If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it's that we really ought to be more accountable for our actions towards mother nature. In the short amount of time that we’ve stayed put during the lockdown when the world stopped spinning, the earth started breathing again.
The skies have started clearing, the oceans have embraced long lost rays of sunlight, wildlife has ventured into new territories, making the odd appearances here and there.
Imagine the possibilities of a healthier greener future! We could be the catalyst for that change if we choose to. How you may ask? By starting the conversation with our children about a greener future and how they can respect and coexist with mother-nature.
The following list is a collection of accessible and fun books that advocate eco-friendly ways of living that you could read with your children during bedtime:
Ravenwood by Andrew Peters
"A poor plumber's boy, Ark spends his days unblocking the toilets of Arborium. But, while at work, Ark overhears a plot to rob the island of its greatest natural resource - wood. Soon Ark's life is plunged into danger as he vows to save his home and his people."
Greta's Story by Valentina Camerini
"The inspiring true story of a Greta Thunberg, a young eco-activist whose persistence sparked a global movement. You are never too young to make a difference. Ever since she learned about climate change, Greta Thunberg couldn’t understand why politicians weren’t treating it as an emergency. In August 2018, temperatures in Sweden reached record highs, fires raged across the country, and fifteen-year-old Greta decided to stop waiting for political leaders to take action."
What A Waste by Jess French
"This environmental book will teach keen young ecologists about our actions affect planet Earth. Discover shocking facts about the waste we produce and where it goes. Did you know that every single plastic toothbrush ever made still exists? Or that there's a floating mass of rubbish larger than the USA drifting around the Pacific Ocean?"
My Green Day by Melanie Walsh
"Make every day a green day with ten simple things to do between breakfast and bedtime. Discover ten easy ways in which every child can make their day greener for the environment. With a helpful explanation to back up every activity, this is the perfect picture book for teaching young children the importance of looking after the world around them."
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
"UNLESS someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...It's not." Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty."