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27 + Best Books for Earth Day in Spanish for Kids

With Earth Day right around the corner, today I want to share a list of 27+ of the best books for Earth Day in Spanish that inspire us to protect our planet.

Among these books you can find books that deal with the three R’s- Reduce, recycle and reuse. 

Likewise, you will find books that deal with crises such as deforestation, contamination and what is happening to our oceans.

To follow, I will share a few more books lists with themes that can also be included in your Earth Day lesson plan such as books about animals, books about oceans, space books and more!!

And to wrap up the post, I will share a few Earth day printables in Spanish as well as 44+ Earth Day printable activities you can do in your classroom today!

Enjoy and don’t hesitate to share a book that needs to be added to this list in the comments below!

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27 + Best Books for Earth Day in Spanish for Kids


1. No somos basura

Por: Javier Rodríguez Sanchez

Ages 3-6 years

In this fun book about recycling versus trash, take your children on an adventure as they see the recycling bin come to life into a magical place as the recyclable protagonists dance and sing. Would their life have been different if they were put in the trash. You’ll just have to read to find out!

2. Historia de una lata

Por: Begoña Ibarrola

Agyes: 3-5 years old

This is the story about a can that changed his form. He started being a tomato can, and then he was used as a soccer ball, a boat and then a collecting tin. The can changed from owner to owner and place but he always ended up feeling very happy. 

In this cute story your children can learn the importance of reusing and the multiple purposes one object can have.

3. La selva de zonia

Por: Juana Martinez-Neal

“Zonia’s home is the Amazon rain forest, where it is always green and full of life. Every morning, the rain forest calls to Zonia, and every morning, she answers. She visits the sloth family, greets the giant anteater, and runs with the speedy jaguar. But one morning, the rain forest calls to her in a troubled voice. How will Zonia answer?”

4. El último árbol

Por: María Quintana Silva

Ages 4-8

A beautiful story, printed on stone paper, about the importance, care, and preservation of trees, and the small steps we can all take to care for the planet.

5. ¡Gira la rueda y salva la tierra! agua

Por: Paolo Mancini

Ages: 5 and up

We can all save nature and this book will teach us how to do so by saving water. Water is so important and we must be super precautious not to waste it. 

Check out some more books by Paolo Mancini below and ways that we can save nature through recycling paper and using less plastics.

6. ¡Gira la rueda y salva la tierra! Papel

Por: Paolo Mancini

Ages: 5 and up

7. ¡Gira la rueda y salva la tierra! Reciclaje 

Por: Paolo Mancini

Ages: 5 and up

8. ¡Gira la rueda y salva la tierra! Plástico

Por: Paolo Mancini

Ages: 5 and up

9. El mar que más quiero

Por: Laia Berloso

Ages 5-6 years old

When Biel goes out into the ocean, he realizes something is not okay. The water is very dirty and full of plastic and residuals. He has to save the ocean no matter what it takes. 

In this book full of determination, children will learn about the importance of taking care of planet by consuming less plastic.

Related: Books About Oceans and Ocean Animals in Spanish for Kids

10. El basurero mágico

Por: Arandana Mayor

Ages: 5-6 years old

The inhabitants of Trapolote live happily thanks to the silent and kind work of street sweeper’s job of getting rid of the trash that is thrown out on the daily. One day, a new mayor arrives and thinks that his job is unnecessary and decides to fire the street sweeper. 

As the trash starts piling up the townspeople realize just how much the street sweeper did and how important recycling really is. Will it be too late to save their town from the piles of trash that surrounds them?

11. Cuentos para salvar el planeta

Por: Cris Ramos

Ages: 5-12

In this book, find six stories and protagonists that encounter environmental problems that they must overcome through courage and hope. Their messages will be transmit the importance of taking care of our planet to children of all ages. 

12. No es una caja

Por: Antoinette Portis

Ages: 5-6 years

In this fun book about a box, you children will learn the different ways that a box an be used at home, from a space rocket to a mountain. 

What are some fun ways we use boxes at home? One way we use our recycled boxes is to make sensory bins.

13. Yo me pregunto…. La basura y el reciclaje 

Por: Katie Daynes

Age: 5-8 years

In this interesting book, children will learn the process of recycling and trash. It is filled with luring illustrations and interesting facts with lots of questions and answers.

14. Basura y más basura

Por: Lucía Serrano

Ages: 6 and up

What happens to things that we throw in the trash? Why is it important to recycle? We can all do something to make a difference to take care of our planet, the house that we live in. What can you do? This book will help littles understand what part they can play!

15. Busca en el reciclaje

Por: Eduardo Trujillo

Ages: 6 and up

In this seek and find book, you children will have fun searching for objects while they learn all they can about how they can help and collaborate in recycling all types of materials, and the importance of recycling plants.

16. El agua rueda, el agua sube

Por: Pat Mora

Age: 6-11

In a series of poetic verses in both English and Spanish, readers learn about the movement and moods of water around the world and the ways in which water affects different landscapes and cultures.

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27 + Best Books for Earth Day in Spanish for Kids

17. Wangari y los árboles de paz

Por: Jeanette Winter

Wangari grew up in a home surrounded by trees and greens. She goes away for a while and when she comes back she finds that there has been a massive deforestation. Through courage and perseverance, she begins to recreate the forest  by planting nine seedlings in her backyard and begins mobilizing the women in her community to plant and care for the trees as well. 

