These books to learn about planet Earth are important, in order to know how to help it. From learning about the rainforests and biomes to our oceans and rivers, there is a vast world out there, that we rarely read or hear about. Perhaps the reason Sir David Attenborough is so popular, is because it’s one of the rare occasions in the media that we learn about what really matters (ie. penguins in Antarctica over politics in Westminster!)
- Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth is a beautiful book by Northern Ireland’s Oliver Jeffers. Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve just arrived. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet. From land and sky to people and time, these notes can be your guide. And you’ll figure out lots of things for yourself. Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but others can be simple too: you’ve just go to be kind.
- Hidden Planet and Water World are a duo of books, an illustrated love letter to planet earth. Shortlisted for a children’s book prize, these beautiful large-format books for all ages are by natural history illustrator Ben. Discover the longest migration and the deepest dive on earth, and how our actions affect the ocean, its inhabitants and the whole planet.
- Bird’s Eye View is a book to take you on the journey of a lifetime – up in the sky! This book offers a fact-filled aerial journey around the world, with stunning views of the Florida Everglades, Tropical South America, the Coral Islands and Uluru Rock, China’s Guilin Hills, the Himalayas, the The African Serengeti, Northern Scandinavia, sea cliffs off the Irish coast and the French Countryside. Included is evidence of the damage that humans can do, like oil pollution and deforestation.