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The Best Earth Day Books for Kids

Welcome to a celebration of our planet’s wonders! In honour of Earth Day, we’ve curated a special collection of children’s books that dive into the beauty of nature, the importance of environmental stewardship, and the wonders of our Earth. From captivating stories that instil a love for the environment to educational adventures that inspire young minds to be Earth advocates, this collection invites families to embark on a literary journey that fosters a deep connection with the natural world. These are the best Earth Day books for kids!

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The Earth Book

Illustrated by Hannah Alice
5-7
Take a closer look inside Earth with this incredible board book about our planet, with see-through acetate pages. Have you ever thought about how amazing our world is? What happens deep under the Earth's surface? How do volcanoes form? And how does our planet stay a healthy place for us…
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Earth Friends: Fair Fashion

Written by Holly Webb
7-9
The first fantastic book in the series about four friends who want to make the world a better place. Researching her school project on Fairtrade has been a real eye-opener for Maya. She loves clothes and is appalled to find that her favourite sparkly T-shirts are made by poor children…
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National Trust: How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear

Written by Dr Jess French Illustrated by Angela Keoghan
5-7
Learn how you can save endangered animals and make the world a better place, too! From beetles and butterflies, to puffins and polar bears, animals and habitats all over the world need our protection. In this beautifully illustrated book, children (and adults!) can learn about thirteen different habitats - gardens,…
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Everything You Know About Minibeasts is Wrong!

Written by Dr Nick Crumpton Illustrated by Gavin Scott
7-9
Minibeast fans will quickly become minibeast experts with this informative, inventive and entertaining take on an animal book! Do you know all there is to know about minibeasts? Bees die when they sting you, centipedes have 100 legs and cockroaches are indestructible, right? Well, this book is here to show…
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Earth Heroes

Written by Lily Dyu
9-12
Related teaching resource pack available on the Nosy Crow website. When faced with climate change, the biggest threat that our planet has ever confronted, it's easy to feel as if nothing you do can really make a difference . . . but this book proves that individual people can change…
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National Trust: Beatrix and Her Bunnies

Written by Rebecca Colby Illustrated by Caroline Bonne Müller
2-5
Published in collaboration with the National Trust, this is a moving and inspiring picture book based on the life of Beatrix Potter. Beatrix loves the countryside, but lives in a big, lonely house in London - if only she had a friend. Then she meets Benjamin Bunny and everything changes!…
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National Trust: Go Wild in the Woods

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Rachael Saunders
7-9
An outdoor guide from the National Trust for young boys and girls with a thirst for adventure. This is the ultimate pocket-sized adventure guide to all the fun you can have in the woods: how to craft your own tools, how to build a shelter, how to cook food over…
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Earth Friends: River Rescue

Written by Holly Webb
7-9
The second fantastic book in the series about four friends who want to make the world a better place. Izzy and Poppy are being taken for a walk along the river by Poppy's boisterous dog, Billy, when he decides to chase after a water-rat. Both animals land in the river,…
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National Trust: Birds of a Feather: Press out and learn about 10 beautiful birds

Written by Lauren Fairgrieve Illustrated by Kate Read
5-7
In this gorgeous gift book, create your own beautiful 3D birds before discovering fascinating facts about each species! Press out pieces and slot them together to create 10 different irresistible feathered friends. After finishing your 3D flock, either hang the birds of a feather as stunning decorations or press them…
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The Girl Who Planted Trees

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Anastasia Suvorova
2-5
In this empowering picture book by award-winning author Caryl Hart, one small girl inspires her whole village to plant a beautiful forest on the mountain. When a little girl's grandad shows her a picture of what the great, grey mountain used to look like, she can't wait to plant a…
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Press Out and Colour: Butterflies

Illustrated by Zoe Ingram
2-5
Make your own beautiful, 3D decorations with this board book of press-out butterflies! Each press-out butterfly is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to colour in. Featuring ten unique butterfly species, each with a contrasting pattern on the undersides of their wings, the press-out pieces can be…
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100 First Words: Nature

Illustrated by Edward Underwood
0-2
Super-stylish gift board book with BIG flaps to lift on every page! All toddlers will adore searching for the colourful characters behind the shaped flaps, then naming the animals and plants that you might find in the garden, countryside, forest, jungle and arctic. Informative and engaging, this is the perfect…
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Go Wild in the Mountains

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Rachael Saunders
7-9
A mountain guide for young boys and girls with a thirst for adventure This is the ultimate pocket-sized adventure guide to all the fun you can have in the mountains: rock climbing, pitching a tent, tracking mountain animals and much, much more! Children will also learn exactly what not do,…
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National Trust: Out and About: Tree Explorer: A children’s guide to 60 different trees

