More Great Earth Day Easy Readers for Kids

Every day is Earth Day...
The following books pick up where our list of Easy Readers left off. The previous list of Earth Day Easy Readers were the Easiest we could find -- AR 1.0 to 1.9

This current list has books from AR 2.0 up to 4.2.

As usually, we've included the AR Quiz numbers for teachers and school librarians. And review ratings, where available, to aid in making decisions.

Earth Day Birthday
(Sharing Nature With Children Book)
by Pattie L. Schnetzler
Goodreads ave rating — 4.11 — 9 votes (last updated 4/2012)

Description: Set to the familiar music of "The Twelve Days of Christmas", the verses in this book describe different animals that illustrate the wonders of the wild world. Species spotlighted include grizzlies, panthers, salmon, fawns, owls and eagles.

The book includes a factual section about Earth Day and ways to celebrate it.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 455

Page Count: 32

Reading Level: 2.1 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 77210

  • Publisher: Dawn Publications
  • ISBN-10: 1584690542
    sample pages

Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day
by Jane O'Connor

Goodreads ave rating — 3.95 — 87 votes

When Nancy, the girl who loves to use fancy words, learns about Earth Day and "being green," her enthusiasm causes problems at home.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 551

Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading level:
2.2 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 136736

Earth Day
(Ready-to-Read. Level 1)

by Margaret McNamara
Goodreads ave rating — 4.00 — 4 votes

Description: When Mrs. Connor's class celebrates Earth Day, Emma decides to start small by recycling, using only what she needs, and picking up trash when she goes for a walk. The kids in Mrs. Connor's class are celebrating Earth Day, and everyone has lots of ideas on how to save the Earth...except Emma. Emma is worried that her ideas are not good enough. With the help of her dad and Mrs. Connor, Emma learns that her small ideas can have big results!

Reading Information:
Word Count: 342

Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading level: 2.2 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 129407

  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • ISBN-10: 1416955356

Earth Day
(First Step Nonfiction)
Robin Nelson

Description: NON-FICTION: This book is a brief introduction to the history of Earth Day and how it is celebrated.
Reading Information:
Word Count:
247Page Count: 24
Reading Level: 2.6 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 66877

  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • ISBN-10: 0822512831
    sample pages

Jenna and the Three R's
by Susan Blackaby

Description: Jenna spends a chore day teaching her brothers Ray, Rick, and Rob about how to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 588

Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading Level: 2.8 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 127928

Lexile: 470L

  • Publisher: Picture Window Books
  • ISBN-10: 1404852573

It's Earth Day!
by Mercer Mayer

Goodreads ave rating — 3.79 — 33 votes

Description: Little Critter is on a mission! After watching a film about climate changes at school, Little Critter decides to do his part to slow down global warming. With the help of his family and friends, Little Critter begins to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Together they learn about the importance of not wasting water or energy. Join Little Critter as he plants a tree, makes a climate control machine, and helps the polar bears.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 637
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading Level: 2.9 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 124200

  • Publisher: HarperFestival
  • ISBN-10: 0060539593

Earth Day: An Alphabet Book
by Gary Kowalski
Rocco Baviera (illustrator)

Description: Children and adults will delight in Earth Day, a litany of gratitude that celebrates earth's diverse species, from apricots to groundhogs to junebugs, from quahogs to zinnias, zucchini and zebras with bright and whimsical illustrations. In alphabetical order, the wonders of nature arise from the page, reminding readers that every day is a reason to give thanks and that miracles are as simple as ABC.

