12 Children’s Books to Celebrate Earth Day

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss, what more needs to be said!
We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow shows children how trees are connected to the ecosystem.
Dora Celebrates Earth Day by Emily Sollinger
Dora gives children ideas of how they can save the Earth.
I Can Save the Earth by Alison Inches
Max helps save the Earth by Reducing, Reusing and Recycling.
Here Comes the Garbage Barge by Jonah Winter
The somewhat true story about a garbage barge that no one wanted.
Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
A fun and easy description of earth for newcomers.
Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
Tells the tale of a boy who goes from town to town and helps them to be more green.
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
A tiny little patch of green in a dull gray city turns the city into a beautiful garden.
Riki’s Birdhouse by Monica Wellington
A great story about Riki helping to care for the birds in his yard throughout the year.
It’s Earth Day by Mercer Mayer
The beloved Critter is back and he is trying to save the planet from climate change.
The Day the Trash Came Out to Play by David M. Beadle
A rhyming story about litter.
Santa Goes Green by Anne Margaret Lewis
The story of Finn who asks Santa to help save a polar bear and the Arctic.

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