Written by Emma S. Young Illustrated by Marta Antelo
7-9
Trees are amazing, and trees are everywhere! In this charming spotter's guide for ages 8-12, discover 60 different common trees to spot when you're out and about. Big trees, small trees and everything in between! Whether walking in the woodlands or the streets of your town, this book is your…
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Pip and Posy: Outdoor Explorers

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
2-5
Join in the fun with Pip and Posy and their friends as they have outdoor adventures, look and find out and about and have lots of fun playing and exploring in the fresh air. Have fun completing the puzzles, drawing, colouring and using lots of stickers. This busy activity book…
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National Trust: Go Wild on the River

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Rachael Saunders
7-9
A river adventure guide from the National Trust for young boys and girls with a thirst for adventure This pocket-sized adventure guide teaches young adventurers about all the fun you can have on the river: what to pack, how to spot river animals and wildlife, how to build your own…
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Everything You Know About Sharks is Wrong!

Written by Dr Nick Crumpton Illustrated by Gavin Scott
7-9
Shark fans will quickly become shark experts with this informative, inventive and entertaining take on an animal book! Do you know all there is to know about sharks? They're all giant, cold-blooded creatures that enjoy eating humans, right? Well, this book is here to show you that you're WRONG! But…
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National Trust: Sharks, Seahorses and other British Sea Creatures

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5
A beautiful fact-filled sticker book perfect for nature lovers. The third in a glorious sticker book series created with the National Trust, this book is packed with facts about weird and wonderful sea creatures and their homes. With four pages of wildlife stickers and a spotter's guide to help identify…
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National Trust: Beetles, Butterflies and other British Minibeasts

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5
A beautiful fact-filled sticker book perfect for nature lovers. The fourth in a glorious sticker book series created for the National Trust, this book is packed with facts about weird and wonderful minibeasts and their homes. With four pages of wildlife stickers and a spotter's guide to help identify favourite…
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National Trust: Out and About Minibeast Explorer

Written by Robyn Swift Illustrated by Hannah Alice
9-12
The perfect introduction to minibeasts for children aged 8-12! Ideal for any budding wildlife explorers, this book encourages children to get outside and spot minibeasts in the wild! It is packed with fun activities and useful information about how to identify minibeasts whilst out and about, whether in a garden…
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National Trust: Look and Say What You See in the Countryside

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Sebastien Braun
2-5
From summer in the meadow to autumn in the forest and lots of environments in between, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature and wildlife. What will you see down on the farm? Can you find the robin in the snow?
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Who’s Hiding in the Desert?

Illustrated by Katharine McEwen
0-2
A beautiful lift-the-flap book for little nature lovers everywhere! There are lots of animals in the desert. Where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this innovative lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over beautiful collaged pages and explore under plants, sand dunes and rocks to find out…
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National Trust: The Wide, Wide Sea

Written by Anna Wilson Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie
2-5
A lyrical and inspirational picture book about protecting nature from plastic pollution. When a young child forges a special connection with a seal on a trip to the seaside, their imagination takes them on an unforgettable journey. Through their eyes, we have a chance to explore everything the amazing beach…
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National Trust: Who’s Hiding on the River?

Illustrated by Katharine McEwen
0-2
A beautiful lift-the-flap board book from the National Trust for little nature lovers everywhere! There are lots of animals in the river, but where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this charming lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under rocks,…
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The Tree Book

Illustrated by Hannah Alice
2-5
Take a closer look through the seasons in this incredible board book about trees, with see-through acetate pages. Have you ever thought about all the amazing things that trees can do? How do they grow and why do they change through the seasons? How do trees help us and how…
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Stick!

Written by Irene Dickson
0-2
A bold, beautiful board book about all the fun you can have with a stick - published in collaboration with the National Trust. A boy and his dog set off to play together one sunny day, taking nothing with them but a good, useful stick . . . There are…
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Listen to the Countryside

Illustrated by Marion Billet
0-2
Adults and children alike will be enchanted by these charming board books, distinguished by the exceptional quality of the sounds that bring every picture to life. Aimed The books have a button on every spread, which triggers one of six different nature sounds.
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Big Outdoors for Little Explorers: Jungle

Illustrated by Anne-Kathrin Behl
0-2
Explore the big outdoors in these action-packed animal board books with sliders on every page. This series of board books will inspire a love of nature in even the littlest of animal lovers. With vibrant artwork printed on white board, robust easy-to-use mechanisms for tiny hands and a rhyming text…
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National Trust: 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Sandra de la Prada
5-7
This is the ultimate guide to having fun outside for children aged 6-11! Coinciding with the National Trust's relaunch of the 50 Things to Do Before You're 11 3/4 campaign, this book is bursting with ideas to help children from any background discover the great outdoors and get closer to…
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