Children's books about the environment

Climate Rebels

Climate Rebels

Ben Lerwill

In the outskirts of the Milky Way, floating slowly through space, there hangs a planet unlike any other. It has oceans, deserts, jungles and mountains. It has life that swims, life that soars and life that swings through the...

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Your Planet Needs You!

Your Planet Needs You!

Philip Bunting

Your Planet needs you! Everyday environmentalism for everyone. An entertaining and enlightening look at how to wallop waste and reduce rubbish from renowned picture book creator Philip Bunting.

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 Read reviewDiary of a Young Naturalist

Diary of a Young Naturalist

Dara McAnulty

An astonishing, evocative exploration of the natural world and all its wonders, by 15-year-old conservationist and rising literary star Dara McAnulty.     

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 Read reviewThe Giant and the Sea

The Giant and the Sea

Trent Jamieson, Rovina Cai

Perfect for the children of the Climate Strike, this is a lyrical and deeply moving story about climate change, standing up for what you believe in, and the power of hope.     

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Backyard Birds

Backyard Birds

Helen Milroy

What colourful birds are in our backyards? From laughing kookaburras and prancing mudlarks to dancing willy wagtails and hungry galahs, this picture book is a vibrant adventure discovering the native birds around us.

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Landing with Wings

Trace Balla

Miri's been on the move and now she's finding her feet, her freedom, her community and her home, treading lightly all the way.

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Our House Is on Fire

Our House Is on Fire

Jeanette Winter

Learn the story of Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movent and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change-from acclaimed picture book...

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This Book Will (Help) Cool the Climate

This Book Will (Help) Cool the Climate

Isabel Thomas, Alex Paterson

50 ways to empower kids to save our planet from climate change!

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Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home

Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home

Matt Whyman, Richard Jones

The official children's book to the Netflix original documentary series, Our Planet, with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.

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Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

Valentina Camerini, Veronica Veci Carratello

Greta's story is about hope, courage and determination. You are never too young to make a difference.

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Hike

Hike

Pete Oswald

In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they're going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play a small role in...

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The Song of the Tree

The Song of the Tree

Coralie Bickford-Smith

Bird loves the towering tree that grows in the jungle. Every year in the dry months, he and the other birds come to play and sing in tree's branches. Then one day Bird wonders- what is it like for tree when they fly away? Who else...

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Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats

Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats

Hazel Flynn

Why does each koala in a zoo need 1000 trees? How do you check a Tree-kangaroo's pouch for joeys? Why is a wombat's poo square-shaped? And how do dogs help look after 'extinct' bandicoots?

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Jelly-Boy

Jelly-Boy

Nicole Godwin, Christopher Nielsen

An unconventional, every-kid picture book that has the potential to inspire the next generation of readers to protect our oceans.

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Earth Hour: A Lights-Out Event for Our Planet

Earth Hour: A Lights-Out Event for Our Planet

Nanette Heffernan, Bao Luu

From famous monuments to family homes, it's lights out for everyone around the world who participates in Earth Hour--the annual event that honors energy conservation and addresses climate change by encouraging everyone to turn off...

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The Dog Runner

Bren MacDibble

Ella and her brother Emery are alone in a city that's starving to death. If they are going to survive, they must get away, upcountry, to find Emery's mum. But how can two kids travel such big distances across a dry, barren, and...

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Plastic: Past, Present and Future

Plastic: Past, Present and Future

Eun-ju Kim, Ji-won Li

Journey through the life cycle of plastic -- how plastics are produced, the many uses of plastics throughout the last century, how our plastic use has spiralled out of control, and what we can do about it.

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Hidden Planet

Hidden Planet

Ben Rothery

A beautiful crossover book for all ages, this is the book natural-history illustrator Ben has wanted to read since he was a child. Simple text will provide an insight into these lesser-known birds and animals - some endangered and...

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 Read reviewYoung Dark Emu: A Truer History

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Bruce Pascoe

The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe's multi award-winning book.

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Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing!: Explore Your World #1

Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing!: Explore Your World #1

Tim Flannery, Sam Caldwell

The first book for children from renowned author and scientist Professor Tim Flannery, exploring the world's weirdest and most fascinating animals in all their bizarre glory!

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 Read reviewWe Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

Valentina Giannella, Manuela Marazzi

Follow in Greta Thunberg's footsteps and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change.

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Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

Pip Jones, Sara Ogilvie

Izzy and Fixer are back in a glorious story about recycling and teamwork!

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Can You Hear the Trees Talking?

Can You Hear the Trees Talking?

