Earth Heroes: Twenty Inspiring Stories of People Saving Our World

Suggested age 9 – 12


Author: Lily Dyu
Illustrator: Amy Blackwell
ISBN: 9781788008525
Date Published: 3 Oct. 2019

The ultimate gift for any aspiring climate activist.

“If you want to know what to do in the face of the crisis, read this book! It’s full of inspiring ideas.” – Emma Thompson

When faced with climate change, the biggest threat that our planet has ever confronted, it’s easy to feel as if nothing you do can really make a difference . . . but this book proves that individual people can change the world. With twenty inspirational stories celebrating the pioneering work of a selection of Earth Heroes from all around the globe, from Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough to Yin Yuzhen and Isatou Ceesay, each tale is a beacon of hope in the fight for the future of our planet, proving that one person, no matter how small, can make a difference. Featuring illustrations by Jackie Lay.

Earth Heroes will feature twenty stories, including the following:

Mohammed Rezwan, architect behind Bangladesh s pioneering floating school scheme

Greta Thunberg, Swedish teen striking to raise awareness of climate change

Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, Australian inventors of the Seabin

Isatou Ceesay, Gambian innovator turning waste into wealth for her community

Stella McCartney, British designer fighting for sustainable fashion

“The message of the book is: you’re not alone and you can make a difference…says [the book’s editor]. “We feel it’s important to get that message out as soon as possible… From young girls in Indonesia who have got plastic bags banned, to an engineer in India who is creating artificial glaciers, this is a book about people who are finding different ways to confront climate change head-on, wherever it is affecting them.” – The Observer

“All children should know and revere national treasure Sir David Attenborough – just like the rest of us. This hardback version of ‘Earth Heroes’ focuses on the environment, teaching kids very timely lessons about our planet with the legendary wildlife presenter and schoolgirl activist Greta Thunberg.” – Abda Shah, Evening Standard

Related teaching resource pack available on the Nosy Crow website.

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Dimensions13 × 2.5 × 20 cm

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Age 9 – 12, Age 12 – 14




“An enlightening, hope-filled anthology that shows environmentally aware children that it is possible to make a difference… Teeming with heart, hope and humanity, this non-fiction treasure is ideal for reading alone or using in the classroom.”
Joanne Owen, Lovereading4kids
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