The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown (of Goodnight Moon fame) is another great book for Earth Day. The same, and always changing, the little island discusses with a visiting kitten how it is both itself and part of the wider world. We see the seasons change on the island. We see how the weather changes the island’s appearance. We see animals come and go. We learn, along with the kitten, that “all land is one land under the sea.”  The illustrations are of seagulls and fish, lobsters and spiders, seals and kingfishers, butterflies and wild strawberries, owls and bats and a pear tree all on and around the island, and the text feels like poetry — good poetry.