Summer Reading 2021

Updated: May 19, 2021

Buxbaum, Julie
Call Number: YA

All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem With Stuff
McCarthy, Meghan
Call Number: x 628 M123

American Panda
Chao, Gloria
Call Number: YA

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Kingsolver, Barbara
Call Number: 641.09754 K55

Kingsolver and her family take a year to live solely on food they grow themselves or find locally produced. This book follows their experience and speaks strongly to the slow food and locavore philosophies.

The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging
Vogl, Charles H.
Call Number: e-Book

Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living
Bordessa, Kris
Call Number: 640 B728

Biodynamic Gardening
Call Number: e-Book

Butterflies Belong Here
Hopkinson, Deborah
Call Number: x 595.78 H797

Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought
Mihaly, Christy
Call Number: 641 M636

Discovering Griffith Park: A Local's Guide
Schreiner, Casey
Call Number: 979.41T L881Schr 2020

Shusterman, Neal
Call Number: YA

Earth Day and the Environmental Movement: Standing Up for Earth
Peterson, Christy
Call Number: e-Book

Earth Hour: A Global Lights-Out Event for Our Planet
Heffernan, Nanette
Call Number: x 339 H4613

Every Body Looking
Iloh, Candice
Call Number: YA

Follow Your Stuff: Who Makes it, Where Does it Come From, How Does it Get to You?
Sylvester, Kevin
Call Number: x 330 S985

From Egg to Butterfly
Knudsen, Shannon
Call Number: AE xz

Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood
Hillery, Tony
Call Number: x 635 H652

Here Comes the Garbage Barge!
Winter, Jonah
Call Number: xz

Hey, Water!
Portis, Antoinette
Call Number: x 551 P852

How to Change Everything
Klein, Naomi
Call Number: 339 K64-2

How to Draw Things in Nature
Court, Rob
Call Number: x 743 C862-3

Into the Deep: Science, Technology, and the Quest to Protect the Ocean
Peterson, Christy
Call Number: 551.46 P485

Kaia and the Bees
Boelts, Maribeth
Call Number: e-Book

Live Sustainably Now: A Low-Carbon Vision of the Good Life
Coplan, Karl S.
Call Number: 628 C784

Maggie's Treasure
Lappano, Jon-Erik
Call Number: xz

My Forest is Green
Lebeuf, Darren
Call Number: xz

One Little Bag: An Amazing Journey
Cole, Henry
Call Number: xz

Grades Pre-K - 3

Beautifully illustrated wordless tale of a boy who miraculously uses the same paper lunch bag for a multitude of purposes, for at least two decades. Based on the author/illustrator’s own experience

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
Paul, Miranda
Call Number: xz

Planet Ark: Preserving Earth's Biodiversity
Mason, Adrienne
Call Number: x 639 M398 folio

Planning for College
Nardo, Don
Call Number: 378.17 N224

Rad American History A-Z: Movements & Moments That Demonstrate the Power of the People
Schatz, Kate
Call Number: 309.73 S312

Rise of the Red Hand
Chadha, Olivia
Call Number: YA

Stand up! Speak up!: A Story Inspired by the Climate Change Revolution
Joyner, Andrew (Illustrator)
Call Number: xz

Taking on the Plastics Crisis
Testa, Hannah
Call Number: e-Book

Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth
Strauss, Rochelle
Call Number: x 570 S912 folio

We are Water Protectors
Lindstrom, Carole
Call Number: xz

Wear, Repair, Repurpose: A Maker's Guide to Mending and Upcycling Clothes
Fulop, Lily
Call Number: 746.54 F973

What in the World?: Numbers in Nature
Day, Nancy Raines
Call Number: xz

Wild LA: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around Los Angeles
Higgins, Lila M.
Call Number: 570.9794 H636

After a review in LAPL Reads, there was and continues to be a phenomenal interest in this book. Librarian Andrea Borchert, who wrote the review, says it best, "Sometimes L.A. seems like an endless stretch of strip malls and freeways. But L.A. is more than that! L.A. is part of the California Floristic Province, a biodiversity hotspot. In its wide range of habitats, from deserts to beaches, there are many wonderful, fascinating plants, animals, and fungi figuring out how to live side by side with us."

The Zero-Waste Chef: Plant-Forward Recipes and Tips for a Sustainable Kitchen and Planet
Bonneau, Anne Marie
Call Number: 641.63 B716