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Climate Change Books For Kids

14th February 2019

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Our list of the 20 very best picture books, reference books and older fiction titles to help children understand the impact of climate change.

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Picture Books

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The Lorax

The Lorax is the original eco warrior and his message still rings loud today in this fable about the dangers of destroying our forests, told in the trademark rhyme of the irrepressible Dr. Seuss."Mister! He said with a sawdusty sneeze, I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees."The Lorax is a hilarious and timeless story with the trademark humour and silly rhymes of Dr. Seuss, that packs a punch with its ecological message without feeling heavy-handed or worthy. The Lorax is the original eco warrior as he tries to save the Truffula trees from the greedy once-ler's axe, and the Dr Seuss blend of zany pictures and unique rhyme, rhythm and repetition mean that all ages will learn from and love this wonderful book. 

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Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet

Lola is clearing out some of her old things because she does not want her bedroom to ever get as messy and pongy as Marv's older brother Marty's bedroom - yuk! Charlie persuades Lola that instead of throwing her things away, she should recycle them. 'Recycle it? What is that?' asks Lola. 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!

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One World

A brother and sister spend their day playing on the beach by a rock pool. They create their own tiny marine world in a bucket and, with its wildlife, shells, oil and even a tin can, it is a microcosm of the larger world outside.

With a series of stunning watercolours, the multi award-winning Michael Foreman makes clear his underlying concern about pollution within the environment.

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Dear Greenpeace

Celebrating 25 years of this enchanting ecological fantasy from a multi-award-winning picture book creator.

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.

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The Last Wolf

Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf . . .

But the woods aren't all they seem - and are there even any wolves left? Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Little Red help her new friends in need and recover the wild days of the past?

This is a powerful, moving and funny picture book which will have children and adults revisiting its exquisite pages time and time again, and discussing the important message it holds. From the award-winning author/illustrator of The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, The Pea and the Princess and Biscuit Bear.

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REFERENCE BOOKS

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See Inside Weather & Climate

This is a lift-the-flap book that introduces readers to the science of weather. The work is filled with facts from how hurricanes and floods happen to how global warming is affecting the Earth's climates. For ages 6+

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Climate Change

"DK Eyewitness Climate Change" is an exciting and informative guide to the facts and figures behind one of the most controversial topics. Stunning real-life photographs offer a unique 'eyewitness' view of the dramatic changes that are affecting the weather, the environment and the way we lead our lives. Show your child what's being done to stop pollution harming life on earth and why rising sea levels mean maps will need to be redrawn. They'll also discover all about our fragile planet and what we can do to help. Then use the giant pull-out wall chart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about Climate Change. Find out more and download amazing clipart images at our associated website.

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See Inside Rubbish and Recycling

A fun and fascinating flap book that follows rubbish on a journey from the bin to the sorting factories and recycling centres. Over 60 flaps reveal how glass, metal, plastics and paper are recycled and what happens to the rubbish that can't be recycled. Includes a large, fold-out page showing the amazing machines that separate materials in recycling centres. For ages 6+

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Why Should I Bother About the Planet?

An informative guide to one of the hottest subjects around at the moment; mankind's effects on the planet and how we can reverse them. Written in a conversational style, this book is an approachable source of information on key subjects such climate change, recycling, energy sources and the small differences we can all make to save our planet.

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Putting the Planet First: Renewable Energy

All sorts of natural power can be harnessed to make energy, from the sun and the tide to wind and waves.

In Putting the Planet First: Renewable Energy , discover how people around the world are working all the time to find new ways to create energy without harming the environment or using fossil fuels. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact.

It's a fascinating introduction to the positive changes people are making to try and live more sustainably, and will inspire children to think creatively about how they can put the planet first!

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Ten Things I Can Do To Help My World

This book is written in a way that pre-schoolers will understand and yet gives a message that all ages should learn. It is an important book for the new generation. A beautifully simple book for small children where transforming pages reveal ten things that everyone can do to help conserve their world. Many of them, such as turning off the television properly, walking to school and turning off lights when leaving a room, are about conserving energy. Others, such as feeding the birds in winter and growing plants from seed, will encourage an understanding of nature and conservation.

