Wren & Rook, part of the Hachette Children’s Group, is publishing a book full of tips on how to ditch plastic and reduce rubbish.
This Book Is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World! is aimed at children aged 9+ and covers topics such as plastic pollution, global warming and protecting local wildlife, and was written by science writer Isabel Thomas.
“If you haven’t heard how bad plastic is, you’ve been living on a different planet – one that’s not being choked by a giant, floating garbage patch. This Book Is Not Rubbish doesn’t lecture children. They already know that grown-ups have messed up the environment but aren’t doing much to tidy up. Instead, the book surveys the latest science and shares exciting actions that will add up to make a big difference. I hope it will help readers navigate each day in the greenest possible way and inspire and empower children to get involved in environmental issues.”
The book is being released at a time when children’s authors and illustrators are campaigning against plastic pollution. Lauren St John has launched Authors4Oceans, a campaign calling for the book industry to ditch single-use plastic, and Horatio Clare has called for magazine companies to stop giving away plastic toys.
Wren & Rook will publish This Book is Rubbish on 20th September in paperback with illustrations with Alex Paterson.
The publisher signed world rights directly with the author and illustrator.