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Today Is Earth Day!

April 22, 2021

In 1970, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator, established the first Earth Day to bring awareness to air and water pollution. Fifty-one years later, taking care of the Earth is more important than ever. The theme of this year’s Earth Day is Restore Our Earth. Environmental issues are taking place across the world. It’s up to everyone to act responsibly in the challenges that confront us.

Books to celebrate Earth Day

Hello, Earth! Poems to our Planet written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, February, 2021.

Once Upon Another Time written by Matt Forrest Esenwine and Charles Ghigna and illustrated by Andrés F. Landazábal, Beaming Books, March, 2021.

The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World written by Temple Grandin, Philomel Books, April, 2021.

Treaty Words: For as Long as the Rivers Flow written by Aimée Craft and illustrated by Luke Swinson, Annick Press, March, 2021.

Wonder Walkers written and illustrated by Micha Archer, Nancy Paulsen Books, March, 2021.

Earth Day and Poetry

April 19, 2018

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd, and this is National Poetry Month. I thought it would be fun to celebrate books that combine poetic text and environmental themes. Take a look.

woods

A Walk Through the Woods written by Louise Greig and illustrated by Helen Musselwhite, Sterling Children’s Books, 2018

earth

Earth Verse  Haiku from the Ground Up written by Sally M. Walker and illustrated by William Grill, Candlewick Press, 2018

tomatoes

When Green Becomes Tomatoes written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Julie Morstad, Roaring Brook Press, 2016

snnow

Best in Snow written by April Pulley Sayre and photographs by April Pulley Sayre, Beach Lane Books, 2016.

underground

Thunder Underground written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Josée Masse, Wordsong, 2017

planted

We Planted a Tree written by Diane Muldrow and illustrated by Bob Staake, Dragonfly Books, 2016

water

Water Is Water written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Jason Chin, Roaring Brook Press, 2015

This year’s Earth Day campaign is End Plastic Pollution. Here’s a book you won’t want to miss.

plastic

One Plastic Bag written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon, Millbrook Press, 2015

 

 


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