Sustainability Round Table announces Top 10 Sustainability Themed Children's Book List for 2019

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/30/2019


Danielle M. Ponton

Program Manager for Round Tables




CHICAGO — In celebration of Earth Day, the American Library Association’s Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) is pleased to release its first annual Top 10 Sustainability Themed Children's Book List for 2019 ( Covering books published in 2018, the SustainRT list highlights five picture books and five nonfiction books for children (K-3) about the environment, playing in nature, gardening and so much more.

The Picture Book list includes:

  • "Ocean Meets Sky" by Terry Fan and Eric Fan/Simon Schuster Books
  • "The Patchwork Bike" by Maxine Beneba Clarke/Hachette Australia
  • "Run Wild" by David Covell/Viking Books
  • "Sometimes Rain" by Meg Fleming/Beach Lane Books
  • "Under the Same Sky" by Britta Teckentrup/Caterpillar Books

The Nonfiction Book list includes:

  • "All That Trash" by Meghan McCarthy/Simon Schuster Books
  • "Dig In!: 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps" by Kari A. Cornell/Millbrook Press
  • "Going Wild" by Michelle Mulder/Orca Book Publishers
  • "If Polar Bears Disappeared" by Lily Williams/Roaring Brook Press
  • "Turtle Pond" by James Gladstone/Groundwood Books

  About the Sustainability Round Table
  SustainRT's mission is to provide:

  • A professional forum for ALA members to exchange ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy, and economically viable society.
  • Resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; advocacy; communication; library buildings and space design.

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