Books to Read for Earth Day 2020

Guest Blogger  //  Apr 20, 2020

Books to Read for Earth Day 2020

Every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day to show support for protecting and preserving our planet. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite books for young readers that help show just how beautiful Earth is and why it’s so important to keep it safe.

One Little Bag by Henry Cole

From a tall tree growing in the forest — to the checkout counter at the grocery store — one little bag finds its way into the hands of a young boy on the eve of his first day of school.

And so begins an incredible journey of one little bag that is used and reused and reused again.

In a three-generation family, the bag is transporter of objects and keeper of memories. And when Grandfather comes to the end of his life, the family finds a meaningful new way for the battered, but much-loved little bag to continue its journey in the circle of life.

River by Elisha Cooper

In Cooper's flowing prose and stunning watercolor scenes, readers can follow along the trek as the woman and her canoe explore the wildlife, flora and fauna, and urban landscape at the river's edge. Through perilous weather and river rushes, the canoe and her captain survive and maneuver their way down the river back home.

We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands by Rafael López

Award-winning illustrator Rafael López brings new life with his adaptation of "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" saluting the lives of all young people. The rhythmic verse and repetitive emphasis on "we" and "our" encourages inclusive communities and the celebration of unity and diverse friendships all around the world.

Big Cats by Nic Bishop

With breathtaking full-page images, Sibert Medal-winning photographer Nic Bishop introduces readers to a variety of beautiful and stealthy big cats. The simple, engaging text presents both basic information and captivating details about the appearance, habits, and remarkable abilities of these amazing felines. An index and glossary are included, along with an author's note detailing his research and the fun stories behind the photographs.

The Magic School Bus Series by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen

Join Ms. Frizzle on the Magic School Bus as she teaches her students and readers about different animals, the oceans, our solar system, and more!