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Celebrate Earth Day with Five Books and a Workshop!

There are countless ways to celebrate the planet that we call home. If you’re located in the New York Metropolitan Area, join us on Saturday, April 23 for an Earth Day Printmaking Workshop led by CMA Artist-Educator Ciana Malchione at Art Strong in Queens. We’ll create collagraph prints using recycled materials, while considering our favorite elements of nature and how we care for them. For our friends further afoot, find our five favorite books about the Earth below.

The Earth Book by Todd Parr

Printed with recycled materials and non-toxic soy inks, this book is a bright, bold introduction to environmental protection that describes how young people can work together to support the planet.

Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet by April Pulley Sayre

This love letter to the earth shares striking photographic images from around the world and introduces natural and scientific concepts such as water, air, light, patterns, curves, shapes, and colors.

The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever written by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated by Jill McElmurry

This charming book tells the story of Katherine Olivia Sessions, who brought trees to San Diego and created what eventually became Balboa Park.

What Matters written by Alison Hughes and illustrated by Holly Hatam

A boy picks up and recycles a small piece of litter on his walk through the park, setting an example for positive habits that benefit our environment.

10 Things I Can Do To Help My World by Melanie Walsh

A beautifully simple book for small children where transforming pages reveal ten things that everyone can do to help conserve their world.

Image: Spring by Veronika Molnar, Age 4, Hungary. Part of CMA’s Permanent Collection of children’s art from around the world.

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