32 children’s books exploring climate change and sustainability

To celebrate the release of our new reference text for teachers, Teaching the language of climate change science by Julie Hayes and Bronwyn Parkin, we're sharing this list of 32 books to support teaching about climate change and sustainability for Early Years and Primary Years Students

Teacher librarian Vicki Newton’s list rounds up all the information you need to know about each of the books, who they're suitable for, and what they cover.

Plus, she has created a bonus list of recommended reading about climate change and sustainability for teachers.

Because we know that sometimes it’s handy to have a resource you can download, print, and save, we’ve provided the lists in  handy downloadable PDFs!

About the list author

With over 20 years experience as a qualified Teacher Librarian and Digital Technologies Coordinator in a South Australian primary school, Vicki is passionate about the importance of supporting learning with good quality resources that stimulate curiosity about the world around us, nurture kindness, and promote caring for others and our environment.

Download the lists!

Books to support teaching about climate change and sustainability (.pdf 667kB) 

Recommended reading on climate change and sustainability for teachers (.pdf 232kB)