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Green Reading List

Reading Lists
Adult
High School
Middles School
Elementary/Lower

2010 Reading List for Adults

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America by Thomas Friedman

Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating by Jane Goodall

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit DisorderWoods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv

Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World by David Orr

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat by Michael Pollan - adapted by Richie Chevat

[courtesy of Pike School in Andover]


2010 Reading List for High School

Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardinea by Douglas Adams

The Maze by Will Hobbs

Never Cry Wolf: The Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves by Farley Mowat

The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat by Michael Pollan (adapted by Richie Chevat)

The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town by Mark Kurlansky

The Weirdo by Theodore Taylor

[courtesy of Pike School in Andover]


2010 Reading List for Middle School

Field Trips: Bug Hunting, Animal Tracking, Bird-watching, Shore Walking by James Arnosky

Green Boy by Susan Cooper

The Case of the Missing Cutthroats by Jean Craighead George

One Day in the Woods by Jean Craighead George

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

John Muir: America's First Environmentalist by Kathryn Lasky

Akimbo and the Lions by Alexander McCall Smith

Wild Ride: A Graphic Ride Adventure by Liam O'Donnell

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

Frightful's Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Scat by Carl Hiaasen

The Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books by Gary Paulsen

Death Mountain by Sherry Shahan

[courtesy of Pike School in Andover]

 

2010 Reading List for Elementary/Lower School

The following lists are broken down into themes, "Water, Land, and Sky" for Elementary/Lower School families

Water
The Water Hole   --  Base
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau   --  Berne
The Sea Chest   --  Buzzeo
Rivers: Nature's Wondrous Waterways   --  Harrison
The Cod's Tale   --  Kurlansky
The Raft    --  La Marche
Salmon Creek    --  LeBox
Dory Story   --  Pallotta
Canoe Days   --  Paulsen
Come to the Ocean's Edge: A Nature Cycle Book   --  Pringle
Hello Ocean   --  Ryan
Until I Saw the Sea: A Collection of Seashore Poems    --  Shaw
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems    --  Sidman
Ballyhoo Bay   --  Sierra
One Well: The Story of Water on Earth   --  Strauss
The Seashore Book    --  Zolotow

Land
The Earth And I    --  Asch
A Seed is Sleepy   --  Aston
Where The Forest Meets The Sea   --  Baker
I Took a Walk   --  Cole
On Meadowview Street    --  Cole
Miss Rumphius    --  Cooney
In My World   --  Ehlert
Mystery Vine: A Pumpkin Surprise   --  Falwell
Where Once There Was a Wood   --  Fleming
Leaf Jumpers    --  Gerber
Listen, Listen    --  Gershator
Butterfly, Butterfly   --  Horáécek
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? --  Jenkins/Page
Henry Hikes To Fitchburg   --  Johnson
From Dawn Till Dusk   --  Kinsey-Warnock
John Muir: America's First Environmentalist    --  Lasky
Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots: Gardening Together With Children   --  Lovejoy
Salamander Room    --  Mazer Kidogo McGrory
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet    --  McLimans
Herman and Marguerite: An Earth Story    --  O'Callahan
Who Would Like A Christmas Tree? --  Obed
Winston of Churchill: One Bear's Battle Against Global Warming    --  Okimoto
The Year at Maple Hill Farm    --  Provensen
Tulip Sees America   --  Rylant
Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green    --  Spinelli
Henry David's House    --  Thoreau
Just a Dream   --  Van Allsburg

Sky
Living Sunlight: How the Sun Gives Us Life    --  Bang
Little Cloud    --  Carle
Papa Please Get the Moon for Me   --  Carle
Sail Away   --  Crews
Feathers For Lunch   --  Ehlert
Birdsongs    --  Franco
Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories in the Stars    --  Galat
How To Paint The Portrait Of A Bird    --  Gerstein
How To Heal A Broken Wing   --  Graham
Birds    --  Henkes
So Happy! --  Henkes
Come On, Rain! --  Hesse
The Wind Blew   --  Hutchins
Clementina's Cactus    --  Keats
Take A Backyard Bird Walk   --  Kirkland
The Rain Came Down    --  Shannon
The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm: A Book About Weather   --  White


All lists are courtesy of Pike School in Andover. For summaries of the books visit Pike Reads Green

 

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