Four books for the planet

As the Earth must be celebrated more than one day a year, here is a selection of children’s books in which nature or ecological gestures are the protagonists.

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The treasures of the garden.


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Extract from The ocean gardenertext by Sarah Lalonde, illustrations by France Cormier

Gallia is not just any pirate. While her father and her crew love to wield the sword, the girl her prefers gardening. Secretly, she grows fruits, flowers, and vegetables. Gradually, the ship turns into a floating garden, angering the captain. When the ship is attacked by barbarians, the pirates will discover the wealth of plants and herbs. Written in free verse, this album pays homage to nature and conveys the importance of staying true to one’s values.

The ocean gardener

The ocean gardener

Quebec America Editions

From 6 years

vegan and delicious


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Extract from Camille the cow and the beef effect of her great hamburgerstext by Jerry Dougherty, illustrations by Mariana Moreno Caro

Camille the cow is convinced of it: this year she will win the trophy for the best big fat burger. What is a dairy cow doing in a contest that features a dish in which beef is king? her competitors wonder. She cooks a delicious hamburger without meat or cheese. A book that opens the discussion on the environmental impact of our food choices, with, as a bonus, the recipe for Camille the cow’s “kale-festin burger”.

Camille the cow and the beef effect of her great hamburgers

Camille the cow and the beef effect of her great hamburgers

kata-editions

From 6 years

An organic farm through the seasons


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Extract fromA year on the farmtext by Nancy Castaldo, illustrations by Ginnie Hsu

In the chicken coop, the orchard, the fields, the beehive or the barn, this 80-page documentary allows young readers to discover the activities of an organic farm throughout the seasons. What plants in spring? How to get rid of insect pests? Why is it better to buy local products? All these questions, and many more, are answered in this beautifully illustrated book that makes you want to go to the market.

A year on the farm

A year on the farm

multiworld editions

From 6 years

Discoveries in the forest


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excerpt from the book White-tailed deer and porcupinetext by Anie Langelier, illustrations by Pierre Brignaud

What tracks will the fox Theo follow? In this book, it is up to the reader to decide how the story progresses. A fun way to spark young people’s interest in reading. Looking at the title, you might have guessed that one set of footprints leads to the white-tailed deer and the other to the porcupine. In addition to discovering information about these two animals, the children meet over forty inhabitants of the forest throughout the pages.

White-tailed deer and porcupine

White-tailed deer and porcupine

Editions Dominique and company

From 3 years

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