Explore the World's Renewable Energy
Written by Stacy Clark
Illustrated by Annalisa Beghelli
Explore six renewable energy technologies that are used around the world! Accessible verse and lush illustrations introduce children to important information about how we can harness the planet's natural resources including wind, water and sun. Inset boxes define new words like “turbine”, while extensive endnotes further explain the science behind each power source and the benefits of clean energy.
SUSTAINABILITY: Highlights the many ways in which countries around the world harness the power of natural resources to preserve our planet.
STEM: Makes the science behind renewable technologies understandable to young readers.
GLOBAL: Each clean energy source is presented in the context of a different country, illustrating that preserving the planet is a global effort.
EDUCATIONAL ENDNOTES: Extensive endnotes with detailed diagrams explain the science behind each power source and the benefits of clean energy.
- Product Dimensions: 8.50 x 10.75 inches
- Page Count: 40 pages
- Age Range: Ages 5-10 years
- Format: Hardcover
- Also available in Paperback
Awards and Accolades
Hot Off the Press Reading List, Children’s Book Council, August 2021
“A thorough and accessible informational text for climate change discussions and reports” – The School Library Journal
“We have so many clever, clean ways to power our world: the push of the breeze, the warmth of the sun, even the flow of the tides. This book reminds us what a sweet planet it is — and that if we're careful, we can keep it rolling on!” – Bill McKibben, Environmentalist and Author
“Planet Power: Explore the World’s Renewable Energy is a wonderful story for kids of all ages” – Ed Begley, American actor, conservation champion, and renewable energy activist
“Through the power of rhyme, Stacy Clark provides readers with a view of the future of renewable power and highlights the diversity of communities around the world. Beautifully paired with Beghelli’s vibrant illustrations, Planet Power is a captivating introduction for young readers to explore the exciting possibilities of renewable energy” – Melissa A. Burt, Ph.D., Co-founder of ScienceMoms.com, Research Scientist
“Stacy Clark’s Planet Power gives kids of all ages a compelling window to a clean, green future, where the world is united against the threat of climate change. Renewable energy from wind, water, and sun is already transforming the world but we have to speed it up! Planet Power’s rhyming verses and bold illustrations will inspire and activate the next generation in service to the greatest challenge of our time” – Clara Vondrich, Senior Advisor to the President of Global Choices
“For a lyrical, light and engaging exposition of the wonder and promise of renewable energy, I highly recommend Stacy Clark’s Planet Power” – Michael E. Mann, Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University
“Packaging science, art, technology and smart energy solutions into an exquisite non-fiction picture book is a clever way to launch the next generation of clean energy engineers and entrepreneurs. Stacy Clark and Annalisa Beghelli have created an exciting clean energy roadmap for this new generation to follow” – Dianna Aston, award-winning author of science books for children
“Planet Power is a fun and lively journey around the globe that reveals how the wind, water and sun supply clean electricity for towns, islands, cities and countries” – Mark Z. Jacobson, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program at Stanford University
“Creative, vivid and imaginative — Planet Power introduces kids to the many different ways we can grow and harness our energy from this amazing planet on which we live” – Katharine Hayhoe, U.N. Champion of the Earth and Professor of Political Science at Texas Tech University, Director of Texas Tech’s Climate Science Center
“There are not many books that teach our children how to be kind to our planet. The book Planet Power fills this gap, by presenting colorful and eye-catching illustrations which will surely inspire the adults of tomorrow to better take care of our planet” – Inna Braverman, Founder and CEO of Eco Wave Power
Written by - Stacy Clark
An environmental geologist, nature lover, educator and climate journalist, Stacy Clark enjoys distilling science into lively rhymes for young readers. Working between New York City and Dallas, Texas, she is inspired by the awesome potential of renewable energy to transform the way that countries around the world are powered. She loves exploring Central Park with her dog, Luna, and cycling along scenic trails and coastlines with her family.
Illustrated by - Annalisa Beghelli
Annalisa Beghelli worked as an architect for four years before deciding to follow her passion for drawing and graphics. She graduated from MiMaster-Illustrations and International Design School based in Milan and now works as an artist with several picture books to her name.