Here are some of our favorite books and videos to inspire you for Earth Day.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss – classic story showing how decimating the loss of one species can be
On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole – a girl decides to create a meadow in her front yard and inspires her neighbors
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney – Miss Rumphius spreads flowers and beauty to others
Earth Day Hooray (Math Starts) by Stuart J. Murphy – math and environmental consciousness all in one
Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge by Joanna Cole
Global Warming by Seymour Simon
Planet Earth – fascinating series covering different biomes of the earth
The Blue Planet – 8 episodes about life in the oceans from the makers of Planet Earth, available streaming on Netflix. M sat transfixed through 2 episodes yesterday.
Life – We don’t have cable so we haven’t been able to watch this Discovery Channel series as it has aired but we enjoyed seeing clips at the website and the DVD will be released on June 1st (both the American version with Oprah narrating and the British version with David Attenborough)
Disney Nature’s Oceans – My girls have been anticipating this movie since seeing a trailer when we watched The Princess and the Frog. You can see a trailer at the link above.