Earth Day 2022: 5 book suggestions for local children and youth
Lachine welcomes Festival of children’s literature in Montreal since 2019, an event organized by a passionate volunteer team. For that reason News from here invited one of the organizers of this great summer reading event, Noemie Philibert-Brunetto prepare for you a selection of 5 books on the occasion Earth Day.
To highlight the Earth, we offer books that make you think about environmental issues. We invite you to read books that give advice on how to adapt your lifestyle and thus become a little more environmentally responsible.
5 books to celebrate perseverance
5 years and more
Greta and the giants
Zoë Tucker and Zoe Persico, Editions Multimondes, 2020
Fab has to change schools after his mothers split.
Greta sees that the forest where she lives is threatened by giants. Giants build houses, villages, cities.
Maybe they’ll stop if they all stand together!
Do you recognize this young girl with buns who has made headlines more than once? This environmental fairy tale inspired by the fights of Greta Thunberg shows us that solidarity is a powerful weapon. Together we can help our planet reduce the impact of the giants.
5 years and more
We are protectors of waters
Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goada, Bayard Canada, 2021
What will happen if a black snake settles in the territory?
Nokomis, the grandmother, teaches her granddaughter that she is the protector of the waters. It must certainly protect this essential natural resource.
This album highlights the struggles of several indigenous peoples. We understand that snakes are conduits that pollute the waters and the Earth. At the end of reading, children can borrow Oath of the guardian of the land and protector of the waters.
7 years and over
100% recycling: a zero-waste activity book
Susan Hayes and Penny Arlon, Pintachan, Edit, 2021
No, you are not dreaming, this book destroys itself while being read…
We offer a range of projects that are good for the planet. The child is invited to use the pages to make, among other things, a composter or a hotel for insects.
The projects are fun and educational. Surprisingly, by destroying his book, the child will learn to adopt healthy habits for our planet.
9 years and older
Andrée Poulin and Jean Morin, Editions de l’Isatis, 2021
Plastic passes through our hands every day. But do we know how to recognize its different forms?
It is a very practical material, but what are the impacts of this material on our planet?
Andrée Poulin invites young people to think about the consequences of using plastic. It also provides tips for more responsible use to help our planet littered with it.
9 years and older
A planet of which you are an ecological super z’hero
Florence Léa Siry, No Tie, Little Man, 2020
Always dreamed of being a superhero?
Here’s your chance to be a super z’hero and it’s even more rewarding.
The author invites us to take small daily actions to help our planet be better.
The activities offered are original, but especially easy to do for young people.
Passionate about literature and youth librarian at LaSalle, Noémie is one of the organizers Festival of children’s literature in Montreal which was organized in Lachine by NPO Page par Page.
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