In honor of Earth Day on April 22, I wanted to share some books that my children and I love reading together. These books are perfect for helping to instill a love for the earth in our children.
And because everything is more fun when we share, I’m giving away a copy of one of these books, Don’t Throw That Away, AND a reusable Chico Bag!
1. The Lorax (Classic Seuss)– You can’t get any better than Dr. Seuss. First published in 1971, this classic shows helps everyone learn that “Unless someone like you…cares a whole awful lot…nothing is going to get better…It’s not.”
2. Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day
A friend with a 4 year old recommended this to me, and I’m so glad she did. In her characteristic whimsical way, Nancy comes up with helpful catchphrases and ideas for making Earth Day fun.
3. Planting a Rainbow – Lois Elhart
From the School Library Journal: “A celebration of the garden, the power of shape and color, and the harmony of text and image in a picture book.” The vibrant illustrations in this book really grab my son’s attention. He always chooses this one from the library.
5. Don’t Throw That Away!: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Recycling and Reusing
This is a cute little book that shows kids that the items we recycle can turn into objects of beauty.
6. The Earth and I - by Frank Asch
I’ve always loved Frank Asch’s dreamy watercolor illustrations, and he uses them here to establish the empathy that exists between the earth and its inhabitants.
7. Poetrees – by Douglas Florian
I was lucky to be introduced to the poetry of Douglas Florian by a friend. I love how the beautiful words and gorgeous mixed media illustrations combine to underscore the importance of conservation in a fun, engaging way.
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