Even our “little friends” can learn at a very young age the importance of protecting Mother Nature. Stories work wonders with triggering the imagination as well as inspire children to grow their curiosity. This Earth Day, April 22, check out these kids’ books to raise awareness and show how even the smallest daily gestures can help contribute to protecting the environment. —Mia Germanski
Earth Day Every Day. Trina is a planet protector and forms an Earth Day club with her friends. A fun book in the Cloverleaf Books™ collection, these picture books will spark how fun it is to reduce, reuse and recycle. Every day can be Earth Day. Get it here.
Finding Wild. This story follows two friends who embark on an adventure and discover how beautiful nature really is. Teach your children the finest details of the world around us from the rough bark on the trees to the beautiful hues of our favourite fruit. These friends also realize that you don’t have to travel far to explore the wild. Get it here.
My Friend Earth. Let’s not forget that the Earth is our friend. This book wonderfully interacts with readers of all ages about what our planet does for us. Families will enjoy taking away many fun facts about the environment while experiencing a poetic story. Get it here.
Little Critter: It’s Earth Day. No children’s library is complete with Little Critter and for Earth Day, he is on mission to do his part when it comes to slowing down global warming. Little Critter, with the help of his family and friends, will learn why it is important to not waste water or energy and even decides to make a climate control machine. Pretty cool! Get it here.
The Mess That We Made. Little readers will learn all about ocean pollution and what happens to marine animals if we don’t take care of their home—the ocean. Not only the animals but plants and humans themselves.Everyone one has a part to play, even children. Get it here.