These books for children to use less plastic are not preachy at all. But they do educate on the issues. After reading these, your child will never again drop a lolly stick or wrapper at the beach, nor drop fast food litter on the pavement.
- Fantastic, No Plastic! is an illustrated book about Princess Poppy. When her puppy Sidney chokes on a plastic bag (he is fine), they and friends learn of small changes that can everyone can make.
- The Plastic Problem is a fun colourful book. Plastic is everywhere – pens, toothbrushes, cars, toys, TV, water bottles and food packaging. Children will find ways to become a plastic patroller, instead of plastic pollution. Find out how to pack a zero waste kit, swap clothes with friends, switch to reusable lunch box and cutlery, reduce what you buy and avoid single-use plastic.
- Plasticus Maritimus (an invasive species) is a unique book, by marine biologist Ana Pêgo. She reported a new invasive species at the beach: Plasticus maritimus . After explaining how it ends up in our rivers, lakes and oceans, she offers a field guide to help readers identify it – from fishing nets to water bottles, and what we can do.
- The Wide, Wide Sea is a book about protecting nature from plastic pollution. A young child forms a connection with a seal, on a trip to the seaside. Their imagination takes them on an unforgettable journey. Until a violent storm blows in. The next morning the beach is ugly, and covered in litter. Whose fault is it? Who can fix it? Together, the child and her grandmother and the rest of the community clean the beach. And the child makes a promise to the seal, that things will change for the better. Age 3 plus.