“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  ~ Dr. SeussAs we join together today to celebrate Earth Day, let’s pledge to raise responsible and caring children who are committed to helping protect their planet.

Today, I invite you to check out one of the following 25 books. Books are a FANTASTIC way to get kids excited about helping the Earth. Snuggle up with your young learner today and talk about ways they can help. Little hands can do BIG things. As you read, your child may be inspired to take charge of household recycling. He may want to start a garden or plant a tree. She might want to pick up litter at a local park. Follow your child’s interests and find ways to encourage them!

Happy reading and happy Earth Day!

1. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

2. Earth Day: An Alphabet Book by Gary Kowalski

3. Earth Day Everyday by Lisa Bullard

4. Earth Day- Hooray! by Stuart J. Murphy (one of my favorite math authors!)

5. The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

6. The Earth Book by Todd Parr

7. Biscuit’s Earth Day Celebration by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Had to put this one near the top b/c it got my young reader excited about Earth Day!)

8. The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches

9. Fancy Nancy: Everyday is Earth Day by Jane O’Connor (and this one got my little girl excited!)

10. Charlie and Lola: We are Extremely Very Good Recyclers by Lauren Child (I LOVE Charlie and Lola!)

11. Why Should I Recycle by Jen Green

12. Earth Day, Birthday by Maureen Wright

13. Recycle: A Handbook for Kids by Gail Gibbons 

14. Curious George Plants a Tree by Margaret and H.A. Rey

15. Sid the Science Kid: Earth Day Fun by Jennifer Frantz

16. I Can Save the Earth! : One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle by Alison Inches

17. It’s Earth Day by Mercer Mayer

18. Earth Day by Linda Lowery

19. The Earth and I by Frank Asch

20. Hey! That’s Not Trash: But Which Bin Does it Go In? by Renee Jablow

21. Don’t Throw That Away: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Recycling and Reusing by Laura Bergen

22. Hannah and the Talking Tree by Elke Weiss (I’ve spoken with this author, and she’s awesome!)

23. The Berenstain Bears Go Green by Mike Berenstain

24. Michael Reycle by Ellie Bethel (there are a few more if your child enjoys this one!)

25. The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle by Nuria Roca