4. The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales compiled by Dawn Casey
The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales is my favorite book for teaching how different cultures around the world set out to live in harmony with the natural world. Each of the seven beautifully illustrated folk tales are followed by a hands-on activity that promotes green living and reinforces the eco messages of the stories. This is a large, wonderful book that younger and older children will both enjoy — and it makes a fabulous coffee table book.