Earth Day Books for Kids - Easy Readers

Every day is Earth Day... but April 22nd tends to focus our attention on what it really means.

The following books are the easiest Easy Readers we could locate. All are on what we call the 1x Accelerated Reading Level. That is, AR 1.0 through 1.9

We've included AR Quiz numbers for teachers and school librarians. And review ratings, where available, to aid in making decisions. To learn more about how we choose books, see Our Book Lists, under How to Use This Site.

It's Earth Day, Dear Dragon
by Margaret Hillert

Goodreads ave rating — 4.20 — 5 votes (last updated 4/2012)

Description: A boy and his dragon find good things to do on Earth Day.

Reading Information:
Page Count: 30
Accelerated Reading level: 0.8/ points: 0.5
  • Publisher: Starfall Education
  • ISBN-10: 1595770410
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Community Service (School Activities)
by Rae Emmer

Description: This book describes in simple text how Earth Day and students help to keep our planet clean.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 80
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading Level: 1.0 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 56106
  • Publisher: PowerKids Press
  • ISBN-10: 0823959678
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Let's Get Ready for Earth Day
(Welcome Books: Celebrations)
by Lloyd G. Douglas

A boy describes how his class prepares for Earth Day, by learning about the holiday from their teacher, preparing and hanging posters, and planting a tree.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 101
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading level: 1.2 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 68222

Which Holiday Is It?
Set B (Phonic Readers)
by Yolanda Watson

Description: This book describes three holidays, Fourth of July, Earth Day, and Thanksgiving, in an easy-to-read text that incorporates phonics instruction and rebuses.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 141
Page Count: 16
Accelerated Reading Level: 1.3 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 72119
  • Publisher: Compass Point Book
  • ISBN-10: 075650533X

Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration
by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Goodreads ave rating — 3.56 — 9 votes

Biscuit attends an Earth Day celebration where he helps plant flowers and trees and learns about conservation, recycling, and ways to keep the environment clean.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 344
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading Level: 1.6 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 136070

by Todd Parr

Goodreads ave rating — 3.94 — 72 votes

Presents an introduction to environmental protection, describing a variety of ways that young people can work together to support the planet.

"I take care of the earth because I know I can do little things every day to make a BIG difference..."

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. This book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good - from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways.

Includes an interior gatefold with a poster with tips/reminders on how kids can "go green" everyday. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, this sweet homage to our beautiful planet is sure to inspire readers of all ages to do their part in keeping the Earth happy and healthy.

Reading Information:
Page Count: 40
Accelerated Reading Level: generic 1
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 031604265X
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