Reading Information:
Page Count: 32
Reading Level: generic 2
  • Publisher: Skinner House Books
  • ISBN-10: 1558965424

Earth And I
by Frank Asch

Goodreads ave rating — 3.78 — 37 votes

Description: A story that encourages young people to look around them and develop a friendship with the earth. This is a story about a friendship that one child has with the earth. They play together. They listen to each other. They nourish each other. But when the earth is sad, the child is sad--so he finds a way to make his friend, the earth, happy. “The vibrant use of pastel colors and simple, big details in close-up perfectly communicate the tender empathy children feel towards something loved.”--Children’s Book Review
Reading Information:
Page Count: 32
Reading Level: generic 2
Lexile: 50L

I Can Save the Earth! One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
by Alison Inches
Goodreads ave rating — 4.25 — 8 votes

Description: Max is a little monster who likes to litter and never, ever recycles. When the electricity goes out and he sees how exciting and beautiful Earth is, he realizes Earth will need his help to stay that way.

Reading Information:
Word Count:
607Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading level: 3.2 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 125484

  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • ISBN-10: 1416967893

Dora Celebrates Earth Day!
by Emily Sollinger

Goodreads ave rating — 3.43 — 14 votes

Description: Dora explores the ways we can all make a difference and help save the planet by doing simple things at home. Diego, Boots, Mami, Papi, and all of Dora's friends get involved and share their favorite tips about what YOU can do to help.

Reading Information:
Word Count:
634Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading level: 3.3 / points: 0.5

AR quiz: 128708

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon
  • ISBN-10: 1416975802

Earth Day-Hooray!
by Stuart J. Murphy
Goodreads ave rating — 4.15 — 13 votes

Description: Earth Day is on the way, and Ryan, Luke, and Carly have a plan. If they manage to collect and recycle 5,000 aluminum cans, they can make enough money to buy some beautiful flowers for nearby Gilroy Park. CAN they do it? Counting the cans gives Ryan, Luke, and Carly -- along with readers -- a lesson in place value. And facts about recycling throughout the story will help readers understand how important it is to take care of the earth.
Reading Information:
Word Count: 818

Page Count: 40
Accelerated Reading level: 3.7 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 76198

Three R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
by NĂºria Roca
Goodreads ave rating — 4.22 — 9 votes

Description: Explains how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help decrease pollution, and provides examples of how to do these things, including finding new uses for hand-me-downs and placing bottles in collection areas instead of trash cans.

The three R's teaches us many things we can do to reduce pollution. When we Reduce the number of different things we throw away—such as plastic bags—we help to keep the land where we live clean and the water that we drink fresh. It is also a good idea to Reuse; for example, by finding new uses for hand-me-downs that we might otherwise be tempted to throw away. And we can Recycle things like paper, cans, and bottles by placing them in collection areas where they can be picked up and made into new and useful things. Remembering these three R words is a good way for us to help make our planet a good place to live.

Reading Information:
Page Count: 36
Accelerated Reading Level: generic 3

  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • ISBN-10: 0764135813

Earth Day: Keeping Our Planet Clean
by Elaine Landau
Goodreads ave rating — 3.00 — 2 votes

Description: This book discusses the origins of Earth Day, its history, and how it is observed in the United States today.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 2,725

Page Count: 48
Reading Level: 4.0 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 60946

  • Publisher: Enslow Elementary
  • ISBN-10: 0766017788

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling
by Alison Inches
Goodreads ave rating — 4.12 — 17 votes

Description: A plastic bottle describes its journey from the refinery through a recycling plant, after which it was used as part of a space suit. Learn about recycling from a new perspective! Peek into this diary of a plastic bottle as it goes on a journey from the refinery plant, to the manufacturing line, to the store shelf, to a garbage can, and finally to a recycling plant where it emerges into it's new a fleece jacket! Told from the point of view of a free-spirited plastic bottle, kids can share in the daily experiences and inner thoughts of the bottle through his personal journal. The diary entries will be fun and humorous yet point out the ecological significance behind each product and the resources used to make it. Readers will never look at a plastic bottle the same way again!
Reading Information:
Word Count: 1123Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading level: 4.2 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 128715

  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • ISBN-10: 1416967885

bookcover of Arthur Turns Green
Arthur Turns Green
by Marc Brown

Goodreads ave rating — 3.63 — 52 votes

see our review here

Reading Information:
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading Level: not fully rated. Generic 2
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0316129240

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