Earth Day Celebration With Nature Books

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Affiliate Links Every year when spring arrives, we share the excitement of the new season with our children. Curious, we touch new buds, feel the weather change, and look for baby animals. Find more of nature’s springtime delights with these lovely new (2016) picture books.

 

Earth Day Celebration With Nature Books

Little Butterfly Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books
Little Butterfly
 by Laura Logan
This is a gorgeous wordless picture book follows a little girl dreaming of flying with Monarch butterflies.

 

When Spring Comes
Until Spring Comes
by Kevin Henkes
If you wait,” wonderful things happen in spring  . . . “a seed grows” . . . and “There will be buds and bees and boots and bubbles.” If we wait. Until Spring comes. Vibrant illustrations and lyrical text.

 

The Bug Book Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books
The Bug Book
by Sue Fliess
The bugs fly, creep, and twirl through the pages of this fun rhyming book. Great photographs perfectly capture the bugs’ adventures. Lovely! Added to: Best Children’s Books About Bugs

 

TREE Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books
Tree: A Peek Through Book
by Britta Teckentrup
The tree stands tall throughout the seasons. Each of the tree’s changes bring new peek through illustrations of animals and bugs in it’s foliage until it snows. I love the bright illustrations and peek-throughs and so will your kids. Added to: Best Books for Kids About Trees

 

Strange Trees and the Stories Behind Them
Strange Trees
by Bernadette Porquie, illustrated by Cecile Gambini
The trees in this oversized book are absolutely fascinating. It’s a good choice for upper elementary aged kids. I’m glad there’s a map because I would love to travel the world to see trees such as a breadfruit tree, rainbow tree, and a chewing gum tree, among others. The illustrations and borders are eye-catching and gorgeous. Added to: Best Books for Kids About Trees

 

THe Little Gardner Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books
The Little Gardner
by Emily Hughes
The garden is the teeny gardener’s home, supper, and joy; it turns out that the garden gives a big person joy as well.

 

Night Animals Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books
Night Animals
by Gianna Marino 
The animals are hiding, keeping safe from the scary stuff in the dark . . . until all the animals learn that THEY are night animals and accidentally scare two kids camping in a tent.

 

Flying Frogs and Walking Fish Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books
Flying Frogs and Walking Fish
by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
A walking octopus, a red-lipped batfish, and a sea butterfly are just some of the curious creatures who jump, scurry, and fly through the pages of this intriguing book.

 

Guess Who, Haiku Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books
Guess Who, Haiku
by Deanna Caswell, illustrated by Bob Shea
What a creative twist traditional nature haikus become clever riddles. 
from a lily pad
keep eyes spy a careless fly
a sticky tongue — SNAP!
Can you guess who from her haiku?”
I adore Bob Shea’s sweet  illustrations of each animal.

 

The layout is busy, filled with polar animals photos and information, a bit too busy for my tastes. But busy or not, you’ll learn a gazillion facts about everything polar. (also related: Animal Bites Ocean Animals by Laaren Brown)

 

Apples and Robins Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books
Apples and Robins
by Lucie Felix
As you notice the apples, their juicy tastes, the birds who feed nearby,the geometric cut-outs, peek throughs . . . and when apples are gone, you can still see the red circle but now it’s the belly of robins.

 

My Nature Sticker Activity Book Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books
My Nature Sticker Activity Book: Butterflies of the World by Olivia Cosneau
Learn about butterflies with information and interactive sticker activities.

 

Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books Follow the Moon Home- A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles
Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles
by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Meilo So
When she hears about the bright lights on the beach confusing the newly hatched babies, a girl asks her class to become the Loggerhead Lab. Together they inform the vacationing homes to turn off their lights at night. And it works! The babies follow the moon’s light toward the sea.

 

Baby Wren and the Great Gift Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books
Baby Wren and the Great Gift
by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Jen Corace
Baby Wren learns to appreciate the wonder of being alive and the beautiful song she sings that makes her unique.

 

Outside Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books
Outside A Guide to Discovering Nature
by Maria Ana Peixe DiasInes Teixeira do RosarioBernardo P. Carvalho
Beautifully designed with black and white line drawings, this large tome gives the feeling of a home textbook. It provides information and activities that will inspire interest in the outdoor world.

 

How to Be a Wildflower Nature Celebration With Earth Day Books
How to Be a Wildflower: A Field Guide by Katie Daisy
Beautifully designed, this book will inspire you and your kids to spend more time in nature. It includes activities, recipes, and quotes.

 

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