Suggested Reading for Kids
As part of a Read Green, Live Green summer reading program, the Chicago Public Library developed this select bibliography related to the environment and ecological preservation.
Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace (ages 2-6)
Organic Crafts: Earth-Friendly Art Activities for Ages 3-9 by Kimberly Monaghan
Dirt: The Scoop on Soil by Natalie M. Rosinsky (ages 4-8)
Feel the Wind by Arthur Dorros (ages 4-8)
Like a Windy Day by Frank Asch (ages 4-8)
A Cool Drink of Water by Barbara Kerley (ages 4-8)
The Sun is My Favorite Star by Frank Asch (ages 4-8)
Tell Me, Tree: All about Trees for Kids by Gail Gibbons (ages 4-8)
Earth Smart: How to Take Care of the Environment by Leslie Garrett (ages 6-8)
Judy Moody Saves the World by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter Reynolds (ages 7-10)
This is My Planet: the Kids' Guide to Global Warming by Jan Thornhill (ages 7-12)
Harnessing Power from the Sun by Niki Walker (ages 8-12)
One Well: The Story of Water on Earth by Rochelle Strauss (ages 8-12)
The Down-To-Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon (ages 8-14)
Prairie Builders: Reconstructing America's Lost Grasslands by Sneed B. Collard III (ages 10-14)
An Inconvenient Truth: the Crisis of Global Warming by Al Gore and Jane O'Connor (ages 10-17)
- Happening Now
A stunning look inside the animal kingdom from the creators of BODY WORLDS.
A visually stunning exploration of our planet's perilous ring of orbiting debris.
- Coming Soon
Jill Jonnes discusses the electric clashes between Edison, Tesla and Westinghouse.
Cathy Maloney discusses the gardens of the World's Fairs and tours the Wooded Isle.
Exhibit Resource Guide
- Download the 2012 Smart Home resource guide to see the eco-friendly products, "green" ideas and resources found in the exhibit.
- Exhibit Resource Guide (PDF)