Monday, January 5, 2009

Eco-Reading: CCBC's bibliography for children and teens

The Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) is a library of UW-Madison's School of Education with a non-circulating collection of children and young adult literature. Their annual publication, CCBC Choices, is described as a best-of-the-year list for teachers, parents, librarians, childcare providers, students, and anyone interested in children and young adult literature. Recently, CCBC unveiled an Eco-Reading bibliography, highlighting books for children and teens that enhance appreciation for nature and the earth, increase understanding of environmental challenges, and inspire action for change.

Please take a look at the entire bibliography, as well as the list below of titles available from Wisconsin's Water Library:

Salmon Forest by David Suzuki and Sarah Ellis. Illustrated by Sheena Lott. Ages 5-9.

The Drop in My Drink by Meredith Hooper. Illustrated by Chris Coady. Ages 6-10.

The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy by Kathryn Lasky. Photographed by Christopher G. Knight. Ages 7-11.

The Living Earth by Eleanore Schmid. Ages 4-8.

Song of the Water Boatman: & Other Pond Poems by Joyce Sidman. Illustrated by Becky Prange. Ages 5-9.

An Island Scrapbook: Dawn to Dusk on a Barrier Island by Virginia Wright-Frierson. Ages 7-11.

A North American Rain Forest Scrapbook by Virginia Wright-Frierson. Ages 8-14.

Common Ground: The Water, Earth and Air We Share by Molly Bang. Ages 5-8.

Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Scientists in the Field) by Loree Griffin Burns. Ages 8-12.

Flush by Carl Hiassen. Ages 11-14.

Nobody Particular by Molly Bang. Ages 8-14.

Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson by Amy Ehrlich. Illustrated by Wendell Minor.

Once a Wolf: How Wildlife Biologists Fought to Bring Back the Gray Wolf by Stephen R. Swinburne. Ages 7-14.

If you are a UW-Madison faculty, student, or staff, please request any of these titles on MadCat. If you are a Wisconsin resident, please visit our Web site.