Recycling bins in a park

11 Books About Recycling for Elementary Students

Looking for a Summer Reading list? Check out these captivating books about recycling for elementary students. From a recycled orchestra to a garbage barge to the life of a plastic bag, children will learn the basics of reduce, reuse, recycle and return to class inspired to contribute to a healthier, cleaner planet.

cover photo of Forest World La Selva book by Margarita Engle two young children sit huddled on the forest floor

Recommended Reading: Forest World

Told entirely in verse, Forest World embraces a hybrid form of storytelling. Use this novel with students to explore poetry, increase their understanding of forest biodiversity, learn how to make your own paper, and much more!