33 Best Earth Day Books for Kids in 2023
Learn all about the planet and climate change with these Earth Day books for kids.
These books about the planet are in age order from toddler board books, up to middle school reading.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd around the world and is a great way to talk to the kids about the importance of recycling. And how they can get involved in making a positive impact on the environment.
It is a great opportunity to raise awareness about environmental issues and to encourage children to take action to protect our planet.
Recycling is one important action that kids can take to reduce waste and conserve resources.
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Free Earth Day Printable Activities
Have fun with your elementary students with our free Earth Day activities:
- Earth Day bookmarks
- Earth Day memory game
- Earth Day scavenger hunt
- Earth Day coloring pages
- Earth Day word search
- Earth Day word scramble
Favorite Books to Celebrate Earth Day
Hello, World! Planet Earth by Jill McDonald is a board book for ages 0-3 that introduces young children to the planet Earth, its features, and its living creatures.
Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration is a great book for kids aged 2-5 that follows the beloved character Biscuit as he celebrates Earth Day and learns about the importance of taking care of the Earth.
Recycling Is Fun by Charles Ghigna is a children's book for ages 3-6 that teaches young children about recycling and how it helps to protect the environment.
My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan is a children's book for ages 3-7 that personifies the Earth and shows how it is a friend to all creatures on it. The book encourages children to be kind to the planet and take care of it.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers is a children's book for ages 3-7 that explores the wonders of our planet and teaches children about taking care of it.
It's Earth Day! (Little Critter) by Mercer Mayer is a fiction children's book for ages 3-7 that follows Little Critter and his family as they participate in Earth Day activities such as planting a tree, picking up litter, and turning off lights to conserve energy.
The book emphasizes the importance of taking care of the Earth and encourages young readers to take action to protect the environment in their own ways.
The Earth and I (Rise and Shine) by Frank Asch is a beautifully illustrated children's book for ages 3-7 that explores the interconnectedness of all living things on Earth.
The book follows a young boy as he goes on a journey through nature, observing and appreciating the plants, animals, and landscapes that make up our planet.
The book encourages children to connect with the natural world and to take responsibility for caring for the environment.
The Earth Loves Me by Terrill Martinez is a children's book for ages 3-7 that celebrates the beauty and wonder of the natural world and encourages young children to appreciate and care for it.
The EARTH Book by Todd Parr is a picture book for children aged 3-8 that discusses how we can take care of the Earth through actions like conserving water, using less energy, and recycling.
Why Should I Recycle? by Jen Green is a great Earth Day book for ages 4-7 that explains the importance of recycling and how it helps to protect the environment.
I Am Earth is a children's book for ages 4-8 that personifies the Earth and tells its story, from its creation to the present day, and the importance of protecting it.
How the Crayons Saved the Earth by Monica Sweeney is a children's book for ages 4-8 that follows a group of crayons on a mission to save the Earth by practicing environmentally friendly habits.
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty is a children's book for ages 4-8 that tells the story of Earth's formation and history, highlighting its unique features and the importance of protecting it.
Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet by April Pulley Sayre is a children's book for ages 4-8 that expresses gratitude for the Earth and its many wonders, and encourages readers to take care of it.
Zonia's Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal is a beautifully illustrated picture book for ages 4-8 that tells the story of Zonia, a young girl who lives in the Amazon rainforest and loves to explore its wonders.
When she discovers that some parts of the rainforest are being destroyed, Zonia takes action to protect her home and encourages others to do the same. The book highlights the importance of conservation and preserving the natural world for future generations.
We are all Connected: Caring for Each Other and the Earth is a children's book for ages 4-8 that emphasizes the interconnection between all living things and encourages readers to take care of each other and the Earth.
What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick is a children's book for ages 4-8 that explores the consequences of thoughtless actions and the importance of considering how our actions impact the environment.
Not for me, please!: I choose to act green by Maria Godsey is a children's book for ages 4-8 that encourages young readers to make environmentally conscious choices, from conserving energy to reducing waste.
The Earth Gives More by Sue Fliess is a children's book for ages 4-8 that celebrates the Earth's bounty and the many gifts it provides, from fresh air to clean water.
Earth Ninja: A Children's Book About Recycling, Reducing, and Reusing by Mary Nhin is a children's book for ages 4-8 that follows a young boy who becomes an Earth Ninja and learns how to recycle, reduce waste, and reuse items.
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle by Alison Inches is a children's book for ages 4-8 that follows the journey of a plastic bottle from its creation to its disposal and encourages readers to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
I Can Save the Earth! by Alison Inches is a children's book for ages 4-8 that teaches young readers simple actions they can take to help protect the environment and save the Earth.
This Class Can Save the Planet is a kid's book for ages 4-8 that tells the story of a classroom that comes together to make environmentally friendly changes and save the planet.
Earth Day Every Day by Lisa Bullard is a children's book for ages 4-8 that explores the concept of Earth Day and how it can be celebrated every day through small actions like planting trees and picking up litter.
Our Planet! There's No Place Like Earth by Stacy McAnulty is a children's book for ages 5-8 that explores the different ecosystems and habitats on Earth and the importance of preserving them.
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals is a children's book for ages 5-8 that provides an A to Z guide for composting and how it helps the environment.
One Earth by Eileen Spinelli is a children's book for ages 5-8 that celebrates the beauty and diversity of the Earth and encourages readers to take action to protect it.
101 Ways to Help the Earth with Dr. Seuss's Lorax by Tish Rabe is a children's book for ages 5-9 that takes inspiration from Dr. Seuss's The Lorax and provides practical tips for how children can help protect the environment.
Nate the Great and the Earth Day Robot is a wonderful book for children aged between 6-9 years old that follows Nate as he solves a mystery involving an Earth Day robot. The book highlights the importance of recycling and taking care of the environment.
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul is a non-fiction children's book for ages 6-10 that tells the inspiring true story of Isatou Ceesay, a woman from Gambia who started a recycling movement to clean up plastic waste in her community.
The book highlights the importance of recycling and taking action to protect the environment, and also celebrates the power of individual action to create positive change.
What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet is a non-fiction children's book for ages 7-10 that explores the impact of trash on our planet and what we can do to reduce waste and protect the environment.
The book covers topics such as recycling, composting, and reducing single-use plastics, and includes engaging illustrations and infographics to help explain complex concepts. It also provides tips for young readers on how they can make a difference in their own communities.
The Ultimate Book of Planet Earth is a children's book for ages 7-10 that explores the Earth's natural wonders, from oceans and mountains to forests and deserts.
Black Beach: A Community, an Oil Spill, and the Origin of Earth Day is a children's book for ages 8-12 that tells the story of the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, and how it led to the creation of Earth Day.
Last Updated on 10 April 2023 by homeschoolof1