Our World Matters – Picture Books for Young Children

Clean Up by Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola
Join lovable, passionate Rocket as she sets off on a mission to save a Caribbean island from plastic pollution!
When Rocket goes for a holiday to visit her grandparents, she’s shocked by the pollution that is spoiling their island home and putting the local sea life at risk. Can she think of a way to save the day?
This is a heartwarming, timely and empowering picture book, showing how we ALL can make a difference.

Dear Earth by Isabel Otter and Clara Anganuzzi
Tessa’s Grandpa is an explorer who has been on adventures all over the world. When they go out for walks together, Grandpa tells Tessa all about the amazing things he has seen, and it inspires her to write a letter to the Earth. Tessa’s wonderful letter details all the things she loves most about the Earth, and the importance of protecting it.

Green Giant by Katie Cottle
A beautiful eco-tale from the winner of the Batsford Prize 2017.
A young girl, Bea, and her dog, Iris, are staying with her grandad in the country. Bea is bored, but Iris’s adventures lead them to the small and rusty old greenhouse next door. Inside the greenhouse, Bea finds… a giant. A giant made entirely of plants and greenery. Bea is scared, but the giant reassures her and explains that he has escaped from the grey city. Bea and the giant become friends, but can they do anything to make the grey city, and the world, a greener place?

Lovely Beasts by Kate Gardner and Heidi Smith
A stunning debut picture book that encourages kids to look beyond first impressions by sharing unexpected details about seemingly scary wild animals like gorillas, rhinoceroses, and more.
Spiders are creepy. Porcupines are scary. Bats are ugly. Or are they…?
This captivating book invites you to learn more about awe-inspiring animals in the wild. After all, it’s best not to judge a beast until you understand its full, lovely life.

Secrets of the Mountain by Libby Walden and Richard Jones
Our mountain watches over us – steadfast and strong…
Discover the secrets of the mountain in this stunning picture book. Watch the world transform as day turns to night and explore the never-ending possibilities of nature as you travel up and down the mountain.

A Way with Wild Things by Larissa Theule and Sara Palacios
Poppy loves bugs, and can usually be found carrying on conversations with ladybirds or sitting outside among the brightly coloured wildflowers, but good luck spotting her indoors and around people!
This poetic and evocative story celebrates the shy and introverted kids among us, as well as the other small creatures to be found if we look closely enough.

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