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Seven Books to Save the World

From inspiring stories of people saving the world to the joy of growing things and helping endangered animals, there's something for all young readers in this selection of books for a better planet.

The Tree Book

Illustrated by Hannah Alice
2-5

Take a closer look through the seasons in this incredible board book about trees, with see-through acetate pages. Have you ever thought about all the amazing things that trees can do? How do they grow and why do they change through the seasons? How do trees help us and how…

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National Trust: Tilly Plants a Tree

Written by William Petty Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
2-5

Discover the joy of growing things in this non-fiction nature picture book series from Axel Scheffler and the National Trust Tilly has been learning all about trees and she would love to grow one. So when Grandma shows Tilly her special oak tree and they collect an acorn from the…

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National Trust: Sam Plants a Sunflower

Written by Kate Petty Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
2-5

Discover the joy of growing things in this non-fiction nature picture book series from Axel Scheffler and the National Trust Sam loves big, yellow sunflowers, so when his friends Worm and Ladybird suggest he grows his own, he soon plants some seeds in his garden. Join Sam as he watches…

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National Trust: How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear

Written by Dr Jess French Illustrated by Angela Keoghan
5-7

Learn how you can save endangered animals and make the world a better place, too! From beetles and butterflies, to puffins and polar bears, animals and habitats all over the world need our protection. In this beautifully illustrated book, children (and adults!) can learn about thirteen different habitats - gardens,…

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Earth Heroes

Written by Lily Dyu
9-12

Related teaching resource pack available on the Nosy Crow website. When faced with climate change, the biggest threat that our planet has ever confronted, it's easy to feel as if nothing you do can really make a difference . . . but this book proves that individual people can change…

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Earth Friends: Fair Fashion

Written by Holly Webb
7-9

The first fantastic book in the series about four friends who want to make the world a better place. Researching her school project on Fairtrade has been a real eye-opener for Maya. She loves clothes and is appalled to find that her favourite sparkly T-shirts are made by poor children…

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The Girl Who Planted Trees

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Anastasia Suvorova
2-5

In this empowering picture book by award-winning author Caryl Hart, one small girl inspires her whole village to plant a beautiful forest on the mountain. When a little girl's grandad shows her a picture of what the great, grey mountain used to look like, she can't wait to plant a…

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