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Happy Earth Day! Browse our list of books about the wonders of the natural world and learn about how cool our planet is!

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Braiding Sweetgrass By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
Named a Best Essay Collection of the Decade by Literary Hub


The Carbon Footprint of Everything By Mike Berners-Lee Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771645768
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Published: Greystone Books - April 19th, 2022

"Fascinating and useful and enjoyable."--BILL BRYSON

Reduce your carbon footprint and understand the issue with this "up-to-date life guide for carbon-conscious readers."--Kirkus


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The Council of Animals: A Novel By Nick McDonell, Steven Tabbutt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nick McDonell, Steven Tabbutt (Illustrator)
$25.99
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ISBN: 9781250799036
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 20th, 2021

From national bestselling author Nick McDonell, The Council of Animals is a captivating fable for humans of all ages—dreamers and cynics alike—who believe (if nothing else) in the power of timeless storytelling.


Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures By Merlin Sheldrake Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510321
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 13th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “brilliant [and] entrancing” (The Guardian) journey into the hidden lives of fungi—the great connectors of the living world—and their astonishing and intimate roles in human life, with the power to heal our bodies, expand our minds, and help us address our most urgent environmental problems.


Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food By Gina Rae La Cerva Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771649155
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Published: Greystone Books - October 12th, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Selection

"Delves into not only what we eat around the world, but what we once ate and what we have lost since then."--The New York Times Book Review


Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape By Cal Flyn Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781984878199
Published: Viking - June 1st, 2021

A beautiful, lyrical exploration of the places where nature is flourishing in our absence
 
"[Flyn] captures the dread, sadness, and wonder of beholding the results of humanity's destructive impulse, and she arrives at a new appreciation of life, 'all the stranger and more valuable for its resilence.'" --The New Yorker


Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have By Tatiana Schlossberg Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538747070
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 29th, 2022

*First Place Winner of the Society of Environmental Journalists' Rachel Carson Environment Book Award*

From a former New York Times science writer, this urgent call to action—updated for paperback with a new preface and afterword—will empower you to stand up to climate change and environmental pollution by making simple but impactful everyday choi


Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy By John Perlin, Mark Z. Jacobson Phd (Foreword by) Cover Image
By John Perlin, Mark Z. Jacobson Phd (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781608687916
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Published: New World Library - February 15th, 2022

The definitive history of solar power and technology


Turn every walk into a game of detection—from master outdoorsman Tristan Gooley, New York Times-bestselling author of How to Read a Tree and The Natural Navigator

When writer and navigator Tristan Gooley journeys outside, he sees a natural world filled with clues.


Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives—and Save Theirs By Richard Louv Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643750842
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 10th, 2020

“A book that offers hope.” 
The New York Times Book Review

“A wondrous tapestry.” 
—Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel


Audubon Medal winner Richard Louv’s landmark book Last Child in the Woods inspired an international movement to connect chil


Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation By Paul Hawken Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780143136972
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Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2021

A radically new understanding of and practical approach to climate change by noted environmentalist Paul Hawken, creator of the New York Times bestseller Drawdown


Restoring the Kinship Worldview: Indigenous Voices Introduce 28 Precepts for Rebalancing Life on Planet Earth By Wahinkpe Topa (Four Arrows), Darcia Narvaez, PhD Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781623176426
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Published: North Atlantic Books - April 12th, 2022

Selected speeches from Indigenous leaders around the world--necessary wisdom for our times, nourishment for our collective, and a path away from extinction toward a sustainable, interconnected future.


Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse By Dave Goulson Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063088207
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Published: Harper - September 28th, 2021

“A terrific book…A thoughtful explanation of how the dramatic decline of insect species and numbers poses a dire threat to all life on earth.” (Booklist, Starred Review)


Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau By Ben Shattuck Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781953534040
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Published: Tin House Books - April 19th, 2022

A New Yorker Best Book of 2022

A New England Indie Bestselller

A New York Times Best Book of Summer, a Wall Street Journal and Town & Country Best Book of Spring


The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans By Cynthia Barnett Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393651447
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 6th, 2021

A Science Friday Best Science Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Library Journal Best Science and Technology Book of the Year
A Tampa Bay Times Best Book of the Year


Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution's Creativity, and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction By David George Haskell Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781984881540
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Published: Viking - March 1st, 2022

A finalist for the 2023 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

“[
A] glorious guide to the miracle of life’s sound.The New York Times Book Review


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Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail By Jay Erskine Leutze Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451682649
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Published: Scribner - July 30th, 2013

In the tradition of A Civil Action—this true story of a North Carolina outdoorsman who teams up with his Appalachian neighbors to save treasured land from being destroyed will “make you want to head for the mountains” (Raleigh News & Observer).


Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink By Seth M. Siegel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250757036
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Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - November 10th, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Seth M. Siegel shows how our drinking water got contaminated, what it may be doing to us, and what we must do to make it safe.


Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future By Elizabeth Kolbert Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593136287
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Published: Crown - April 5th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?


