7 Awesome Earth Day Books for Kids


Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, is a great day to for learning because there are so many facets — you can learn about recycling, gardening, composting, trees, bugs, how the earth works and so much more.

We’ve put together a great list of our favorite children’s books for Earth Day, but don’t forget to include a great craft, too! This Hand Flower craft is one of our favs!

Earth Day Children's Books

Earth Day Children’s Books

1. Earth Day, Birthday!Earth Day, Birthday! (affiliate)

From the publisher: “It’s April 22, and Lion and his friends want to plant trees, recycle bottles, and have fun on Earth Day. But not Monkey. He wants to celebrate his birthday. Can he convince the other animals that it really is his birthday? Violet Kim’s humorous artwork, rendered in paper, photographs, and colored pencil, highlight the sunny, friendly world of the animals.”

2. Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth (affiliate)From the publisher: “From apple cores to zinnia heads, readers will discover the best ingredients for a successful compost pile!

Kids everywhere are knowledgeable about the environment and climate change. Not only is composting becoming more common in households and residential gardens, but many school gardens feature compost piles, too. But how do you start a compost pile? What’s safe to include? Perfect for an Earth Day focus or year-round reference, this inviting book provides all the answers for kids and families looking for simple, child-friendly ways to help the planet.”

3. The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books)

The Three R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books) (affiliate)From the publisher: “Attractive color illustrations and easy-to-follow text combine to present factual information that younger boys and girls will readily absorb and understand.

The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle is one in a series of four entertaining What Do You Know About? books, for very young children. It describes the ways in which kids and their families can avoid waste and be environmentally conscious. Four pages presenting activities for children appear at the back of the book, followed by a two-page section for parents, with tips on explaining the subject in more detail.”

4. Earth Day: An Alphabet Book

Earth Day: An Alphabet Book (affiliate)From the publisher:

“Children and adults will delight in Earth Day, a litany of gratitude that celebrates earth’s diverse species, from apricots to groundhogs to junebugs, from quahogs to zinnias, zucchini and zebras with bright and whimsical illustrations. In alphabetical order, the wonders of nature arise from the page, reminding readers that every day is a reason to give thanks and that miracles are as simple as ABC.”

5. Hooray for EARTH DAY!: A Rhyming Picture Book for Children in celebration of Earth Day, Our Environment and how to protect itHooray for EARTH DAY!: A Rhyming Picture Book for Children in celebration of Earth Day, Our Environment and how to protect it (affiliate)

From the publisher: “Earth Day is here! What should we do on Earth Day and why? What makes Earth Day special? How can we love our environment not only on Earth Day, but EVERY day? Find out in this Rhyming picture book which encourages kids to celebrate, cherish and protect their environment. The Rhyming style of this short story makes it a fun and easy read for any story time.”

The Polar Bears' Home: A Story About Global Warming (affiliate)6. The Polar Bears’ Home: A Story About Global Warming (Little Green Books)

From the publisher: “Come along on an Arctic adventure with a little girl and her father and learn all about polar bears! This 8 x 8 storybook shows how global warming affects two baby polar bear cubs and their family. Includes tips for kids on what they can do to help slow down global warming.”

7. Earth Book for Kids: Activities to Help Heal the EnvironmentEarth Book for Kids: Activities to Help Heal the Environment (affiliate)

From the publisher: “Filled with ideas for arts and crafts projects, experiments, and experiences that encourage children to enjoy and heal the environment, this book covers acid rain, endangered wildlife, pesticides, energy, recycling, pollution, landfills, rain forests, water conservation, and related topics.”

Do you have any favorite Earth Day books? Leave them in the comments so we can check them out!

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Jacqueline Wilson is Ella's mom and a homeschooler. She loves cooking and creating with her daughter. She is the co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: Three Moms Talk About What Happens When "I Do" Becomes "Not Tonight". You can follow her on her personal Twitter account, WritRams and on Facebook as WritRams and Little Cooks Reading Books.

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