Earth Day is right around the corner! This special day is celebrated every year on April 22nd to raise awareness and support for environmental protection. Head on over to Fathom Reads and explore these titles with your young readers. After you finish reading, explore our games, quizzes, and/or puzzles to take learning about Earth Day a step further!

Clean Air to Share by Parvaneh Jacobs

Learn about the environment and how to protect it! This nonfiction book explains what individuals and the government can do to keep Earth’s air clean. The book includes a glossary and a short fiction piece related to the topic. With this fun, informative book and the additional activity, students will learn how to make their planet healthier. This 32-page full-color book describes current threats to the environment and explains how their effects can be limited. It also explores important concepts like clean energy and upcycling and includes an extension activity for grade 3. Perfect for the classroom, at-home learning, or homeschool to explore greenhouse gases, pollution, and finding solutions to help the planet.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

Recommended Age(s): 7-12

Recommended Grade Level(s): 3-4

Hand to Earth: Saving the Environment by Jessica Cohn

Help readers make a difference by encouraging them to learn about the various ways the environment needs our help and the things they can do to reduce their carbon footprint. Readers will learn about the effects of pollution, fossil fuels, renewable and non renewable resources, deforestation, and recycling through interesting images and charts and informational text. This nonfiction title features a glossary of terms and a list of helpful websites that encourages children to take part in helping the environment in many different ways.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

Recommended Age(s): 8-12

Recommended Grade Level(s): 3-6

Earth Day by Erika S. Manley

In Earth Day, young readers will learn about this holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram offers readers ways to help Earth on this holiday and every day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Earth Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Earth Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Earth Day is part of Jump!’s Holidays series.

Publisher: Jump!

Recommended Age(s): 4-7

Recommended Grade Level(s): K

Changing Environments by Dr. E.D.Hirsch Jr.

In this unit, the guiding phenomenon is an examination of the before-and-after stories of the effects of living things on the environment to see how the environment is changed. The unit builds on Unit 2, in which students explored the needs of plants and animals. In Grade 1, students will develop understanding of plant and animal survival, and in Grade 2, students will explore organisms and their habitats more deeply.

Publisher: Core Knowledge

Recommended Age(s): 5-7

Recommended Grade Level(s): K

Nature Recycles, How About You? by Michelle Lord

From sea urchins in the Atlantic Ocean to bandicoots on the Australian savanna, animals recycle all over the world. Explore how different animals in different habitats use recycled material to build homes, protect themselves, and get food. This fascinating collection of animal facts will teach readers about the importance of recycling and inspire them to take part in protecting and conserving the environment by recycling in their own way.

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing

Recommended Age(s): 7-8

Recommended Grade Level(s): 2-3

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