Underland: A Deep Time Journey By Robert Macfarlane Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

National Bestseller • New York Times "100 Notable Books of the Year" • NPR "Favorite Books of 2019" • Guardian "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

"Mesmerizing…Underland is a portal of light in dark times." —Terry Tempest Williams, New York Times Book Review


The World Without Us By Alan Weisman Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781250834003
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Published: Picador - April 19th, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Time #1 Nonfiction Book* An Entertainment Weekly #1 Nonfiction Book *A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Salon Book Awards* A Kansas City Star's Top 100 Book of the Year *A Mother Jones' Favorite Book*


A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose By Eckhart Tolle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452289963
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Published: Penguin Life - January 30th, 2008

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A wake-up call for the entire planet . . . [A New Earth] helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be, and to put ourselves in the now.” —Oprah Winfrey


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We Are Water Protectors By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
#1 New York Times Bestseller

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption
a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.


One Million Trees: A True Story By Kristen Balouch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823448609
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - March 1st, 2022

The real-life story of a family who planted 1,000,000 trees—yes, it’s true!—to fight deforestation in British Columbia.


Some Questions About Trees By Toni Yuly, Toni Yuly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Toni Yuly, Toni Yuly (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534489158
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 22nd, 2022

An utterly charming picture book that celebrates a child’s sense of curiosity about the world with playful yet thoughtful questions about trees—perfect for fans of Julie Fogliano and Ruth Krauss.

Do tiny trees dream of being big?
Do the tallest trees get lonely?
What part is the heart of a tree?

Follow along as a lively little girl exp


Our Planet! There's No Place Like Earth (Our Universe #6) By Stacy McAnulty, David Litchfield (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250782496
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 5th, 2022

From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator David Litchfield, Our Planet! There's No Place Like Earth is a nonfiction picture book about the Earth, told from the perspective of Earth herself.


Trees By Tony Johnston, Tiffany Bozic (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tony Johnston, Tiffany Bozic (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534475175
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - November 2nd, 2021

Explore a fantastical forest in this exquisite and lyrical picture book that celebrates all trees, from maple to elm to ginkgo to magnolia to redwood—written by award-winning author Tony Johnston.

Part poetry, part celebration of nature, each page of this stunning book brings readers deeper into the majestic world of trees. Old trees.


Listen to the Language of the Trees: A story of how forests communicate underground By Tera Kelley, Marie Hermansson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tera Kelley, Marie Hermansson (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781728232171
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Published: Dawn Publications - March 1st, 2022

This captivating book explores the real connection and communication that runs underground between trees in the forest. The well-researched details about trees' own social network will help readers see that the natural world's survival depends on staying connected and helping others—just like us!

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Trees: A Rooted History By Piotr Socha, Wojciech Grajkowski Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419737237
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 9th, 2019

Part botany, part history, part cultural anthropology—Trees goes beyond the basics to tell readers everything they might want to know about this particular branch of the plant kingdom.


Outside In: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner By Deborah Underwood, Cindy Derby (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Cindy Derby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328866820
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Published: Clarion Books - April 14th, 2020

A 2020 Caldecott Honor Book

From the New York Times best-selling author behind The Quiet Book comes a mindful contemplation on the many ways nature affects our everyday lives, even when we’re stuck inside.


Be a Tree! By Maria Gianferrari, Felicita Sala (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Gianferrari, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419744228
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 30th, 2021

A lyrical, gorgeously illustrated look at the majesty of trees—and what humans can learn from them

Stand tall.
Stretch your branches to the sun.
Be a tree!
We are all like trees: our spines, trunks; our skin, bark; our hearts giving us strength and support, like heartwood.


The Lorax (Classic Seuss) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780394823379
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 12th, 1971

Celebrate Earth Day with Dr. Seuss and the Lorax in this classic picture book about sustainability and protecting the environment!
 

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.
 


What's Inside A Flower?: And Other Questions About Science & Nature By Rachel Ignotofsky Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593176474
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science, comes a new nonfiction picture book series ready to grow young scientists by nurturing their curiosity about the natural world--starting with what's inside a flower.


The Tiny Seed: With seeded paper to grow your own flowers! (The World of Eric Carle) By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416979173
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Published: Little Simon - March 10th, 2009

Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of

a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny

seed. This mini-book includes a piece of

detachable seed-embedded paper housed on the

inside front cover. Readers can plant the entire

piece of paper and watch as their very own tiny

seeds grow into beautiful wildflowers.


Planting a Rainbow By Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780152626105
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Published: Clarion Books - February 28th, 1992

In this perennial classic by Caldecott Honor–winning author Lois Ehlert, little ones learn the colors of the rainbow as they watch a plants grow in a beautifully vibrant garden.


Before We Eat By Pat Brisson, Mary Azarian (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Pat Brisson, Mary Azarian (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780884488330
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - May 5th, 2020

Milk doesn’t just appear in the refrigerator, nor do apples grow in the bowl on the kitchen counter. Before we eat, many people work very hard—planting grain, catching fish, tending animals, filling crates, and stocking shelves.


We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781623542993
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 7th, 2021

2019 Sibert Honor Book
2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book
NPR's Guide To 2018’s Great Reads
2018 Book Launch Award (SCBWI)
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018
School Library Journal Best Books of 2018

2018 JLG selection
2019 Reading the West Picture Book Award