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One Well One Well: The Story of Water on Earth By Rochelle Strauss

Our planet is made up of about 70% water. All the water on Earth is connected—a raindrop, lake, groundwater, and glacier are all part of the single global well. This book will teach children the importance of water and how we treat it will affect every species on the planet. One Well encourages children to do their part as a good citizen and conserve water. 
 Saving Water Saving Water (Green Kids) By Neil Morris

This is a fantastic new series introducing children to environmental issues facing the world today. Informative and visually exciting, these titles encourage a positive approach to becoming more 'green'. 
 What to do When 2 Turn Off the Water and Lights! By Joy Wilt Berry

Turning Off the Water and Lights! Discusses the need for water and electricity conservation and offers tips for saving energy inside and outside the home.
 Big Green Book Big Blue Sea The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea By Helaine Becker

Based on the idea that knowledge is power, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea shows how the ocean works and why this immense ecosystem needs our protection. Experiments using everyday materials help explain scientific concepts, such as why the ocean is salty, how temperature affects water density and why fish don't get waterlogged. The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea is an essential part of any science library.
 Our World of Water  Our World of Water By Beatrice Hollyer

Wherever we live in this world, water is vital to our survival on this planet. This book follows the daily lives of children in Peru, Mauritania, the United States, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Tajikistan, and explores what water means to them. Where does it come from? How do they use it?
 A Drop of Water A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder By Walter Wick

Filled with stop-action and close-up photography, an early scientific book features such images as a single snowflake and a falling drop of water, accompanied by introductions to such concepts as evaporation and condensation.
 Dont Drink the Water Don’t Drink the Water (Without Reading This Book) By Lono Kahuna Kupua A’o

This book encourages intelligent decisions about the safety and treatment of our water. Along with a plethora of information and resources, it contains an assisting tool in becoming active in water conservation.
 Down the Drain Down the Drain: Conserving Water By Chris Oxlade

Today, we use water for almost every part of life. Down the Drain is a book for taking action! With the recommendation of a water diary, Oxlade encourages you to put into perspective how much water you use in your daily life in a 24-hour time span. Including why our bodies need water to function.
 A Kids Guide to Climate Change A Kid’s Guide to Climate Change and Global Warming: How to Take Action By Cathryn Berger Kaye

Carbon footprints, alternative energies, deforestation, and water conservation are just some of the issues related to climate change and global warming addressed in this book. Kids explore what others in the world have done and are doing to address the problem, find out what their own community needs, and develop a service project. Includes a lot of inspiration to get out there and make a difference!
 Reduce Reuse Recycle Water Water: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle By Alexandra Fix

Read Water to learn about the importance of water in our lives! Discover how water gets from lakes and rivers to our homes, and where water goes once it is poured down the drain. Learn what happens when water is wasted, and ways to reduce your own water intake.