Guest post: 9 Best Eco-Friendly Books for Children

There are not that many books for children, which would regard the topic of environmental threats and can help with bringing up an ecological conscience within them. However, there are still some and this article is going to tell about these eco-friendly books.

Trash Revolution. Breaking the Waste Cycle written by Erica Fyvie

Have you ever wondered what happens to the trash that we throw away daily? Where does the garbage truck go and what happens to the chocolate wrapper after you throw it in the bin? More often than not, we simply throw away unnecessary things, thereby polluting the surrounding nature more and more.

Trash Revolution. Breaking the Waste Cycle written by Erica Fyvie

How We`re F***ing Up Our Planet written by Tony Juniper

What impact do we have on the planet and what challenges will we face shortly? How to use the latest technology to save the planet from disasters? How to provide the planet’s population with water? How to increase literacy in third world countries? How to meet the increasing demand for food? What to do with uncontrollably sprawling cities? Where to get energy without damaging the earth?

Our Planet by Tony Juniper

Storia dell` Immondizia [original title] written by Mirco Maselli

Begin your journey through time on the history of garbage! From the Athenian landfill and the Roman Big Cloak, through the stench and plague infection of the Middle Ages, to the smog of the first industrial revolution and mountains of plastic waste in our time. Find out how humanity took care of the planet since the time of the mammoths, what was done with garbage before and why it is important to recycle today’s waste right.

Storia dell` Immondizia by Mirco Maselli

Captain Crankie and Seadog Steve written by Vivian French

Captain Cranky and his dog Steve love to live clean. And their neighbors throw garbage right on the street! Then the captain came up with an excellent plan to collect all the garbage and take it out to sea. But Cranky and Steve did not think about marine life. Another plan urgently needed! Finally, a great idea comes to the sea dog, Steve.

Captain Crankie and Seadog Steve written by Vivian French

Tidy written by Emily Gravett

The funny, witty and kind story of Bobby Badger who is a lover of cleanliness and order will appeal to both children and adults! The author of the book is Emily Gravett, a talented British artist who not only paints great but also writes great stories.

Tidy written by Emily Gravett

Norton and Alpha written by Kristyna Litten

One day, Norton the robot collector found something amazing. He had never seen anything like it before. What is it?

Norton and Alpha written by Kristyna Litten

Eco-books series written by Katrin Wiehle

Eco-books are the first dictionaries in pictures of natural shades, which are printed on the eco-cardboard with care for nature. Eco-books introduce kids to biotopes and their inhabitants, instill a taste for natural materials. Thanks to the use of an eco-cardboard, 11 trees on this planet were not cut down.

Eco-books series written by Katrin Wiehle

The Blue Whale written by Jenni Desmond

The Blue Whale picture book was created for those who do not like the encyclopedia with their dry set of numbers and facts. It is filled with scientific knowledge, which is presented in the form of a fascinating cognitive bedtime story. Atmospheric illustrations immerse the child in the world of marine giants, and clue details allow him to make a lot of interesting discoveries.

The Blue Whale written by Jenni Desmond

Sofis trade expedition written by Stefan Casta

Do you know what tree the paper on which this book is printed is made of? And what trees make musical instruments and warships, toothpicks and charcoal for drawing, ice cream sticks, and skis?

Sofis trade expedition written by Stefan Casta

About the author

Melisa Marzett is an eco-friendly person and loves children very much. She is much of a reader, do crafts, an animal rights activist, a traveler and a citizen of the world who is currently working as a freelance writer writing articles for http://resumeperk.com. As a Gemini, she may be a lot of things.

Guest post by Melisa Marzett

19 thoughts on “Guest post: 9 Best Eco-Friendly Books for Children

  1. fionajk42

    Thanks for the list, this is such an important topic, it would have been useful to have all the titles in English rather than some in Italian, but the ones that are in English look interesting, although I agree with the commenter above re swear words not being very suitable. Seems to me a case of the author trying too hard to be “down with the kids” by using bad language!

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    1. mumjd Post author

      Yes it was a guest post, so I was rather surprised when I received it, that some were Italian, but can always look up by author name. And I’m with you on the swear words

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  2. Catherine @ Story Snug

    I’m not sure that I would buy a book called How We`re F***ing Up Our Planet although the content sounds good. I would also recommend Neal Layton’s A Planet Full of Plastic which is a fabulous picture book that encourages children to think about plastic consumption and how plastic can be reduced and recycled.

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  3. sarahmo3w

    This sounds like a really good selection for all ages. I’d be quite interested in reading about the history of waste disposal myself, because that’s a problem humanity has always faced, although with a much smaller population. It’s good to see a book for teenagers there too (I’m assuming the ‘F word’ book isn’t for toddlers!)

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    1. mumjd Post author

      Yes presumably it will include when chamber pots were just tipped out the window. Woe betide anyone walking past. And yes I believe Tony Juniper’s book is aimed at teens. I really dislike the title though

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  4. mumjd Post author

    Thank you Melisa for your round-up. Tidy is a book my son enjoyed reading. However I am surprised at the title of Tony Juniper’s book, it doesn’t seem a very kid-friendly title imo.

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  5. Susan B

    Thank you for a helpful list of books. It is never too soon to talk about the environment while demonstrating sensible daily steps at home, too.

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