Energy: Reading for Grades K-2

Literature Connections are a leading feature of all PLT materials, including our energy curriculum. Explore the reading recommendations below or download the full list.

Click! Energy by Nuria Jimenez

Click! Energy
by Nuria Jimenez
In this book, kids discover that all energy on Earth comes either directly or indirectly from the Sun. They also learn the value of finding sources of renewable energy. Earth’s resources are limited and precious, and must be used with care.
ISBN-10: 0764145479

Energy from the Sun by Allan Fowler

Energy from the Sun
by Allan Fowler
This book is a great introduction to energy. It helps define what energy is and what it does. It explains how the energy from the sun sustains all living things on Earth.
ISBN-10: 0516262556

Energy: Heat, Light, and Fuel by Darlene Stille

Energy: Heat, Light, and Fuel
by Darlene Stille
This is a great introduction to energy, what it does and why it matters. This book explains how there are different sources of energy as well as different places to store it.
ISBN-10: 1404802495

Energy Makes Things Happen by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Energy Makes Things Happen
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Where does energy come from? What does energy do? How do we use energy daily? Explore these science concepts with young children to help them realize that energy is all around us.
ISBN-10: 0064452131

Forces Make Things Move by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Forces Make Things Move
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
What is force? As stated in the title of this book, force makes things move! Find out how you use force all the time, and explore how size and weight relate to necessary force.
ISBN-10: 006445214X

Switch On, Switch Off by Melvin Berger

Switch On, Switch Off
by Melvin Berger
This fun book will help children understand how electricity works beyond just a switch on and off. Learn all about the basics of electricity, from how it is produced to how it is used.
ISBN-10: 006445097X

When the Wind Stops by Charlotte Zolotow

When the Wind Stops
by Charlotte Zolotow
This book explores the idea that the wind, along with other natural occurrences never stop. Though it is out of sight, the wind continues to blow in other places around the world.
ISBN-10: 0064434729

The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins

The Wind Blew 
by Pat Hutchins
In this book the wind stirs up trouble by blowing away umbrellas, hats, balloons and other objects. A great story that shows young children how strong the wind can be in a fun age appropriate way.
ISBN-10: 068971744X

Why Should I Save Energy? by Jen Green

Why Should I Save Energy?
by Jen Green
This story centers around children who take energy for granted, until a power outage makes them aware of how much they depend on it. The come to realize we are using up natural resources that can’t be easily replaced, and what might happen if we overuse these resources.
ISBN-10: 0764131567

 
Jackie Stallard

Jackie Stallard

Jackie is Director of Curriculum & Partnerships for Project Learning Tree.

Jackie Stallard

Jackie Stallard

Jackie is Director of Curriculum & Partnerships for Project Learning Tree.
Jackie Stallard

Jackie Stallard

Jackie is Director of Curriculum & Partnerships for Project Learning Tree.

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