Looking for an Earth Day read-aloud? Here are a couple of my favorites!
All ages: Read alouds
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (How can you go wrong with Dr. Seuss???) There is even an old video of the book, but you should read the book!
Evangeline Mudd and the Golden-Haired Apes of the Ikkinasti Jungle by David Elliott (a great chapter book that is a blast to read aloud and has a wonderful environmental theme. My students begged for this book every day-probably grades 3-6)
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest by Lynne Cherry (classic!)
10 Things I Can Do To Help My World by Melanie Walsh (great for everyone-kids of all ages love the flaps! Adults of all ages will love the message!)
Old Turtle by Douglas Wood (beautiful fable, but definitely religious overtones)
The Earth and I by Frank Asch (Moonbear author-beautiful illustrations-good message for younger kids)
Our Big Home by Linda Glaser
Children of the Earth by Schim Schimmel
Our Big Home: A Poem by Linda Glaser
There is also a great little short story book just released in March called Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children’s Authors Tell You How to Go Green Edited by Dan Gutman. Each story is one to three pages. My fourth grader and first grader love it!