Protecting Our Planet (Senior)

Are you a parent or guardian looking for books related to your child’s interests, or recommendations to help them branch out into new genres? Are you a teacher looking for books on a particular theme or topic? Look no further than our themed reading lists for a huge variety of brilliant book recommendations for children of all ages!

Sustainability, climate change and protecting our planet have become hugely topical in recent years, with many books seeking to explore these themes in an age-appropriate way for young readers. As children and young people more likely to be affected by climate change, the Protecting Our Planet reading list is a guide to solution-focused stories that both celebrate our natural world and highlight how we can continue to care for it.

This is a curated list of 24 titles aimed at post-primary school readers aged 11–15+ years selected by our publications officer and with the assistance of our reviewers under the assigned theme. It is by no means an exhaustive list and we have tried, where possible, to include a spread across age ranges and genres 
under the theme. 

Our policy is to include titles dating from five years to date in English and ten years to date in the Irish language. Any titles by an Irish author, illustrator, publisher or in the Irish language will be denoted with a shamrock.