Topic: Mother Earth

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by Jon Scieszka

“So now it’s up to you to figure a way out. You can: a) Burn less fossil fuels or b) Find another planet with air and water and plants and animals, just like Me.”

by Jon Scieszka

“That’s it, Homo Sapiens—the hard and inescapable truth. I am your Perfect Planet. I will take care of you. But you have to take care of me”

by Jon Scieszka

“Even though the Water Planet did not turn out to be a good Goldilocks Planet, it did turn out to be a good lesson on how to take care of a planet.”

by Brian Selznick

“Merwin. All life is in danger. Remember, life began as a gift, and it must always be treated as such. No matter how unstoppable the danger seems, no matter how unavoidable, there’s always something you can do.”

by Robin Wall Kimmerer

“Children hearing the Skywoman story from birth know in their bones the responsibility that flows between humans and the earth.”

by Stacy McAnulty

“You can call me Planet Awesome.”

by Ben Okri

“You humans seem to think that we trees are just decoration. But we are beings like you. We feel. We respond to love and attention. You should see how we glow when we are loved.”

by Joyce Sidman

“Earth, we know you can’t answer all our questions in words. You answer in other ways.”

by Guerrilla Games

“It’s not about the distant hope of creating a new world. It’s about preserving the one we have.”

by John Musker, Ron Clements

“I know who you are / Who you truly are”

by Patricia MacLachlan

“She guards all the creatures in all the oceans—the black manta rays sleek like shadows, the shining parrot fish, the tiny krill who swim with millions of other krill to look big. And the whales who are big.”

by Deborah Hopkinson

“Earth is our one and only planet to care for, love, and preserve”

by Carlos López Estrada, Don Hall

“Now to restore peace, I must find the last dragon. My name is Raya.”

by Jane Lister Reis, Margie Lister Muenzer

“Everyone needs to help make our planet healthy again. The animals are counting on us!”

by Don Hall

“This place is alive. It’s a living thing! We didn’t find the heart of Pando. We found an actual heart.”