9 Marvelous Earth Day Books for Elementary Kids

by Gemma Aguayo-Murphy


April is here and that means soon it will be Earth Day. On April 22, to be exact, is the day known as Earth Day. This is annual event focused on helping save our environment. It is recognized worldwide and is not only important for us to know about, but also for our children.

To help you teach your child about Earth Day and the important reasons and ways to take care of our planet, we have compiled a list of 9 Marvelous Earth Day Books for Elementary Kids. 

You can find links to all of the books below, a quick description of each one and the recommended reading ages.

We hope these will be great resources for you and your kids to learn, talk and engage in Earth Day.


 9 Marvelous Earth Day Books for Elementary Kids

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Heal the Earth by Julian Lennon

  • Ages: 3-6
  • In the sequel to Lennon's "New York Times" bestseller "Touch the Earth, " the White Feather Flier returns for another interactive adventure to engage readers in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet.


I Spy Happy Earth Day: An Educational Earth Day Book For Toddlers and Preschoolers Full of I Spy Games, Mazes, and Fun Earth Facts by Winter Rabbit

  • Ages: 3-5
  • This colorful Earth Day book is for your toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. It's full of fun I Spy games and a TON of Earth, Animal, and Plant facts. It's an excellent way to help your little ones learn about how to take care of our precious planet while having fun at the same time!


Earth Day Every Day by Lisa Bullard

  • Ages: 5-8
  • On Earth Day, we find ways to help the Earth. Trina plants trees with her class. She forms an Earth Day club with her friends. What can you do to make every day Earth Day? Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina.


One Earth by Eileen Spinelli

  • Ages: 4-8
  • Kids can count reasons to love the planet and ways to protect it in the pages of this conservation-themed book. Gentle verse reminds the reader of Earth's beauties--starting with "one wide sweeping sky, two honey bees" and continuing all the way to "ten fields to plow." The text then starts counting backwards, listing simple ways children can help, such as reducing waste and reusing items.


My Friend Earth: (Earth Day Books with Environmentalism Message for Kids, Saving Planet Earth, Our Planet Book) by Patricia MacLachlan

  • Ages: 3-5
  • Readers of all ages will pore over the pages of this spectacular book. Its enticing die-cut pages encourage exploration as its poetic text celebrates everything Earth does for us, all the while reminding us to be a good friend in return.


The EARTH Book by Todd Parr

  • Ages: 3-6
  • With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitiviy, Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. Featuing a circular die-cut Earth on the cover, and printed entirely with recycled materials and nontoxic soy inks, this book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good.


Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day by Jane O'Connor

  • Ages: 4-8
  • Learning to respect the environment is no small task, especially if you want to celebrate Earth Day every day of the week! Luckily, Nancy is on hand to make sure Mom, Dad, and her little sister do their part in being green—even if she has to keep reminding them. Nancy knows that she's helping her family do something very important, but will she take her enthusiasm for the environment a step too far?


How I Save the Earth by Hilary Ego

  • Ages: Baby-12
  • "How I Save the Earth's" sole mission is to teach current and future generations about the importance of taking care of our Earth. With this colorful and educational book, readers will learn easy environmental tips and the positive impact of their actions. 


How to Help the Earth-by the Lorax by Tish Rabe

  • Ages: 5-8
  • The star of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss makes his Step into Reading debut in this rhymed reader that offers kids easy suggestions for going green! This is a great introduction to helping the Earth and helping kids step into reading!

We hope you and your kids love this list of 9 Marvelous Earth Day Books for Elementary Kids.