Grand Valley State University Women's Center

Green Parenting Book Recommendations

In collaboration with 2009 Campus Sustainability Week, the Women's Center and Women and Gender Studies presented a program: Green Parenting.

The following is a list of recommended books and resources that were developed from that program:

Picture books:
The Waterhole – Graeme Base (Puffin, 2001)

Uno’s Garden – Graeme Base (Penguin Group, 2006)

Where Once There Was a Wood
Denise Fleming 1996

Recycle Every Day!
Nancy Elizabeth Wallace 2006

Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa
Jeanette Winter 2008

Eco Babies Wear Green (Board book)
Michelle Sinclair Colman (Tricycle Press, 2008)

Kid Friendly DVDS:
Curious George Goes Green
Elmo Being Green

Resource guides:
Kids Care! 75 ways to make a difference for people, animals & the environment
Rebecca Olien 2007

Planet Patrol: a kids’ action guide to earth care
Marybeth Lorbiecki 2005

Recycled Crafts Box: sock puppets, cardboard castles, bottle bugs & 37 more earth-friendly projects & activities you can create
Laura C. Martin 2003

The Green Parent: A Kid-Friendly Guide to Environmentally-Friendly Living
Jenn Savedge Kedzie Press 2008

Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care
Diedre Imus Simon and Schuster 2008

Raising Healthy Children in A Toxic World
Rodale 2008


- A special thanks to Julia Mason, Ph.D. for developing this list.

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