Just in time for Earth Day on Wednesday, two new environmentally friendly books for kids and one for the grownups.
The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth (Andrews McMeel) by the Earthworks Group updates the million-selling 1990 edition with tips on everything from packing the "no-garbage" lunch to building a bat house.
Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children's Book Authors Tell You How to Go Green (Yearling), edited by Dan Gutman, gathers earthy advice from Ann Brashares, Eoin Colfer, Rick Riordan and 97 more kids' favorites.
A Reenchanted World: The Quest for a New Kinship With Nature (Metropolitan) by James William Gibson is a sociologist's look at how groups ranging from Greenpeace to evangelicals preaching "creation care" share a desire to understand our relationship with the natural world.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor