Celebrate Earth Day with your students with captivating fiction and nonfiction books all about Earth and the environment. As part of your lesson plan, start a discussion about the detrimental effects of harmful activities to the Earth — like pollution or deforestation. 

You can use this activity guide based off the story in Big Tree or this toolkit for To Change a Planet to faciliate important conversation with your students about reaching a greener future. Plus, this dicussion guide for Wildoak is a great tool to spark conversation about environmental and wildlife conservation. For STEM and STEAM enthusiasts, this guide includes 15 questions to pair with Force of Nature, that will encourage students to think deeply about the life and work of trailblazing marine biologist, Rachel Carson.

Observed on April 22 each year, Earth Day marks the perfect time to bring lessons about conservation, climate change, and the planet into your class. (For the students in your class who love the outdoors, check out these top children's books about nature and the environment.)

Shop books to teach Earth Day below! You can find all books and resources at The Teacher Store. And if you’re looking for more books about nature, check out these amazing National Geographic animal books.

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