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Seven Great Books to Read in Honor of Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, this collection of stories from the Kumon Recommended Reading List celebrates the wonders of nature. It highlights the principles of caring for others and the world around us.  Explore and share your favorites with your children this month.

  1. The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Kumon Recommended Reading Level 7A

This heart-warming story of a young boy tending to his carrot seed will delight your children and help them understand the importance of responsibility and caring for the world around us.

  1. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Kumon Recommended Reading Level 4A

Readers young and old will love this classic tale of the mallard ducks of Boston as they search for and discover their new home.

  1. In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming

Kumon Recommended Reading Level 6A

This simply worded, brightly colored picture book examines nature from morning to night from a toddler’s perspective.

  1. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Kumon Recommended Reading Level 2A

Lessons in unconditional love and generosity are at the heart of this charming tale. Read this story with your children as a reminder of everything the world gives them.

  1.  The Gardener by Sarah Stewart

Kumon Recommended Reading Level BI

A move to the big city does not deter the green thumb of Lydia Grace Finch, who chronicles her gardening efforts through letters home to her family.

  1. Old Mother West Wind by Thornton W. Burgess

Kumon Recommended Reading Level CII

The author’s staunch dedication to conservation clearly comes through in timeless stories that feature endearing characters and whimsical imagery of nature.

  1. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Kumon Recommended Reading Level D

This thought-provoking novel of a boy who trades the big city for the wilderness will inspire your children to appreciate the wonders of nature.