We all know that kids love books. They’re full of adventure and imagination, and they make us feel like we’ve traveled through time. The best part about reading to your children is that it can inspire them to care about the world around them–and help them see how we can all work together to make it a better place for everyone. In this article, I’ll list four books that will help you do just that!
The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
You might not have heard of this story before you read it. If you’re familiar with it, then good for you! But if not… well, all I can say is that The Little Prince is one of the greatest books ever written. It’s also a children’s book which can be read by anyone and everyone—from adults to toddlers alike—and it tells an important message about nature and life in general: “All grown-ups are wrong.”
The story follows a pilot who crashes in the desert after losing his way during an air race (it’s hard enough being an adult when flying). He meets a little prince named Asterix who lives on an asteroid far from Earth because he doesn’t like living here anymore due to pollution from humans. When they find themselves stranded together against their will at nightfall without any food or water for sustenance or warmth through wintertime temperatures below freezing point (-10 degrees Celsius), they must work together as friends or perish together under such dire conditions!
Asterix teaches us how important love really is when helping others find meaning in living healthy lives rather than polluting them endlessly like we do today.”
Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult
This book is about the aftermath of a school shooting and how it affects the community. It’s set in a small town in New Hampshire and follows multiple perspectives from both victims and perpetrators, as well as their families.
“Where the Crawdads Sing” follows a young girl named Caddy who lives alone in a marsh. She has a special relationship with the wildlife of her area, and as she grows up and learns more about how humans impact nature, she realizes that people can be good or bad when it comes to caring for these creatures.
The book explores Caddy’s relationship with her family, her neighbors, and even herself as she begins to question whether or not there is room for both herself and others in this world.
This book is a great introduction to the concept of “waste” and how it impacts our environment. It explores many different ways we discard items, including plastic bags and straws, which end up in landfills or oceans. The book also talks about how we can reduce our waste by reusing materials, composting food scraps, recycling paper and plastic containers instead of throwing them away—and more!
We hope you enjoyed these books as much as we did. We think it’s important for kids to be aware of the environment, and these books help them do just that. If you have a favorite environmental book that we didn’t mention here, please let us know in the comments!