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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

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 whale that has starved to death due to the plastic in its system, Isley decides enough is enough. She steers her family into adopting a zero-waste lifestyle, ins …

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The Wrench

illustrated 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 n …

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Maggie’s Treasure

by Jon-Erik Lappano, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: recycling & green living, values & virtues, city & town life

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 Maggie’s collection grows bigger and bigger, until it spills out of her house and garden …

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What Matters

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Holly Hatam
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: recycling & green living, environment

What happens when one small boy picks up one small piece of litter? He doesn't know it, but his tiny act has big consequences. From the miniscule to the universal, What Matters sensitively explores nature's connections and traces the ripple effects of one child’s good deed to show how we can all make a big difference.

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What Grew in Larry's Garden

by Laura Alary, illustrated by Kass Reich
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: friendship, city & town life, recycling & green living

A girl and her neighbor grow a community from their garden.

Grace thinks Larry's garden is one of the wonders of the world. In his tiny backyard next door to hers, Larry grows the most extraordinary vegetables. Grace loves helping him --- watering and weeding, planting and pruning, hoeing and harvesting. And whenever there's a problem --- like bugs …

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The Vegetable Museum

by Michelle Mulder
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, recycling & green living, city & town life

Thirteen-year-old Chloë left her whole life back in Montreal, including her mom and her best friend. Now she's stuck in Victoria with her dad and her estranged grandfather, Uli, who recently had a stroke. When Chloë agrees to help Uli look after his garden, she's determined to find out why he and her dad didn't speak to each other for years.
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Ranger Rob: Nature Quest

adapted by Corinne Delporte, illustrated by Nelvana Ltd.
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 100
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: media tie-in, imagination & play, recycling & green living, camping & outdoor activities

Ranger Rob is a young ranger-in-training who ziplines, swings and even snowboards his way around Big Sky Park, the coolest natural adventure park ever. It features all sorts of ecosystems and Rob thinks of it as his very own adventure-filled playground. With so much to explore and discover he’s in for the experience of a lifetime—and you’re i …

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What Matters Read-Along

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Holly Hatam, narrator Christian Down
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: environment, recycling & green living

What happens when one small boy picks up one small piece of litter? He doesn't know it, but his tiny act has big consequences. From the miniscule to the universal, What Matters sensitively explores nature's connections and traces the ripple effects of one child’s good deed to show how we can all make a big difference.

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