Children's Books for Earth Day

The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970. Since then, much attention has been paid to the environment and ecology of the planet. We have learned better ways to take care of the Earth and its resources. It's never too early to help your child understand the Earth and how to take care of it and these books will definitely help with that. Your child is sure to love one or more of these books.

Sid the Science Kid: Earth Day Fun

Sid the Science Kid: Earth Day Fun
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This is a cute little book for kids ages 4 and up. The graphics are appealing as is the story. Sid and his friends explore just what is in dirt after Sid's father buys some potting soil to use when they plant a tree for Earth Day. The kids learn what belongs in the soil, like earthworms, and what doesn't belong, like plastic straws.

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The Earth Science Book

The Earth Science Book
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How can you care about the Earth when you don't understand it? Help your child learn all about the Earth with this science book. The book is full of fun activities that teach children about the Earth, the atmosphere around it, and the life on it. Kids can make fossils, create a bathtub tsunami, and follow the path of a mini-glacier. The book includes line drawings and diagrams, as well as a useful glossary. There are even some short biographies of people who have contributed to the Earth science field. The fun activities can be done using materials that are easily found both inside and outside of the house. For Ages 8 and up.

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Michael Recycle

Michael Recycle
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Michael is a young environmental "super hero." He is a caped crusader - with an appropriately colored green cape - whose super power is the ability to teach people about recycling. The cute rhymes and pictures help keep kids interested in the story while they learn helpful tips like turning off the water while brushing teeth. For ages 6 and up.

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Where Does the Garbage Go?

Where Does the Garbage Go?
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The garbage truck usually comes down the street early in the morning. Kids see the truck come, see men get out, and watch them as they empty to trash cans into the big truck. But then what happens? Where does all that trash go? This book will explain to children where all that trash goes. It also explains how a landfill is built and and how incinerators work, including how they can be used to create energy. It also explains the process of recycling paper, glass, and plastic. Kids will also find out just what is in a landfill, too, as well as the problems we face from too much trash. For ages 5 and up

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Compost Stew

Compost Stew
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Not everything needs to be tossed out into the trash or ground up in the garbage disposal. Some of it can be used to make "compost stew." Kids can learn what materials can be "left to rot" in order to make compost, which can then be used to feed plants in a garden and around the house. Eggshells and apple cores, coffee grounds and their filters - all of it goes into the compost stew. This book will help kids learn how to nourish the earth with composting. Kids will also learn what not to include in the compost heap. For ages 3 and up

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The Everything Kids' Environment Book

The Everything Kids' Environment Book
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This book is full of information and fun activities that teach children about the environment. They will learn about the atmosphere and the ozone layer, the energy cycle, the water cycle, as well as the various habitats of the planet: rainforests, deserts, oceans, and more. And they'll learn why these habitats are important and how they are being affected by human activity. It also can help kids learn how they can make a difference. For ages 9 and up

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