Earth Day, Every Day

These picture books focus on the relationship between humans and the environment. For nonfiction books that emphasize Earth Day, please visit the 333 and 363s. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Author Title Call Number
AschThe Earth and I
This introduction to environmentalism describes a child's friendship with the earth.
JE Asch
BaseUno's Garden
Uno's magnificent forest home attracts so many visitors that it becomes overrun with tourists.
JE Base
BergerOK Go
Car drivers get stuck in traffic, so they seek greener alternatives such as bike riding or walking.
JE Berger
BrownThe Curious Garden
Liam tends a hidden garden and adds color to the gray city.
JE Brown
Bunting Someday a Tree
A young girl, her parents, and their neighbors try to save an old oak tree.
JE Bunting
CherryThe Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest
Animals ask a man with an ax not to cut down their home in a kapok tree.
JE Cherry
ChildWhat Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?
Clarice and her family become eco-warriors in an attempt to save a tree.
JE Child
ColeOn Meadowview Street
Caroline and her parents cultivate a meadow in their yard so their street can live up to its name.
JE Cole
GarlandSummer Sands
A beach community uses old Christmas trees to help restore the local dunes.
JE Garland
Rundi and Coati journey north to escape expanding human settlement.
JE Hamilton
HutchinsOne Duck
A farmer moves an imperiled duck's nest to a safe place so that the duck can hatch her eggs.
JE Hutchins
JohnstonIsabel's House of Butterflies
Isabel hatches a plan to provide her family with an income while protecting local butterflies.
JE Johnston
JoslinThe Tale of the Heaven Tree
A young girl plants a tree that grows so tall it reaches to paradise.
JE Joslin
KrollStuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Pinch the pack rat discovers the beauty of recycling.
JE Kroll
LewisEarth & Me, Our Family Tree
Diverse creatures converse about their habitats, which make up the ecosystem.
JE Lewis
MacKayButterfly Park
A girl finds a way to return the butterflies to Butterfly Park.
JE Mackay
MartinI Love Our Earth
Lyrical text sets the context for Earth Day by celebrating nature's colors, climates, landforms, and seasons.
JE Martin
MeserveNo Room for Napoleon
Napoleon the dog has built a house that takes up too many resources. How can he make things right with his neighbors?
JE Meserve
RandFighting for the Forest
A boy and his father, who enjoy hiking in an ancient forest, try to save the trees from being cut down.
JE Rand
SchnetzlerEarth Day Birthday
Verses feature animals that illustrate the wonders of the wild world. Includes a factual section about Earth Day.
JE Schnetzler
SeussThe Lorax
The Once-ler describes effects of greed and the pollution it causes.
JE Seuss
SpinelliMiss Fox's Class Goes Green
Miss Fox and her class practice conservation and make choices that help keep the planet healthy.
JE Spinelli
Van AllsburgJust a Dream
After a series of dreams, Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment.
JE Van Allsburg
WrightEarth Day, Birthday!
Monkey's birthday is Earth Day, and his animal friends suggest ways he can celebrate.
JE Wright

Last Updated: 6/15

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