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Earth Day Books to Learn About Saving Our Earth

Earth Day is April 22nd, every year. While this day is the one day dedicated to celecrating the Earth, and thinking about our choices, we should be teaching our kids, and role modeling it it ourselves everyday.

Teaching our kids about reusing, reducing, and recycling.


Earth Day Books

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Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth – Not only is composting becoming more common in households and residential gardens, but many school gardens feature compost piles, too. But how do you start a compost pile? Learn all about it in this book.

Earth Day Every Day – On Earth Day, we find ways to help the Earth. Trina plants trees with her class. She forms an Earth Day club with her friends. What can you do to make every day Earth Day?

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling – Peek into this diary of a plastic bottle as it goes on a journey from the refinery plant, to the manufacturing line, to the store shelf, to a garbage can, and finally to a recycling plant where it emerges into it’s new life…

How to Help the Earth-by the Lorax – After explaining how the trash in a wastbasket ultimately ends up in a landfill or incinerator, the Lorax suggests realistic ways children can reduce waste, such as by carrying a lunch box.

Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day – Being green is important to Nancy—so important that she wants her family to take care of the Earth morning, noon, and night!

Earth Day Books

Why Should I Recycle? – Mr. Jones is a teacher who sets a good example for kids by separating his trash for recycling. When he takes them on a class trip to a recycling plant they learn the value of recycling.

Don’t Throw That Away!: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Recycling and Reusing – You can keep that trash and reuse it in all kinds of wonderful ways!

Earth Day – By reading about Earth Days history and purpose as well as how it is celebrated the world over, students will learn that there is more to the holiday than just recycling and planting trees.

Earth-Friendly Crafts: Clever Ways to Reuse Everyday Items – What do you do with old toys, clothes, and other stuff? Instead of throwing them away, get creative and see what crafts you can make!

The EARTH Book – This book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good.

What books would you recommend we add to this list of books?


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