PROTECTING OUR PLANET
Use these books as a discussion starter for caring for our beautiful world...
The Journey Home
The ice is melting so Polar Bear sets off in search of a new home. Join him on his adventures and discover the many friends he meets along the way. This beautiful story has a powerful message of conservation and is full of things for adults and children to talk about.
'Hi, I'm Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome.' In this hilarious and informative book filled to the brim with eye-opening, kid-friendly facts about our planet. It'll have children questioning, 'why aren't we looking after Earth more?'
My Green Day by Melanie Walsh
Discover ten easy ways in which every child can make their day greener for the environment. With a helpful explanation to back up every activity, this is the perfect picture book for teaching young children the importance of looking after the world around them.
This beautifully illustrated story guides young children through Duffy's adventure and her encounter with plastics in the sea after a storm. It teaches children the importance of looking after our environment and how they can help in a fun and friendly way.
Look After Your Planet
by Lauren Child
With a bit of help from Charlie, Lola learns all about recycling and how it is extremely very important to look after our planet. Soon she has found an extra-specially fun way to do more recycling - and gets lots of her classmates to join in too!
The Trouble with Dragons
by Debi Gliori
What are we to do with those beastly dragons who pollute the oceans, chop down the trees, gobble up all the food and use everything up without stopping to think!? A book that addresses concerns about the environment in a child-centric and accessible way.
Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers
Our world can be a bewildering place. So let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind. Here We Are is the utterly heartfelt new book from Oliver Jeffers.
Bee and Me by Alison Jay
This beautiful wordless picture book traces the growing friendship between girl and bee and introduces small children to the ecology of the natural world. Highlighting the plight of the disappearing bumble bee, it shows how some simple actions can help restore beauty and balance in our environment.
The Last Wolf by Mini Grey
Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf... But the woods aren't all they seem - are there any wolves left? Can Little Red help her new friends in need and recover the wild days of the past? This powerful, moving and funny picture book will have children discussing the important message it holds.
Dear Greenpeace by Simon James
Worried that the whale living in her pond is unhappy, Emily writes to Greenpeace, who, though offering the best of advice, insist that it is impossible for a whale to live in a pond. Undeterred, Emily continues to seek the best course of action for her beloved whale, finally setting him free.
The Last Tree by Mick Manning
A small boy longs to play in the grass, but he lives in a city without any grass or trees. So one day, when he finds a small sapling growing amongst the concrete, he knows he must do everything he can to help it grow. A poignant book with a powerful environmental message about the importance of conserving the natural world.