Auckland Council Libraries: Conservation for kids

Conservation for kids

There is a strong message of conservation and caring for our environment running through this year’s summer reading programme. Here is a range of books for you to share with your children.

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The Lorax

Dr Seuss

One of the original eco-warriors. The message is still relevant today, told with Dr Seuss’ wit and charm.

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The water hole

Graeme Base

One of my favourite picture books for its fusion of art, puzzle, hidden animals and story of a diminishing waterhole. A classic and great to encourage the imagination.

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It's my egg (and you can't have it!)

K. P. Warne

The struggle of New Zealand’s Kiwi to survive against predators is cleverly told in this picture book, including the difference we can make when we help.

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Mose and the Manumea

Jane Va'afusuaga

A Pacific story of the search for a rare bird. The two boys discover lots of other wonders on their search.

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The last of Maui's dolphins

Maria Gill

A picture book story of the threat of set netting to one of New Zealand’s endangered species.

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Me and Dad save the stream

Peter Hills

A very simple (Step 4) chapter book for emerging readers about conservation on the farm.

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Poacher panic

Jan Burchett

Book 1 in the 'Wild Rescue' series, which like several of the other books on this list, are available as both print and electronic books.

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The wildlife games

Chris Kunz

Book 1 in the Bindi Irwin 'Behind the Scenes' series. These books all have strong conservation messages, as does the earlier 'Wildlife Adventures' series.

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The last tuatara

Des Hunt

Des Hunt is one of our favourite Kiwi authors. His fiction often revolves around a conservation message, in this case about an endangered species. He has many other titles available.

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