Learn all about the planet and climate change with these best 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.