Earth Day is next week. This is a great time to talk to your little ones about recycling. Teach them the importance of reducing waste, reusing containers, and recycling trash. Help them learn the importance of doing these things to save our planet.
Recycling Books for Kids
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling: Peek into this diary of a plastic bottle as it goes on a journey from the refinery plant, to the manufacturing line, to the store shelf, to a garbage can, and finally to a recycling plant where it emerges into its new life…as a fleece jacket!
I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Kids can follow Max the Little Green Monster’s journey to environmental awareness and learn tips on how they can become little green monsters themselves.
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids: This lively and informative handbook explains the process of recycling from start to finish.
Why Should I Recycle?: What if everybody threw away old bottles and newspapers, littering the world with glass and plastic and tin cans that should be recycled and made into new products?
Where Does the Garbage Go?: Follow that garbage truck! …to the landfill to see how trash keeps piling up…to the incinerator to see how trash can be turned into energy … to the recycling center to see how a soda bottle can be turned into a flowerpot.
Don’t Throw That Away!: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Recycling and Reusing: Follow an eco-conscious super hero as he teaches kids how to recycle and reuse common household items!
Michael Recycle: Just in time for Earth Day on April 22, Michael Recycle tells the adventures of a young superhero whose power allows him to teach people about recycling.
Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? Read, Think, Recycle: After their dog Bubbles chases after the recycling truck, Tiana and her family set off on a search to the Materials Recovery Facility, learning about recycling along the way.
How to Help the Earth-by the Lorax: After explaining how the trash in a wastebasket ultimately ends up in a landfill or incinerator, the Lorax suggests realistic ways children can reduce waste, such as by carrying a lunch box, donating old clothes and toys, sharing magazines with friends, recycling cans and bottles, and using rechargeable batteries.
Stuff!: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Pinch is a packrat. He collects lots of stuff. When his friends decide to hold a tag sale, Pinch is horrified. The last thing he wants to do is recycle his things.