The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimpanzees

This book features an important role model, Dr. Jane Goodall who has elevated awareness about the plight of chimpanzees and environmental conservation. She spent years living with, and observing, chimpanzees in their natural habitat in the forests of Tanzania. Here she discovered just how intelligent chimpanzees were and how similar they are to humans. Reading […]

A Butterfly is Patient

Why use this book? An educational look at the butterfly; including the life cycle of a butterfly and the role they play in pollination. Ask your Students: What does it mean to be patient? What are some words that would describe you? Why are pollinators important? How can people protect pollinators? Activities: Protecting Pollinators – […]

The Hike

This is a story about three friends hiking through a forest exploring their surroundings. Taking time to observe what they come across, Wren, El, and Hattie, turn what might normally be ‘just a hike’ into an excellent learning opportunity that could inspire others to do the same. Why use this book? Showcases the benefits of […]

Over and Under the Pond

A boy and his mom explore the ecosystem of a pond and discover their surroundings. An educational look at the interconnectedness of animals, people, and the environment told through fun text and captivating illustrations. Why use this book? Highlights how animals, people and the environment are interconnected and how we all depend on everyone doing […]

My Friend Earth

This beautifully illustrated picture book follows ‘Earth’ after she wakes up from her winter nap. The story takes you along with Earth as she follows the cawing crows, tunneling moles, and hibernating bears through the four seasons until it is time for her winter nap again. This picture book can spark meaningful conversations in both […]

I will love you anyway

This is a story about a family who is having trouble with their dog. The dog won’t sit, stay or fetch and constantly escapes from the back yard, so his family contemplates getting rid of him. This story showcases the importance of training your pets and illustrates what can happen if you don’t! Why use […]

Millie’s Chickens

Raising the chickens in her backyard, Millie is responsible for caring for her birds from sunrise to sunset. The importance of being responsible and meeting the chicken’s needs (food, water, shelter, enrichment, safety, etc.) is covered in this story. Why use this book? Demonstrates caring for a chicken. While the type of care changes based […]

Me…Jane

This book features an important role model, Dr. Jane Goodall who has elevated awareness about the plight of chimpanzees and environmental conservation. She spent years living with, and observing, chimpanzees in their natural habitat in the forests of Tanzania. Here she discovered just how intelligent chimpanzees were and how similar they are to humans. Reading […]

Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship

This inspiring true story is about a girl, named Jessica, whose life has not turned out how she thought it would. Jessica, who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, relies on Rescue, her service dog, to help her accomplish everyday tasks. Based on a real-life partnership, this heartwarming story of the special bond between […]