The Best Children’s Books About Recycling

The Best Children’s Books About Recycling

Lucy & Sam Team

Recycling is one of the many things we can do to protect our natural resources on planet earth. 

Teaching our little ones about recycling, and how to live a greener life, is one of the best lessons we can give them to prepare them for the future. 

Since its Global Recycling Day, we're sharing our favourite children's books about recycling, green heroes and living in a more environmentally friendly way. 

1. Shh! We Have a Plan

A beautiful book from award-winning illustrator Chris Haughton. It's all about a bunch of friends who make a plan to catch a bird, but the plan doesn't quite go to plan. A moralistic book to teach little ones that speaking their mind and voicing their opinions is always important.

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Shh! we have a plan book

2. My Friend Earth

A wonderful book for readers of all ages. It's a love letter to earth and all the amazing things she does to take care of life around us. It's poetic text celebrates how magical our world is, reminding us to always be a good friend in return.

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my friend earth book

3. Old Enough To Save The Planet

A fantastic book to start discussions with kids about the simple things we can all do to look after our planet. Each spread tells shares a story and journey of real children who are do amazing ecological work, showing that whatever age you are, you're never too old to make a difference. 

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old enough to save the planet book

4. What A Waste

This book has everything our little ones need to know about what we're doing to the environment, the good and the bad. From pollution and waste, to clean energy and recycling, it's a great one for young ecologists who want to know more about the planet, and how they can get involved in making positive change.

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What a waste book

5. Fantastically Great Women Who Saved The Planet

An inclusive and accessible book that explores the untold stories of trail-blazing women who are making our world a better place. Written with hope and encouragement, it shows that all actions, big and small, can be powerful in the fight against climate change.

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fantastically great women who saved the planet

6. Zero Waste Kids

Full of fun and practical projects, Zero Waste Kids teaches kids how to reduce, reuse, and recycle at home, at school, and in the community too. 

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zero waste kids books

7. David Attenborough

Who doesn't love David Attenborough? Part of the Little People, Big Dreams collection, this kid-friendly biography is all about the world's favourite broadcaster and conservationist, telling his story through stylish and quirky illustrations.

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david attenborough book

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