11 Middle Grade Books for Environmentally Conscious Kids

by Dena McMurdie

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As a parent, one of my goals is to raise environmentally conscious kids. I want my children to grow up with an understanding that their choices have consequences for the environment, animals, and even other people.

One of the ways I plan to do this is by reading books to my kids with an environmental element. Whether it’s a heartfelt story about animal rights or a cautionary tale about the dangers of chemical waste, books can be effective teachers.

Here are some fantastic books that encourage kids to be environmentally responsible.

This article was originally published in 2018 and updated in 2020.