Wild Wonders: An Anthology of Short Nature Stories for Children
Wild Wonders is a gorgeous collection of short stories about nature by some of Ireland’s best children’s authors with illustrations by some extremely talented illustrators. Each story is a reminder to us to keep our eyes open to the beauty of the nature that surrounds us no matter where we live.
My Naturama Nature Journal
My Naturama Nature Journal is the perfect companion to Naturama, by the same author–illustrator team. Michael Fewer’s text is simple and direct, yet full of information and good advice for the budding nature lover. Melissa Doran’s illustrations not only add to the aesthetic appeal of the book, but also reinforce the information in visual form.
Sounds of Nature: World of Birds
Sounds of Nature: World of Birds is a non-fiction book that introduces children to a diverse range of bird species in their natural habitats through sound, text and illustration. Ten different environ-ments as diverse as the Sonoran Desert, the Himalayas and the city are explored here through Robert Hunter’s illustrated backdrops inhabited by the species native to that setting.
Let's Play Outdoors: Exploring Nature for Children
Whether you’re off to the park, having a wander through the fields and forests or simply exploring your own back garden, there’s loads to do and see. And this book is just the ticket to get children outside and to discover the many things the outdoor world has to offer. Here, you’ll find suggestions and activities, essential information and ‘take care’ tips that promote closer observation, deeper understanding and clever interaction with nature all through the year.
A Year Of Nature Poems
This is a pleasure to look at. Award-winning poet Joseph Coelho has written an original poem for every month of the year, and illustrator Kelly Louise Judd provides the sumptuous folk art to accompany the words. Frogs frolic, daffodils delight and bluebirds perch on snow-covered trees in this love letter to nature.
Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up
For months the garden has been quiet and grey, until one morning Dad puts on his gardening jumper and announces that it’s time to plant carrots. His two eager daughters follow him outside to a world of wonder, where the plants and animals are waking from their winter slumber. There is much for our narrator and her fun-loving little sister to see and learn, but most importantly of all – there’s work to be done.
The Nature Timeline Wallbook
This is a volume for diehard science fans, which combines a densely detailed 2-metre timeline with a newspaper style book chronicling the rise and progress of scientific discovery across the ages. Painstakingly researched, the book bears the hallmark of its Natural History Museum origins with a heavy emphasis on the theory of evolution and its outworking in mankind’s understanding of itself.
2019 Nature Month-By-Month
It is worth celebrating the fact that so many authors and publishers are providing information about and motivation for getting into the ‘wild’ and learning how the world works. One problem, however, is the sheer quantity of information to be absorbed, especially for families for whom the natural environment is an unexplored realm. This book, published in partnership with the National Trust, excels in providing a true almanac and user guide to the wild through its month-by-month approach, meaning that the information is bite sized, accessible and immediately relevant.
A New Green Day
A New Green Day is a poem to the wonder of nature. Beginning with the first warming flush of morning light, it leads us through a day and night of not just seeing, but experiencing for ourselves, the joy of connecting with nature. ‘I’m a comma in the long, long sentence of the stream. Someday soon, you’ll hear my croak,’ says tadpole. Young readers are led through the book solving a series of simple riddles – who is a map of their own green home? Who slashes the sky with its bright fangs?
The Spirit of the River
In 2007, the Oxford Junior Dictionary removed dozens of words related to nature. One critical response was Robert Macfarlane’s and Jackie Morris’s The Lost Words, poems to the words removed. Spirit of the River is another form of resistance to loss of vocabulary. Murphy names and describes everything he sees, behaviour and habitat along with appearance. Actively seeing, not just looking, is emphasised.