Happy Earth Day! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this important day, I've put together a 'Booklist for Kids' featuring a range of beautiful books that focus on our planet. From poetry to picture books, from the street beneath our feet to the top of the tallest tree, each book shares a vital message of protecting and preserving our home and friend, planet earth.
As always I love to you hear you thoughts so do drop leave a comment with any thoughts or book recommendations!
Our World: The One Place We All Call Home by Matt Whyman
Illustrated by Richard Jones
With foreword by Sir David Attenborough
Through tropical jungles and endless oceans, from icy landscapes to arid deserts, Matt Whyman takes us on an unforgettable journey to the furthest corners of the world as we learn about our world's extraordinary wildlife.
Featuring a combination of remarkable photographs and charming illustrations this is a beautiful love song to our planet and one that will be treasured by many.
Read by full review of Our Planet here.
Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet by Kate Pankhurst
From bestselling author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst, (descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst!), come another fantastically great picture book, this time featuring some inspirational women who have helped protect our natural world.
Tackle the plastic problem with Isatou Ceesay by recycling waste into beautiful objects. Marvel at the intelligence of chimpanzees with Jane Goodall. Learn why it's important to shop fair trade and cruelty-free with Anita Roddick and The Body Shop. Resist devastating deforestation and plant seeds of change with Wangari Maathai.
Written with hope and encouragement, this book shows that all actions, big and small, can be powerful in the fight against climate breakdown.
Want to read more inspiring stories of people saving our world? Check out Earth Heroes by Lily Dyu or Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker.
There is no planet B!
In Guardians of the Planet children can learn how to become keepers of the coasts, friends of the forests and home heroes, and in Old Enough to Save the Planet meet the kids who are taking action against climate change right now!
Earth Day is Every Day!
From toddlers to teens there's a beautiful planet earth book for everyone!