Picture Books about Water Science and Conservation for Kids

by Josée

Water is an amazing liquid! It’s a life-force and without it our planet would looked very different. Help your child learn all about the importance of water with these wonderful picture books about water science and water conservation. There are water science books in the list for kids of ages, from babies to preteens, as well as books filled with beautiful illustrations, lyrical poems and true stories of water activists.

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Picture Books about Water Science and Water Conservation

A Drop Around the World by Barbara McKinney

A gentle rhyming poem about the water cycle that follows a raindrop around the world and throughout the seasons. This beautifully illustrated book brings the water cycle to life.

Ages: 5 to 10

A Drop In The Ocean: The Story of Water by Jacqui Bailey

An informative and accessible book about water science for older children.

Ages: 8 to 12

A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder by Walter Wick

A captivating book about water science explained using detailed photographs. This book quite technical and geared for older children.

Ages: 8 to 12

All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon

A lyrical story about the water cycle paired with captivating images. This book is a fun introduction to water science and conservation for younger children.

Ages: 4 to 8

Drop: An Adventure Through the Water Cycle by Emily Kate Moon

Drop, a drop of water, has lived on Earth for a long time and has seen a thing or two. Follow Drop on a water cycle in this fun and silly adventure that brings the water cycle to life for young children.

Ages: 4 to 8

Every Last Drop: Bringing Home Clean Water by Michelle Mulder

An informative book about water resources and access to clean water around the world. An eye opening book for older children.

Ages: 9 to 12

Fresh Air, Clean Water Our Right to a Healthy Environment by Megan Clendenan (*New 2022)

Learn about how environment impacts health and what kids around the world are doing to protect the right to a healthy environment.

Ages: 9 to 12

 Hey Water! by Antoinette Portis

From the faucet to the sea, join a young girl as she discovers water all around her. This is a lovely and simple book about water for younger children.

Ages: 2 to 6

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth by Rochelle Strauss

All the water on earth comes from one global well. Our water is all connected. A very interesting and informative book about water on our planet and the importance of protecting and conserving our water.

Ages: 8 to 12

Save The Ocean by Bethany Stahl

Kaleisha, a mermaid, helps Agwe, a sea turtle, find his favourite food: jellyfish! But Agwe accidently eats a plastic bag instead. A lesson about protecting our oceans by reducing plastic waste.

Ages: 4 to 7

The Drop in My Drink by Meredith Hooper

Originally published in 1998, this story follows a water drop over billions of years and through the water cycle.

Ages: 7 to 12

The Little Raindrop by Joanna Gray

One stormy day Little Raindrop falls from the sky and goes on a journey through the water cycle. Pastel illustrations makes lovely little story about the water cycle perfect for young children.

Ages: 2 to 6

The Rhythm of the Rain by Grahame Baker-Smith

A beautifully illustrated book about a young boy that pours a jar of water into his favourite pool and the journey that follows.

Ages: 4 to 8

The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation by Alice B. McGinty 

Cody, a young boy from the Navajo Nation, is thirsty and the bucket of water is empty, but water is on the way. The water lady is coming. An eye opening and inspire true story about a Native American woman, Darlene Arviso, and how she brings water to those is need on the reservation.

Ages: 4 to 8

The Water Princess by Susan Verde and Georgie Badie

Princess Gie Gie lives in a beautiful land, but water is very scarce. Every morning Gie Gie walks miles with her mother to collect water and she dreams of a life when her village has access to clean drinking water. A touching story based on the childhood experience of African–born model Georgie Badiel.

Ages: 4 to 8

The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson

Nokomus loves Nibi (water), and Nibi (water) loves Nokomus. Every morning Nokomus sings a song for Nibi, but when Nokomus notices how poorly Nibi is treated she decides to because a water walker. Based on the true story of Josephine Mandamin, Anishinaabe elder and water rights activist.

Ages: 6 to 9

Water by Frank Asch

A colourful book with simple words about water. A perfect book for young children.

Ages: 2 to 7

Water Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas

A rhyming poem about what water can be. The colourful illustrations makes this a wonderful water-y read for young children.

Ages: 3 to 7

Water Dance by Thomas Locker 

A lyrical story about water and the different ways it moves over the earth. Beautiful illustrations make this book come to life.

Ages: 4 to 7

Water: Exploring the Elements by Simone Akasha Nofel (*New 2022)

Learn about the different forms of water in this wonderful nonfiction book along with how it relates to the human body. This book is part of a five part series: Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Ether (not yet released).

Ages: 5 to 10

Water: How We Can Protect Our Freshwater by Catherine Barr (*Coming 2023)

An informative book about water science and the importance of caring for our freshwater.

Ages: 5 to 9

Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul 

Water is water unless… it heats up! A lovely rhyming story about the water cycle paired with gorgeous illustrations.

Ages: 3 to 7

Water: Up, Down, and All Around by Natalie M. Rosinsky

Where do raindrops come from? An easy-to-understand information book about the water cycle.

Ages: 5 to 10

Water! Water! Water! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace 

Water is everywhere! Walter the warthog decides to write down everything he sees about water and learns many interesting things about water along the way.

Ages: 4 to 8

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

We come from water. It is sacred, but a black snake is poisoning the water. A story about the importance of protecting water that’s moving and powerful.

Ages: 3 to 7

We Need Water by Charles Ghigna 

A simple and sweet story about why we need water with a few words about conserving and protecting water.

Ages: Baby to 5

What on Earth? Water Explore, Create and Investigate by Isabel Thomas

A book about water science with experiments and activities.

Ages: 6 to 9

You Wouldn’t Want To Live Without Clean Water by Roger Canavan

A informative book filled interesting facts about why we need clean water.

Ages: 8 to 12.

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