Here are our environmental-themed books perfect for World Environment Day 2021!
Baby Loves Environmental Science!
By Ruth Spiro and Irene Chan
Published by Charlesbridge Publishing
RRP £6.99 (Board book)
This cool little board book is the perfect introduction to climate change, linking what Baby has or does to the Earth, such as Baby's blanket being like climate change, heating up the Earth. Simply explained, beautifully illustrated it a lovely book and a great way to get babies and toddlers to understand the environment at an early age.
Stella And The Seagull
By Georgina Stevens (author) and Izzy Burton (illustrator)
Published by Oxford University Press
Stella's seagull friend gets ill when ocean plastic ends up in its stomach, and Stella wants to help however she can. From beach clean-ups to banning plastic straws, her ideas spread around the community and make a huge impact. It's a fantastic, colourful book that helps younger children understand how we can be environmentally friendly and how humans' actions have consequences.
The Environment - How it Works
By M. Allaby
Publisher Award Publications Ltd
RRP £9.99 (hardback)
This book is an oldie but a goodie! The science behind the environment hasn't changed much - global warming, climate change, pollution, industry and how humans behave still impacts the environment - we're just now more aware and actively try to make a change. It's a fab book if you can find a copy!
By Madhu Singh Sirohi
Published by The Energy and Resources Institute
RRP £9.50 (hardback)
No species has changed the environment of the earth as much, and as fast, as human beings. As more and more life forms become endangered, it is time to get to know our environment more closely so that we can protect it better. Increase your green quotient and learn the answers to some less frequently asked questions. Join Green Genius as he takes you on a fascinating journey of discovery of the world around you.
The Tindims and the Ten Green Bottles
By Sally Gardner (author) and Lydia Corry (illustrator)
Published by Zephyr
RRP £4.99 (softback)
The tiny Tindims turn everyday rubbish into treasure. This is their third adventure where Ethel B Dina, who looks after the fish hospital and loves to sing, needs ten green, glass bottles to complete her musical Bottleramma. But there are so many plastic bottles that do not make music...
Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader, the Tindims show keen young ecologists how to help protect our planet for the future.
Earth Heroes: Twenty Inspiring Stories of People Saving Our World
By Lily Dyu
Publishes by Nosy Crow Ltd
RRP £9.99 (hardback)
This awesome book proves that individual people can change the world. With twenty inspirational stories celebrating the pioneering work of a selection of Earth Heroes from all around the globe, from Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough to Yin Yuzhen and Isatou Ceesay, each tale is a beacon of hope in the fight for the future of our planet, proving that one person, no matter how small, can make a difference.
Teachers, there is even a resource pack for this book that can be downloaded at the publisher's website!
The Supreme Lie
By Geraldine McCaughrean
Published by Usborne Publishing Ltd
RRP £8.99 (softback)
Fifteen-year-old Gloria is maid to Afalia's tyrannical Head of State, Madame Suprema. When the country is hit by unprecedented flooding, Madame Suprema runs away, fearing she will be blamed for the crisis.
To cover up this cowardly act, Gloria is made to step into Madame Suprema's shoes and is thrust into a world of corrupt and desperate politicians. As Gloria becomes aware of the forces toying with her every move, she must take decisions that could save, or end, thousands of lives - including her own...
How To Change Everything
Naomi Klein and Rebecca Stefoff
Published by Penguin Random House Children's UK
RRP £12.99 (hardback)
Warming seas. Superstorms. Fires in the Amazon. The effects of climate change are all around us.
Reforestation. School-strikes for climate change. Young people are saving the world and you can join them because you deserve better.
Are you ready to change everything?
Forget everything you think you know about climate change.
This book explains why the planet desperately needs our help and how you can use your power to change the world through climate activism.
Klein presents her urgent message about saving the environment by asking three simple questions:
- Where are we?
- How did we get here?
- What happens next?
From the Great Barrier Reef to Hurricane Katrina to school environmental policies to Greta Thunberg - climate change impacts every aspect of the world you live in and you have the power to lead the way by enacting change.