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Amy Koester is the children’s librarian at the Corporate Parkway Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library District in Wentzville, Missouri. She is currently serving on the 2014 Newbery Award Committee, and she shares program plans and musings about youth services librarianship as the Show Me Librarian.

There have been many times when my kids have stumped me with questions about their surroundings or about how things work or about why things happen. I wish that I had seen any one of the following books at those times; they would have saved me lots stress and my kids would have gotten some answers.

Gardening, recycling, composting, and being at one with nature—including our vanishing honeybees—and all it has to offer; these are great ways to connect young children with our environment and encourage them to nurture our special one-of-a-kind Earth.