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Favourite books about the environment

Toby Alone

From climate change to animal conservation, these books will encourage children and young people to think about and discuss pressing issues about the environment.

  • Exodus

    Author: Julie Bertagna

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  • Exodus

    Author: Julie Bertagna

    Exodus is a disturbing and relevant epic that explores many contemporary themes.

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  • Pandora

    Author: Victoria Turnbull

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  • Pandora

    Author: Victoria Turnbull

    Pandora the fox lives alone in a world of broken things. She fixes and mends them, giving new life to the forgotten. One day, an i…

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  • Toby Alone

    Author: Timothee de Fombelle Translator: Sarah Ardizzone

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  • Toby Alone

    Author: Timothee de Fombelle Translator: Sarah Ardizzone

    Winner of the 2009 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, this exciting adventure has a serious message about the w…

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  • Follow the Moon Home

    Author: Deborah Hopkinson and Philippe Cousteau Illustrator: Meilo So

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  • Follow the Moon Home

    Author: Deborah Hopkinson and Philippe Cousteau Illustrator: Meilo So

    When Viv moves to a new home and school, she discovers that her local beach is a loggerhead turtle nesting area - but some baby tu…

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  • The Wombles

    Author: Elisabeth Beresford Illustrator: Nick Price

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  • The Wombles

    Author: Elisabeth Beresford Illustrator: Nick Price

    A wayward umbrella, a life-like snowman and a landslide with a near-miss make young Womble Bungo’s first year out of the bur…

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  • Ravenwood

    Author: Andrew Fusek Peters

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  • Ravenwood

    Author: Andrew Fusek Peters

    Peters has dreamt up a surreal world which exists many centuries in the future, in the roots of the earth and many miles above it.…

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  • Fuzzy Mud

    Author: Louis Sachar

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  • Fuzzy Mud

    Author: Louis Sachar

    Marshall and Tamaya take a short cut home from school one day to avoid the school bully – through the forbidden, completely …

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  • Anywhere Farm

    Author: Phyllis Root Illustrator: G. Brian Karas

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  • Anywhere Farm

    Author: Phyllis Root Illustrator: G. Brian Karas

    Rhyming text and warm illustrations create an uplifting tale that celebrates the joys and pleasures of growing not just food and f…

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  • The Seal’s Fate

    Author: Eoin Colfer Illustrator: Victor Ambrus

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  • The Seal’s Fate

    Author: Eoin Colfer Illustrator: Victor Ambrus

    A young boy is put in a difficult position when his father implores him to kill a seal to protect their livelihood. The illustrati…

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  • Runners

    Author: Ann Kelley

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  • Runners

    Author: Ann Kelley

    In a not too distant future in which the oceans have risen and resources are scarce, 14 year-old Sid is trying to keep himself and…

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