Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Story Time: Earth Day

Books are one of the first things I reach for when I want to teach my girls about something. So, when it came time to start talking about Earth Day, I went to the library. These books are all appropriate for preschoolers, plus older kids will enjoy them too. 

When searching for Earth Day books, choose ones about recycling, planting, trees, gardening, energy reduction, or the climate. Do you have any favorite books about Earth Day?

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Curious George Plants A Tree by Margret & H.A. Rey: George learns about the environment and wants to do something to help, so he decides to plant a tree.

Be a Friend to Trees (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, Stage 2) by Patricia Lauber: Learn about the importance of trees and how we can be a friend to trees.

We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow: Learn about the benefits of trees through two families who plant two trees in different corners of the world.

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals: Learn all about compost through fun rhyming verse. 

The EARTH Book by Todd Parr: Colorful illustrations and playful text help explain the environment to young children.

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss: No Earth Day book collection would be complete without including The Lorax! "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

When you're done reading, try one of the great activities from 10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day to supplement your reading.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for including Compost Stew on your list of recommended Earth Day books! Readers might also like to get creative by exploring some of the book’s activities found on my website at

    Dig in... and enjoy!


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