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My Planet Earth Infographic Sticker Activity Book

My Planet Earth Infographic Sticker Activity Book is an interactive journey across our amazing planet. This book includes more than 200 stickers and is printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons. It's ideal for environment-conscious children, long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious kids.

Children can build a barrier reef with stickers, discover which animals travel the furthest, and compare the tallest mountain with the deepest ocean trench.

Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the interesting information, My Planet Earth Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take children's imagination on an exciting journey.

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This Book is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World!

Discover how YOU can ditch plastic, reduce rubbish and become an eco-warrior, not an eco-worrier, with 50 practical tips to really make a difference!

Our planet is in peril and it needs your help! But the good news is that there are loads of easy ways that you can make a difference. From throwing a planet party and ditching straws, to banning glitter and becoming an art-activist, helping to save the planet is not as difficult as you think.

Covering issues like plastics, pollution, global warming and endangered animals, this book is full of top tips for kids and families. Discover how to ditch the plastic, reduce your rubbish and start making everyday steps that will make all the difference.

It's time to take control of your future and help clear the world of all this rubbish!

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Global Pollution

Humans are creating more pollution than ever before and this is threatening the balance of our planet and its perfect conditions for life. This book looks at the causes and effects of different types of pollution, considers the greenouse effect and what is being done to tackle climate change. It asks readers to think about what they can do to reduce pollution and live sustainably, for example by buying locally and being energy-wise.

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Older Fiction

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First Light

Peter can't wait to join his parents on an expedition to the ice caps of Greenland to study global warming. But while he's there, he begins to suspect there might be another reason for this trip other than scientific research. And in another world, there is Thea, who lives with her family under the ice, and is desperate to see what's above it.  When Thea and Peter meet, two worlds will collide, and a host of secrets will be released.

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Under the Weather: Stories About Climate Change

From the effects of rising sea levels to changes in animal behaviour and human lifestyles, these powerful stories portray the issues surrounding climate change in personal terms and so bring them vividly to life. Offering warnings and inspiration in equal measure, the stories cover a wide range of localities from Siberia and Canada to Australia, UK, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Writers include award-winning Linda Newbery as well as exciting newcomers like Australia's George Ivanoff. Whether read from cover to cover or dipped into for one or two stories, this book will enlighten and inspire everyone to consider how climate change will affect us all.

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The Last Wild Trilogy: The Last Wild: Book 1

AS SEEN ON BBC'S COUNTRYFILE

From the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

This is a story about a boy named Kester. He is extraordinary, but he doesn't know that yet. All he knows, at this very moment, is this:

1. There is a flock of excited pigeons in his bedroom.

2. They are talking to him.

3. His life will never be quite the same again...

A captivating animal adventure destined to be loved by readers of all ages.

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Love in the Time of Global Warming

Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything-her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy. In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.

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How to Bee

Set in a future Australia in a time when there are no bees and children are employed to scramble through the fruit trees with feather wands, much like the pear farmers of Hanyuan in China are forced to do today. Peony wants to be a bee, a hand pollinator: she's light, she's fast, and even though she's a year too young, she's going to be the best bee the farm has ever seen...except when you're only 9, it's hard to get everyone around you to go along with your plan. A beautiful and fierce novel for middle grade readers, 'How to Bee' explores an all-too-possible dystopian social landscape with an intensely compelling and original voice.

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My Dad, the Earth Warrior

Hero is an ordinary boy who wants nothing more than to have a normal dad. But Dad is only
interested in reading his books and filling his head with useless facts. Then one day everything
changes. Dad has a freak accident and wakes up claiming to be an Earth Warrior sent to protect the
land from a ruthless energy tycoon. Hero is forced to go along with Dad’s new personality.

But when Gran mysteriously disappears, Hero and Dad embark on a dangerous adventure. Can
Hero save Gran and get his old dad back before it's too late?

My Dad, the Earth Warrior is a heart-warming tale of a boy and his dad who reconnect their
distant relationship and set out together on a mission to save Mother Earth. It is a story of personal
growth, environment and discovering the warrior spirit that lies in all of us - written with laugh
out loud humour. Written by a leading human ecologist, the book addresses issues of our
changing climate, heatwaves, flooding and the need for action in an engaging way which will
inspire all young readers to be eco-warriors.

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