• Paige Murphy

Top 10 Roundup of Books to Teach the Kiddos How to Love Our Planet

Rainy indoor day with the minis? Here's our Top 10 roundup of books to teach the kiddos about how to love our planet. Bonus if you can get these through friends or a book swap (sadly, many libraries are closed these days).


List Credit to: familyeducation.com and supplemented by founder Haley's 2.5 year old twin

Photo Credit: Kinship: Navigation Through Parenthood.


1.) The Earth Book by Todd Parr

Parr’s eco-friendly book uses color, fun, and whimsy to show children the importance of and ways to care for our Earth.

Cover of Parr’s children’s book. Photo Credit: Barnes & Noble.


2.) The Peace Book by Todd Parr.

This book by Parr shows children different fun ways they can express peace in their lives.

Cover of Parr's book, The Peace Book. Photo Credit: Goodreads.


3.) The Curious Garden by Peter Brown.

A boy discovers a garden and decides to care for it, bringing green back into his colorless city.

Cover of The Curious Garden. Photo Credit: Goodreads.


4.) Curious George Plants a Tree by Margret & H.A. Rey


In Curious George Plants a Tree, the classic children’s character Curious George plants trees to help the museum's Green Day initiative, and gets into mischief on the way.

Cover of Curious George Builds a Tree. Photo Credit: Barnes & Noble.


5.) The Earth and I by Frank Asch.

Asch’s book tells the story of a boy who refers to the earth as his friend, and shows children the importance of having a relationship with the earth.

Cover of The Earth and I. Photo Credit: Scholastic.


6.) Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals.

Siddals’s book teaches kids new and fun ways to compost.

Cover of Compost Stew. Photo Credit: Amazon.


7.) Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf by Olivia Bouler.

Eleven year old Olivia Bouler wrote the Audubon society to express concerns for the Gulf after the oil spill. Audubon then published her books with her artwork and raised over $175,000 for cleanup of the spill.

Cover of Olivia Bouler’s book. Photo Credit: Shelley Davies.


8.) The Lorax by Dr. Suess.

In this children’s book, the character, the Lorax, speaks up to the Once-ler who has been cutting down Truffula Trees to manufacture goods for greedy gain.

Cover of The Lorax. Photo Credit: WordPress.



9.) Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel.

Michael Recycle uses his superhero powers to teach children about recycling in creative ways.

Cover of Michael Recycle which is illustrated by Alexandra Colombo.

Photo Credit: Barnes & Noble.


10.) The Magic School Bus and the Climate Change by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen.

Ms. Frizzle takes her class on yet another adventure traveling in the magic school bus to teach them about climate change.

Cover of The Magic School Bus and the Climate Change. Photo Credit:

TeachingBooks.net.


What are your favorite eco book for kids? Please share with me at: haley@shoptomorrows.com.






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