Award-winning Australian children's book author Carole Wilkinson has teamed up with Wild Dog Books and turned her attention to a cause she is deeply passionate about, to deliver an essential book about climate change aimed at children aged eight and above.
Titled Earth Matters: Loving our Planet, long time climate activist Wilkinson wanted to write a book that would help teach children about climate change, giving them clear information that they can understand and the tools to do something about it.
With both issues and solutions perfectly outlined in this book, supported with beautiful illustrations by Hilary Cresp, Earth Matters: Loving Out Planet explains the science of climate change in a child-friendly way.
From explaining our atmosphere to the overuse of fossil fuels, the increase in greenhouse gases to Global Warming, Wilkinson ensures she covers the issues currently facing our modern planet.
Renewable and non-renewable energy is also explained, as are facts about waste.
Endorsed by climate Scientists, the book is interspersed with information about what kids can do about these problems, making this book essential for any school, home, and library.
Says Wilkinson, "Empowerment through knowledge and actions enabling children to reduce the effects of climate change is what this book is advocating. It is a way of turning children's concerns about climate change into positive activities that can lead to hope. I hope this book is embraced by kids, educators, librarians and even parents who will also learn a lot from this book!"
About the Author
Carole Wilkinson is an internationally award-winning and best-selling author. Her Dragonkeeper series has sold all over the world and is currently being made into a film. Carole's non-fiction title Ten Pound Pom won the 2018 Primary Educational Picture Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the 2089 CBCA Picture Book of the Year. Her most recent picture books are Putting Australia on the Map, and Matthew Flinders, Adventures on Leaky Ships, both also published by Wild Dog Books.
About the Illustrator
Hilary Cresp is a Melbourne-based illustrator. While trained as an engineer, Hilary realised her true love of books and learning working as a librarian at Universities. After completing studies in illustration, Hilary exhibited her work in group and solo shows. She is inspired by walks through her local botanic gardens, and her curiosity about people and the natural world fuel her work. This is Hilary's first book for children.