How to Change Everything: The Young Human’s Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other

English YA Environmental Activism Sustainability Activism Youth Community Change Accountability Naomi Kline with Rebecca Stefoff summary If you haven’t read The Shock Doctrine, you definitely need to. But, this review is about Naomi’s recently adapted YA book How to Change Everything. As a couple who chose where and how they live based on sustainability, it’s…

Humans Making an Impact: A Roundup of Yesterday, Today, and the Future

english 4-8 years Environmental Justice Activism STEM Marine Biology Girls Outdoors Various, see each review. Summary: In my ongoing Earth Day coverage, I wanted a post to focus on specific individuals who were passionate about different aspects of our natural world. Behold, an array humans that have made a difference throughout history (and one who…

Earth Squad: 50 People who are Saving the Planet

english MG & Up Climate Justice Historical Figures Trailblazers STEM Activism Community Alexandra Zissu & Nhung Lê summary For #SweetsAndSocialJustice this week, I want to kickoff what I’ve been calling in my brain an Earth Day social justice bonanza. Make sure you look for the earth icon I’ve put on the photo to be able…

Over and Under the Rainforest

Written & Illustrated by:  Kate Messner & Christopher Silas Neal For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family Kids Outdoors Environmental Activism/Preservation Nature Pint-Sized Professor   Summary:  I know I know, I’m late to the party on this one. But life is quite something in this day and age. Anywho, let’s stop talking about my…

The Lion Queens of India

Written & Photographed By: Jan Reynolds For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, Activism, Sustainability, India. Summary: This book is really great, and I love that it’s all real photos inside! The book follows one ranger in particular, Rashila, as she goes about her day checking on lions in the Gir wildlife sanctuary….

The Worldwide Forager

Written By: Roger Phillips For Ages: MG & Up Language: English Topics Covered: Food, Foraging, Pint-Sized Professor, Environmental Sustainability. Summary: This book is a wealth of information, written by well-known British fungi expert Roger Phillips. The book is divided into 4 sections to mimic the seasons, and includes tons of gorgeous photos and recipes for…

The Magical Underwater Activity Book

Written & Illustrated by: Mia Underwood For Ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Art, Creativity, Imagination, Ocean, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Sustainability. Summary: This activity book is a really cool way to involve STEM activities with imagination and art. Creator Mia Underwood makes whimsical Nordic-inspired underwater creatures wearing adorable hats that take…

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…