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Earth Day Reads

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! As the days grow longer, the weather warms up, and everything gets greener, it isn’t hard to appreciate Mother Nature. Whether you want to read a book with an ecological theme, a climate fiction dystopia, or a tribute to the great outdoors, Meinders Library has you covered.


  • Maxwell’s Mountain by Shari Becker
  • On Earth by G. Brian Karas
  • The Earth Book by Todd Parr
  • They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki

Middle Grade

  • The End of the Wild by Nicole Helget
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson
  • Me and Marvin Gardens by A. S. King

Young Adult

  • Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby
  • Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  • Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman


  • Wolves by Cary Griffith
  • The River by Peter Heller
  • Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


  • A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
  • World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky
  • H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed



Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.