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Hachette Children’s Group and The Earthshot Prize to publish book for young people

A Handbook for Dreamers and Thinkers - solutions to repair our planet

The Earthshot Prize have partnered with Hachette Children’s Group to publish an inspiring book for young people featuring an introduction from HRH Prince William and contributions from environmental activists.

Available to pre-order now and released this October.

The non-fiction book, by Colin Butfield and Jonnie Hughes, will feature an introduction by HRH Prince William, and contributions from figures such as Sir David Attenborough, actor Shailene Woodley and Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The publication aimed at the next generation of innovators of climate solutions is the ultimate handbook for young people looking for practical solutions to help repair the planet.


“We’re delighted to be working with The Earthshot Prize to create an inspiring and practical environmental guide for children. The book celebrates our planet’s diverse and rich habitats, amazing animals and wonderful landscapes, and introduces them to Earthshot innovators, entrepreneurs and game changers from Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai to Sir David Attenborough. Young readers will discover how they can become the changemakers of the future, developing solutions to the world’s biggest problems.”

Laura Horsley, Publishing Director Hachette Children’s Group

Hachette Children’s Group is one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK, with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children.

The Group aims to cater for every child, with baby and pre-school books, picture books, gift, fiction, non-fiction, series fiction, books for the school and library market and licensed publishing.



The task of repairing our planet isn’t an easy one, and it will most certainly take a generation’s worth of time to achieve. But we can motivate this special generation – one with so many young changemakers already out there doing important work and making real change. But we need more, and it is vital that we do everything we can to empower the next generation on their journey.  We created this handbook to give young people the tools they need to make real, impactful change to our planet.  We hope the book will encourage young dreamers to be stubborn optimists, with resilient, positive attitudes and the conviction that the changes they make will, ultimately, improve the world for everyone.”

Authors Jonnie Hughes and Colin Butfield  

The book will be published on 12th October 2023 under HCG’s Wren & Rook imprint, in paperback priced at £10.99. 

It is also available to pre-order from the link here: 

The Earthshot Prize