Great Non-Fiction Books for Kids that Focus on the Environment and Conservation

These books can help children learn about the natural world, sustainability, and the importance of protecting the environment.

Here are some recommendations:

“The Watcher” by Jeanette Winter

This book tells the story of Dr. Jane Goodall and her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees in Africa. It’s a great introduction to wildlife conservation and the importance of understanding and protecting animals and their habitats.

“The Watcher” by Nikki McClure

This beautifully illustrated book explores the interconnectedness of nature and the importance of paying attention to the world around us. It’s a great way to introduce kids to the concept of mindfulness and environmental awareness.

“The Water Princess” by Susan Verde

This book is based on the childhood of supermodel Georgie Badiel and tells the story of a young girl’s daily journey to fetch water for her village. It highlights the importance of water conservation and the global issue of clean water access.

“The Great Kapok Tree” by Lynne Cherry

In this book, a man who is sent to the rainforest to cut down a great kapok tree falls asleep and has a dream about the various animals that live in the tree. The story emphasizes the importance of preserving rainforests and the diversity of life within them.

“One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia” by Miranda Paul

This book tells the true story of Isatou Ceesay, who helped to clean up her community in Gambia by recycling plastic bags into beautiful woven purses. It’s a great way to introduce kids to the problem of plastic pollution and the importance of recycling.

“The Watcher” by Michael Foreman

This book follows the journey of a young boy who travels to the Arctic to witness the effects of climate change on polar bears and their environment. It’s a powerful way to introduce kids to the issue of climate change and its impact on wildlife.

“The Water Princess” by Peter Brown

This book tells the story of a young boy named Liam who learns about water conservation and the importance of taking care of the planet. It’s a great way to introduce kids to environmental stewardship.

“National Geographic Kids: The Ultimate Book of Planet Earth” by Christina Wilsdon

This book is filled with stunning photographs and fascinating facts about the Earth’s geography, ecosystems, and wildlife. It’s a comprehensive guide to the natural world.

“The Watcher” by Rachel Ignotofsky

This beautifully illustrated book introduces kids to a diverse group of women who have made significant contributions to the field of environmental science and conservation. It’s an inspiring read for young readers.

“The Water Princess” by Michael Recycle &  Ellie Bethel

This book tells the story of a superhero named Michael Recycle who teaches the people of Abberdoo-Rimey how to recycle and take care of the environment. It’s a fun and engaging way to introduce kids to recycling and environmental responsibility.

These books cover a range of environmental topics and are suitable for different age groups, so you can choose the ones that best match your child’s interests and reading level.


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