Recycling Book Recommendations for Children

16 Oct 2023

Recycling Book Recommendations for Children

We wanted to shine a light on the importance of recycling for little ones by sharing our top 3 book recommendations, appropriate for each nursery age, to help share the message of just how important looking after the environment is.

The nation’s annual celebration of recycling, “the one week of the year where retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments and the media come together to achieve one goal: to motivate the public to recycling more of the right things, more often.” Join The Big Recycling Hunt! – Recycle Week 2023 will take place between 16-22 October 2023. This year’s theme – The Big Recycling Hunt – focuses on “missed capture”: the items that can be recycled but are commonly missed in the home. Get involved and learn more about Recycle Week here.

Our education programme, Innovate & Investigate looks at STEM activities and empowers children to think for themselves; enabling them to become independent, resilient and curious for life. Learn more here

Busy Recycle (Campbell Busy Books) by Campbell Books

“Push, pull and slide the tabs to help clean up the Earth in Busy Recycle! Watch the recycling truck do its work, reuse materials to make a rocket and recycle your waste in this fun book about helping the planet.

Perfect for toddlers who like to play as they read, they will love this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Mel Matthews, which is part of the popular Busy Book series.”

Ten Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh

“Written in a way that pre-schoolers will understand and yet gives a message that all ages should learn. An important book for the new generation.

A beautifully simple book for small children where transforming pages reveal ten things that everyone can do to help conserve their world. Many of them, such as turning off the television properly, walking to school and turning off lights when leaving a room, are about conserving energy. Others, such as feeding the birds in winter and growing plants from seed, will encourage an understanding of nature and conservation.”

The Odd Fish by Naomi Jones 

“A warm and funny eco-adventure with a clever message about looking after our blue planet, perfect for budding David Attenboroughs!”

We hope our book recommendations will help to build excitement and instigate enthusiasm for learning about the environment.


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