One World: 24 Hours on Planet Earth is a beautifully illustrated guide to our planet, with a powerful climate message, turning the popular concept of time-zones on its head. Narrative non-fiction at its best.
As the clock strikes midnight, a little girl and her sister visit animals of all shapes and sizes around the world. Discovering that in some places, creatures have just started their day. Where in others they are already busy hunting for food.
Where on Earth are you, right now? It’s late where I am, and almost everyone’s asleep. But I’m awake, looking out into the night. Wondering..
A soaring love letter to our planet, showcasing both its beauty and fragility in a gentle and truthful way. The Bookseller
An uplifting piece of narrative that brings fresh air to a crowded field. The Daily Telegraph
Nicola Davies once worked as a presenter on The Really Wild Show. Jenni Desmond graduated with a Master’s Degree in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Her books have been translated into over 20 languages.
Stories from The Heart of the Climate Crisis
The Children of the Anthropocene is a book by Bella Lack (a young conservationist from England) who chronicles the lives of diverse young people on the frontlines of the environmental crisis around the world. Isn’t it time we made their voices heard?
Advocating protection of both people and planet, Bella restores the beating heart to global environmental issues – from air pollution to deforestation and over-consumption. In this book she transports us from the humming bounty of Ecuador’s Chico Rainforest and the graceful arcs of the Himalayan Mountains, to the windswept plains and vibrant vistas of life in Altiplano.
Bella also speaks to young activists from around the world including Dara McAnulty, Alfroz Shah and Artemisa Artemisa Xakriabá, to bring the environmental crisis vividly to life. Her manifestos for change will inspire you to rediscover the wonders and wilds of nature, and change the way you think about our planet in crisis. This is your chance to hear the urgent stories of an endangered species too often overlooked: the children of the Anthropocene.
Bella Lack has been called ‘the British Greta Thunberg’, although of course she is an inspirational young woman in her own right. This eloquent, intelligent and compassionate lady is hope for the future. Already enchanted by ‘diligent ants and lethargic snails’ in her garden as a child, by 11 she was applying to become a Youth Ambassador for the Born Free Foundation, to help the great apes.
Now an Animal Rights Climate Leader, Bella was behind the successful campaign to ban the use of wild animals in UK circuses, following a petition she began age 16. She is also a board director of Reserva, the first youth-funded nature conserve in the world. And she is also a member of Ivory Alliance, working to stop the illegal wildlife trade.
The Hot Truth about Climate Change
Palm Trees at the North Pole is a book for children age 8 to 12, to share the science and history of our climate, to be part of the solution. The science and facts are accompanied by vivid illustrations, from a history of our climate (exploding volcanoes and extinct mammoths) to how humans are creating climate change today. Educational but never scary.
Goes into great detail about all different aspects of climate change. From talking about discovering greenhouse gases to disappearing islands with lovely illustrations worked around the text. The Tiny Activist
This visually appealing account is inviting and ultimately reassuring. Booklist
Marc Ter Horst studied literature but was more interested in geology, astronomy and evolution. He has written many books for children and lives in The Netherlands. Illustrator Wendy Panders also lives in The Netherlands.