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Fight climate change with Andy Prentice and Eddie Reynolds

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The book cover of Climate Crisis for Beginners by Andy Prentice and Eddie Reynolds

Our authors of the week are Andy Prentice and Eddie Reynolds!

This week, Andy Prentice and Eddie Reynolds are sharing Climate Crisis for Beginners. The book explains what the climate crisis is, how it is affecting our planet and what we can all do to help and you can read it for FREE! There's also an exclusive video from Andy and Eddie, you can discover their top three recommended children's books and find out more about what they enjoy about reading in a Q&A!

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Andy Prentice and Eddie Reynolds - Authors of the week

Andy Prentice and Eddie Reynolds's recommended reads

Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin

The best kind of escapism. A living, breathing imaginary world, beautifully written and filled with adventure, magic and characters you never forget.

There Is No Planet B by Mike Berners-Lee

This book gives short but excellent answers to a long list of questions that people ask about climate change. It was our favourite book that we read while doing research for Climate Crisis for Beginners.

Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman

This book is out later this year, but we’re very excited for it. Amanda Gorman writes amazingly uplifting and truly inspiring poetry that makes anyone feel they can change the world for the better.

Q&A with Andy Prentice and Eddie Reynolds

If you could be a storybook character, who would you be?

The Hungry Caterpillar – he gets to eat loads, sleep loads & then turns into a magnificent creature. Surely that’s the dream.

What is the best thing about reading?

That you can feel very real emotions for people and events that are completely imaginary. It’s truly amazing that marks on a page can cause such profound and long lasting reactions.

What is your all-time favourite book?

What a question! Almost impossible to say, but as you’re forcing me, I’ll go with Millions by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

What can you do to get better at reading?

Don’t be put off reading if you don’t enjoy one book – keep going! There are so many brilliant stories out there – not everyone will be for you, but I guarantee there are going to be so many that you will love.