I haven’t come across many environmental story books for younger children but a little while ago I came across “The Journey Home” by Frann Preston-Gannon in my local bookshop, so immediately picked it up for my daughter.
Centred around a polar bear whose home on the ice caps is melting: the polar bear sets off on a journey to find a new home and comes across some other animals who are all in the same boat – whose habitats are being lost or destroyed.
The illustrations are stunning and the story is simple, making it a great way to introduce ideas of conservation and the impact of man on the planet with older children in a simple and accessible manner.
My own daughter is a bit too young for the book – it’s probably better suited for four, five and six year olds – but it’s a good read – one that we all enjoy. Recommended!
Do you know any other good environmental books for kids? Do share in the comments below!