Theme:

Protecting our planet

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What Do You See When You Look at a Tree

This is a warm hug of a book with a love of trees and nature at its heart. We follow a sweet little girl in yellow dungarees and her beloved tree through the pages. Beautifully tender illustrations and rhyming text work together to make a harmonious and heart-warming read. It encourages the reader to have a greater understanding of the importance and beauty of trees with a fascinating glimpse into their secret lives.

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And Everything Will Be Glad To See You: Poems by Women and Girls

This is an inspiring collection of poetry, gorgeously illustrated and presented. The cloth bound cover promises magic within, and the book delivers on every page. Editor Ella Risabridger’s introduction sets the tone and both it and the conclusion are thought provoking and beautiful. They whisper gently about acceptance of all our different ways of being, about stepping into our own power and what it means to be alive in this time.

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The Map of Leaves

Orla Carson has closed herself off from the world when her Ma died. All she wants is to be left alone in her garden with her horse and the plants whose whispers she understands. But when a mysterious illness comes to the village of Thorn Creek and the blame is cast on nature and the wild, she must leave and embark on a journey in search of a cure. With only her Ma’s book of plants and remedies as a guide, she must begrudgingly team up with Idris and Ariana, who are hunting for the cure for their own reasons.

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Building Communities Reading List

A reading list for ages 0–12, designed to inspire building the homes, places and communities of tomorrow.

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All the Animals Were Sleeping

This lovely picture book follows a little mongoose as he crosses the plains of the Serengeti. With night falling, he makes his way back to his burrow while passing animals sleeping.

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Orla and the Magpie's Kiss

In the exciting follow up to Orla and Serpent's Curse, we join Orla, her brothers, and Dave the Dog on their vacation in Norfolk spent at their Uncle Valentine’s house. As a new witch, Orla is hoping to relax on holiday. However, when she stumbles upon the nearby Anna’s Woods and learns of the evil GasFrac’s plans to destroy the woodland, she takes it upon herself to alert the locals to the danger and protect the environment.

Book cover - Princess Olivia Investigates: The Wrong Weather

Princess Olivia Investigates: The Wrong Weather

Hawking’s book does a great job of mixing facts with fiction. The story follows Princess Olivia from the palace to her new home and readers get the opportunity to learn about climate change which is an increasingly important topic. Princess Olivia, who isn’t fussed about being a princess at all, is a very determined protagonist. She is delighted when she learns that she will not be a princess anymore.

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Home Is Where The Hive Is

Beatrice is a brave bee on a mission to find a new home for her hive in a city where looming skyscrapers and apartment blocks have suddenly become her neighbours. Mineker’s clever use of colour introduces us to a gloomy man-made world which feels disconnected from nature, but Beatrice discovers it doesn’t always have to be so!

Book cover - A Bear’s Guide To Beekeeping

A Bear’s Guide To Beekeeping

Boldly declaring itself ‘The Only Book You Will Need to Become an Expert Beekeeper’ from the outset, this witty and engaging guide to beekeeping for bears has instant appeal. As any worthwhile guide should, it begins with Bear, our aspiring beekeeper, wielding this essential manual to find those crucial bees.