Inspirational books for children

Reading is a fun, development activity, and it can be a great way to inspire your little ones and to educate them on sustainability!

Inspirational books for children

We have prepared a small but powerful selection of great books for children which can inspire them, and our first book from the list is a book from the wonderful Kate Pankhurst!

"Fantastically Great Women Who Made History"

British author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst works from her studio in Leeds, where she makes her children's books. Kate won second place in the 2002 Macmillan Prize for Picture Book Illustration. In addition to working as an illustrator, Kate also works with teachers and children to share and inspire a love for reading the stories of notable women.

Her series of books called "Fantastically Great Women Who Made History" can be a great read for your kids!

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"365 Penguins"

365 Penguins is a 2006 children's book by Jean-Luc Fromental and illustrated by Joelle Jolivet, which tells the story of a family who receive a penguin each day for a year. It was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award winner.

The book is available on

"Dear Greenpeace"

Worried that the whale living in her pond is unhappy, Emily writes to Greenpeace, who, though offering the best of advice, insist that it is impossible for a whale to live in a pond. Undeterred, Emily continues to seek the best course of action for her beloved whale, finally setting him free.

The book by Simon James is available on

"Old Enough to Save the Planet"

Meet kids – just like you – taking action against climate change. Learn about the work they do and discover how the future of our planet starts here… with you!

The book by Anna Taylor is available on

"What Does It Mean to Be Green?"

In this empowering book, a young boy and girl discover amazing facts (like how our food travels an average of 1,500 miles to be on our plate!) and explore all the different ways they―and we―can help protect the Earth's most precious resources to save the planet and live "green" lifestyles.

What Does It Mean to Be Green? is a Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner for Children's Picture Book and was awarded The Santa Monica Public Library's Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, School-Age Nonfiction. The enhanced e-book edition also won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award.

The book by Rana DiOrio is available on

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