EARTH DAY ~ APRIL 21, 2018
Earth Day is a perfect time to help teach little minds about the importance of taking care of Mother Earth. Why not take this opportunity to explore some amazing pictue books about Earth Day!
Books are a perfect place to start when helping young minds develop healthy habits for a clean way of life. Start these habits early and they will naturally turn into a way of life for years to come.
Here is a list of some of my favorite Earth Day books to help make learning to love and take care of our planet a little more fun!
10 Earth Day Books
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree is a beautiful classic that teaches about the gift of giving and the consequence of taking too much.
Recycle! by Gail Gibbons
An informative book that teaches about the process of recycling paper, glass, aluminium cans, plastic and polystyrene.
10 Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh
This boldly colored picture book helps remind us of simple things we can do to help protect Mother Earth.
Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals
Learn about composting with your children in this inviting book. Learn how to start a compost pile and what is safe to put into it. You may even be inspired to start an earth friendly compost project with your family. A perfect book for Earth Day.
I Can Save the Earth by Alison Inches
I Can Save the Earth is one book in a new series geared to help teach children to be environmentally conscious. Kids can follow Max as he learns from his multitude of mistakes and becomes environmentally conscious.
Another bonus, these books are being made from 100% recycled materials!
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle by Alison Inches
Take an adventure with this plastic bottle’s life cycle. Follow him through life as he goes from becoming a plastic bottle to eventually being recycled into a fleece jacket. Told through diary entries, children will giggle their way through this book as they learn how products are made.
Heal the Earth by Julian Lennon
Join Flier on his mission to teach the world to love our planet. Children will be engaged in this beautifully illustrated and inspiring story.
I Am Earth by Rebecca and James McDonald
Kids will learn the basic concepts of earth science as well as learn about environmental awareness in I Am Earth. Help teach why protecting our environment is so important and what they can do to help. Brightly colored illustrations will keep children’s focus.
Why Should I Recycle? by Jean Green
Why Should I Recycle? by Jean Green is one book of a four book Why Should I? series which teaches about the importance of protecting nature. It explores questions such as, “What if everybody threw away old bottles and newspapers, littering the world with glass and plastic and tin cans that should be recycled and made into new products.”
There is a special bonus on the back of the book for parents and teachers. Flip it over and you will find suggestions on effective ways to use this book.
Why Should I Save Water? by Jean Green
Why Should I Save Water? is another book in Jean Green’s Why Should I? series created to teach about the importance of protecting nature. This book teaches about one of our most precious natural resources, water. Children will learn many ways that they along with their families can avoid wasting water
Again, Jean Green has included a special bonus on the back of the book for parents and teacher. Flip it over and you will find suggestions on effective ways to use this book.