Earth Day 2013

Earth Day: Celebrated annually on April 22, Earth Day is the largest, environmental event that is celebrated around the world. There are a number of Canadian children’s books with environmental themes that can help you commemorate this day. Learn how our actions have effected the planet we live on and the steps we are taking to improve it. Below is a list of books with environmental themes.

50 Climate Questions: A Blizzard of Blistering Facts
(50 Questions)
Written by Peter Christie
Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird
Annick Press
ISBN 978-1-55451-374-1
Ages 9-12 / Grades 4-5

Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature
Written by Dora Lee
Illustrated by Margot Thompson
Kids Can Press
ISBN 978-1-55453-467-8
Ages 8-12 / Grades 3-4

Canada Recycles
(Canada Close Up)
Written by Peter Cook and Laura Suzuki
Scholastic Canada
ISBN 978-1-4431-0715-0
Ages 7-10 / Grades 2-3

Claire and the Water Wish
Written and illustrated by Janice Poon
Kids Can Press
ISBN 978-1-55453-382-4
Ages 7-10 / Grades 2-3

Climate Change
(Groundwork Guides)
Written by Shelley Tanaka
Groundwood Books
ISBN 978-0-88899-784-5
Ages 14 and up / Grades 8-9

Cobra Strike
(Orca Sports)
Written by Sigmund Brouwer
Orca Book Publishers
ISBN 978-1-55143-725-5
Ages 10-14 / Grades 3-4

Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More: The Eco-Journal of Corry Lapont
Written by Etta Kaner
Illustrated by Stephen MacEachern
Kids Can Press
ISBN 978-1-55453-570-5
Ages 8-12 / Grades 3-4

Exceptional Women Environmentalists
(Women’s Hall of Fame)
Written by Frances Rooney
Second Story Press
ISBN 978-1-897187-22-7
Ages 12 and up / Grades 6-7

Ghosts of the Pacific
(Submarine Outlaw, Book 4)
Written by Philip Roy
ISBN 978-1-55380-130-6
Ages 10-13 / Grades 5-6

Justine McKeen, Queen of Green
Written by Sigmund Brouwer
Illustrated by Dave Whamond
Orca Book Publishers
ISBN 978-1-55469-927-8
Ages 7-9 / Grades 2-3

The Little Hummingbird
Written and illustrated by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
Greystone Books
ISBN 978-1-55365-533-6
Ages 4-8 / Grades 2-3

Luz Makes a Splash
(The Future According to Luz, Book 2)
Written and illustrated by Claudia Dávila
Kids Can Press
ISBN 978-1-55453-769-3
Ages 8-12 / Grades 3-4

Not Your Typical Book About the Environment
Written by Elin Kelsey
Illustrated by Clayton Hanmer
Owlkids Books Inc.
ISBN 978-1-897349-84-7
Ages 9-12 / Grades 5-6

Our Earth: How Kids are Saving the Planet
Written and illustrated by Janet Wilson
Second Story Press
ISBN 978-1-897187-84-5
Ages 7-12 / Grades 4-5

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World
Written by Laurie Lawlor
Illustrated by Laura Beingessner
Holiday House
ISBN 978-0-8234-2370-5
Ages 6-10 / Grades 3-4

Reducing Your Footprint: Farming, Cooking, and Eating for a Healthy Planet
(Energy Revolution)
Written by Ellen Rodger
Crabtree Publishing
ISBN 978-0-7787-2936-5
Ages 8-12 / Grades 4-5

Sandy’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint
Written by Femida Handy and Carole Carpenter
Illustrated by Adrianna Steele-Card
Second Story Press
ISBN 978-1-897187-69-2
Ages 8-12 / Grades 3-4

This Is My Planet: The Kids’ Guide to Global Warming
Writte by Jan Thornhill
Maple Tree Press
ISBN 978-1-897349-07-6
Ages 9-12 / Grades 4-5

Try This at Home: Planet-Friendly Projects for Kids
Written by the Editors of OWL Magazine
Owlkids Books Inc.
ISBN 978-2-89579-192-8
Ages 9-12 / Grades 4-5

Weird Weather: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About Climate Change But Probably Should Find Out
Written and illustrated by Kate Evans
Groundwood Books
ISBN 978-0-88899-841-5
Ages 12 and up / Grades 6-7

Who Needs a Jungle? A Rainforest Ecosystem
(Ecosystems)
Written and illustrated by Karen Patkau
Tundra Books
ISBN 978-0-88776-992-4
Ages 7-10 / Grades 3-4

Who Needs a Swamp? A Wetland Ecosystem
(Ecosystems)
Written and illustrated by Karen Patkau
Tundra Books
ISBN 978-0-88776-991-7
Ages 7-10 / Grades 3-4

Who Needs an Iceberg? An Arctic Ecosystem
(Ecosystems)
Written and illustrated by Karen Patkau
Tundra Books
ISBN 978-0-88776-993-1
Ages 7-10 / Grades 3-4