Books to Inspire Climate Action

In the wake of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, conversations on climate action are rife. If you have become inspired by COP26, then check out our list of books that all eco-warriors will enjoy!

First up, we have the Wild Wanderers series written by Dom Conlon and illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou. From the leap of a hare and the gentlest breeze, to a blazing star and ancient trees, Wild Wanderers is a series of poetic exploration which will inspire children across the world. Each book takes a gentle and lyrical journey through biodiversity, environment and challenges to unlock a world of wonder.

Leap hand-in-paw with Hare to meet her furry cousins from America to Japan and from Europe to the Arctic, in this poetic account of habitats and predators across the world.

Swim around the world with Shark as he explores ocean forests and coastal reefs, meeting Hammerheads and Great Whites, stingrays and dolphins in a search for the place he calls home.

Chase Wind through the oceans, fields and mountains as, from zephyr to gale, she carries seeds and stirs seas, enriching the world and breathing life.

Travel with Star as her light zips across 93 million miles of space from her home to Earth, where she ripens crops, keeps us warm, creates weather and reveals a waking world full of life.

What author Dom Conlon says: "This entire series is a love letter to the world and is showing me how important it is to lessen our ecological impact"

Use the code 'MCSShark1' when buying your copy of Swim, Shark, Swim! and we will donate 20% of the price of the book to 

Marine Conservation Society, a UK charity fighting for a cleaner, better-protected, healthier ocean: one we can all enjoy

Next up, we'd love to share This is How the Change Begins by Nicola Davies.

This is How the Change Begins is a collection of six illuminating poems inspired by the growing threat of climate change. From a consideration of our carbon footprints by way of Islamic mathematician Alhazen, the impact shifting weather conditions are having and will continue to have on our events and celebrations and the choices we have to make to turn the tide, these remarkable poems brilliantly confront the recognisable realities of the climate crisis with bold and lyrical language. Including background notes on the themes behind them, each poem has been typographically designed and arranged to best communicate these essential messages.

‘With a heatwave in the Arctic

and New York under snow

and a little mountain pika

with no place left to go

This is how

This is how

This is how the change begins’ 

From ‘This is How the Change Begins’, by Nicola Davies

To continue our list of books to inspire climate action, we must recommend our Nature Book series. The vision with the Nature Book series is that we wanted to create a compact, accessible wildlife book series, exploring our relationship with some of Britain’s best-loved wild creatures. Check out some of its editions below.

Produced as a tie-in to the landmark natural history series, which has been airing on BBC One this month, Wonders Of The Celtic Deep takes a deeper dive into the stories, history, marine wildlife, and people inside and behind the show of the same name. Find out more below.

'This is British wildlife off the coast of Wales shot in 4k, and it will totally blow you out of the water.’ Dale Templar

‘I was amazed by the range of diversity in the Celtic Deep around Wales. I’m really proud that we did bring that sense of place to the series, showcasing the remarkable animals that live here.’ Sally Weale

A unique environment created by the confluence of three oceanic and climatic zones, the Welsh coast and its waters teem with life and diversity, documented here as never before. From seals and seabirds gathered along this celebrated coastline to the species to be found in the depths of the Celtic Sea, along with the behind-the-scenes challenges and triumphs of this landmark TV series, delve with the team into the wildlife wonders waiting to be discovered.

In the final chapter of this magnificent book, Heroes of the Celtic Deep, the writers Dale Templar, Sally Weale and Anne Gallagher tackle the issues of pollution and its devastating effects on our ecosystems 

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