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Faith Formation: Creation Care Books

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Children's Books

Image result for 111 Trees     All the Feelings Under the Sun               Apple and Magnolia: Laura Gehl, Patricia Metola: 9781947888357:  Books     As Babies Dream     Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior          Berry Song (Caldecott Honor Book)     Brother Sun, Sister Moon     Climate Hero Cover 72px     9780578989723: Coco's Fire: Changing Climate Anxiety into Climate Action     cover.gif     Doe's Dandelions     Earth Day: An Alphabet Book (read by the author)     Flipflopi: How a Boat Made from Flip-Flops Is Helping to Save the Ocean     For the Beauty of the Earth     The Global Ocean - (citizenkid) By Rochelle Strauss (hardcover) : Target          God's Earth Is Something to Fight For      Good News! It's Creation!          I Am Earth's Keeper book cover          Here: The Dot We Call Home          In the Beginning: A Creation Story Pop-Up Book     Jayden’s Impossible Garden: timeless story about community and connection               A Kid's Guide to Saving the Planet: It's Not Hopeless and We're Not Helpless          Maybe You Might     Milkweed for MonarchsThis beautiful picture book teaches kids to connect with themselves, with others, and with nature     Picture of My Love, God Is Everywhere     Of Words and Water: The Story of Wilma Dykeman—Writer, Historian, Environmentalist Trade Book (Hardcover)     Once Upon Another Time     Main_rainbow_weaver_fnl_jkt     The Sea-Ringed World     Still This Love Goes On     The Story of Us     Summer's Magic by Kaitlin B. Curtice, Eduardo Marticorena     The Tree of Hope: The Miraculous Rescue of Puerto Rico’s Beloved Banyan               We All Play     We Are Better Together     What Do You See When You Look at a Tree?     Main_when_the_shadbush_pbk_cvr     619P0VcehqL.jpg     Wonder Awaits!     Zero Waste Kids: Hands-On Projects and Activities to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle     

Zonia's Rain Forest

Zonia's Rain Forest includes a translation of the story in Ashaninka, information about the Ashaninka community, and resources on the Amazon rain forest and its wildlife.

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Addresses issues children might hear about in the news and may not understand; straightforward and kid-friendly explanations of tough topics; includes ideas for what they can do to help make the world a better, fairer place. Each book has a glossary and additional resources.

The series includes: Culture and Diversity; Rights and Equality; Protecting the Planet; and Rules and Responsibilities.

14 Actually Good Books To Teach Kids About Climate Change, from Time Magazine Online features:

  • Books Exploring the Beauty and Fragility of Nature
  • Books that Tackle the Causes and Effects of How We Treat Our Planet
  • Books to Support Little Activists
  • Books that Dig into the Science

Books that Connect Faith & Climate Change:

Book cover of All of Creation: Understanding God's Planet and How We Can Help     Book cover of Here: The Dot We Call Home     Book cover of I Made the Earth     Book cover of Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God and Science     Book cover of One Earth

Tweens & Teens

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults          PaperbackUS.jpeg     Good Food, Bad Waste     The Planet You Inherit: Letters to My Grandchildren When Uncertainty's a Sure Thing     The Sea-Ringed World     You Are Unstoppable!: How to Understand Your Feelings about Climate Change and Take Positive Action Together

animal chapter books.jpg     Chapter books that inspire kids to heal the earth.

