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Social issues: environment & green issues (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Social issues: environment & green issues (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Social issues: environment & green issues (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social issues: environment & green issues (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Wasted

Wasted

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2020

Aimed at readers aged 9 and up, this book takes a look at the pollution and damage caused to our planet and the solar system through the lens of extreme waste manifestations, such as toxic smogs, grotesque fatbergs, mountainous landfills, marine garbage patches and space junk. It explores these human-created phenomena, uncovering their causes and impact, and asks what is being done to deal with them and prevent their recurrence. Real-life photographs are included, bringing home the extreme awfulness and scale of the problem.

Wild Cities

Wild Cities

Author: Ben Lerwill Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Picture a city. What do you see? Traffic and tower blocks? Or maybe you imagine something a little . . . wilder? These are the astonishing stories of the animals who are adapting to live in our urban world - and how you can help them to thrive. From the pitter patter of city penguins, to the screech of urban monkeys, the dive-bombing of a skyscraper hawk, to the splash of a nearby whale . . . discover the animals living alongside us, in our wild cities. Join us as we travel the globe discovering animals in the most unlikely of homes. With magical illustration and beautiful storytelling, these incredible stories will fascinate every reader who has the travel bug, or is an animal fan, or has ever wondered what else exists in our big cities. Featuring: London, Berlin, Paris, Warsaw, Calgary, New York City, Chicago, Sydney, Beijing, Tokyo, Mumbai, Singapore, Cape Town and Seoul.

100 Things to Know About Saving the Planet

100 Things to Know About Saving the Planet

Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

How could plastic-eating bacteria help reduce waste? Can a river be given human rights? Could we generate all the power we need from the sun and the wind? How do woolly sweaters help penguins in peril? Would building a giant sunshade in space stop the world from overheating? Find the answers to these questions and more in this bold, graphic and exciting book, full of big, small and unexpected ways to save the planet.

Lift the Flap Questions and Answers about Recycling and Rubbish

Lift the Flap Questions and Answers about Recycling and Rubbish

Author: Katie Daynes Format: Board book Release Date: 03/09/2020

A fabulous overview of what happens to our waste, from stinking problems and hi tech sorting systems to the importance of make less rubbish in the first place. Includes top tips on how we can reduce and re-use.

Fashion Conscious

Fashion Conscious

Author: Author Sarah Klymkiw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

Empowering the Greta Thunberg generation to change fast fashion With a call to action from David Attenborough in Blue Planet II, it has never been so important to consider the impact our clothing choices have on the planet. Shake up the fashion world by taking action as conscious consumers and active citizens. We have the power to collectively change the world with a change of clothes! In the UK alone, over a million tonnes of clothes are thrown away each year and around GBP140 million worth of clothes head to landfill. Learn how to love your clothes by reusing, swapping and mending what you already have and discover how to choose wisely when you do buy something new. This practical, positive and empowering book will open eyes to the impact our clothing choices have on people and the planet and empower children to demand answers to questions and take action.

A Climate in Chaos

A Climate in Chaos

Author: Neal Layton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

You've probably heard about climate change. At least I hope you have - because it's REALLY IMPORTANT. It affects all of us living on Planet Earth right now, and everyone and everything that will live on our planet in the future. Our world is warming up, and it's a big problem. Award-winning author-illustrator Neal Layton is here to explain what climate change is, what's causing it and why it's dangerous for animals and humans alike. But he's also FULL of ideas for how you can help! From eating lots more veggies to walking and cycling and thinking carefully about what we need to buy, A Climate in Chaos will get young readers excited about how they can make a difference to keep Planet Earth happy. This brilliant non-fiction picture book, illustrated in Neal's trademark collage style, is perfect for readers aged 5-7 who love nature and want to help the environment. Also available in this series: A Planet Full of Plastic.

