Earth Day – Environmental Nature Study – Brilliant Books

Brilliant Earth Day Children’s Books – Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. It is now an annual celebration of almost 200 countries on the 22nd April to demonstrate support for protection of our environment. Here are some of my favourite books, both story and non-fiction and spanning a range of ages. They are books to help your child develop an environmental understanding of the world through stories, facts, beautiful illustrations and images. Each book helping you to explore the topic at home with your child. They’re in no particular order.

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1. Compost Stew – Mary McKenna Siddals

Compost Stew

2. Florette – Anna Walker

Florette-Anne-Walker

3. We Planted A Tree – Diane Muldrow

We Planted A Tree - Diane Muldrow

4. We Are All Greta : Be Inspired to Save the World – Valentina Giannella

Book - We Are All Greta - Be Inspired to Save the World - Valentina Giannella

5. The Journey Home – Frann Preston-Gannon

Book - The Journey Home - Frann Preston-Gannon

6. A Stone Sat Still – Brendan Wenzel

Book - A Stone Sat Still - Brendan Wenzel

7. Mama Miti : Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya – Donna Jo Napoli

Book - Mama Miti - Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya - Donna Jo Napoli

8. I Love the Earth : A Journal for Celebrating and Protecting Our Planet – Rachel Ignotofsky

Book - I Love the Earth - A Journal for Celebrating and Protecting Our Planet - Rachel Ignotofsky

9. The Big Green Activity Book

The Big Green Activity Book - Mazes, Spot the Difference, Search and Find, Memory Games, Quizzes and other Fun, Eco-Friendly Puzzles to Complete

10. Our House Is on Fire : Greta Thunberg’s Call to Save the Planet – Jeanette Winter

Book - Our House Is on Fire - Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet - Jeanette Winter

11. Follow the Moon Home – Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson

Book - Follow the Moon Home - A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles - Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson

12. One Day on our Blue Planet: In the Rainforest – Ella Bailey

Book - one-day-on-our-blue-planet-in-the-rainforest-ella-bailey

13. Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Plastic

Book - lift-the-flap-questions-and-answers-about-plastic

14. Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest – Rebel Girls

Book - dr-wangari-maathai-plants-a-forest-rebel-girls

15. Dear Earth – Isabel Otter

Book- dear-earth-isabel-otter

16. Tidy – Emily Gravett

Book - tidy-emily-gravett

17. Greta and the Giants – Zoe Tucker

greta-and-the-giants-zoe-tucker

18. I Love the Earth – Todd Parr

Book - I Love the Earth - Todd Parr

19. What A Waste: Rubbish Recycling and Protecting our Planet – Jess French

Book - what-a-waste-rubbish-recycling-and-protecting-our-planet-jess-french

20. My First Book About: Our World

Book - my-first-book-about-our-world

What books do you love about our planet? My daughter Floss is 3.5 years old and we will be focusing on recycling for Earth Day this year. I thik it’s really important to focus on age appropriate activities for children to keep them engaged.

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