As kids are introduced to the issue of climate change, finding ways to expand their knowledge and understanding at home is a step that can prepare and motivate them for the future. Deepen your child’s knowledge of global warming and climate activism with our roundup of seven environmental books for kids of all ages.
The Polar Bears' Home
Teach your children about global warming’s impact on our wildlife with this story of polar bears struggling to survive through climate change. Great for preschoolers, this storybook also provides kids tips on how they can help be part of the solution. BUY IT: Amazon, $4.99
Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet
Show your kids the importance of climate activism and how they can make a change like Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist who made national headlines for speaking up against the global issue. Perfect for those aged three and up, this illustrated book shares Thunberg’s experience as an activist — inspiring your kids to learn about the world around them and speak up on issues they yearn to address. BUY IT: Amazon, $12.51
The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth
Teach your kids to save the earth one project at a time with this inspirational and easy-to-read book of environmental activities your family can work on together. The book offers resources and groups you and your children can follow to encourage their creativity while enlightening them on climate change's danger to the environment. BUY IT: Amazon, $16.35
What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet
Featuring vibrant illustrations and fun facts about our world, "What a Waste" teaches children about how our actions impact the environment.The book is a fun and educational rundown of what more needs to be done to save our planet and what organizations are already doing to make positive change. Your children will finish reading with a better understanding of waste-related issues and how their actions can make a difference each day. BUY IT: Amazon, $10.45
This environmental fable tells the story of a human-watching bird named Warble and a young girl who are able to see a growing fog taking over the island. "The Fog" is a playful and engaging story of the importance of environmental awareness. Kids will love the watercolor and sketched illustrations while learning about the beauty that comes with connections — human and animal alike. BUY IT: Amazon, $13.99
You Can Change the World
What can I do? is a common question for children curious about climate change and how they can help the cause. If your kids are wondering how they can make a difference, "You Can Change the World," features activities they can incorporate into their everyday lives, including composting, mending clothes, and avoiding plastic. They’ll be inspired by the stories of Greta Thunberg, Solli Raphael, and other climate change activists as a reminder that anyone can change the world.