Peter Wohlleben

A walk in the park will never be the same after kids discover this awe-inspiring book.

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A Planet Full of Plastic: and how you can help

A Planet Full of Plastic: and how you can help

Neal Layton

Plastic is everywhere, and it's hurting Planet Earth - but you can help to make things better!

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Children in Our World: Protecting the Planet

Children in Our World: Protecting the Planet

Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai

A beautifully illustrated picture book that sensitively explains issues that dominate the news in an appropriate manner for children

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 Read reviewAtmospheric: The Burning Story of Climate Change

Atmospheric: The Burning Story of Climate Change

Carole Wilkinson (Author)

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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Ocean: Secrets of the deep

Ocean: Secrets of the deep

Sabrina Weiss, Giulia De Amicis

The perfect gift for children fascinated by ocean creatures, habitats and conservation

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Greta and the Giants

Greta and the Giants

Zoe Tucker, Zoe Persico

This allegorical picture book retells the real story of Greta Thunberg and her incredible school strike for climate for younger readers.

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Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World

Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World

DK, Gordon Buchanan

From the mighty mammoths and deserts of ice to early explorers and polar survival, come face to face with one of Earth's greatest resources- ice. With captivating CGIs, illustrations, and photography, DK's Ice will take readers on...

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Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero

Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero

Clive Gifford, Jonathan Woodward

This environmentally positive book encourages readers to become guardians of the planet, suggesting proactive ways of addressing the factors that contribute to climate change in their own home.

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What A Waste: Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet

What A Waste: Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet

Jess French

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Be Green! Mindful Kids Global Citizen

Be Green! Mindful Kids Global Citizen

Mandy Archer (Freelance Editorial Development), Katie Abey

A MINDFUL KIDS GLOBAL CITIZEN activity book for young people to colour and doodle their way to living a more responsible, sustainable life. Use creativity to explore the environmental issues facing planet Earth, discover how...

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How to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet

How to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet

Lee Constable, James Hart

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Louie and Snippy: Save the Sea

Louie and Snippy: Save the Sea

Collette Dinnigan, Grant Cowan

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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

Make every day a green day with ten simple things to do between breakfast and bedtime.

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100 Things to Know About Planet Earth

100 Things to Know About Planet Earth

Federico Mariani, Parko Polo

What are phantom islands? How did the Black Death cause an ice age? How could graffiti save endangered tortoises? Find the answers to these questions and 97 more in this bold, graphic and exciting book, full of amazing things to...

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Guarding Eden

Guarding Eden

Deborah Hart

Guarding Eden tells the personal stories of twelve ordinary people who were so concerned about climate change that they altered their lives to do something about it.

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Who Am I?: A Peek-Through-Pages Book of Endangered Animals

Who Am I?: A Peek-Through-Pages Book of Endangered Animals

Tim Flach

Look through the peepholes and figure out the clues to discover the endangered animals that need our help.

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Plastic Sucks! You Can Make A Difference

Plastic Sucks! You Can Make A Difference

Dougie Poynter

It's time to get drastic with plastic! Find out how you can make a difference and help save our planet!

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Maxi the Lifeguard Bk 2: The Stormy Protest

Maxi the Lifeguard Bk 2: The Stormy Protest

Trent Maxwell, David Lawrence, Peter Baldwin

When Maxi and his friends discover that someone has been dumping rubbish into the ocean near Bondi, they are furious. Who would do such a thing, and why won't anyone take them seriously when they report it? Luckily, Maxi has a...

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A Year of Nature Poems

A Year of Nature Poems

Joseph Coelho, Kelly Louise Judd

A beautifully illustrated portrait of one complete year in nature, with a double page spread dedicated to each month from January through to December.

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The House on the Mountain

The House on the Mountain

David Cox, Ella Holcombe

Atmospheric and intensely moving, this is the story of a family experiencing a bushfire, its devastating aftermath, and the long process of healing and rebuilding.  

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How to Bee

Bren MacDibble

A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live.

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Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Rohan Cleave, Coral Tulloch

A beautifully illustrated story of this marsupial's plight and how it was saved from extinction.

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I Can Save the Earth!

I Can Save the Earth!

Alison Inches, Viviana Garofoli

A new green series!: Little Green Books will educate children on what they can do to be more eco-friendly. The books in this line will be made from recycled materials, and the storylines will cover subjects such as improving the...

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Welcome To Country

Aunty Joy Murphy, Lisa Kennedy

This is an expansive and generous Welcome to Country from a most respected Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy, beautifully given form by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy.

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

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

Rebecca Johnson

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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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A River

A River

Marc Martin

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

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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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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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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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