Books for Earth Day + GIVEAWAY!!

In just a few weeks, on April 22, the world will celebrate Earth Day.  As a Homemade Mother I strive to teach my kids about taking care of our planet every day, a somewhat daunting mission with a 2 and 3 1/2 year old.  They are careful to turn off lights, put trash in a garbage can and help with the recycling, but I am always seeking out ways to help them understand why we live the way we do.

So, this year I sought out several earth-themed books from Barefoot Books, a publisher with a mission to share stories that inspire children to explore, create and connect to the wonders of the world around them.  Every book we have from Barefoot Books is colorful and vibrant and fresh, and I knew they’d be a good source for my Earth Day lessons with the kids.

Sure enough, the kids love the books we received!  Evie’s far-and-away favorite is My Mama Earth, a beautifully illustrated tale of how mother nature creates and protects our wonderful planet.  As soon as she saw it she wrote her name in it, and the next day she insisted on bringing it to school for show-&-tell. Her teacher said it was a great book to share with the class.

Mack took a liking to Over In the Meadow, a sweet book about animal families with a sing-along CD.  He is quite fond of music and singing, and I catch him humming the tune quite often.  I want him to develop an appreciation for nature and the environment.

I know my gentle reminders about the fragility of our beautiful planet are starting to settle into their growing brains.  Today they helped my mom plant flowers at her house in the country, and as Mack tossed some dirt into the planter he told me he was “making a house for the flowers.”  Perhaps he is starting to understand that the earth is home to more than just our little family.  Awwwwwww!

Barefoot Books knows how much I love their titles, so they agreed to participate in a GIVEAWAY for one lucky Homemade Mothering reader.  To enter, visit and check out their earth-themed books, and let me know which one you’d like in the comments below. Winner will be drawn at random on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:59 PM CST.

BONUS entry: leave a comment on Homemade Mothering’s Facebook Page with the Barefoot Book you’d like

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  1. Sam Harris says:

    Over in the meadow ! Soubds adorable!

  2. Jessica says:

    Who’s in the forest looks like a great book, I love the illustrations!

  3. Emily says:

    We’re roaming in the Rainforest would be a hit with my boys!

  4. Lizanne says:

    I wish I were a Pilot looks lovely for my son – but I am also quite liking Mama Earth 🙂

  5. Hannah says:

    Love the World Atlas 🙂

  6. zenilda says:

    my mama earth sounds amazing!

  7. rosa says:

    Over in the Meadow!!! 🙂

  8. zenilda says:

    My mama earth is so cute!

  9. I would like to get Mother earth and the one about the rain forest for my grandkids both look good so any would be great !!

  10. Danielle says:

    My Mama Earth looks like an awesome book!

  11. Courtney says:

    My Mama Earth looks awesome!

  12. dana says:

    my mama earth looks like a great book!!

  13. Rebecca says:

    My Mama Earth…. my little girls would LOVE it!

  14. Laura says:

    Over in the Meadow! My little guys would love that!!!

  15. Kim says:

    We’d love Over in the Meadow! The Scholastic video is precious.

  16. Gina says:

    My Mama Earth… My daughter would love it!

  17. kristen says:

    The World Atlas looks great.

  18. Stephanie says:

    Any of these books would be a hit with my daughter. I’m trying to pass my earth loving ways onto her.

  19. Lisbeth says:

    My Mama Earth looks wonderful. The cover itself is just beautiful. I know my daughter would love this book. I also love Grandpa’s Garden since my father takes great pride in his yard and small garden 🙂

  20. Kathleen says:

    “I Took the Moon for a Walk” would be a hit with my little guy!

  21. Linda says:

    Mama Earth sounds amazing!

  22. Heather says:

    Grandpa’s Garden looks wonderful but so does over the meadow:-)

  23. kristine says:

    My mama earth would be great for my boys

  24. Michelle Wiederman says:

    Beautiful Books!

  25. Nicole O. says:

    We are a multicultural family so the World Atlas would be perfect.

    That said, they’re all equally fantastic.

    Brilliant giveaway! Thanks so much.

  26. Sarah says:

    My Mama Earth looks like a wonderful book! My 2 year old also loves music and sings a lot, so I think she would also love Over in the Meadow. They all look so wonderful — tough to choose!!

  27. Chrissy says:

    My little guys would love “I Took the Moon for A Walk”!:)

  28. Lina says:

    My Mama Earth – My daughter would absolutely love it!

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