These books to help children save the planet give the facts, without being too scary. It’s the next generation that will have to deal with the effects of climate change most, so let’s give today’s children a head-start, by fostering love for the planet, and some knowledge to prevent things getting any worse. Also see books to help you save the planet.
- This Pretty Planet is a beautiful illustrated picture book, to celebrate the beautiful place we call home. Winds blow. Tides flow. Shooting stars descend. Our lives begin, middle and end – on this pretty planet. From icy tundras to sandy beaches, lush forests to tall mountains – this book journeys around the earth to present the natural wonders. Readers will get lost in illustrations, to gently remind why we must care.
- The Bear in the Stars is a timely fable on climate change. When The Great Bear has to leave her snowy home in search of food, friends and a new home, she discovers the world is growing hotter, whilst hearts grow colder. A story of loss, kindness and new beginnings.
- Climate Change: The Choice is Ours is a fun book for young readers, which uses colourful illustrations and text, to outline problems like rising sea levels and drought. Then offers solutions by a climate professor. Use the built-in spinner to leave things to chance – or do something.
- I Have The Right to Save My Planet is a beautifully illustrated gift book on what happens when we cut down forests, destroy animal habitats, throw plastic in the garbage and spray pesticides on fruits and vegetables. This vibrant book has suggestions to help: raise awareness of endangered animals, send a letter to your MP and peacefully protest.
- Guardians of the Planet is a positive book (printed with waterless inks) that profiles Guardians of Green Energy, Food-Waste Fighters, Freshwater Friends and Friends of the Forests. It’s written by environmental law charity ClientEarth (which recently prevented illegal logging in European forests, to protect lynx, bison and other endangered species).
- United We Are Unstoppable shares 60 stories from people changing the world. Aditya (16) stopped 26 million straws from polluting oceans, Cecilia (15) filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government for contributing to global warming and Delphin (19) makes eco-charcoal from organic waste in Burundi. Author Akshat Rathi has a great blog.
- Earth Heroes is a colourful anthology of people making a difference around the world. It includes 20 stories including Great Thunberg (the schoolgirl who sparked a revolution), Mohammed Rezwan (an architect of floating schools), Amelia Telford (campaigner for climate justice), Isabel Soares (saving our planet, one tomato at a time) and Doug Smith (wolves & wilderness in Yellowstone Park).
- Greta Thunberg & The Climate Crisis is not just another bio of this inspiring young Swedish girl. This inspiring youngster knows her science, and explains why she and others are so concerned. It follows her carbon-free journey to meet world leaders, and gives info on how to protect future generations. Get involved in the movement at Fridays for a Future.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children. Native American proverb