Earth Day Books for Children

Earth Day Books for Children
Compiled by:
Ellen A.
Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants!: (Gilbert Goes Green)

Diane de Groat
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Deg

Gilbert seems to be the only one in his class who cannot think of any ideas for an Earth Day project.


Celebrating Earth Day

M. J. York
Juvenile Nonfiction - J 394.262 Yor

Engage readers with a story of celebrating Earth Day. Readers are introduced to Earth Day activities, such as planting trees or cleaning up litter.


Clifford's Spring Clean-Up

Norman Bridwell
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Bri

Although Clifford is too large to help with some spring clean-up jobs, he is a great help outdoors on Earth Day.


Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth

Mary McKenna Siddals
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Sid

A rhyming recipe explains how to make the dark, crumbly, rich, earth-friendly food called compost.


Earth Day

Rachel Koestler-Grack
Juvenile Nonfiction - J 394.262 Koe

Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to Earth Day. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.


Earth Day

Erika Manley
Juvenile Nonfiction - J 394.262 Man

In Earth Day, young readers will learn about this holiday and the ways people celebrate it.


Earth Day

Margaret McNamara
Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Mcn

When Mrs. Connor's class celebrates Earth Day, Emma decides to start small by recycling, using only what she needs, and picking up trash when she goes for a walk.


Environmental Protests

Duchess Harris
Juvenile Nonfiction - J 333.72 Har

Environmental Protests explores the research that revealed how common practices harmed the environment, the events people held to raise awareness, and the tactics protesters use to protect nature and change laws. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject.


The Garden

Gwendolyn Hooks
Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Hoo

When Lily invites her friends to volunteer at the community garden, they learn how to dig, plant seeds, and patiently wait for their plants to grow. Includes instructions for growing snap peas at home.


Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Oliver Jeffers
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Jef

In this salutation from Earth, the chronicler gives a tour of the planet and introduces those who call it home.


Look and Learn: In My Garden

Ruth Musgrave
Baby Book

Introduces gardens and gardening, including how a seed grows into a plant, how fruits and vegetables form, and what animals and insects also live in a garden.


Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Greening Up Spaces

Megan Kopp
Juvenile Nonfiction - J 635 Kop

Creative readers with a green thumb and an eye for design will be inspired to create their own gardening and landscaping projects in unique spaces. From vertical gardens to urban parklets, this title will motivate readers to "green up" spaces in their communities in a way that promotes environmental awareness, collaboration, and group planning. Profiles of innovators and their green creations encourage readers to embrace their own ideas and create their Maker visions.


My Great Outdoors Book: The Kids Guide to Being Outside

Jeffery Josie
Juvenile Nonfiction - J 796.5 Jef

Provides suggestions for different outdoor activities, including bug hunting, counting stars, planting a garden, and building a woodland hideout.


Run Wild

David Covell
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Cov

A celebration of the joy of being outdoors features a child who abandons his digital device in favor of joining a friend outside.


Springtime Blossoms

Jerdine Nolen
Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Nol

It's springtime on Bradford Street and twins Jada and Jamal Perkins are helping their parents with yard work as they look for signs of spring, When their teacher tells them about the town's plans to plant new trees at school in celebration of Earth Day, Jada and Jamal and their best friends, Carlita and Josh, come up with a school beautification project of their own.


Super Simple Earth Day Activities: Fun and Easy Holiday Projects for Kids

Megan Borgert-Spaniol
Juvenile Nonfiction - J 745.5941 Bor

Get ready to celebrate the planet. Learn all about Earth Day and its traditions with Super Simple Earth Day Activities. Then, explore ways you can celebrate this holiday by making seed bombs, bird feeders, and more. Colorful photos and step-by-step instructions make each project super easy and super fun.


Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Kate Messner
Juvenile Picture Books Nonfiction - Ej 635 Mes

Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden between the stalks, under the shade of leaves...and down in the dirt.


We Planted a Tree

Diane Muldrow
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Mul

Simple text reveals the benefits of planting a single tree, both to those who see it grow and to the world as a whole.