Earth Day 2021 Listening Library
Earth Day Yay’s! Can-Do Audiobooks for Kids

Even small actions can make a positive impact on our environment, and the effect of those actions is magnified when we share stories of sustainability, advocacy, and environmental equity with children. Don’t know where to start? These buoyant, thoughtful, and helpful audiobooks will inspire you and your family to talk freely about what you can do together to celebrate Earth Day all year long.

Fatima’s Great Outdoors, written and read by debut author Ambreen Tariq, is a rollicking family adventure, a love letter to the outdoors, and a reminder that public land belongs to all of us.

From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.

“MacLeod Andrews offers such an enthusiastically engaging narration that it almost doesn’t matter that the subject of this audiobook is fascinating and compelling in its own right.”—AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

Author: Jennie Romer
Read By: Jennie Romer

The age-old question finds the answer in Can I Recycle This? a straightforward guide to whether dozens of common household objects can or cannot be recycled, as well as the information you and your family need to make that decision for anything else you encounter.

Author: Dr. Seuss
Read By: Ted Danson

Read by Ted Danson! One of the first stories of conservation written for children, The Lorax is a classic story of a creature who “speaks for the trees”—and who will inspire young listeners to do the same.

The perfect listen for parents who want to talk about climate change with their kids in a knowledgeable way but don’t know how to start, What is Climate Change? takes a fact-based, fair-minded, and well-researched approach that looks at the subject from many perspectives, including scientific, social, and political.

Author: Hannah Testa
Read By: Hannah Testa

Real change is possible! In Taking on the Plastics Crisis, youth activist Hannah Testa shares with listeners how she led a grassroots political campaign to successfully pass state legislation limiting single-use plastics and how she influenced global businesses to adopt more sustainable practices. Through her personal journey, listeners can learn how they, too, can follow in Hannah’s footsteps and lower their carbon footprint by simply refusing single-use plastics.

Also from the Pocket Change Collective, in Imaginary Borders Earth Guardians Youth Director and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez shows us how music can feed environmental activism and vice versa. Martinez visualizes a future that allows us to direct our anger, fear, and passion toward creating change.

Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of the missing Earth Day robot in this long-running chapter book series that’s a favorite for young listeners!

Written and read by New York Times bestselling picture book author Oliver Jeffers, Here We Are offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child—and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home. A lovely bedtime listen.

Don't Let Them Disappear

The world is filled with millions of animal species, and all of them are unique and special. In this audiobook, Chelsea Clinton introduces young readers to a selection of endangered animals, sharing what makes them special, and also what threatens them. Warm and engaging, Don’t Let Them Disappear provides helpful tips on what we all can do to help protect these animals.

Looking for Earth Day listens for adults? Get your planet preservation on here.