Please welcome my guest author today, Charlotte Offsay. We are giving away a signed copy of her book, The Big Beach Cleanup. To enter, please use the Rafflecopter at the bottom.
Environmental-Themed Picture Books
The Big Beach Cleanup by Charlotte Offsay, illustrated by Katie Rewse
The Big Beach Cleanup is an ocean advocacy story about little hands joining together to make big change. It features Cora who plans to be a sandcastle-building champion, but when the contest is canceled due to litter at the beach, her plans come to a halt. Cora and Mama pull on gloves and get to work, but soon Cora realizes it will take more than two pairs of hands to solve a big problem. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
The Old Man and the Penguin by Julie Abery, illustrated by Pierre Pratt
Written in rhyme, The Old Man and the Penguin is the true story of a man who saves a penguin that washed up on a nearby beach covered in oil. A beautiful tale of friendship and kindness which is sure to spark important conversations around environmental awareness and taking care of our planet. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
Lloyd Finds His Whalesong by Skylaar Amann
This is the heartwarming story of Lloyd, a young whale who wonders how he can be part of his whale pod if he can’t sing loud enough. An uplifting tale of finding your voice and embracing differences. Fascinating backmatter expands on the science behind the whale song and the impact of noise pollution. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
The Mess That We Made by Michelle Lord, illustrated by Julia Blattman Amann
Told in a cumulative structure (similar to the House that Jack Built) The Mess That We Made shows the impact of trash on the ocean and the animals that live there. The first half of the books illustrates the impact on the ocean, while the second half shows the community coming together to combat ocean pollution. [picture book, ages 5 and up]
Captain Green and the Tree Machine by Evelyn Bookless, illustrated by Danny Deeptown
The environmentally-focused superhero, Captain Green, is back! The perfect follow up to Captain Green and the Plastic Scene, this time highlighting the importance of saving our forests, planting trees, and working together to take care of our planet. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
A beautiful story of the powerful change that can begin with a small act by a single individual. One person really can make a difference in our world. [picture book, ages 5 and up]
Somebody Swallowed Stanley by Sarah Roberts & Hannah Peck
A personified plastic bag named Stanley travels through the sea and is eaten by a number of animals who mistake him for food. An important reminder of the impact of litter on our beloved ocean and the animals that live there. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade
A lyrical rallying cry to activism, this stunning new picture book beautifully illustrates that it is our responsibility to care for water and to keep it clean and healthy for all creatures present and future. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
Earth Hour: A Lights-Out Event for Our Planet by Nanette Heffernan, illustrated by Bao Luu
A kid-friendly celebration of everything we use energy for, an introduction to what earth hour is (a worldwide movement in support of energy conservation and sustainability), and a reminder of our impact on planet earth and why it is essential we do more to help our planet. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
Signed Copy of The Big Beach Cleanup GIVEAWAY!
We are giving away a signed copy of her book, The Big Beach Cleanup. To enter, please use the Rafflecopter below. We can only mail to U.S. and A.F.O. addresses.
Charlotte Offsay was born in England, grew up in Boston, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two small children. Born into a family with a love of travel and adventure, Charlotte enjoys exploring new places and cultures. She is a former corporate finance client specialist who now spends her days caring for her family, volunteering in her local community, traveling, and using her experiences to fuel her true passion: writing. Through her work, Charlotte hopes to make children laugh, inspire curiosity, and create a magical world her readers can lose themselves in time and time again.
Charlotte’s debut picture book, The Big Beach Cleanup, illustrated by Kate Rewse will be published by Albert Whitman in Spring 2021, followed by How to Return a Monster, illustrated by Rea Zhai releasing Fall 2021 with Beaming Books. A Grandma’s Magic, illustrated by Asa Gilland will be published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers in Spring 2022. Visit Charlotte on her website at http://www.charlotteoffsay.com and follow her on Twitter @COffsay or Instagram @picturebookrecommendations. Charlotte is represented by Nicole Geiger at Full Circle Literary.
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6 thoughts on “Environmental-Themed Picture Books & Signed Book GIVEAWAY!”
This is my favorite topic! Some of my favorites include The Tree Lady and One Plastic Bag.
What a great collection of titles. Would love this to help reinforce this topic with my students!
From a writing standpoint, I appreciate the different tones used in these environmentally-themed books. Your recommendations range from lyrical to humorous.
Our favorites reads include The Tree Lady, The Lonely Polar Bear, and The Brilliant Deep among a lot of other wonderful books.
Please sign me up for ALL THE BOOKS, lol. This is like walking into a bakery for me….feelings of love and excitement, but with the added bonus of being environmentally friendly. Double win.😎
We like “The Adventures of Myrtle the Turtle: Teaching Kids About Ocean Plastic Pollution and Recycling”