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Bee & Flea and the Compost Caper

by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, recycling & green living, insects, spiders, etc., humorous stories

Unlikely bug buddies bring the science of compost heaps to life

Bee is spending another beautiful, boring day pollinating flowers in the backyard when a visitor named Flea gallops onto the scene on a dog’s back. Flea is the one and only agent of the Fenced-in-Area Law Enforcement Agency (the F.L.E.A. for short) and she’s heard about trouble in t …


The Dancing Trees

by Masiana Kelly, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: values & virtues, camping & outdoor activities, recycling & green living, native canadian

Thomas loves to tell stories. Big stories. Stories about how skilled he is on the land. But when one of his friends grows tired of his tall tales, Thomas has to prove how skilled he really is. Taking the challenge to spend a night alone in the forest, Thomas heads into the wilderness. The trees, who have heard his stories, watch him tear off their …


The Night Gardener

illustrated by Terry Fan & Eric Fan
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: recycling & green living, classics, environment

In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Curious Garden comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan.

One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon …


La nouvelle vie de Madame Bouteille (Madam Bottle's New Life)

by Angèle Delaunois, illustrated by Jacinthe Chevalier
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: recycling & green living, environment, business, careers, occupations, science & technology

During an incredible trip, Madam Bottle and her friend Mister Paper, are in for a... transformative experience! What will Madam Bottle look like after her beauty treatment?


No More Plastic

illustrated by Alma Fullerton
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: recycling & green living, environment, values & virtues, marine life


A young girl takes action against ocean pollution in a timely story with unique plastic-waste diorama art from award-winning author-illustrator Alma Fullerton.

Isley loves the ocean and everything in it. Well, almost everything. Her heart sinks at the sight of her Alantic Ocean shoreline covered in trash. One day, upon discovering a beached right w …


The Wrench

by Elise Gravel, translated by Charles Simard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: recycling & green living, peer pressure, humorous stories

Bob’s tricycle is broken and he needs a wrench to fix it.

He ventures out to buy one at the Megamart, where slick salesman, Mr. Mart, convinces Bob that it’s not a wrench he needs, but a fridge hat…singing pajamas…a screaming machine! Bob spends all his money on things that he really doesn’t need and before he knows it has no money and no …


Maggie’s Treasure

by Jon-Erik Lappano, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: recycling & green living, values & virtues, city & town life

When Maggie’s treasure collection grows too big to manage, she finds a creative solution.

Maggie finds treasure wherever she goes. Whether it’s a button, a feather or a shiny stone, she picks it up and takes it home. At first the neighbors and city workers are grateful to Maggie for cleaning up; the mayor even gives her an award. But over time M …

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