Plastic free July is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean we should head back into our plastic devouring ways on the 1st August.
There are many books out there that will inspire you and your children to make more changes, start petitions and look for alternatives.
Reading sparks so much power in an individual so find these books today and be inspired!
A bag and a bird by Pamela Allen
Review here: A bag and a bird is a lovely book to start a conversation about plastic bags and how important community spirit is to making a difference in the way we live. It is amazing how the actions of one person can change the minds of so many.
Plastic Soup. An Atlas of Ocean Pollution by Michael Roscam Abbing
Through photographs, this book looks at how plastic dominates the landscape with floating plastic bags, microbeads, beaches littered with single use plastic bottles, plastic filled clothing and micro plastics.
The all new must have Orange 430 by Michael Speechley.
Review here: Harvey is a young boy who needs to have The all new must have ORANGE 430 so he saves as much money as he can and buys it! But it isn’t what he thought it would be – it does nothing, takes up space and is completely useless. Harvey tries to take it back to the shop but they won’t take it and even the manufacturer won’t have it – he just tries to convince him to buy another cheap toy to replace it.
Benny Bungarra’s Big Bush Clean up by Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina
Review here: Benny Bungarra’s Big Bush Clean up by Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina teaches children in a fun way about how to never leave rubbish behind and always think about the best place to put it once we have finished with it
Tilly’s Reef Adventure by Rhonda N. Garward
Review here: A turtle hatches from her egg and immediately her life is in danger – we know that has always been that way but how have humans made the dangers even more numerous
Ori’s clean up by Anne Helen Donnelly
Review here: Meet Ori – a friendly Octopus who loves his underwater home, just not the rubbish that seems to be hanging around. Together with his friends they pile up the rubbish that is hanging around their watery houses but alas as the week goes by, the rubbish falls from the piles and scatters across the ocean again – encouraging them to problem solve a little bit more and work out where rubbish should go.
SONG BIRD SUPERHERO … REEF DEFENDER. by Karen Tyrrell
Review here: This book covers all of those big issues in a heart-racing adventure in the present day and back in time that not only teaches the reader facts about the coral reef and the animals that live there but also how to problem solve and think creatively.