Share stories about our world and what we can do to care for it with our favorite Earth Day books perfect for young environmentalists!
The Chalk Garden
“For the patient, the protagonist’s world will be pleasing.” — Kirkus Reviews
What can you create with a little chalk and a big idea? As Emma uses her imagination to draw a beautiful flower garden with sidewalk chalk, a tiny ecosystem develops outside her door, with real-life flowers that bud and bloom!
Home Is Where the Hive Is
“…teaches children about habitats and the importance of pollinators…” — Primary Science Magazine
Beatrice is a bee. She and her 50,000 sisters have always lived in Big Tree Hive. But lately, the neighbors have been making some changes. As Beatrice sets out to search for a new home for her family, she discovers a surprising new place to belong. This lushly illustrated story is a sweet reflection on home, habitat, and how to be a good neighbor.
Buy it here: Home Is Where the Hive Is
“This is a book that offers young readers the opportunity to discuss the effects of climate change in an empathetic way, research the science behind it in relation to the warming of the oceans, and to consider what we can do to help.” — Just Imagine
Once, the ocean was full of friends. But lately, a little jellyfish named Luna has noticed that things are changing–friends are disappearing! When she sets out to find them, she discovers that everyone has a part to play in protecting the careful balance of the ocean. In this beautifully illustrated and timely tale, little Luna comes up with a powerful way to deliver a message that inspires helpfulness and hope.
E is for Earth! An Eco-Friendly Alphabet
From A to Z, explore our amazing planet and how you can help care for it in this introduction to going green! With inspiring language and vibrant illustrations, this alphabet board book introduces little ones to the exciting world of environmental activism and the big and small steps that children can take to help protect the earth.
Buy it here: E is for Earth! An Eco-Friendly Alphabet
Go Go Eco Tin Can: My First Recycling Book
Won “Best Board Book of 2021” by Bookstagang
What happens to a tin can once you’ve slurped your soup? Find out in this amazing recycling journey. Interactive fun for young eco-heroes includes turning the wheel to drop the can in the recycling bin, and pulling the slider to move the assembly line of shiny new cans!
Go Go Eco Apple: My First Recycling Book
What happens to an apple after you’ve munched it? Find out in this amazing recycling journey. Interactive fun for young eco-heroes includes turning the wheel to drop the apple core in the food waste bin and pulling the slider to see new apples grow!
Buy it here: Go Go Eco Apple: My First Recycling Book
As a parent, I always wanted the best for my child. I wanted him to learn to tackle life’s challenges and be the best person he could be…
I remember learning about Rosa Parks in elementary school. It was Black History Month, and I could feel my cheeks burning in response to our lesson on Jim Crow laws and segregation. It’s not easy being one of the few students of color in class, especially when your teacher wants to make an example of you.