Children's books about the environment

Bird to Bird

Bird to Bird

Claire Saxby, Wayne Harris

A bird drops a seed to the floor of the forest. The seed grows into a sapling, then a tree. The tree is felled and taken to a busy city. Bird to Bird is the story of one bird, one seed, one tree. Award-winning...

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When the Bees Buzzed Off!

When the Bees Buzzed Off!

Lula Bell, Stephen Bennett

Uh-oh! The bees have buzzed off and now the minibeasts are in a pickle. Who will pollinate the fruit and flowers? It's up to three brave bugs to bring those buzzy bees back!

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My Green Day: 10 Green Things I Can Do Today

My Green Day: 10 Green Things I Can Do Today

Melanie Walsh

Helps you make every day a green day with ten simple things to do between breakfast and bedtime. This title reveals ten ways in which children can make their day greener. With a helpful explanation to back up the activities, it is...

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Turtle Trackers

Turtle Trackers

Samantha Wheeler

From the beloved author of Wombat Warriors, Mister Cassowary and Smooch & Rose comes another thrilling adventure about Australia's endangered animals.

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Drought

Drought

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire and Cyclone comes Drought a moving story about the devastating effects drought has on many Australians and their farms.

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When the Mountains Roared

When the Mountains Roared

Jess Butterworth

A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell.

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The Variety of Life

The Variety of Life

Nicola Davies, Lorna Scobie

A beautiful, vibrant and engaging celebration of diversity within the Animal Kingdom.

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Green Valentine

Lili Wilkinson

Astrid Katy Smythe is beautiful, smart and popular. She's a straight - A student and a committed environmental activist. She's basically perfect. Hiro is the opposite of perfect. He's slouchy, rude and resentful. Despite his...

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Hoot

Hoot

Carl Hiaasen

A wonderfully funny first novel for children from the best-selling Pan Macmillan author.

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Rainforest Camp: Juliet, Nearly a Vet (Book 12)

Rainforest Camp: Juliet, Nearly a Vet (Book 12)

Rebecca Johnson

Winner of the Environment Award for Children's Literature (Fiction category) 2017'Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet! We're off on a school camp to the rainforest. Chelsea, Maisy...

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Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Pamela Freeman, Liz Anelli

The dry salt bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre shimmers in the desert heat. But far up north, the rains have come. Water is flooding into empty riverbeds and swirling down towards the lake. Soon everything will change.A...

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The Last Wild Trilogy: The Last Wild: Book 1

The Last Wild Trilogy: The Last Wild: Book 1

Piers Torday

FROM THE WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE. A thrilling animal adventure for fans of Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Katherine Rundell

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Chooks in Dinner Suits: A Tale of Big Dogs and Little Penguins

Chooks in Dinner Suits: A Tale of Big Dogs and Little Penguins

Diane Jackson Hill, Craig Smith

On a tiny island lives a waddle of Little Penguins. But their numbers are dwindling. Swampy Marsh knows what to do, but no one will listen. Soon he can count the last few penguins on the fingers of one hand. The desperate...

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 Read reviewThe River and the Book

The River and the Book

Alison Croggon, Katie Harnett

From the internationally bestselling author of The Books of Pellinor comes a powerful story about the exploitation of indigenous people by the First World.

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Tiger Boy

Tiger Boy

Mitali Perkins

A tiger cub has escaped from a reserve in the Sunderbans in West Bengal, India, and Neel, a poor boy from the islands, is determined to find her in order to save her from being captured and sold on the black market by Mr. Gupta...

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 Read reviewMister Cassowary

Mister Cassowary

Samantha Wheeler

City boy Flynn is taken to Mission Beach by his dad to ready his Grandad Barney's banana farm for sale.

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Seagull

Seagull

Danny Snell

Seagull loves to fly. It makes her heart sing. But when she gets caught in a tangle of fishing line on the beach, Seagull can only watch as other birds fly effortlessly above. What can she do?

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A River

A River

Marc Martin

Originally published in Australia in 2015 by Penguin Group Australia --Copyright page.

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Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect

Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect

Rohan Cleave, Coral Tulloch

The stunningly illustrated true story of the Phasmid and its remarkable journey back from extinction.

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Tidy

Tidy

Emily Gravett

Pete the badger likes to keep the forest neat and tidy. But sometimes it's good to know when to stop!

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A Forest

A Forest

Marc Martin

Once there was a forest. One day people began cutting down the forest.

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For All Creatures

For All Creatures

Glenda Millard, Rebecca Cool

Now in paperback. For all creatures -- the great and the small, the winged and the walking, the singing and the silent -- we are thankful. This second collaboration by the award-winning team of Glenda Millard and Rebecca Cool is a...

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Dear Greenpeace

Dear Greenpeace

Simon James

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

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 Read reviewAtmospheric: The Burning Story of Climate Change

Atmospheric: The Burning Story of Climate Change

Carole Wilkinson

This burning story of climate change is a new book in the award-winning non-fiction series for teens, The Drum.

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Rivertime

Trace Balla

A gentle and beautiful book about slowing down and growing up, set on Australia's Glenelg River and featuring a ten-year-old boy and his uncle. Ages 8-12.

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Rockhopping

Trace Balla

Join Clancy and Uncle Egg on a rambling, rockhopping adventure in Gariwerd (the Grampians), to find the source of the Glenelg River. A story about following your flow, and the unexpected places you may go.

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Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet

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...

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Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Jeannie Baker

When a young boy visits a tropical rain forest, he pretends it is a long time ago and that extinct and rare animals live in the forest, and aboriginal children play there. But how much longer will the rainforest remain, he...

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The Hidden Forest

The Hidden Forest

Jeannie Baker

Looking for his lost fish trap, Ben thinks he sees something dark moving under the water. Is it a creature or only his imagination? Diving into the sea with his friend Sophie, he is amazed to discover a wonderful hidden world -...

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The Sign Of The Seahorse

The Sign Of The Seahorse

Graeme Base

The inhabitants of a coral reef are threatened when a shady real estate deal started by the greedy Groper floods their area with poisonous waste. Visit graemebase.com

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Look Inside Our World

Look Inside Our World

Emily Bone, Marianna Oklejak

What is the earth made of and what goes on beneath the surface? This non-fiction lift-the-flap book features bold illustrations, simple explanations to complex questions and over 60 flaps to lift. An introduction to geology and...

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 Read reviewAll Through the Year

All Through the Year

Jane Godwin, Anna Walker

A personal almanac of a little girl and her family that opens a window on to each month of her year. Each spread is devoted to one month and we are taken on a journey through the Australian seasons as well as this girl's loves and...

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The Lorax

Dr. Seuss

A new edition of the classic story from Dr Seuss's much loved The Lorax. Ideal for children learning to read on their own.

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Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish

Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish

Michael Foreman

Dinosaurs have taken over the Earth! They're stomping and stamping all over the place.

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Beginners Rubbish and Recycling

Beginners Rubbish and Recycling

Stephanie Turnbull, Christyan Fox

Why do we need to recycle and what happens to our rubbish after it is taken away? This book reveals the impact we have on our planet and environment and how recycling creates new products such as clothes and stationary. With...

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