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Books to celebrate nature's wonders and put the spotlight on how we can reduce our environmental impact.

Each World Environment Day is organised around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019, “Beat Air Pollution,” is a call to action call to combat this global crisis. The topic invites us all to consider how we can change our everyday lives to reduce the amount of air pollution we produce, and thwart its contribution to global warming and its effects on our own health. 

  • DK Australia

    This book is packed with projects, advice and inspiration – start feeling good about what you can achieve instead of guilty about what you can't.

  • Help save our planet by learning more about a rubbish subject - our litter and pollution.

  • Simplify life and amplify living by mastering the fundamentals of minimalism through this visual guide to embracing a minimalist lifestyle.

  • Meet the humble honey bee: nature's hardest worker and so much more than just a honey machine. This beautifully illustrated children's book will open your mind to the wonder of bees.

  • DK Australia

    Introducing an exciting new approach to stargazing in the southern hemisphere, this book features step-by-step routes to help you easily identify key constellations across the southern night sky.

  • A little book of the history-making, ground-breaking speeches by an extraordinary young woman who has taken the world by storm.

  • A cinematic, propulsive and frightening climate tour of our near future - coming much faster than you think.

  • Want to make a change but don’t know where to start? The practical thirty-day guide to radically reducing your waste by 80%, from waste warrior Anita Vandyke.

  • Let's go on a journey it's going to be stinky, sticky and pretty gross, but if you want to be a waste warrior it's the most important journey you'll ever take.

  • A practical guide to cutting back the amount of plastic we use, by the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace.

  • Come eye to eye with some of nature's most impressive creatures as Graeme Base takes you on a richly illustrated journey of imagination and possibility.

  • Enter the world of Graeme Base's forest, filled with wild and wonderful animals, Uno's unique family and friends – and the elusive Snortlepig! From the creator of Animalia, The Waterhole and Jungle Drums, here is an illuminating blend of storybook, puzzle book and numbers book.

  • A gorgeous new series about friendships, family and seaside adventures, from our beloved bestselling author Belinda Murrell!

  • Blueback is an achingly beautiful story about family, belonging, and living a life in tune with the environment, from Tim Winton, one of Australia's best-loved authors.

  • An earthy, down-at-home picture book showing all budding greenies how to grow their own backyard feast.

  • Celebrated author-illustrator Pamela Allen retells a true story and celebrates some of Australian most famous icons in a series of delightful pictures for the very young.

  • A beautiful, award-winning picture book by much-loved children’s book creators Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch about the remote and precious World Heritage site, Macquarie Island, and the battle to save it from environmental destruction.

  • When Mae has to move house from the country to the city, she feels lonely and sad - until she discovers a beautiful place full of green in the centre of Paris. What she finds there sparks something special and beautiful that will make her feel much more at home.

  • The first social, cultural and environmental history of this World Heritage-listed site, The Reef is an effortlessly readable work by a born storyteller.

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