Adult's Books

Amending the Christian Story          Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth     Before the Streetlights Come On: Black America’s Urgent Call for Climate Solutions     Braiding Sweetgrass     Building a Moral Economy: Pathways for People of Courage     Climate Courage               Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred     Come, Have Breakfast: Meditations on God and the Earth     The Coming Jesus and the Anthropocene          The Cross in the Midst of Creation: Following Jesus, Engaging the Powers, Transforming the World          The Dirt to Soil cover     Ecological Spirituality  (Ecology & Justice Series)     Matthew Fox-Essential Writings On Creation Spirituality-.jpg     Picture of Everyone Must Eat          Freeing Energy: How Innovators Are Using Local-scale Solar and Batteries to  Disrupt the Global Energy Industry from the Outside In: Nussey, Bill:  9781732544642: Books     Fresh Banana Leaves     PaperbackUS.jpeg          Gonna Trouble the Water | Ecojustice, Water, and Environmental Racism (De La Torre)     Good Food, Bad Waste     The Gospel of Peace in a Violent World          The Heart at the Heart of the World: Re-visioning the Sacred Heart for the Ecozoic Era     Home Is the Road: Wandering the Land, Shaping the Spirit     In a Land of Awe: Finding Reverence in the Search for Wild Horses     In Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis     The Intersectional Environmentalist     Is It Too Late?: A Theology of Ecology     Jesus for Farmers and Fishers: Justice for All Those Marginalized by Our Food System     Jesus Sophia     The Just Kitchen          Life After Doom          Love Your Mother: 50 States, 50 Stories, and 50 Women United for Climate Justice     A New Climate for Christology: Kenosis, Climate Change, and Befriending Nature     Not the End of the World          Oak Flat by Lauren Redniss     Our Angry Eden: Faith and Hope on a Hotter, Harsher Planet     Our Last Best Act: Planning for the End of Our Lives to Protect the People and Places We Love     Parenting for a Better World: Social Justice Practices for Your Family and the Planet     The Path to a Livable Future: A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism, and the Next Pandemic     The Planet You Inherit: Letters to My Grandchildren When Uncertainty's a Sure Thing     Planetary Solidarity: Global Women’s Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Justice     The Radiant Lives of Animals     Reconsider the Lilies: Challenging Christian Environmentalism's Colonial Legacy     Refugia Faith: Seeking Hidden Shelters, Ordinary Wonders, and the Healing of the Earth     Rooted Faith          Saints of Feather and Fang: How the Animals We Love and Fear Connect Us to God          Shifting Climates, Shifting People (De La Torre)     So We and Our Children May Live     Soil     Speak with the Earth and It Will Teach You | A Field Guide to the Bible (Cooperrider)     Stewards of Eden     Tending Tomorrow     This Sweet Earth: Walking with Our Children in the Age of Climate Collapse     Under the Sky We Make     Unsettling: Surviving Extinction Together     The Water Defenders     The Way of Imagination     When Time Is Short by Timothy Beal     Where We Live | Environmental Activists' Fight to Save Their Communities (Cunningham)     Wild Belief: Poets and Prophets in the Wilderness     

BL_WeSurvivedTheEndOfTheWorld_Cover_9781506486673cNative America has confronted apocalypse for more than four hundred years. In We Survived the End of the World, Choctaw elder Steven Charleston tells the stories of four Indigenous prophets who helped their people learn strategies for surviving catastrophe, using their lessons and wisdom as guidance for how we can face the uncertainty of the modern age.  

Dive deeper with the discussion guide—perfect for book clubs or individual study.

In Our Library - Adults

Book Cover     Amending the Christian Story     Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth     Braiding Sweetgrass     In Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis     9781501815034: The Passionate Church     The Planet You Inherit: Letters to My Grandchildren When Uncertainty's a Sure Thing          

In Our Library - Creation Awareness/Relation to

     Anna's Table               The Circle of Days by Reeve Lindbergh          cover image Francis: The Poor Man of Assisi     FA19;KDS19;SC192;SC192A;KDSU;GFTC2018;KDBK;KDSI;DD21;DDKD;TFE;GAEI;DD22;DDS23;LOUISVILLEPRIDE     God's Paintbrush: Tenth Anniversary Edition     9780840766717: In the Beginning There Was No Sky: A Story of Creation     Hardcover On Morning Wings Book     Cover of Owl Moon by Jane Yolen          Three in One: A Book About God  -     By: Lynne Lepley     Waiting for Wings        When God Made Light by Matthew Paul Turner     Paperback The Wing Book

In Our Library - Creation Care

Paperback 1-2-3 Earth, Air & Me Book     Paperback 4S's for Noticing Nature: Senses, Sun, Seasons, Systems Book     Paperback 5 R's for Environment: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! Book     Paperback 6 C's for Creation Care: Creation, Christ, Creativity, Combustion, Climate, Connect Book     Paperback 7 Water Wonderings: All about the cycle of water. Book          Let There Be Light Poems & Prayers For     Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney     

In Our Library - Children's Creation Stories

    Adam & Eve's First Sunset: God's New Day: Eisenberg Sasso, Rabbi Sandy  Eisenberg, Rothenberg, Joani Keller: 9781580231770: Books     Hardcover The Beginning of the World Book     Born with a Bang: Book One: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story )] [Author:  Jennifer Morgan] [Jul-2002]: Jennifer Morgan: Books     At Break of Day: Grimes, Nikki, Morin, Paul: 9780802851048:  Books                    The Creation Story: In Words and Sign Language By John P. Audia, David Spohn (Illustrator) Cover Image     lave to life               9780840766717: In the Beginning There Was No Sky: A Story of Creation          Mammals Who Morph: The Universe Tells Our Evolution Story     Older than The Stars     On Noah's Ark     Hardcover The Story of Creation: A Spark Bible Story Book     Look Inside A Very Big Problem     ACTA New Cover

In Our Library - Tweens & Teens

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults     The Planet You Inherit: Letters to My Grandchildren When Uncertainty's a Sure Thing     The Sea-Ringed World     We Rise by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez