The list author says: "A gathering list of books to teach children about the environment. I'm not including the How-To books or much non-fiction here (there's a listmania list on How-To called Save-the-Earth Books for Children.). Trying to find nice stories that help kids learn about the planet.
Please email me at gmail: headlessthought. I'll add your suggestions."
"Absolutely brilliant. A picture book illustrating that a healthy environment makes healthy, happy people. Connection to nature is also connection to people and connection to oneself. Beautiful. Truly a triumph."
"A very nice true story about the Nobel Peace Prize activist. In story format, so children can get into the tale. I LOVED this book: the art and the story and the hopefulness. One of my favorites! My 7 year old? She thought it was just okay."
"Many of the reviews on Amazon are quite good: this book is a noble try, but fails to deliver it's story to the child. The art is excellent, and the wording is elegant, but the book is simply out of reach for most young ones. There's also something a bit dark and pessimistic here."
"A more utilitarian story about the value of a tree. I.e. this is about what a tree does for humans. We want to save it because it is useful to use (not because it is linked to nature, etc.). Still a very nice book."
"A fun little book about polar bears, who decide to fight to save the home front. Lots of adult references here to Winston Churchill and WWII. In fact, your child might miss something of the tale. For the most part, though, this is an accessible and fun look at global warming."