Celebrate Earth Day Everyday

It’s never too early to start taking steps for a sustainable future. And it’s never too early to start talking to children about how their lives can be impacted by living in a more environmentally conscious way. With the celebration of Earth Day, we are called to look at how our human lives impact the natural spaces we live in. Earth Day (or really any day!) is a great time to spark conversations with the children in your life about how they can better take care of our planet. The titles below can serve as inspiration and spur action that children of all ages can partake in. If we all work together, we can see a brighter future that is sustainable for generations to come!  

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How to Make a Better World

A guide to making the world a better place and becoming a good citizen, this volume is packed with ideas and tips for kids who want to know how to make a difference. Includes a glossary and a list of organizations, websites, and campaigns to give readers more information and ideas.

The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics

An illustrated collection of nonfiction poems that highlights the environmental threats posed by plastics and the children who are fighting for change in order to save our planet.

Maggie’s Treasures

Maggie finds treasure wherever she goes. Whether it’s a button, a feather or a shiny stone, she picks it up and takes it home. At first the neighbors and city workers are grateful to Maggie for cleaning up the mayor even gives her an award. But over time Maggie’s collection grows bigger and bigger, until it spills out of her house and garden into an unsightly mess. Her parents tell her “Enough treasure!” and eventually even Maggie realizes that something must be done. Finally, inspired by a bird outside her window, she finds a way to share her treasure that enchants and transforms the entire neighborhood. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.

Milk and Juice: A Recycling Romance

Once upon a time, in a refrigerator not too far away, a jug of milk and a bottle of juice fell in love. All was bliss until Juice was taken away from its one true love and…recycled. Thus begins Milk and Juice’s humorous journey through many incarnations around the world. Will they ever be reunited? Or will they stay star-crossed lovers for all eternity? 

The Nature Craft Book

Read about birds, insects, and other animals, trees and flowers. Then use the easy-to-follow directions to make fifteen crafts and two recipes, each one focused on nature and its variety. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.

Stand Up! Speak Out!: A Story Inspired by the Climate Change Revolution

After attending a climate march, a young activist is motivated to make an effort and do her part to help the planet… by organizing volunteers to work to make green changes in their community, from cleaning a lake, to planting trees, to making composting bins, to hosting a clothing swap and more!

You Can Change the World

Empowers kids to make changes in their lives and communities with the powerful message that anyone can make a difference in the world. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.