Climate change is happening all around us and kids of all ages are curious as to what it means. A great place to start is with THE STORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE: A first book about how we can help save our planet.

Filled with colorful illustrations, the journey to understanding begins billions of years ago. This historical approach is a good one as it connects to where we are today.

Text paragraphs interspersed throughout provide a nice balance to the images and help guide the way. The final pages are the most important of all and give advice on what humans can do to solve the climate emergency. A handy glossary wraps things up with definitions to common climate change words like Greenhouse gas and Renewable energy.

The book would be a perfect choice for school and classroom libraries or for your future climate change activist at home. Here’s the official description:

Combining history with science, this book charts the changes in our Earth’s climate, from the beginnings of the planet and its atmosphere, to the Industrial revolution and the dawn of machinery. You’ll learn all about the causes of climate change, such as factory farming and pollution, and the effects that climate change has on humans and animals across the world.
As well as discovering the effects of global warming, you’ll discover practical ways we can work together to solve it, from using renewable energy to swapping meat for vegetables in our diet.
With fact-packed text by Catherine Barr and vibrant illustrations by Amy Husband and Mike Love, The Story of Climate Change will give you all the information you need, and will inspire you to do your part to fight the climate emergency!


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  1. Sustain blog says:

    THE STORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE is a good review. Thank you 😊

  2. What a great resource book for teachers to use with kids in the classroom! I love to see kids working to help the planet. Climate change is of big interest to kids today! Thanks for the recommendation. Perfect for Earth Day.

  3. Sounds like a great resource for schools and a book people of all ages could benefit from reading. Thanks for sharing this with us. Hope people will be kinder to our planet. 🙂

  4. Pingback: THE STORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE — Always in the Middle… – GLOBALYNC – Humanity

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