Children’s Books for World Ozone Layer Day
September 16th marks World Ozone Layer Day. Understanding the effects that depleting the ozone layer causes may be a challenge for young children, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate this special ‘day’ with them. How can your little one acknowledge World Ozone Layer Day (without you having to get overly technical or lecture her on scientific concepts)?
Help your child to understand about the environment, and our impact on it, with a few easy-to-read books that focus on global warming and climate change. Read the books with (or to) your child, and then start a discussion.
Kids’ Climate Change Discussion Questions
Ask your child a few questions, such as:
- What do the words “climate change” mean?
- How does the ozone layer protect us?
- How are we changing the ozone layer?
- Why is understanding climate change important for people?
Children’s Books on Climate Change
A Kids’ Guide to Climate Change and Global Warming: How to Take Action!, by Cathryn Berger Kaye (Ages: Elementary school)
The Magic School Bus and the Climate Change, by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen (Ages: mid to older elementary school-aged children)
A Warmer World: From Polar Bears to Butterflies, How Climate Change Affects Wildlife, by Caroline Arnold and Jamie Hogan (Ages: mid to older elementary school-aged children)
A Hot Planet Needs Cool Kids: Understanding Climate Change and What You Can Do About It, by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane (Ages: 9 and up)
The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss (Ages: All ages)