Personalized, holistic therapies are what we do best at Port St. Lucie Hospital. These therapies look at the whole person and treat the whole person. Our programs go beyond mental health treatment and detox. It’s never too early to learn about the environment and what we can do to protect it. There are a lot of great eco-friendly things people have done, and these books show us how we can all help.
How You Can Save the Planet by Hendrikus van Hensbergen (2021)
Do you wonder what you can do to help the world? Or are you a climate change advocate who wants to get better at his or her job? Then this book is for you! Step-by-step instructions for things like building a green wall or organizing a cycling group are in How You Can Save the Planet. It also tells stories of other kids who have taken action to help the world, like building a green wall. Let’s save the Earth!
To read this, you should be 9-12 years old.
Stuff by Maddie Moate & Paul Boston (2021)
Stuff. It’s everywhere in the world. That’s true, but have you ever wondered where all this comes from? Is there anything we do with all that stuff when we no longer need it? When Maddie Moate, a TV presenter for CBBC’s CBBC, put together this mind-boggling collection of facts and eco-stories, she didn’t stop there. She also shows you how you can reuse the things you buy and what happens to them after you use them. Did you know that seaweed can be used to make plastic? Elephant poo can be turned into paper, too. This book will help everyone learn to be more aware of what they use and how their actions can affect the world around them.
Children should be between the ages of 7 and 9.
Climate Rebelsby Ben Lerwill (2020)
All hands on deck to try and do more about climate change in the last few years. And we’ve seen some very impressive actions from some very inspiring people! In Climate Rebels, you’ll learn about Greenpeace, a non-violent environmental group whose protests have led to many laws being changed. Sir David Attenborough, a broadcaster who has been championing the natural world for decades, is also featured. All changes are welcome.
People who are 8-11 years old should read this.
Clean Up! by Nathan Bryon & Dapo Adeola (2020)
It’s time for Rocket and her family to go on vacation. They’re going to visit her grandparents in the Caribbean. In the future, she can’t wait to play on the beach, swim in the sea, and meet some dolphins! But when Rocket gets there, she finds out that there is a lot of plastic pollution and the local sea life is in danger. Only Rocket can save the day. Whether we’re young or old, we can all make a difference. This picture book shows how.
A good age for reading is between 2 and 5.
The Extraordinary Life of Greta Thunberg by Devika Jina & Petra Braun (2020)
Greta Thunberg, a 14-year-old girl from Sweden, started a global strike in August 2018. She did it on her own. Since then, she has kept talking about climate change and calling out the people who try to keep her quiet about it. It’s not just young people who Greta has inspired to become activists. She’s also become an advocate for people with autism, calling it her “superpower.” We can’t wait to see what she does next.
To read this, you should be between the ages of 7 and 12.
The Bear in the Stars by Alexis Snell (2020)
The Bear in the Stars is a modern fairy tale about the effects of climate change on animals, and it is about a bear. She is the Queen of Beasts, a huge, white bear. She rules over a beautiful, snowy kingdom. But over time, the ice that covered the land has started to melt away, and one by one, the other animals move on as well, so the land is becoming less frozen. Finally, the bear has to leave to find food and friends, but also a new place to live. In a world that is getting hotter, the bear finds that the hearts of other people are cold. Small acts of kindness can make a new beginning.
7 to 11 years old is a good age for reading this book.
Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planetby Lauren Child (2011)
Charlie and Lola, two of the best-loved characters from Lauren Child’s books, talk about how to recycle. In this case, it’s Lola who is cleaning up her room. In the end, if we don’t use things again, we will run out of everything. Big brother Charlie says that. She wants to get the whole class excited about him, so she goes on a mission. There are some “green promises” in the book for kids to start with.
Children should be 3-5 years old to read this.
Will Jellyfish Rule the World? by Leo Hickman (2009)
Plagues of jellyfish aren’t very unusual. They happen about once every 10 years. However, because of climate change, waves of these strange-looking creatures are rising, which makes it dangerous for people who go to the beach often to go into the water. Is Will Jellyfish Rule the World by Leo Hickman a good book? It talks about things like jellyfish plagues and how we can make small changes in our daily lives to help the environment and slow down global warming. This is the best guide for eco-warriors.
To read this, you should be 9-12 years old.
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It also has programs for adults and seniors with mental health problems, and a partial hospitalization program for people who can’t stay there for a long time but need help. Each of these programs will be customized to meet the needs and goals of each patient.
The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss (1971)
A lot of kids start learning about the environment through Dr. Seuss books like The Lorax, so it’s not surprising that three of the experts said it was a good book. But it’s also important to note that some of Dr. Seuss’ books have been getting a lot of bad press recently. Regardless of the controversy, Ames said that books about “this idea that we can all keep going together” are important, and she likes that The Lorax does that. And it talks about “the bigger forces that are against having a safe and clean environment,” like industrialization. In fact, both Hulse and Fermoile say that kids love this book because it has wacky characters and fantastical things.