9 Earth Day Books Your Kids Will Love - Libertyville Area Moms

To help honor Earth Day, Rosemary D’Urso, aka Library Mom, chose five fantastic books perfect for the occasion. Says Rosemary: “From its sparkling waters to its majestic mountains and curious creatures, there is much to love about this beautiful planet we call home. With Earth Day around the corner, I’ve put together a list of my favorite books that capture the splendor of Earth as well as stories that inspire children to help protect it.” Read her list below.

Read our Meet a Mom with Rosemary here

Our Planet: There’s No Place Like Earth by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by David Litchfield

Told from the point of view of a personified Earth, this humorous and informative book packed with kid appeal is an ideal read aloud for teaching children about Earth, problems with pollution, and cleaner energy options. This entire series is a must-read.

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom; illustrated by Michaela Goade

This spectacular own-voices story narrated by a young indigenous girl speaks out against water pollution in her land. The stirring text is enriched by the breathtaking artwork that skillfully weaves in complimentary colors and patterns creating robust illustrations that jump off the page.

A Planet Like Ours by Frank Murphy and Charnaie Gordon, illustrated by Kayla Harren

This excellent overview of Earth’s many amazing attributes such as its soil, water, air, animals, and people inspire readers to learn more about our planet and actively work to protect it.

Dear Earth….From Your Friends in Room 5 by Erin Dealey; illustrated by Luisa Uribe

This epistolary gem follows a diverse group of students who write letters back and forth with the planet Earth. Each note is simply delightful and contains practical and doable tips for making the Earth a better place.

Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet by April Pulley Sayre

Stunning photographs showcase a myriad of Earthly elements accompanied by a simple, but rousing poem that causes readers to stop and consider all that we have to be grateful for by living on our beautiful planet. An admirable author’s note encourages readers to turn their gratitude into action by taking care of Earth.

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Change Starts with Us by Sophie Beer

From planting trees to recycling and turning off water faucets, this toddler-friendly board book teaches children to celebrate small acts of green living.

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My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan

Written by Patricia MacLachlan, the award-winning author of Sarah Plain and Tall, this ode to our planet is constructed in an interactive format full of cut-outs, flaps, vibrant colors and enticing textures.

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What A Waste: Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet by Jess French

Did you know that every single plastic toothbrush ever made still exists? For children ages 4-9, What a Waste delivers shocking facts about the environment, along with ways children can make a positive impact.

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Biscuit’s Earth Day Celebration: A Springtime Book For Kids by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

We love a good Biscuit adventure, and this one is no different. Join Biscuit and his owner as they “help all creature big and small” by learning to plant seeds and clean up.

 

More inspiration from The Local Moms Network:

Earth Day: 10 Ways to Celebrate with Kids!

Kids Books About Strong Women!

Picture Books that Celebrate LGBTQ+ Families and Kids!

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