How You Can Save the Planet

How You Can Save the Planet

Author: Hendrikus Van Hensbergen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

YOU have the power to help change the world! Climate breakdown, species extinction, environmental disasters - we know the planet is heating up and running out of time; but what can we do about it? Lots of things actually like: * Building a green wall * Making recycled bird feeders * Rewilding * Writing letters to politicians * Organising cycling groups at school * And so much more! This book will break down exactly what you need to do to make a difference. With easy step-by-step actions and inspiring stories of other children who stood up and said 'no more', this is the definitive guide to creating a better world wherever you live.

Greta Thunberg and the Climate Crisis

Greta Thunberg and the Climate Crisis

Author: Paul Rockett Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2020

Be inspired by one of the world's most important and influential campaigners! Discover the story of Greta, from her decision to skip school in favour of her one-person strike outside Swedish parliament, to her current role as a spearhead of an international movement. Follow her carbon-free journey across the world, where she met world leaders, addressed the UN and called out trolls. As well as this, understand her perspective on difference, such as her Asperger's being a superpower. This book not only shows her rise and outlines her campaigning agenda but also explains in clear detail what climate change is, the damage that is happening and what we need to do to ensure the planet is habitable and sustainable for future generations. Understand the science behind the climate crisis and our responsibility to the planet - a responsibility that has been largely neglected by previous generations. This is the perfect book for aspiring climate activists age 8+.

Zero Waste Kids

Zero Waste Kids

Author: Kathryn Kellogg Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2020

Our planet is in danger! It's time to make a difference to ensure its future by taking up the zero-waste challenge. Zero Waste Kids is full of fun ways to help you make sustainable choices to save planet Earth. Become informed about the crisis we're in but also, more importantly, take action through the 30 achievable child-friendly challenges to reduce waste, including craft activities and lifestyle changes to reduce, reuse and recycle your way to a better future. Filled with facts about the state of our planet, the environmental impact of over-consuming and the waste we produce and where it goes. Written by US author Kathryn Kellogg, a leading voice in the zero-waste movement, author of the adult book 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, founder of the Going Zero Waste blog, featured in publications such as National Geographic, The Times, the Guardian, CNN.

Challenge Everything

Challenge Everything

Author: Blue Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

The main concern of young people is climate change and how to combat it. This is the only official handbook from Extinction Rebellion Youth and will help you to change your life and change the world for the better. Written by activist and founder member of Extinction Rebellion Youth London, this is no greenwashing book - it's an important call to action. A manifesto for how young people can help to save the planet by questioning everything about modern life and acting upon their conclusions. This book will ask you to challenge everything - challenge government (protest and take peaceful action where necessary), challenge business (decide who you want to support, decide who you want to boycott), and above all to challenge yourself - how can you change your life to make a difference. Filled with stories, essays, slogans and inspiring illustrations, this book will cover consuming, actioning, boycotting, campaigning, striking, questioning, rewilding and reconnecting with our planet.

Discover It Yourself: Pollution and Waste

Discover It Yourself: Pollution and Waste

Author: Sally Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

This book is packed with scientific facts, experiments, and activities linked to pollution, waste and all things environmental. It brings a lively, hands-on approach to practical science experiments. Children can find almost everything they need for the experiments around the home. The materials and instructions are simply, safely, and clearly presented. This STEM-focused book will show readers how to test for air pollution, watch global warming at work, clean up an oil spill, and much more.

Good to be Green: Save and Mend

Good to be Green: Save and Mend

Author: Deborah Chancellor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Explore green issues through engaging stories with relatable characters who show children what they can do to help the planet. In this environmental education story, Molly wants to have a clear-out of her toys and finds out why it's not a good idea just to put them in the bin, and what she can do instead. The story is a great resource for helping children understand what happens to waste and how we can reduce, reuse and recycle. Good to be Green is a series of six environmental education books that help children aged 6+ explore green issues and find out what they can do to help the planet. Each book features the story of a child who is exploring their world and learning why it's important to think green. Alongside the stories are fact boxes with extra information and at the end of each story there are activity ideas, teaching notes and a quiz. Each story is accompanied by bright illustrations by Diane Ewen.