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Nanook and the Melting Arctic

“We live in a world that’s closely connected,

When you do bad things, we’re all affected.”

Nanook is a caring polar bear who lives in the Arctic. But when his igloo starts melting, Nanook must find a way to save his friends and his home. He knows that the people who can help are also those who’ve caused the problem and he must find a way to convince leaders to act on the climate crisis!

This educational rhyming picture book is aimed at 5-7 year olds. It intends to explain the climate crisis in a way that younger children can get to grips with. The book is released ahead of the COP26 climate change summit, and arrives just after the IPCC have released their report saying that current climate change is “unprecedented” in thousands of years, and that “it is unequivocal” that human activities are responsible for them. It focuses on Greenland and the Arctic as this is where rapid climate change is being witnessed, and what happens in the Arctic will affect the rest of the world.



Press for Nanook and the Melting Arctic

Deborah Kalb – Book Q&A

Dr Mel’s Message: Book of the Day – Nanook and the Melting Arctic

Paw Prints in the Sink – Book Review: Nanook and the Melting Arctic

Scope for Imagination – Book Review: Nanook & the Melting Arctic by Ryan Mizzen & Paul Winward

Talk Radio Europe – The Book Show with Hannah Murray

The Writing Cooperative – Changing the World Through Stories: 7 Tips for Writing Cli-Fi

Reviews of Nanook and the Melting Arctic

“This book has a sweet rhyme scheme that kids will love, paired with cute illustrations that make these big concept ideas about climate change accessible… My favorite part of the book might just be those who Nanook travels to confront. World leaders and big business can have the most profound impact on climate change, and that’s who most needs to be taking it seriously. Seeing Nanook confront big business and world leaders is satisfying, and I love that the onus is on the big businesses and not just everyday people.” – Christine, Paw Prints in the Sink

Nanook and the Melting Arctic will inspire so much discussion. From the portraits of Greta Thunberg and James Hansen on Nanook’s igloo wall to his signs made from plastic pollution to his heart-felt pleas for people to change their ways, children will see just how important it is that we work together to protect the Earth.” – Kate Heap, Scope for Imagination

“A gentle rhyming story is a perfect way to help us talk to our little ones about the problems that our planet faces. Perfect timing too with the upcoming COP26 conference where the world’s leaders take centre stage and hopefully agree on some serious action.” – Nicky Hudson, It’s All About Stories