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Libraries Connected: Climate Change Booklist for COP26

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31 October 2021

Libraries Connected has collected book recommendations about climate change from librarians and library staff all over the country.

 

This list launched to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, taking place in Glasgow from 31 November to 12 November 2021. 

 

Here is a list of the books stocked across Essex Libraries. View the full list of climate change title recommendations. 

 

Climate Change Booklist for Children

Fiction

Max Takes a Stand: Changing the World One Placard at a Time by Tim Allman. Reserve it now.
Clean Up! by Nathan Bryon. Reserve it now.
The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann. Reserve it now.
Fish Boy by Chloe Daykin. Reserve it now.
Sandy Cove Rescue by Sue Graves. Reserve it now.
Hope Jones Saves the World by Josh Lacey. Reserve it now.
The Akimbo Adventures by Alexander McCall Smith. Reserve it now.
World in Danger by Frankie Morland. Reserve it now.
A Song of Gladness by Michael Morpurgo. Reserve it now.
Poppy Goes Wild by Nick Clark Powell. Reserve it now.
George Saves the World by Lunchtime by Jo Readman. Reserve it now.
The Paperbag Prince by Colin Thompson. Reserve it now.
Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker. Reserve it now.

Non-Fiction

Pollution and Waste by Georgia Amson-Bradshaw. Reserve it now.
Plastic Planet by Georgia Amson-Bradshaw. Reserve it now.
The Stuff We Buy by Georgia Amson-Bradshaw. Reserve it now.
The Plastic Problem: 60 Small Ways to Reduce Waste and Save the Earth by Aubre Andrus. Reserve it now.
Eco Warrior by Catherine Barr. Reserve it now.
Red Alert! 15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive by Catherine Barr. Reserve it now.
National Parks of the United Kingdom by Lucy Beevor. Reserve it now.
When the Bees Buzzed Off by Lula Bell. Reserve it now.
Helping Our Planet by Jane Bignham. Reserve it now.
I Can Reuse and Recycle by Mary Boone. Reserve it now.
I Can Care for Nature by Mary Boone. Reserve it now.
Recycling by Harriet Brundle. Reserve it now.
Pollution by Harriet Brundle. Reserve it now.
Habitat Destruction - Harriet Brundle. Reserve it now.
Biosphere and Mini-Garden by Anna Claybourne. Reserve it now.
Survival by Anna Claybourne. Reserve it now.
Fuelling Up: Energy, Global Warming and Renewables by Rob Colson. Reserve it now.
Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies. Reserve it now.
Ice Bear by Nicola Davies. Reserve it now.
Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies. Reserve it now.
Curious Questions and Answers About... Saving the Earth by Camilla de la Bédoyère. Reserve it now.
Eco-Friendly Living by Katie Dicker. Reserve it now.
Kids Fight Plastic by Martin Dorey. Reserve it now.
Mining and Deforestation by Emilie Dufresne. Reserve it now.
Environmental Disasters by Emilie Dufresne. Reserve it now.
Earth Heroes: 20 Inspiring Stories of People Saving our World by Lily Dyu. Reserve it now.
Like the Ocean We Rise by Nicola Edwards. Reserve it now.
Forests by Jess French. Reserve it now.
What a Waste by Jess French. Reserve it now.
Caterpillar Butterfly by Vivian French. Reserve it now.
Endangered Places by Anita Ganeri. Reserve it now.
Ocean Life by Anita Ganeri. Reserve it now.
Planet in Peril! by Anita Ganeri. Reserve it now.
Guardians of the Planet by Clive Gifford. Reserve it now.
Wasted!: Fatbergs, Space Junk, Plastic and a Load of Other Rubbish by Clive Gifford. Reserve it now.
Go Green! By Liz Gogerly. Reserve it now.
Generation Hope by Kimberlie Hamilton. Reserve it now.
Climate Change and How We'll Fix It by Alice Harman. Reserve it now.
Save Energy! by Kirsty Holmes. Reserve it now.
Climate Emergency Atlas by Dan Hooke. Reserve it now.
Pollution by Izzi Howell. Reserve it now.
Climate Change by Izzi Howell. Reserve it now.
Climate Change by Tom Jackson. Reserve it now.
Zero Waste Kids: 30 Challenges to Cut Down Waste by Kathryn Kellogg. Reserve it now.
Old Enough to Save the Planet by Loll Kirby. Reserve it now.
A Planet Full of Plastic by Neal Layton. Reserve it now.
A Climate in Chaos by Neal Layton. Reserve it now.
I Care About... My Planet by Liz Lennon. Reserve it now.
Climate Rebels by Ben Lerwill. Reserve it now.
Caring for the Forests by Azra Limbada. Reserve it now.
Helping the People by Azra Limbada. Reserve it now.
Saving the Seas by Azra Limbada. Reserve it now.
The Environment by Jonathan Litton. Reserve it now.
Be Plastic Clever by Amy Meek. Reserve it now.
Global Pollution by Rachel Minay. Reserve it now.
Dreamer: Saving our Wild World by Brian Moses. Reserve it now.
The Problem with Plastic: Know Your Facts, Take Action, Save the Oceans by Ruth Owen. Reserve it now.
Plastic Sucks!: You Can Make a Difference by Dougie Poynter. Reserve it now.
Climate Crisis for Beginners by Andrew Prentice. Reserve it now.
Endangered Oceans: Investigating Oceans in Crisis by Jody Sullivan Rake. Reserve it now.
Planet SOS by Marie G. Rohde. Reserve it now.
I Can Reduce Waste by Martha E.H. Rustad. Reserve it now.
Challenge Everything by Blue Sandford. Reserve it now.
Climate Change by Maryam Sharif-Draper. Reserve it now.
Protecting the Planet by Louise Spilsbury. Reserve it now.
Water - Is There Enough for Everyone? by Philip Steele. Reserve it now.
Natural Habitats: Are They Under Threat by Philip Steele. Reserve it now.
This Book Will Help (Cool) the Climate by Isabel Thomas. Reserve it now.
Survival for Beginners: A Step-By-Step Guide to Camping and Outdoor Skills by Colin Towell. Reserve it now.
Nature at Risk by Diego Vaisberg. Reserve it now.
The War on Waste by Shallini Vallepur. Reserve it now.
Go Green for Good by Shallini Vallepur. Reserve it now.
How You can Save the Planet by Hendrikus van Hensbergen. Reserve it now.
My Green Day: 10 Green Things I Can Do Today by Melanie Walsh. Reserve it now.
Drastic Plastic & Troublesome Trash by Hanna Wilson. Reserve it now.
You Can Save the Planet by Jacquie Wines. Reserve it now.

Greta and Other Green Leaders

Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl who Went on Strike to Save the Planet by Valentina Camerini. Reserve it now.
Greta Thunberg and the Climate Crisis by Amy Chapman. Reserve it now.
The Extraordinary Life of Greta Thunberg by Devika Jina. Reserve it now.
Fantastically Great Women who Saved the Planet by Kate Pankhurst. Reserve it now.
Greta Thunberg by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. Reserve it now.
Planet Greta: How Greta Thunberg Wants You To Help Her Save Our Planet. Reserve it now.

 

Crossover Titles for Children and Young Adults

The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane. Reserve it now.
Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty. Reserve it now.
Back to Nature: How to Love Life – and Save It by Chris Packham. Reserve it now.