COP26, the UN Climate Conference, is now in full swing, starting its second week in Glasgow. Leaders from all over the world have gathered in what is called the “last, best hope” to tackle global warming —a problem that affects us all, but how can we talk about it with the youngest ones?
Take a look at a selection of our favourite books to share with younger readers as they learn about what is happening at COP26
For Young Readers (4-7 Years)
The Curious Garden
by Peter Brown
This is the story of how a young boy can transforms a gray city into a lush, green world —a beautiful reminder of the power that one small person can have to transform the world.
by Dr Seuss
The Lorax is a timeless classic that has been using humour and rhyme to raise awareness of the destruction of the environment for more than fifty years. This ode to conservation is the perfect book to inspire a deep love for the planet in young readers.
For Older Children (8-12 Years)
The Last Bear
by Hannah Gold
The Last Bear is a celebration of the love between a child and an animal, a battle cry for our world and an irresistible adventure with a heart as big as a bear’s.
by Lily Dyu
It’s easy to feel as if nothing you do can really make a difference when it comes to climate change, but in Earth Heroes each tale is a beacon of hope in the fight for the future of our planet, proving that one person, no matter how small, can make a difference.
How You Can Save The Planet
by Hendrikus van Hensbergen
If you’re worried about climate change, this book is an essential and reassuring read. Packed with reassuring step by step actions and easy to follow DIY activities, How You Can Save The Planet is the perfect gift for young activists who want to make a difference.
Check the full list here