18. Capitán Verdeman: El superhéroe del reciclaje

Por: Bethel-Colombo

Ages: 6-9 years old

A small city is drowning from mountains of trash due to the laziness and waste of its inhabitants, but no worries, Capitán Verdemán is here to save the day! He swoops in to show the town how much fun recycling can be!

19. ¿Por qué debo reciclar? 

Por: Jen Green

Ages: 6-8 years

Join the protagonists on an exciting journey to discover the importance of recycling in “¿Por qué debemos reciclar?” This engaging story provides all the answers to why we should recycle, inspiring young readers to embrace sustainable habits for a healthier planet.

20. ¿Por qué debo ahorrar agua?

Por: Jen Green

Ages: 6-8 years

Young readers are taken on a journey to discover the importance of conserving this precious resource. Through clear explanations and colorful illustrations, this book highlights the reasons why saving water is crucial for our planet and how even small actions can make a big difference in preserving this essential element for future generations.

21. ¿Por qué debo ahorrar energía? 

Por: Jen Green

Ages: 6-8 years

In this book, young readers are introduced to the importance of conserving energy in a world that depends on it. Through simple language and engaging illustrations, this book explores the reasons behind energy conservation, empowering children to understand their role in protecting the environment and shaping a sustainable future.

22. Desde el origen del cambio climático hasta ahora

Por: Catherine Barr

Ages: 6-9 years

Travel through time and discover how the climate has changed from the beginning of time. This book is about evolution and climatic changes and the urgent need to start taking action to care for our planet. 

23. 10 cosas que puedes hacer para reducir reciclar y reutilizar

Por: Elizabeth Weitzman

Ages: 5-8

In “10 cosas que puedes hacer para reducir, reciclar y reutilizar,” young readers embark on a journey to discover practical steps they can take to reduce, reuse, and recycle, all in Spanish!

24. Un mar de plásticos

Por: Kirsti Blom

Ages: 8 and up

In this book, children will learn about the tons of plastic made each year and how 10% of it goes into the ocean and the grave consequences it has.  

In a simple language the book shows children solutions to how each and everyone of us can better protect the oceans through proper recycling and using less plastic to help protect our ocean animals.

25. *David el Dinosaurio va de vacciones 

Por: Claudia Publishing

David the Dinosaur is thrilled about his vacation, eager to meet new friends and tourists on his ocean adventure. However, his excitement turns to disappointment when he discovers the beach littered with trash after taking a dip in the water.

Determined to make a difference, David rallies his friends and comes up with creative ways to clean up the beach and prevent future pollution. Join David on his mission to protect the environment and learn valuable lessons about conservation and teamwork along the way. 

26. Rescate Planeta

This book sparks meaningful conversations about how children can contribute to caring for the Earth and making it a better place. Through engaging scenarios, it empowers children with simple and enjoyable ways to practice environmental stewardship in their daily lives.

From picking up litter to conserving water and recycling, young readers will learn practical actions they can take to respect and protect the planet for future generations. Dive into this inspiring journey of environmental awareness and discover how even the smallest efforts can make a big difference in preserving our beautiful planet. 

Related: Celebrate Earth Day With These Coloring Pages in Spanish

27. YA soy mayor y puedo salvar el planeta

Por: Loll Kirby

This book empowers young readers to take action for the environment. Join in on an inspiring journey to learn about sustainability and discover how kids can make a positive impact on the world. From recycling to conserving energy, this book is packed with practical tips and fun activities to help children become eco-friendly superheroes. Get ready to embark on an adventure of environmental stewardship and make a difference in the world around you!

Earth Day Books about oceans

Want to include some oceans and ocean animals for Earth Day? Check out this list of 17 ocean animals books in Spanish.

Pair these ocean animals books with my ocean animal flashcards in Spanish for an Earth Day unit of fun!

Ocean Animal Books in Spanish for Kids

Animal Books for Earth Day

If you are looking for books about animals for Earth Day, I have a selection of safari animal books that you can check out.

If you want forest animals, farm animals or insects printables to pair with your Earth Day unit, check out our printables in my Etsy shop by clicking the links below.

Zoo Animal Printable Flashcards in Spanish

Plants and Nature Books in Spanish for Earth Day

If you are looking for a selection of books on the theme of nature and plants, check out the following two book collections.

18 Spring books in Spanish>>>>>

15 Fall books in Spanish>>>>>

Earth Day Activities in Spanish for Kids


Bilingual Earth Day Flashcards in Spanish and English

In honor of el Día de la Tierra, these Earth Day flashcards in Spanish are a fun and useful resource for teachers, parents, and students to learn and appreciate our beautiful planet. The flashcard kit comes with 23 bilingual flashcards with important words about our earth to teach in Spanish and English.

Get your bilingual Earth Day flashcards >>>>>


I Spy Earth Day Worksheet in Spanish for Kids

Put the bilingual Earth Day vocabulary words flashcards to the test with this fun I spy Earth Day worksheet in Spanish. Get your young children counting and learning about the planet earth.

Grab your I spy Earth Day Worksheet here>>>>>


Earth Day Color by Number Printables in Spanish

These 6 Earth Day color by number printables in Spanish will be a fun way to get your students prepared for Earth Day this April 22nd!

Color by code are our favorite worksheets in our household!

In this set, there are 6 color by number worksheets each with a fun Earth Day scene to color and practice the numbers in Spanish.

Children of all ages will all enjoy these color by code mystery pictures with a fun Earth Day scene such as earth, seedlings and recycling!

What are you waiting for, let’s get coloring!

Grab your Earth Day color by number printables in Spanish here>>>>>

Related: Flower Color by Number Coloring Pages in Spanish and English for Kids

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