Books to Save the Planet
Reports of global warming's catastrophic effects are everywhere: in newspapers, on the nightly news, even on movie screens. The subject can be so overwhelming that young people are often left with the thought, What can I do?
From the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert to the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, journey to jaw-dropping habitats around the world and learn about the people and creatures that have adapted to living in such extreme environments.
An essential collection of Teen Vogue contributions on climate justice that makes an urgent argument for intersectional activism.
Learn everything about Planet Earth in 60 seconds
Thirty young environmental activists share their dreams with voice of a generation Mya-Rose Craig
Indigenous people and people of color are disproportionately affected by climate change. And yet they are underrepresented within the environmental movement.
A charming children's encyclopedia bursting with facts about explosive volcanoes, incredible habitats, and world-saving ideas.
A wordless environmental fairy tale for today’s imperfect world
★ "The activists' stories are extraordinary...It's a powerful answer to Rao's framing questions: 'Who is an environmental defender? What does she or he look like? Maybe like you. Maybe like me.'"--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Explore six renewable energy technologies that are used around the world Accessible verse and lush illustrations introduce children to important information about how we can harness the planet's natural resources including wind, water and sun.
From critically acclaimed author Barbara Dee comes a “thought-provoking…wonderful” (School Library Journal) middle grade novel about a young girl who channels her anxiety about the climate crisis into rallying her community to save a local river.
Twelve-year-old Haven Jacobs can’t stop thinking about the climate crisis.
Explore planet Earth like you’ve never known before with this perfect children's encyclopedia for a young explorer.
This young adult adaptation of acclaimed geochemist and geobiologist Hope Jahren's highly respected nonfiction work is the perfect book for those interested in learning about climate change and how they can contribute to creating a more sustainable future.
Kids can help save planet Earth with these positive, climate-focused missions from best-selling author and eco-warrior Martin Dorey.
Building grit and hope in the face of the climate emergency
With catastrophic global warming already baked into the climate system, today's children face a future entirely unlike that of their parents. Yet how can we maintain hope and make a difference in the face of overwhelming evidence of the climate crisis?
2019 Silver Birch Non-fiction Honour Book
"This is an important book but we don't have time for its young readers to replace those in power. So read this book and then give grown-ups hell and demand something be done. It's your future that's at stake."
-- David Suzuki
This picture book introduction to climate change and its impact on wildlife engages young nature-lovers as they learn about ecosystems, environments, and global warming.
A COMMON SENSE SELECTION (Common Sense Media)
With fairytale-like stories about Greta Thunberg, Autumn Peltier, and Rachel Carson, Rebel Girls Climate Warriors: 25 Tales of Environmental Allies spotlights the world-changing work of women on the frontlines of the fight for climate justice.
Learn more about what climate change means and how it's affecting our planet.