To Change a Planet

to change a planet

Need a little inspiration? Christina Soontornvat and Rahele Jomepour Bell have just the thing!  This one is phenomenal.

A gorgeous - absolutely powerful clarion call to all of us to use the power we each have to come together to defeat climate change.  Thrilling illustrations take us to a place where a gigantic child is looking over the planet we share..... and what potential that child has.

This story spreads the good news:  If you take one person and add that person to one more person and on and on and on, gathering millions of us together, then we have the power it will require to conquer the billions of molecules of carbon dioxide that blanket our beloved Earth.  That blanket isn't a good thing - it's a thing that can change our climate, change our weather, change how much food we have and how much land we can live on.

Each one of us can make choices that can give Earth back her room to breathe and to make that blanket get smaller and smaller.  Read this aloud to empower every child and to awaken the power they have within to make a difference - and to discover we don't have to move a mountain by ourselves - but we can make a huge difference when we each do our small part and all those small parts join...and become an enormous force to bring our planet back to a great place.

Thrilling and empowering - no matter how small you are you matter and you can make a difference.

40 pages                              978-1338628616                            Ages 4-8

Keywords:  climate change, empowerment, role of the individual, power of the individual, science, working together, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, environment, Science Curriculum, Earth science, weather, ecology

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,


A beautiful ode to our planet and a clarion call to protect it.

Our planet seems tough,

but it is fragile.

Our planet seems big,

but it needs us.

Spare, poetic text and jaw-dropping pictures gently illuminate the causes of climate change while also providing hope and hands-on solutions that will edify and empower even the youngest readers.

One carbon dioxide molecule may seem small and insignificant. But when cars, factories, and cities let loose millions and billions and trillions, they can trap and stifle like a too-warm blanket. One notch higher on the thermometer may seem small and insignificant, but one notch higher can change our seas, our seasons, life, us. But when one person and one person and one person become many…THEY can change a planet―for the better.

With calm, truthfulness, and beauty, To Change a Planet demonstrates the importance of caring for our planet, and how our individual and collective actions multiplied together can make the world better. Eye popping explosions of color on every page create a stunning visual narrative that invites readers to spot and follow the same characters through their daily lives and ultimately to the famous climate march on Washington. Clear, informative, and meticulously researched endnotes answer a myriad of questions in simple language, cite irrefutable sources, and provide hands-on solutions that even young children can be a part of.

With our planet warming at an alarming pace, and the effects of climate change ravaging whole communities and countries―especially the most vulnerable populations―we need clearheaded, fact-based stories about the reality of climate change more than ever. This book will be especially appealing to parents, caregivers, STEM teachers, and librarians looking to help children understand the natural world and to foster responsibility and stewardship. It is also sure resonate with budding young climate activists.---from the publisher

40 pages                              978-1338628616                            Ages 4-8

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