GREEN BOOKS: Top 5 Canadian Children’s Books To Teach Kids To Care For The Environment

Top 5 Canadian Children’s Books on the Environment

While the pandemic is giving kids less opportunities to get outside in nature, the bright side is it reminds us of what’s at stake for the planet plus parents and kids have a lot more time to read.⁣⁣ Here are our top 5 Canadian children’s books about nature and the environment — perfect for Earth Day and every day! Happy reading. ??

Big Bear Hug (Life in the Wild) Written and illustrated by Nicholas Oldland Kids Can Press, 2009 ISBN 978-1-55453-464-7 Ages 6-8 

“Being a tree hugger myself, I ADORED this book. Enough so I bought it for all my grandkids, even the ones who were not born yet! It is a book about kindness as much as anything, since in this book the trees also have feelings.”  ~ J. Rose



Justine McKeen, Queen of Green: Written by Sigmund Brouwer Illustrated by Dave Whamond, 2011 ISBN 978-1-55469-927-8 Ages 7-9 

“Excellent intro for those readers that are beginning to be aware of their environment! Great problem solving premise as well!” ~ Karen



Our Earth: How Kids are Saving the Planet: Written and illustrated by Janet Wilson ISBN 978-1-897187-84-5 Ages 7-12 

“Wonderful book we read on earth day. Got the kids thinking of things they could do.” ~ Russell



The Wish Trees: Written by Andrea Koehle Jones Illustrated by Alicia Padron, 2008, ISBN 978-1434392053 Ages Baby-5

“I loved it… I have a two year old girl and read a small paragraph before she goes to sleep. I finished and and we enjoyed every second of it. It has so much imagination and very simple. I want a tree.” ~ Rosario



The Eco-Dairy of Kiran Singer: Written by Sue Ann Alderson Illustrated by Millie Ballance, 2007 ISBN 978-1-896580-47-0 Ages 8 and up

“It was fun and sweet my daughter is 10 and loved it.” ~ Tiffany




All reviews by Andrea Koehle Jones Green Books Blog

Andrea receives review copies from publishers and authors from time to time, with no implied promise that the books will be reviewed favourably or at all.