What is nature? Is it a rainbow or the mountain ranges? The sky or the seas?
The plants or peacocks? Bananas or bees? Where is it, can I see it?
Lastly, where is it going and why should we save it?
We turn off lights for an hour every Earth Day. We’ve switched from plastic to all-natural
paper or cloth bags, and to paper or metal straws. We’ve learnt to carry our own water
bottles wherever we go... All small steps to reduce, reuse, recycle, in the hope of leaving a
better world for our children. But how do we best prepare them to sustain ecosystems, to
preserve wildlife and biodiversity from degradation in their future?
How do we teach them to nurture nature, to be “good ancestors”?
Celebrating World Nature Conservation Day (28 July),
here are a wide range of books that take children of all ages on a journey through sky
and sea, land and rivers, to make friends with nature, to meet animals,
Picture books for 3-6 years
3. Unhappy Moon
4. Dinaben and the Lions of Gir – Bilingual
5. Takdir the Tiger Cub – Bilingual
6. Lai-Lai the BabyElephant – Bilingual
7. Baby Beboo Bear – Bilingual
8. The Seed – Bilingual
11. Best Friends – Bilingual
13. Big Rain
14. The Colour Thief
16. Malu Bhalu
18. Ekki Dokki
Picture books for 7-8 years
The wisdom of folk tales, the thrill of real encounters or the power of imagination… these stories speak of living in harmony through a web of interdependence, and celebrate the whimsy and wonder of the natural world.
1. A Bhil Story
12. The Spider's Web
13. Dancing Bees
19. The Gular flower
20. Sabri’s Colours
Fiction for 8-12 years
In the way we choose to live and treat each other – Nature and People – It’s our world to care for and protect!
9. One World
Non-fiction for 8-12 years
Art or Science, it’s all about – looking, seeing , feeling, nurturing and being alive to empathy.
A powerful call to stop the hurt and heal the wounds from years of plundering the earth and the people to whom it belongs.