This Monday, April 22 is el Día de la Tierra, Earth Day. I recently discovered a book that would be wonderful for marking this holiday in bilingual storytime. I Love Our Earth / Amo nuestra tierra by Bill Martin, Jr. is a rare find indeed. It's simple and brief text is lovely in both languages and is short enough to be a perfect storytime choice. This is sometimes difficult to find in bilingual nonfiction! The book is illustrated with beautiful photos of real people and real landscapes from around the world. It would be a nice choice for storytimes on colors and seasons as well.
Spanglish Baby has created a Pinterest pinboard of bilingual Earth Day ideas. You can can find crafts and printables for celebrating el Día de la Tierra from Primera Escuela as well.
How are you celebrating Earth Day? Please leave a comment to let us know how it goes if you share this book in your program, have other Earth Day ideas or want to suggest other bilingual nonfiction titles that work well in storytime!