Earth Day is fast approaching. On April 22, billions of people around the world will participate in coordinated events aimed at encouraging people to protect our planet. The following books are great options to mark the day. For even more seasonal options, check out these spring books, Easter books, and books about trees options that would also brighten everyone’s day. All synopsizes are italicized in blue and provided by respective publishers. Reviews are by Jessica.
YOUR PLANET NEEDS YOU: A KIDS’ GUIDE TO REDUCING WASTE AND RECYCLING, by Philip Bunting, Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Feb. 15, 2022, Hardcover, $19.99 (ages 5-8)
For Earth Day and all year round, an inspiring guide that teaches young activists how to combat waste.
Each year, a single person can create up to a ton of garbage. That’s the weight of a small hippo! Where does all that waste come from? Where does it end up? How does composting work? And what else can we do to help our planet? Your Planet Needs You! is packed with simple explanations of how kids and their families can reduce, re-use, and recycle to help clean up our planet.
With easy-to-read infographics and a light, accessible tone, Your Planet Needs You! shows that taking care of our environment can be both fun and rewarding. —Synopsis provided by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
This fun book features short, digestible factoids that are easy to understand and enjoyable to read. Bright, simple illustrations help readers understand information as it pertains to them.
HOW TO CHANGE EVERYTHING: THE YOUNG HUMAN’S GUIDE TO PROTECTING THE PLANET AND EACH OTHER, by Naomi Klein and Rebecca Stefoff, Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition, Feb. 22, 2022, Paperback, $8.99 (ages 10 and up)
Warmer temperatures. Fires in the Amazon. Superstorms. These are just some of the effects of climate change that we are already experiencing.
The good news is that we can all do something about it. A movement is already underway to combat not only the environmental effects of climate change but also to fight for climate justice and make a fair and livable future possible for everyone. And young people are not just part of that movement, they are leading the way. They are showing us that this moment of danger is also a moment of great opportunity — an opportunity to change everything.
Full of empowering stories of young leaders all over the world, this information-packed book from award-winning journalist and one of the foremost voices for climate justice, Naomi Klein, offers young readers a comprehensive look at the state of the climate today and how we got here, while also providing the tools they need to join this fight to protect and reshape the planet they will inherit. —Synopsis provided by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
This comprehensive look at climate change not only explains what’s happening to our Earth but how young people can make change on small and big scales.
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