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11 Excellent Earth Day Books For Kids

This is a round-up of 11 excellent Earth Day books for kids. 

How do kids learn best? Through stories, imagination, and play. That’s why our family is so passionate about great books! Rather than sitting your kiddos down for a lesson on Earth Day, how about introducing them to the concept of loving our world through great storytelling? 

I’d love to help! I’ve compiled a list of wonderful titles that feature kindness, sharing, empathy, and concern for the environment – all important values of Earth Day. The authors of these books are passionate about instilling peace and love into our world through the hearts of kids everywhere. You can see it on the pages and feel it as you read the words!

You’ll see books about caring for the planet, like Protector of the Ocean, featuring an adventurous girl and her pet turtle. Learn about how to reduce waste, reuse and share items in the story of The Little Green Jacket, which follows the path of a jacket as it’s donated and passed from person to person. You’ll also see stories about acceptance and love for those who are different, like Ada and the Helpers. Taking care of our earth also means taking care of the people in it, so you’ll see stories about dealing with bullies and getting along with classmates, like Dino Deegan and the Unpleasant Class

At its heart, Earth Day is about preserving our world in the best way we know how. We can teach our children in ways that capture their hearts, and introduce them to characters who show them the way. This next generation will be in charge of our planet and its people, and they should be prepared to do it with grace. Let’s show them the way through stories they can relate to, and enjoy along the way! 

I’d love to know what you think of the books!

Dino Deegan and the Unpleasant Class

Dino Deegan and the Unpleasant Class

Dino Deegan loves climbing Mount Berzerk, but he’s left out of games because he’s different from other dinosaurs at school.

Cass, the new kid at school, befriends Dino Deegan until class bullies step in to deter her. Will she stick up for her new friend and stop the bullies? Will the other classmates see the errors of their ways and start including Dino Deegan when they play?

Join Dino Deegan and Cass as they take on bullying using the power of friendship.

Punk the Skunk Learns to Say Sorry

Punk the Skunk Learns to Say Sorry

A story of friendship, for bedtime or the classroom, helping kids understand and appropriately react to bullying. For ages 3-8.

Punk the Skunk liked to tease. Normally, his teasing was harmless. But what happens when teasing goes too far?

For a child, recognizing mistakes can be difficult. Saying I’m sorry can be even harder. Help your child learn this valuable social skill with Punk the Skunk.

If a silly skunk can learn to say sorry, your sweet little one can too!

My Sister's Super Skills

My Sister's Super Skills

David is having a rough day…but his emotions are no match for his older sister Lily, who swoops in to save the day with some SUPER SKILLS!

When Lily observes her brother feeling frustrated, sad, and irritable, she quickly shows him some useful tips and tricks to help him feel better. 

Lily cleverly connects each skill with a familiar animal and scenario that David (and readers) can easily practice. And though David might not be jumping up and down for joy at the start, he soon learns that an improved mood is just a few actions away!

Oscar and Emmy Visit Grandma

Oscar and Emmy Visit Grandma

What do you do with your pets when you leave town?

When Oscar and Emmy’s family goes on vacation, the kittens stay at Grandma’s house – a visit that brings many new adventures! 

Learn about pet sitters and the possible challenges they may face – as well as solutions to those challenges! 

Goldie the Puppy and the Missing Socks

Goldy the Puppy and the Missing Socks

A mystery is afoot. Where have all the lost socks gone?

Brother can’t understand why he has so many mismatched socks. No matter where he looks, he can’t find two that are the same. And now he’s sure his favorite stripy footwear must be getting gobbled up by a hungry sock-monster!

Brother teams up with Sister to check inside the hamper and under the bed. But there are no missing spotted stockings to be seen. But wait, there’s their little pup sneaking around with a big grin on her face!

Does the golden doggie know where the footloose footwarmers can be found?

Goldy the Puppy and the Missing Socks is the first installment in the delightful Goldy the Puppy series of children’s books. If you or your child like bright illustrations, solving puzzles, and siblings working together, then you’ll love Kim Ann’s mischievous romp.

The Little Green Jacket

The Little Green Jacket

Written by multi-award winning Author Jodi Dee and in partnership with Planet Aid, The Little Green Jacket is a story based on true events about a little green jacket that travels through the lives of different children, who live in very different places, and ends up on the other side of the world after a natural disaster. 

Find out how the little green jacket experiences being a donation and the importance, power, and magic of giving! A true all-American classic that showcases the culture of donations and how it can change lives, and how your simple acts of donation change the world. 

The Scary Dinosaur and the Stinky Skunk

Making new friends, with someone that is different from you, can be challenging and scary for children. Accepting differences and seeking out new friendships are skills that all children can successfully learn. 

As parents, teachers and caregivers, we want to teach children the importance of diversity, differences that make us unique, and the value of being a great friend. The Scary Dinosaur and The Stinky Skunk: A Fable on Accepting Differences and Making New Friends, does just that! Come along with the Scary Dinosaur and Stinky Skunk as they learn about each other’s unique differences, problem-solve, and forge a great friendship that every child will love!

I Can't Reach It!: A Growth Mindset Book to Promote Self-Esteem

I Can't Reach It!

Being short when you’re supposed to be tall isn’t always easy.

Moyo, the little giraffe is one lucky girl – she is growing up in the African savanna enjoying the beauty of nature.

But growing up as the tallest animal in the world isn’t easy, especially when you’re still short.

Moyo faces new challenges every day but thanks to the encouragement of her mom, the majestic giraffe lady, she never gives up and discovers that anything is possible if only she believes in herself and her abilities.

Kids of all ages will adore this heartwarming children’s book that takes them to beautiful Africa. Gorgeous illustrations and an encouraging story show kids the power of self-esteem and perseverance. 

Wee Bees and the Bee Attitudes

Wee Bees and the Bee Attitudes

These charming Wee Bees characters help children learn valuable lessons about caring, loving and being kind to one another. Each unique bee will reveal how they use their “good attitude” in their everyday life.

Everyone is sure to fall in love with Wee Bees!

Ada and the Helpers

Ada and the Helpers

Ada is a dancing, deaf fox with cochlear implants who loves to help others. On her way to dance in a talent show one day, she meets three creatures who are each facing a physical challenge of their own. 

She decides to help each of her new friends to see past their challenges and discover their natural, God-given strengths. But can they help her in return? Ada’s a bit nervous about the talent show! Will she be able to hear the music clearly? Will everyone laugh at her?

Follow Ada and her new friends on an exciting new adventure! It’s a children’s book at inspires friendship, helping others, inclusivity, and finding your strengths. Plus, your child can learn the ASL alphabet at the same time! 

I Quit!: A Children’s Book With A Lesson In Overcoming Anger and Envy

Ringo Weasel wants to be the best at everything. But when things don’t go his way, he gets angry…very…VERY…ANGRY! 

This little weasel is used to getting what he wants. So when his plan to dominate in every sport fails, his ego is crushed, he has the ultimate meltdown, and he wants to quit! 

Instead of ignoring Ringo’s cries of envy, his friends and mentor help him see another path to achieving his goals. 

Will Ringo quit or persevere to be the winner he dreams of being? 

30 comments on “11 Excellent Earth Day Books For Kids

  1. All of these books sound fabulous for kids! I might have to pick some up for some friends with small children.

  2. Great lists of books to read by my kids. I am going to get a copy of these books for them. Thank you!

  3. These do look like great books. I love books that have to do with Earth Day. We always try to help clean up around this time.

  4. I love all these book options to celebrate Earth Day! It’s great to have new options because kids enjoy so much looking at the pictures and listening to new stories.

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