My Favorite Earth Day Read Alouds

Earth Day is such a wonderful spring holiday. With all of the warmth, new life, sunshine, and the chance to get back outside again to play, it's the perfect time to talk about taking care of our planet!

These books run the gamut of Earth Day topics-- from composting to classics to heroes for our Earth, you should be able to find a great mix of titles to discuss a wide range of topics around this holiday.

If you're looking for additional resources for your classroom, be sure to check out my Earth Day-themed writing prompts, Word Work centers, Did You Know? Fun Facts, and Brain Breaks.

You can also see some engaging and educational technology resources HERE and, if you have a QR reader available in your classroom, you can practice math problems with Earth Day monsters HERE.

One person you should definitely read more about this holiday is Wangari Maathai. Mama Miti is a great intro to her work, but there are loads more titles HERE that capture the amazing work of this Nobel Peace Prize winner. She is an amazing hero and inspiration that is worth a closer look!

To read more about these books, simply click on any of the covers below. Each will link you directly to its page on Amazon where you can preview the inside, read the reviews, and find similar titles. 

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I hope this list gives you lots of ideas for read alouds for this month, or really any time you're teaching about the Earth, alternative energy, or recycling. 

Be sure to let me know of any additional titles in the comments below. I would love to add to this collection!

To find my complete collection of read aloud suggestions, see my growing list here:


  1. Hi, Stephanie! I'm a K-6 librarian, and I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your book recommendations series! I was at a high school before this, so your recs are extremely helpful -- especially since I teach fifteen different classes per week and want to share books with all of the kids. The other librarian here loves your book rec posts, too. While our library doesn't have all of these titles (yet), we are slowly building our collection. Thank you so much for introducing us to so many wonderful books, and for making holiday planning just a little easier!

    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate your comment so much and am so glad these lists can help :) Have a great rest of your school year!

  2. I'm delighted to discover my COMPOST STEW among your Favorite Earth Day Read Alouds, Stephanie, and thank you so much for including it!

    1. It's such a wonderful book! Thanks so much for checking out my blog and sharing your writing with us all :)