9 Books to Teach Your Child About the Environment | Earth Day 2022

Ages 0-5

Earth Day Activity Book

This Earth Day Workbook is full of fun animal, plant, and earth facts! This is a perfect gift for helping your little ones learn about being earth friendly without any facts that are too overwhelming for children. It is full of educational activities to help them with their letters, numbers, maths, and shapes all while sharing fun Earth Day facts.

The activity book features:

  • 50+ Activity & Colouring Pages
  • Mazes
  • Word Search
  • Counting & Basic Math
  • Simple Writing Practice
  • Cut & Paste
  • Counting Sides, Opposites, Differences
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The Adventures of Myrtle the Turtle: Teaching Kids About Ocean Plastic Pollution and Recycling, Children’s Picture Book

Join Myrtle the turtle as she learns about plastic pollution in our oceans and the terrible effect humans are having on our planet and has an adventure along the way! Your children will love to meet Myrtle and her new friends while they learn with her all about plastic pollution and how to avoid it by reducing, reusing, and recycling.

This is a rhyming children’s picture book that your kids will want to listen to over and over again.

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Peep Inside How a Recycling Truck Works

Beep, Beep! The recycling truck has arrived! Your child can peep under flaps and through holes to find out how a recycling truck works, as it zooms around town collecting rubbish and taking it to the sorting factory. This hands-on introduction to the topic of recycling is perfect for little fingers and curious minds.

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Ages 6-12

Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Ada Ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but as she didn’t have a lot of money, it was never an option…until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrived. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the bin. The idea completely changed the town and now, the Recycled Orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation.

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Earth Ninja: A Children’s Book About Recycling, Reducing, and Reusing (Ninja Life Hacks)

Another addition to the Ninja Life Hacks series, this book was written in order to teach children about the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The author Mary Nhin has written about the importance of recycling using fun facts and child friendly characters in order to make recycling more interesting for its readers.

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Learn to Recycle Book: Kids Book About Recycling | Perfect Activity Workbook

Are you looking for a book that encourages your children to find out interesting facts about recycling and not let them get bored by this activity? Then this book is for you!
This activity book connects brain skills development & environmental protection awareness in a child friendly manner.

This puzzle book features:

  • Word scrambles
  • Mazes
  • Rebus puzzles
  • Crosswords
  • Grids for learning to draw
  • Spot the differences
  • Picture sudoku
  • Word searches
  • Bright, child-friendly illustrations
  • A surprise at the end!
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Ages 13+

Girls Who Green the World

Part biography, part guidebook to the contemporary environmental movement, this book is the perfect gift for future and current activists and changemakers! Girls Who Green the World features the inspiring stories of 34 revolutionaries fighting for our future!

An inspired collection of profiles, featuring environmental changemakers, social entrepreneurs, visionaries and activists.  

Journalist Diana Kapp has crisscrossed the country writing for and about empowered girls, girls who expect to be leaders, founders and inventors. This book takes it a step further. It says to girls: while you’re striving to be CEOs and world leaders, consider solving the biggest challenge of our lifetime, because you can do both at the same time, and here are 34 women doing just that.

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How To Change Everything – The Young Human’s Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other

Forget everything you think you know about climate change. This book explains why the planet desperately needs our help and how you can use your power to change the world through climate activism.

The book includes notes on Covid-19 and gives advice on how you can help to make the world become a better place.

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This Book Will Save the Planet – A Climate-Justice Primer for Activists and Changemakers

This is the third book in the bestselling ‘Empower the Future’ series, where you’ll gain a deeper understanding of climate change and climate justice.
“Our planet is in crisis. The ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, wildfires are raging… and those most affected by global warming are marginalised communities across the globe. But all is not lost – there’s still time for each and every one of us to make a difference.”

In this book, you will:

  • Discover the core principles of climate justice
  • Learn how solidarity, community and mutual aid can change the world
  • Find out how to use your privilege to stand-up for other people

At the end of each chapter, there are activities and calls to action to get you thinking and to grow your knowledge. All you need is a pen and a piece of paper.

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