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A book is like a garden carried in a pocket
Combine the two, books about gardens (nature, earth, wildlife, mountains, etc), for a truly spellbinding read.
Nature books tend to be beautiful to look at – the subject matter inspires stunning artwork, which in turn encourages kids to appreciate and protect the world around them.
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Remember, there Is No Planet B! This generation will have to clear up the mess that previous ones have made. Let’s help them.
A National Trust bible for kids that features a nature poem for each day. “Sumptuously illustrated,” says a mum of 3. “A great selection of well-known and more obscure poems, matched to the month and season.”
Recommended by a mum of 2. “An incredibly atmospheric book, with illustrations that wistfully depict all creatures of the mountain from day to night, accompanied by lyrical text. Explore the beauty of nature and the wonders in this picturesque book.”
AKI Delphine Mach
“A delight of rhythmic rhyming prose. The bold Nature Girls are ready for whatever nature throws at them, exploring all sorts of habitats,” reads the review on Kinfo app. Follow the girls’ adventures, all the while learning fun facts as they journey through the natural world.
“A snapshot of the world through a lens. Natural holes, volcanoes and caves, or man-made tunnels and wells. Each double page is brimful of information and intricate detail,” admires this parent.
The classic tale is 50-years-old this year and it hasn’t dated. We see it as a first nature book for babies. Watch the long, green caterpillar munch his way through leaves leaving holes in his trail. Recommended by a mum.
Each page focusses on a single element of an animal, whether that’s the squid’s eye or a polar bear’s paw – and combines the enlarged illustration with age-appropriate facts. “Far too good to be a novelty book. We have had so much fun reading it!” says this mum.
“Sharing the beautiful flora and fauna that surrounds honeybees throughout the seasons. The pages feature rhyming phrases and flowers and little bees to spot. Under flaps, little readers can discover another creature or plant and finally, a wonderful beehive,” says a mum of 2.
A mum of 2 sings this song at bed time to help her kids feel a positive appreciation for the world. Give it a go, the words are all in this beautiful hardcover book, illustrated by Tim Hopgood.
An issue affecting our future. Extinction Rebellion have popularised the debate, now we need to encourage activism. Bill Clinton’s daughter penned a book of facts to empower children with ways to tackle poverty, global warming, obesity, gender inequality and more.
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With so much fun and exploration to be had, the question is, how to do it all?