farming and ranching practices endangered the prairie, as drought made the farmland crumble to dust. To help repair the land, the buffalo had to be saved.


Cover Image Waste and Pollution
Bellamy, Rufus.
Mankato, Minn. : Amicus, c2011.

Introduces problems associated with pollution and waste disposal and how we may be able to ease the bad effects on the environment.

Cover Image Pollution
Gifford, Clive.
Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, c2006.

Cover Image The Lorax
Seuss, Dr.
New York : Random House, [1971]

The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

Cover Image Uno's Garden
Base, Graeme.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2006.

Uno builds a home and garden in the magnificent forest among the playful puddlebuts and feathered frinklepods, but as the place becomes more and more popular, it is overtaken by tourists and buildings until the forest and animals seem to disappear altogether.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Cover Image Clothes and Toys
Chancellor, Deborah.
New York : PowerKids Press, c2010.

Cover Image Garbage and Litter
Green, Jen.
New York : PowerKids Press, 2010.

Cover Image We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers
Hurst, Bridget.
New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009.

Lola learns about recycling and enters a recycling competition. Includes recycling tips.

Cover Image Stuff! : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Kroll, Steven.
New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2009.

Pinch is a pack rat who does not want to give up the possessions that are cluttering his house, but when he finally is persuaded to sell them at a neighborhood tag sale, he discovers the beauty of recycling. Includes tips on "reducing, reusing, and recycling."

Cover Image Recycled Crafts Box : Sock Puppets, Cardboard Castles, Bottle Bugs & 37 More Earth-Friendly Projects & Activities You Can Create
Martin, Laura C.
North Adams, MA : Storey Kids, c2003.

Discusses recycling and provides information and instructions for making art projects from a variety of recycled materials.


Cover Image Compost Stew : An A to Z Recipe for the Earth
Siddals, Mary McKenna.
Berkeley : Tricycle Press, 2010.

A rhyming recipe explains how to make the dark, crumbly, rich, earth-friendly food called compost.

Cover Image Compost it
Barker, David, 1959-
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Cherry Lake Pub., c2010.

"Experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem-solving while learning about ways to care for our planet"--P. [4] of cover.

Cover Image Composting : Nature's Recyclers
Koontz, Robin Michal.
Minneapolis, MN : Picture Window Books, c2007.

Describes what composting is, what goes into compost, and why composting is beneficial.

Cover Image Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow : A Compost Story
Glaser, Linda.
Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, c2010.


PBS Kids Eeko World

EPA’s Recycle City
Recycling 101

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout, by Shel Silverstein

More Green Living Links from Multnomah County Library

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Last modified on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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