Spring 2023

Climate Warriors

Fourteen Scientists and Fourteen Ways We Can Save Our Planet

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Who do you think of when you imagine a climate scientist? Maybe a biologist? Or a chemist? But economists study the climate too!

Meet fourteen different scientists who are working to solve the climate crisis and the surprising ways they are doing it. Along with explanations of different areas of science and the many ways scientists are working to save the climate, readers will find tips for how they too can work for change. Climate Warriors informs young readers and gives them the tools they need to make a difference.

Author and neuroscientist Laura Gehl introduces readers to these incredible scientists, the projects they are working on, and what inspired them to choose their fields of study. From ecology to civil engineering, computer modeling to food science, we have lots of ways to combat climate change. Along with explanations of different areas of science and climate solutions, find out what you can do to make a difference.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Animals, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary, STEM: Life Science/Health and Human Body, STEM: Life Science/Plants
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 72
Publication Date 2023-04-04
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF037020, JNF007090, JNF071000
Dewey 363.738/74
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Guided Reading Level V
Features Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Laura Gehl

Laura Gehl is the award-winning author of more than three dozen picture books, board books, and early readers including Who Is a Scientist?, I Got a Chicken for My Birthday, Dibs!, and Climate Warriors: Fourteen Scientists and Fourteen Ways to Save our Planet. A former science teacher with a PhD in neuroscience, Laura lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband and four children.


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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“A must-read for anyone with an interest in becoming a climate change activist. Reviewer Rating: 5” —Children’s Literature


“The featured climate warriors are not only a balanced mix of men and women scientists with racial and ethnic diversity, but they also depict an amazing array of science itself, from ecology and materials science to psychology and economics.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“[E]mphasizes over and over the effectiveness of working together to accomplish a goal. . . . Practical, creative, and empowering.”—Kirkus Reviews