Earth Day is a Birthday!! Just like a birthday is a special day to celebrate a person, Earth Day is a special day that celebrates the Earth. Earth Day was born on April 22, 1970, in San Francisco, California. Every year, America and over 100 different countries join together in the celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd. Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. On Earth Day, we remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Find ways that you can help keep the planet clean and help protect our environment!
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There are many books that celebrate the earth and show you how to keep the earth clean and healthy. If you want to learn more about Earth Day, check out these books at your local library or book store:
Celebrating Earth Day (Circle the Year With Holidays), written by Janet McDonnell and illustrated by Diana Magnuson.
Clifford's Spring Clean-Up, written by Norman Bridwell.
Earth Day, written by Linda Lowery and illustrated by Mary Bergherr.
Earth Day, written by Willma W. Gore.
Every Day Is Earth Day: A Craft Book (Holiday Crafts for Kids), written by Kathy Ross and illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm.
For the Love of Our Earth, written by P.K. Hallinan.
Gover's 10 Terrific Ways to Help our Wonderful World, written by Anna Ross and illustrated by Tom Leigh.
Just a Dream, written by Chris Van Allsburg.
Keeper of the Swamp, written by Ann Garrett and illustrated by Karen Chandler.
Mother Earth, written by Nancy Luenn and illustrated by Neil Waldman.
Mr. Garbage, written by William H. Hooks and illustrated by Kate Duke.
Pollution? No Problem!, written by David Morichon.
Tanya's Big Green Dream, written by Lida Glaser and illustrated by Susan McGinnis.
365 Ways for You and Your Children to Save the Earth One Day at a Time, written by Michael and Pat Hilton.