- Earth Book for Kids - Activities to Help the Environment, Linda Schwartz; The Learning works, 1990, ISBN 0881601950, (184p), (grades K-12).
Thorough and well-illustrated, although does not mention carrying capacity of overpopulation.
- Global Change, Theodore Children's Press, 1990, (45p).
A small, brief book with large print and photos, illustrating environmental problems. Overpopulation is only mentioned at the end as "perhaps the greatest danger facing earth."
- I Helped Save the Earth - 55 Ways Kids Can Make a World of Difference,
Michael O'Brian; Berkley Books, 1991, ISBN 042512830X, (grades K-12).
[Of course, the most significant way to save the earth is to tell your parents to "stop at two" or less].
The Little House, Virginia Lee Burton, Houghton-Mifflin, 1978, ISBN: 039525938X, (40p, $5), (grades K-6).
Illustrates sustainable life, contrasted with growth.
The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer. "This engaging picture book clearly presents a wealth of information."--Booklist. Caldecott Medal winner.
- The Ox-Cart Man, Donald Hall, Barbara Cooney; Viking Press, ISBN: 0140504419, 1979, (40p, $5), (grades K-6).
Describes how families can live sustainably.
"Like a pastoral symphony translated into picture book format, the stunning combination of text and illustrations recreates the mood of 19-century rural New England."--The Horn Book. 1980 Caldecott Medal Book.
- The Peopling of Planet Earth: Human Population Growth through the Ages, Roy Gallant; Macmillan, 1990,ISBN
0-02-735772-4. (163p, $16),
The Population Explosion, John Sue Becklake; Gloucester Press, 1990, ISBN 0-531-17198-1, (36p, $13),
Part of the Green Issues series, this large, attractive picture book is an excellent introduction to the subject.
Too Many People?, Jean F. Blashfield, Wallace B. Black; Children's Press, 1992, ISBN 0-515-05513-5, ISBN 0516055135, (128p, $31), (Jr. High and High).
The book explains the significance of population growth rates and impacts on environment and quality of life, especially in developing countries.
- Window, Jeanie Baker, Puffin, 1993, ISBN: 0140548300, (out of print), (grades K-6).
The story in this wordless book is told through the outdoor scene viewed over time from one child's bedroom window. Initially, a mother holding her infant son gazes out at the lush Australian bush; as the boy gets older, civilization swallows up the wilderness. The multimedia collage constructions powerfully convey the dramatic message of losing nature to "progress".
- World Issues Series - Population Growth, Rourke Enterprises, Vero Beach, FL 32964, (45p), (Jr. High - High).
Provocative, up-to-date, and liberally illustrated with photos and diagrams.