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Children's Nonfiction Environmental Conservation & Protection

Palm Trees at the North Pole

The Hot Truth About Climate Change

by (author) Marc ter Horst

illustrated by Wendy Panders

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Environmental Conservation & Protection, Environmental Science & Ecosystems, School & Education, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


Finally, the ultimate book about climate change for kids ages 8-12! 

Through awesome facts and detailed, colorful illustrations, Palm Trees at the North Pole shares the science and history of climate change in an accessible and entertaining way. 

  • Perfect for home-schooling, virtual and blended learning 
  • Helps kids understand why and how climate change is happening, and what we can do about it
  • Encourages young climate activists to engage even more deeply with their chosen cause 

This approachable and creative guide features information grounded in science and fact, such as: 

  • The history of the climate and humans’ role in changing it 
  • Brave scientists and young activists like Greta Thunberg
  • The real consequences of climate change, such as rising tides, heat waves, and hurricanes, presented in a non-frightening way 
  • Actions kids can take to help combat climate change in their own communities 

After reading this book, kids will become experts on the most important issue facing our world today, and feel like part of the solution!

About the authors

Contributor Notes

MARC TER HORST studied literature but soon found himself more interested in geology, astronomy, and evolution. He has written several nonfiction books for kids and they have been translated into many languages. He lives in the Netherlands.

WENDY PANDERS is an illustrator and graphic designer for magazines and newspapers and has illustrated many children’s books. She lives in the Netherlands.

Editorial Reviews

“An entertaining... overview of climate change.... this visually appealing account is inviting and ultimately reassuring.”

“A comprehensive account engagingly presented.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A useful reference as new science emerges…. Highly Recommended.”
Canadian Review of Materials

“Interesting….ideal for read-alouds and student discussion groups. Recommended.”
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