Books That Help Raise Eco-Conscious Kids

KSP Book Club tells you the titles to add to your eco-friendly child’s bookshelf.
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In today’s times, living an eco-friendly or sustainable life is slowly but steadily catching up among us, parents. But how do we explain to the kids what this means? As we battle changes every day, it becomes more relevant now than ever before to explain to the next-gen, why we need to be more caring towards the earth we live in, and why we need to develop an eco-friendly lifestyle. 

On KSP Book Club, today, we tell you the best books by Indian authors that help explain to the kids all about the environment and the need to save it. With inspiring stories on how people have done their bit for the earth, these books are a must-add to your child’s collection.

On KSP Book Club, that’s what we recommend week-after-week with our book reccos for kids, filtered by age and category as well as reviews of new releases in the market. You can access all of this at just Rs. 499 for a whole year. Sign up below.

Age: 8 Years and above

When The Jungles Whisper

This book suitable for kids aged 8 and above takes the protagonists (and the young readers) on a journey across the country on animals and birds that are in danger of going extinct soon. The kids, shocked on hearing about these endangered species, find out more about each of them and what they can do to protect their place on Earth,

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Age: 5 Years and above

Dotted Lines



Dotted Lines is a visual autobiography of Bhuri Bai. Through this book, your child will learn all about the Bhil people from Madhya Pradesh. It’s the story of a young Bhil Girl who becomes an artist against all odds. It is also available in Hindi. Buy here

Age: 5 Years and above

A Tree

Written by one poet and illustrated by twelve tribal artists, this poignant book talks about saving a tree. Written in a manner that children will understand, it is sure to wake the little environmentalist within them. It is also available in Hindi and showcases tribal art from across India like Warli, Madhubani, and Bhil. Buy here

Age: 7 Years and above

The Earth Carer’s Guide To Global Climate Change 

It is a book that teaches your children about all that surrounds climate change. It encourages the reader to be more involved in the well-being of this beautiful planet that we call home. It explains the very real and frightening concept of climate change in a child-friendly way. It is also available in Hindi. 

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Age: 3 Years and above

Let’s Plant Trees

A call to action, this book uses creative and simple imagery to capture your child’s attention. A single line that runs through the book celebrates the different roles of a tree. The book also comes along with Pongamia seeds that you can grow into a beautiful plant. 

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Age: 9 Years and above

The Six Spellmakers Of Dorabji Street 

Tired of reading books set in New York or London? “The Six Spellmakers of Dorabji Street” by Shabnam Minwalla is set in a cosy gully in present-day Mumbai. This local setting will be relatable for your child to teach them that magic comes in all forms. The black and white illustrations add a charm to the story of saving the bimbli trees and restoring Cosy Castle to its namesake. 

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Age: 6 Years and above

When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Tiger 

Isn’t a tiger cub just like any other baby? Through her book, Bindra attempts to show readers that there exists a world beyond the concrete jungle we live in. T-Cub is a mischievous cub who frolics around the jungle with his animal friends but comes to realise that it isn’t easy being a tiger. Learn all about tigers, how you can protect them and tips on how to save the environment. 

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Age: 9 Years and above

Trash 

Life can be difficult and Velu learns that when he runs away to Chennai and becomes a ragged picture. A beautiful mix of fact and fiction, this book showcases the life of a ragpicker, especially a child ragpicker. It isn’t just a story but an expose of child labour, rights to waste and recycling. Behind that grimy mask of a ragpicker is a young child just like yours. 

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Age:7 Years and above

Poly Trap 

Author: Nita Ganguly Publisher: Red Turtle

Why kids love this book: This book is an essential step in raising eco-conscious citizens of tomorrow. Teach your kids how small acts of humans can prove harmful to other life forms. The book explains in a simple manner how the ocean- which is home to millions of life forms faces a threat and how the sea creatures are fighting their way out of it. 

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Age: 7 Years and above

My Big Book Of Earth

This book, released in 2018, is a collection of stories and poems for the young minds that teaches them about the timely concept of environmental conservation and protection. Some of the big names whose works are translated here include poems by Avvaiyar, stories by Vijaya Ghose and M. Mukundan, and illustrations by Murali Nagapuzha, Kalyani Ganapathy, Jemma Jose, Sumati, etc. Also available in Hindi, this book gives your young kids ideas to care more about Planet Earth- for a better future. 

Buy the book here. 

Age: 8 Years and above

My Big Book Of Global Warming

How do you explain global warming to the young minds, in a language they will understand? This book by Geeta Dharmarajan treads this difficult topic with the help of tips, trivia, and stories to drive home the point to the children. After reading the book, your little ones will come back to you, brainstorming ideas to help build a greener planet, we are sure! This book is also available in Hindi. 

Buy the book here.

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