Global Goals Book Club: Goal 13, Climate Action

In honour of Climate Action Week, the Global Goals has chosen to feature five different books that highlight Climate Action accompanied by a fun, engaging activity! We paired them with climate pledges as well for you to take, and share using #ClimateActionWeek.  Check them all out now below.


Book: Greta and The Giants by Zoe Tucker and Zoe Persico

How is Greta supposed to save the entire forest and the animals that live in it all by herself? Read Greta & The Giants to find out! Read the following questions and think about them while you listen to the book

  • What does the title tell you?
  • Where may be the setting of the story?
  • What do you think is the problem in this story?
  • What do you predict will happen in this story?
  • Does this story remind you of anything you have seen or done before?

Get reading now!


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Age group: Junior Infants – 4th class

When you are done reading think about how you would help Greta stand up to the Giants and get creative with the activity!


Book: Save the Arctic by Bethany Stahl

Today we are reading a book about the effects of climate change on our oceans and how some lovely friends get together to take climate action and save the arctic!


Age group: 1st class – 3rd class

Character Profile Activity Sheet: click here to download.

Age group: 4th class – 6th class

Book Review Activity Sheet: click here to download.


Want to learn more? Check out how to save energy and build your own Solar Cooker from a shoebox!


Book: Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

From land, sky and sea to people, animals and time, Here We Are is a guide to life on Earth.. Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. Enjoy this lovely introduction to Planet Earth and don’t forget to create your very own Planet Earth guidebook when you’ve listened to the story. How would you describe Earth to someone who has never been here before, what notes and instructions would you include in your guidebook?! Have fun!

Check out more great activities linked to the book created by Harper Collins Children’s Books here.

Age group: Junior Infants – First Class

My Guide to Planet Earth Activity Sheet: click here to download activity.


Book: The Mess That We Made by Michelle Lord and Julia Blattman

The Mess That We Made explores the environmental impact of litter and plastic on the ocean and marine life, and it inspires us to combat pollution by reducing our plastic consumption. Learn facts about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Ocean Pollution, and how we can help. We imagine ourselves as one of the four occupants of the little boat surrounded by swirling plastic in the middle of the ocean, witnessing the harm it causes to plants, animals, and humans.


Age group: First class – Sixth class

Plastic Soup Activity Sheet: click here to download.


Age group: Second Class – Fifth Class

Wordsearch Activity Sheet & Solutions: click here to download.


Want to learn about how your school can go plastic free? Check this out!


Book: David Attenborough – Little People, Big Dreams by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

David Attenborough – Little People, Big Dreams is part of the Little People, Big Dreams series of books and they explore the lives of some amazing people who have achieved incredible things to help make the world a better place for everyone.

It explores the life of David Attenborough from his childhood days growing up at the University of Leicester to his career as a naturalist. His fascination with nature and animals began when he was a young boy and he has since travelled all over the world exploring the wonders of the natural world.

Age group: 1st class – 4th class

Postcard Activity Sheet: click here to download.


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