Eco-Friendly Picture Books for Earth Day Every Day
Here is a huge collection of our favorite picture books for Earth Day and all things nature. Check out this list of eco-friendly picture books for kids, find a few you love, and then check out some of these books from your local library. Picture books are a great way to celebrate Earth Day every day as a family at home and foster a shared love of our planet and our communities.
Earth Day is this week! While I’m a fan of celebrating and taking care of our planet every day of the year, it’s a great time to focus on stewardship to the Earth on this annual day and all of Earth month.
Over the last year or two, I’ve put together several lists of books about Earth Day, nature, gardening, bugs and pollinators, and more. I have several more lists coming that I will be adding to this post as well!
My boys are starting to read chapter books, but we still read lots of picture books together almost every night. Many picture books remain engaging and age-appropriate for children who can read on their own and read chapter books. Heck, I love many of the picture books I read to my boys, especially a lot of the newer ones that have amazing illustrations and address current topics in innovative and creative ways.
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Although they seem simple with fewer words than chapter books, picture books can include advanced vocabulary and language structure that serve our children well beyond the time they learn to read on their own.
Whether your children are still sitting on your lap for reading or old enough to nestle their nose in their own book, don’t discount the value of great picture books, especially those that tackle more complex issues like climate change and environmental issues (among others).
I’ve included below the various lists of Earth Day and nature-related books we love and that I have posted on the blog thus far. I even included our favorite books about the library, because loving the library is about Earth-friendly as we get when it comes to reading and books.
I’ll continue to update this post with even more picture books that celebrate the planet, so be sure to Save this post on Pinterest so you can come back to it later.
Eco-Friendly Picture Books for Earth Day and Every Day
Here is a huge collection of our favorite picture books for Earth Day and all things nature. Check out this list of eco-friendly picture books for kids.
Picture Books About Composting & Soil Health
Looking for more resources about composting for kids? Check out this picture book list full of great picture books about composting for the little ones in your life!
Picture Books About Environmental Advocacy
Check out this list of books that encourages children to activists for the community and their environment, even if they are young.
Picture Books About Bees, Bugs, Butterflies & Worms
Bees, butterflies, worms and so many types of bugs are really important to a growing garden and the overall health of our soil and ecosystem. Check out this list of fun picture books about bees, butterflies, worms and other bugs to help kids learn about and develop an appreciation for the little guys that do such important work on our Earth!
Picture Books About Protecting Water On Earth
Are you looking for some beautiful picture books to share with your children all about protecting the precious water on our planet? Check out (and pin for later!) this list of eco-conscious picture books to help your children understand why it’s so important to protect the health of our waterways.
Our Favorite Picture Books About Gardening
Looking to foster a love of gardening with your kids? Check out these picture books about gardening in a variety of ways that will help you and your family find the beauty and magic of gardening and growing your own food, no matter where you live.
9 Fun Children's Books about the Library
I love a good picture book that highlights for children how the library can be an engaging and fulfilling place to visit. In that spirit, head to your library and check out some of these awesome picture books all about characters who love their libraries for a variety of reasons.
25+ Fun Picture Books That Encourage Children To Care for the Earth
Teaching kids about the importance of caring for the environment and finding ways to practice eco-friendly habits aren’t always straightforward. These picture books offer engaging stories to simplify ways that kids can make a difference and help them appreciate taking care of the environment.
24+ Wonderful Picture Books To Encourage Children to Conserve Water
How do you teach your children about the importance of caring for and conserving water? Why is it really that important? Check out this list of books to explore with your children and help them understand why we need to take good care of and conserve our water.
Do you have any favorite Earth Day picture books or picture books that celebrate nature and all its creatures? If so, share them in the comments below so we can all check them out from our local libraries!