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 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.
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!