We can only assume that you’re taking the time tomorrow to spread a little Earth Day cheer. Maybe you’re pledging to spend your day cleaning up a local park. Perhaps you’ve made some resolutions to help stay more sustainable throughout the year. Or possibly you’re spending it with friends, having a bbq in the beautiful spring weather.

However you’re spending it, we encourage spreading the Earth Day word. Take the time on this yearly celebration to not only cheer for our planet, but to teach our younger generations the importance of doing the same year round.

Here are our top picks for books that revolve around Earth Day and loving our planet, written to bring our kids closer with the planet.

I Love Our Earth

written by: Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson; photographs by: Dan Lipow
$11, amazon.com

Beautiful photographs from Dan Lipow perfectly complement an informative book co-authored by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson. Thirty-two pages are filled with the sounds, colours and impressive  corners of the Earth, devoted to children ages 3 to 6. An amazing book, filled with glorious blue oceans, bright sunny skies, and a taste of all of the seasons.

It’s Earth Day!

written by: Mercer Meyer
$4, amazon.com

Classic Little Critter at it’s best! After watching a film about climate changes at school, Little Critter decides that he is going to combat global warming. And so, he begins a mission to reduce, reuse, and recycle, teaching readers about the importance of saving energy. In this adventure, he plants a tree, makes a climate control machine, and helps the polar bears.

Earth Day: An Alphabet Book

written by: Gary Kowalski; illustrated by Rocco Baviera
$6, amazon.com

Enjoy nature while children explore their ABC’s. Adults and children will both love learning about Earth’s diversity, from  apples to groundhogs to flying fish, all the way down to zucchini and zebras. The bright and vibrant illustrations deliver the essence of flora and fauna in alphabetical order, creating an easy-to-read, enchanting book for young readers to explore with ease!

The Dumpster Diver

written by Janet S. Wong; illustrated by David Roberts
$11.50, amazon.com

Between “The Dumpster Diver”, “Hose Handler #1,” “Hose Handler #2,” and “The Fauceteer”, a myriad of fun characters sets this story alive. As they uncover skis, lamps, and other thrown-out fun, they reformat their goods into newly refashioned projects. Truly the story of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, the book sheds a new light on reducing, reusing and recycling.

The Earth and I

written by Frank Asch
$7, amazon.com

This touching  picture book narrates the ways a boy and the planet can be friends with one another. From growing together to entertaining each other, the book gives way to living in harmony with the planet. The key message is deeper than most, omitting the typical free-fun of preschool books, and instead painting a serious note of taking care of the planet. This is combined with a gorgeous landscape of watercolours, a rainbow of multicoloured brightness that is the perfect complement to the story.


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