Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Earth Day and Arbor Day

Spring has sprung. The weather is getting nice (with the few exceptions of storms). It's time that we appreciate the world we live in. Granted, we should be doing this all year long, but April 22 (Earth Day) and April 27 (Arbor Day) are the signified days to focus on the Earth and its beautiful trees.

Here are some books to look over, whether at your library (hey, think how green a library is!) or to own in your own home-library:

  • I Had a Favorite Dress written by Boni Ashburn and illus. Julia Denos
  • The Curious Garden written and illus. by Peter Brown
  • Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and by Back Lane Studios
  • We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers written and illus. by Lauren Child  
  • Love Your World: How to Take Care of the Plants, the Animals, and the Planet written by D. K. Pulishing
  • The Lorax written and illus. by Dr. Seuss
  • Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids written and illus. by Gail Gibbons
  • It's Earth Day! written and illus. by Mercer Mayer
  • Fancy Nancy: Every Day is Earth Day written by Jane O'Connor and illus. by Preiss Glasser
  • The Earth Book written and illus. by Todd Parr
  • The Green Mother Goose: Saving the World One Rhyme at a Time written by Jan Peck and David Davis and illus. by Carin Berger
  • Curious George Plants a Tree written and illus. by Margaret & H. A. Rey
  • Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth written by Mary McKenna Siddals and illus. by Ashley Wolff
  • Gabby and Grandma Go Green written and illus. by Monica Wellington
  • Try This At Home: Planet Friendly Projects for Kids by OWL Magazine

  • Mighty Tree written and illus. by Dick Gackenback
  • Fall is Not Easy written and illus. by Marty Kelley
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom written by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault and illus. by Lois Ehlert
  • The Busy Tree written by Jennifer Ward and illus. by Lisa Falkenstern
  • Leo's Tree written by Debora Pearson and illus. by Nora Hilb 
  • If I Were a Tree written by Dar Hosta
  • A Tree for Me written by Nancy Van Laan and illus. by Sheila White Samption
  • A Tree is Nice written by Janice May Udry and illus. by Marc Simon
  • A Tree for Emmy written by Mary Ann Rodman and illus. by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
  • The Apple Pie Tree written by Zoe Hall and illus. by Shari Helpern
  • Our Tree Named Steve written by Alan Zweibel and illus. by David Catrow 
  • The Alphabet Tree written and illus. by Leo Lionni 
  • Tree Ring Circus written and illus. by Adam Rex 

Which books do you share with your kids?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for including Compost Stew on your list of Earth Day books to share with kids! You might also enjoy exploring some of the book's activities on my website at . Hope you'll have fun holding storytimes that celebrate the wonderful world we live in all year long, and keep up the good work spreading a little green in the world, one earth-friendly book at a time...


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