Are you as shocked as I am that today is Earth Day? I suppose it depends on where you live. Here in Minnesota, we still have SNOW ON THE GROUND. And the forecast for tonight? Why, it’s another 3-5 inches of the white stuff! But I have heard rumors that spring might actually be headed our way late this week or early the following week.
All that being said, the point of this blog post is not to garner pity from you, our dear readers. Rather, I was looking back at some of our books and seeing that we have some nice offerings for Earth Day—and for any other day of the year in which you’re feeling ecologically inclined!
Our Cloverleaf Books Planet Protectors 7-book set is a nice introduction to environmental topics for grades PreK-2. The books feature an engaging picture book format, spunky narrators, and great illustrations.
If you’re ready to get your hands dirty (literally!), check out Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story. This wonderful book by Linda Glaser follows a family as they create a compost pile and then use the compost in their own garden the following spring.
The Cloverleaf titles would actually pair well with this book, and I think it would be fun for kids to see two different approaches to how they can do their part in helping to make our planet a cleaner place!