Earth Day Nonfiction Roundup

I’ve been diligently collecting nonfiction books that focus on nature & sustainability over the last few months in order to bring you a massive educational activity book roundup in time for outdoor spring and summer adventures! You can find all of these suggestions in a dedicated Bookshop list, for your next library or bookstore venture….

Plastic: Past, Present, and Future

Written By: Eun-Ju Kim Illustrated by: Ji-Won Lee For Ages: 6-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: Environment, Pint-Sized Professor, Environmental Activism, STEM, Plastic, Climate Change. Summary: This bright and informative book covers all a young person needs to know about plastic-the good and the bad. Starting with a story about lost cargo, the reader goes…

How Cara Lost Her Color

Written By: Ali Miller Illustrated by: Anastasia Yatsunenko For Ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Coral Reefs, Pint-Sized Professor, Environmental Activism, Sustainability, Climate Justice, Ocean. Summary: This story follows a coral polyp named Cara and her best algae friend Zoey. Cara and Zoey start to notice that the water is getting warmer…

Climate Change for Babies

Written By: Chris Ferrie & Katherina Petrou Illustrated by: Chris Ferrie For Ages: infants and up Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental Activism, Pint-Sized Professor, Climate Change, Climate Justice, STEM. Summary: Climate Change for Babies begins the conversation to teach about the earth, its atmosphere, and what is currently happening to it. I like the metaphor…

Planet S.O.S

Written &¬†Illustrated by:¬†Marie G. Rohde For ages:¬†8-12 years¬† Language:¬†English¬† Topics Covered:¬†Climate Justice, Environment, Sustainability, Pint-Sized Professor, Climate Change, STEM, Call to Action. Summary:¬† Planet SOS is an incredibly fascinating book, and the layout is one of the most creative I’ve seen in a non-fiction. ¬†Combining environmental threats and mythical creatures, creator Marie G. Rohde brings…

Our Environment: Everything You Need to Know

Written by:¬†Jacques Pasquet Illustrated by:¬†Yves Dumont Translated by:¬†Shelley Tanaka For ages:¬†9-12 years Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†STEM, Environment, Nature, Sustainability, Activism, Pint-Sized Professor, Biology, Littering, Oceans, Marine Life, Weather, Climate Change.¬† Summary:¬† Our Environment is helpfully broken up into 5 sections, one for each of the essential elements (water, air, soil, energy, climate) with bolded vocabulary words…

Journey Under the Arctic

Written by: James O. Fraoili Illustrated by: Joe St. Pierre For ages: 8-12 years Language: English, gives a small Inuit phrase guide as well.  Topics Covered: Historical Figure, Environmental Activism, Nature, Adventure, Global Warming, Graphic Novel, STEM. Summary:  This comic book adventure is the second in the Fabien Cousteau Expeditions series, designed for upper elementary readers. ¬†The story follows an…