Nat Geo Kids Books to Celebrate Earth Day

By 4/12/2023 09:39:00 AM

For this year's Earth Day (4/22!), inspire young environmentalists and empower them to help the planet with these engaging titles from Nat Geo Kids Books

Nat Geo Kids Books Celebrate Earth Day

These books celebrate our planet and spotlight how each one of us can make a positive impact upon the earth -- on Earth Day and every day!

This Book Stinks!: Gross Garbage, Rotten Rubbish and the Science of Trash

(ages 8-12, Paperback, 192 pgs, $19.99)

Winner of the AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books

From e-waste, to waste in space, to innovative trash technology, This Book Stinks! cleverly reveals the smelly — and fascinating — scoop behind what happens to the 4 MILLION TONS OF TRASH the world generates each day and what we can do to un-stink our planet.

Readers can go "beyond the bin" and learn the cool science behind landfills, why it’s so much better to toss a banana peel than a glass bottle and why being a trash collector can be a risky business.

Rather than being all “doom and gloom” about the subject, This Book Stinks! inspires young eco-warriors kids to take action by including tips and ideas about what they can do to make a difference at home, in their neighborhood and in their community.

100 Ways to Make the World Better

(ages 8-12, Paperback, 256 pages $9.99)

In keeping with the Nat Geo Kids mission, the book is full of practical, positive, and powerful ideas that every kid can consider, from simple acts of kindness to creative adventures to good-for-the-planet projects.

Ideas are presented as simple concepts with engaging graphics and photographs, and many are followed by detailed supporting information. Kids get a sense of their own power to make a difference and an understanding of what actions contribute to positive outcomes.

Destiny Finds Her Way

(ages 4-8, Hardcover, $16.99)

Newbery Honor winner Margarita Engle and photographer and Sloth Institute Executive Director Sam Trull team up to bring the inspiring and true story to life of how Destiny, a motherless baby sloth, sightless in one eye and rescued by Sam in the Costa Rican rain forest, defies the odds, overcomes her obstacles of limited sight and learns the skills she will need to return to her wild, forest home.

In addition to learning about Destiny and her journey, readers are immersed in the world of sloths, how sloths are extremely vulnerable to deforestation and sloth rescue in this uplifting story about overcoming obstacles and believing in yourself.

Water! Why Every Drop Counts and How You Can Start Making Waves to Protect it

(ages 8-12, Paperback, 128 pgs, $14.99)

Discover incredible facts about Earth’s water, the challenges facing it, and how your actions can help defend this precious resource.

By learning the ins and outs of important water issues and making small but powerful changes in our daily life, we can help protect the water that connects us all on our beautiful blue planet. A fascinating look at Earth’s water and a call to action to young readers to help safeguard it.

Hey, Baby!: A Collections of Pictures, Poems and Stories from Nature's Nursery

(all ages, Hardcover, 192 pages, $24.99)

This collection of stunning photography of wee ones of the wild world will inspire, awe and awww. With dynamic profiles, clever poems, time-tested folktales, amazing rescue stories, and unlikely animal friendships, this book will be a favorite with sleepy little ones, new parents and moms-to-be.

Featuring everything from wobbly baby bison to teeny turtles, mini-monkeys to fluffy foxes, this is the perfect keepsake book for the baby animal lover in us all.

Go Wild! Lions

(ages 4-8, Hardcover, 48 pages, $9.99)

Learn all about lions, including how they hunt, and what life is like in a pride. Young readers will also find out why lions need our help and what people around the world are doing to protect them.

Filled with fun facts, awesome photos, games, and activities that will inspire kids to care about these amazing animals.

National Geographic Reader: Plants Level 1 Co-Reader

(PreK/Kindergarten, Paperback, 48 pgs, $5.99)

Perfect for parents and kids to read together. Find out how plants grow as well as the different parts of plants, seeds, and flowers.

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Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. April 24, 2023.

Nat Geo Kids Books for Earth Day Giveaway

Winner will be selected randomly. Giveaway main entry must be completed before extra entries will count. Winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the U.S. with a valid email and street address.

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  1. My kiddos would love the Hey Baby! book. Any would be great. Patricia E

  2. My granddaughter would love Hey Baby!. It looks so cute.

  3. National Geographic Kids books are always wonderful! This is a great selection of nature books. We would especially enjoy reading 100 Ways to Make the World Better.

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  4. I think my kids would like the Water! Why Every Drop Counts and How You Can Start Making Waves to Protect it, the best.

  5. Destiny Finds Her Way would be the winner. Too cute!!

  6. Hey Baby! I would use at a library with the littles story time.