17 Children's Books to Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd

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A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

17 Children’s Books to Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd

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A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children’s books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

Books to Celebrate Earth Day!

These children’s books will remind your students about the importance of the Earth and how we can make it even better! 

#1 The Girl Who Spoke to the Moon by Land Wilson

A little girl, Sofia dreams of visiting the moon and she realizes that people are hurting the Earth. 

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#2 Thank you, Earth by April Sayre

A thank you letter written to Earth with beautiful photographs. Such a great way for kids to understand all that the Earth provides.

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#3 Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon

The next three titles are apart of a series that takes kids on a fun journey. Your students will learn all about the Earth through these interactive books with beautiful illustrations.

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#4 Heal the Earth by Julian Lennon

#5 Love the Earth by Julian Lennon

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#6 My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan

This read-aloud tells about all the wonderful things that Earth does. 

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#7 It’s Earth Day by Mercer Mayer

This Little Critter book is a favorite for Earth Day!

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#8 The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

A little boy named Liam comes across a garden that needs some love and care. Over time, the garden grows and spreads throughout the city. 

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#9 What a Waste by Jess French

A book all about recycling to protect our planet. 

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#10 The Water Walker by Joanne Roberston

A neat story about a woman’s walk to help others recognize the need to protect the water. 

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#11 This is the Earth by Diane Z Shore & Jessica Alexander

This nonfiction picture book is great! The paintings within this book show the effects, both positive and negative, that humans have had on the Earth.

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#12 Curious George Plants a Tree by Margret & H.A. Rey’s

George wants to help out by recycling and planting trees. The community comes together and offers their help, too!

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#13 Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter

A true story from Africa about a girl who grew up in Kenya, surrounded by trees. Forests around her are being cut down and Wangari decides that she needs to do something. 

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#14 Not for Me, Please! I Choose to Act Green

Luke shows the reader how they can harness their inner super-hero to help protect the environment.

#15 Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals

This alphabet book is the perfect recipe for Earth! 

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#16 Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

Just a sweet story about being a good person and the beauty and mystery of our Earth.

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

#17 The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

I feel like we can’t talk about Earth Day without reading or watching The Lorax. Save the Truffula trees! 

A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

Enjoy this list of books to celebrate Earth Day! 

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A list of 17 books to celebrate Earth Day. These children's books are sweet stories to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our Earth.

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