There’s nothing like a good read to coincide with a special day. Since today is Earth Day here’s five great books about the environment.
5. Heroes of the Environment, Harriet Rohmer
A list of people across North America who have made it their mission to help the earth in any way they can - includes the story of a Mexican wrestler with a passion to protect whales and turtles among others.
4. The Great Kapok Tree, Lynn Cheri
A beautifully drawn picture book that explores rainforest conservation - all through a dreaming boy and the animals who whisper to him as he sleeps.
3. Hoot, Carl Hiaasen
Really just about anything by Hiaasen has some sort of environmental twist but Hoot involves miniature owls and is a Newberry Award winner.
2. 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth, The Earth Works Group
Because it’s not enough to read about the environment 50 Simple Things offers tips to use in everyday life to help you limit your own carbon footprint.
1. The Lorax, Dr. Seuss
He is the Lorax - he speaks for the trees - this Dr. Seuss classic is an environmental staple, one of the most compelling pleas to take care of the earth it had to be first on this list.