Thursday, April 11, 2013

Teaching Kids about Recycling with Books

Our family absolutely loves the Scholastic book orders from their school classrooms.  Book orders offer a chance for families to purchase books at low prices to expand childrens' home libraries, while earning points for the classroom libraries as well.  It's a total win-win!  And I don't know about you, but I love hardcover and paperback books!  Even though we're in such a digital world, there's nothing like curling up on the sofa with a good book for what my youngest son calls "Happy Story Time."

For April, we chose to order a couple of books in honor of Earth Day.  These great titles were so affordable, and they have a great message for kids; recycling is good for the environment.  
This first one is all about Earth Day and is a fun read because of the rhymes.  It follows the storyline of a monkey who has a birthday that just happens to fall on Earth Day.  

This one shares reasons why recycling is good for the environment and explains why it's good to recycle.  In this book, a teacher is teaching his class all about recycling.

I found both titles on, where they are available for purchase (in both digital and hardcopy forms).  You can click on the images above for more info.  =0)  If you have a school age child, though, and the classroom offers Scholastic book orders, I highly recommend ordering for the discounted rate!


Mohala Johnson said...

This is wonderful! I am going to go look for books for my niece and nephew. Great ideas, love it!

Melissa at said...

Yay! Such an important thing to teach your kids! They definitely didn't have books like this when I was growing up. Very cool.

beautiful swag store said...

thanks for posting ~ we love that program too~

i use recycled boxes to ship in to keep costs down

Margaret Reed said...

Hi from LWML they have been around forever, I used to love them when I was in school. that was 30+ yrs ago.
Living F.A.B.ulously on Purpose

heidi said...

These are great books. And the kids will love em.

Heidi’s Wanderings

Pamela Bates said...

Ha! I thought it was going to be about psasing used books along......:) thanks for stopping by The Muse.

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holly via said...

Can't wait until my son is in school and we can do Scholastic book orders -I used to love getting the flyers and the prices were amazingly affordable.

These books look cute, I'll have to check the library! I totally forgot Earth Day was this month and it'd be great to tie it in to a little Earth day party for him :)