Today is Earth Day–when we all come together to celebrate this beautiful world we live in and remember all we need to do to take care of it. Earth Day is a great time to start a discussion with students about their role in taking care of the environment. A read aloud can help spark the conversation with concrete examples. We’ve included some of our favorite EarthDay read alouds below.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Ages 6 – 9
The Lorax, the protector of the trees, explains the ecological crisis through the rhyming, twisting, silly language of Dr. Seuss in this classic, colorful story.
The Earth Book by Todd Parr
Ages 3 – 6
Todd Parr is the perfect author to introduce our youngest readers to the concepts of conservation and working together to protect the Earth. Even the book itself is green – it’s made of completely recycled materials!
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Ages 3 – 6
Liam’s efforts to save a struggling garden lead to a greener, more beautiful world in this beautiful picture book.
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Ages 10 – 15
Three middle schoolers team up to save the miniature owls’ whose habitat is threatened to be destroyed by new development. This novel for young readers is a great tool for showing kids they really can make a difference.
It’s Earth Day (A Little Critters Book) by Mercer Myer
Ages 4 – 8
Everyone’s favorite Critter shows students simple ways they can conserve energy, recycle and make the planet a cleaner, more beautiful place.