GIFT IDEAS: Children's eco books

Looking for a plastic free children's story or know a youngster with a curious mind? Here's some of our favourite eco books aimed at the next generation.

Saving Tally:

An Adventure into the Great Pacific Plastic Patch

Described as 'perfect for parents wanting to educate their kids about the environment, nature, and sea life'.

Saving Tally is a 'story that speaks directly to kids showing what plastic pollution can do on wildlife and sea creatures'. The tale follows a turtle who just wants to play but ends up in trouble due to dangerous plastic in the ocean. Author Serena Lane Ferrari is an English teacher who writes books for children concerning the future of our planet. For more details click here

Harry Saves The Ocean!:

Teaching children about plastic pollution and recycling

Whilst on holiday Harry meets a whale who is in trouble. The whale then tells Harry about the growing problem of plastic pollution and he decides to do something about it.

N.G.K has been named in the Top 10 children's authors 2018 by the Author Academy Awards.

The story has had lots of positive reviews including: "Such a powerful message so beautifully written and illustrated" and "A sweet adventure" to "a beautifully written and illustrated book educating children on topical environmental concerns in the ocean, it is colourful and engaging for young children."

Harry Saves The Ocean is part of the worldwide bestselling picture book series Harry The Happy Mouse, which teaches about kindness and other values. For more details click here

A Planet Full of Plastic: and how you can help

Award-winning author-illustrator Neal Layton explains where plastic comes from, why it doesn't biodegrade and why it's dangerous for animals and humans.

Described as a 'brilliant non-fiction picture book' which is 'perfect for readers aged 4-7 who love nature and want to help the environment'.

There's been some interesting reviews, our favourite is: "A lovely book that provoked lots of discussion between my kids. Well done to the author. My low rating simply reflects the fact that Amazon sent it in their new single-use plastic packaging."

Another added: "Personally I found the younger ones (5 and under) become easily distracted but the older one (10 year old) really enjoyed reading and learning at the same time!" For more details click here

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle:

A Story about Recycling (Little Green Books)

The book promises 'readers will never look at a plastic bottle the same way again!'.

Told from the point of view of a 'free-spirited plastic bottle' publishers say 'kids can share in the daily experiences and inner thoughts of the bottle through his personal journal'.

Our favourite review said: "I have mixed feelings about this book. It is written in just the right way to grab the attention of a young person and informative in a fun way. That's the good bit....the bit I struggle with is the positivity (my interpretation) over a "beautiful, clear plastic bottle" when we now know just how much damage plastic is doing to our environment."

Another added: "My 5 year old grand-daughter loves this book. It’s a bit too advanced for her so I tend to simplify the explanations a bit but I watched her explaining the whole process to her father the other day and she clearly had a good grasp of both the production of plastics and the recycling process. Probably well suited for 7-9 year olds to read on their own." For more details click here

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