DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5

“A well-thought-out presentation of an important environmental message.” —Kirkus

What begins as a monthly exchange of ideas between Earth and Room 5 grows into a lasting friendship, a school club with a surprising president, and –hopefully– lifelong Earth-smart habits. 

When the kids in Room 5 write to Earth asking what they can do to help save our planet, they are delighted to get a letter back. This beautiful picture book is a celebration of every child’s ability to connect with the environment and make a positive impact.


Young readers will learn about environmental conservation, along with simple things they can do to help care for the planet-like recycling and reducing energy consumption. There is even a reversible jacket cover that features a poster printed on the inside with twelve months of Earth Hero activities. These fun and interactive activities will encourage children to help protect our planet year-round.



FREE Resources & Lesson Plans

TPT Link:



  1. Digital Google Slide Activities
  2. Friendly Letter Template
  3. Reading and Phonics Book Activities
  4. Seesaw: Dear Earth Choice Board





Click above graphic to watch the HARPER COLLINS read-aloud. 


* Downloadable DEAR EARTH letter template from Harper Collins and other free resources also available here. 

#Teachers #Librarians #EarthHeroes


Blog Features

LitLinks by Patricia Newman features DEAR EARTH + #STEM letter writing activities for Ss of all ages.

Vivian Kirkfield’s Perfect Picture Book Friday: DEAR EARTH: FROM YOUR FRIENDS IN ROOM 5

Harper Collins Senior Designer Erica De Chavez shares insights into the creation


of DEAR EARTH’s cover here. 

More Praise for
DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5:

LibrarianBookends: “This picture book is beautiful & important; let’s kickoff how to be an Earth Hero in January, and continue all year long!”

A 2020-2021 Indie KIDS’ NEXT Selection 

— Dilys Evans Founder Award-winning illustrator Luisa Uribe’s gorgeous art for DEAR EARTH was featured in the Society of Illustrators 2020 Original Art Show.

Ms. Rusin/ 2nd grade teacher: “I love the letters between Earth & Room 5 in Dear Earth… The illustrations are beautiful. My mind is racing with all of the things I can use this book for in the classroom! And how fun would it be to start an Earth Heroes Club with students?!?”

ISBN-10: 0062915320

ISBN-13: 978-0062915320