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12 CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR EARTH DAY

March 18, 2020

I think we can all agree, now more than ever, our planet could use all the help it can get. This earth day celebrate by doing your part to make the world a better place...and read some of these awesome Earth Day children's books!

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I received Hike, Seeds, Alba's Ocean Clean-Up, Only a Tree Knows How to Be a Tree and Creature Feature free for review purposes, however I only write about products I love and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. For more information see Legal.

1. ONLY A TREE KNOWS HOW TO BE A TREEΒ  by Mary Murphy

2.CREATURE FEATUREΒ  by Natasha Durley

3. HERE WE ARE: NOTES FOR LIVING ON PLANET EARTH Β by Oliver Jeffers

4. HIKE by Pete Oswald

From the New York Times Best-Selling illustrator that brought us The Bad Seed and The Good Egg, Hike is a (mostly) wordless picture book about a father and son that go for a hike in the woods. The gorgeous illustrations capture the beauty of nature as we join them on their adventure. The pair climbs to the top of a mountain where they continue the family tradition of planting a tree.

5. THE CURIOUS GARDEN by Peter Brown

6. A FOREST by Marc Martin

7. THE HONEYBEE by Kirstin Hall

8. ALBA AND THE OCEAN CLEANUP by Lara Hawthorne

This beautifully illustrated children's book is a great Earth Day book about the importance of saving our ecosystem. Alba the fish collects little treasures that end up on the ocean floor but as time passes she notices less treasures and more trash! On her birthday she gets stuck in a plastic bottle and is saved by a little girl named Kaia. Kaia decides to do something about the pollution and clean up the ocean so it is safe for Alba and her friends. The bold and modern illustrations, textured cover with gold leaf and adorable end papers make this picture book really special. At the end of the book we can learn more about sea life and what we can do to save our oceans.

Seeds are amazing things. The whimsical illustrations and simple text tell of the great potential of seeds-their journey, transformation and perseverance. Seeds isn't just about seeds from plants but also about the metaphoric seeds like seeds that start as a small fight and grow into something bigger. This book reminds us to plant seeds of kindness and that we decided which seeds we plant and help to grow.

9. A WALK IN THE FOREST by Maria Dek

10. THE GREAT PAPER CAPER by Oliver Jeffers

11. TIDY by Emily Gravett

12. SEEDS by Carme Lemniscates

Seeds are amazing things. The whimsical illustrations and simple text tell of the great potential of seeds-their journey, transformation and perseverance. Seeds isn't just about seeds from plants but also about the metaphoric seeds like seeds that start as a small fight and grow into something bigger. This book reminds us to plant seeds of kindness and that we decided which seeds we plant and help to grow.

 

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WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT?

Let us know your favorite picture books for Earth Day in the comments. If you check out any of our recommendations be sure to tag your photos of your little ones reading with @ureadyteddy and we'll share our favorites in our stories!

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