Amara And The Bats by Emma Reynolds

Publication Date: 22 July 2021

The Blurb

Amara loves bats! Her favourite thing to do is to collect bat facts and watch the amazing mammals fly at night by her house. But when Amara moves to a new town, she learns that her beloved bats no longer roost nearby because they are losing their habitat.

Amara is upset. What can she do to help? She’s just one person, and the problem feels so much bigger than her. But after doing some research, she discovers that there are many young people making big changes all around the world. Inspired to take action, Amara gathers her new friends to help save the bats. Together, she knows they can make a difference!

The Review

A glorious celebration of bats and the power a small voice can have to make changes.

Facts are interspersed throughout this story of a young girl desperate to save the habitat of her favourite animals. Inspired by articles in a magazine about other young people making a difference (Dara McAnulty, Greta Thunberg and Tokata Iron Eyes to name a few), she sets about getting her class involved and with Mum’s help, her whole local community.

Packed with information as you read the story and with full pages at the end discussing echolocation, bat boxes and more this is the perfect guide for young ecologists to think about their area and community, and inspire them to protect the wildlife in their community.

The perfect read for any youngsters interested in their environment, animals and non-fiction fans. With an abundance of uses in the classroom too, it’s a must for schools.

Huge thanks to Emma for inviting me to take part in the blog tour. Do make sure you check out all of the other stops!