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Be amazed by the incredible 3-D illustrations which bring out every detail of the fascinating life of insects. While the illustrations provide the centre attraction, the scientific text offers a wealth of important information which is clearly written and easily accessible. Once the main features of insects has been presented, the book looks at the different ways insect groups work including taking a detailed look inside a bee hive and gives an in depth study of different kinds of spiders.
A comprehensive guide to insect spotting, full of useful tips on finding insects in your local park or garden, identifying different species and even how to make a pooter - a special tool that scientists use to catch insects in order to study them! There are ways to make your garden more insect-friendly and clear step-by-step guides to making your own wormery and butterfly house. Everything your budding nature detective needs to know about the world of creepy crawlies!
This is a fantastic guide to identifying wild flowers, with clearly drawn examples of the plants, their flowers, leaves and seeds and also the various uses we make of wild flowers from perfume to cooking to medicines. There are flower-spotting guides for a range of environments, woodlands, seashore, mountains and heathland making it a useful companion for family days out and holidays and step-by-step guides to pressing flowers and growing your own wild flower garden.
Colourful, appealing and packed with information, this lovely book will make any family trip to the park, countryside or seaside even more enjoyable. It’s full of facts about the birds you could see, from robins and blackbirds, to skylarks and kingfishers, as well as tips on how to spot them, what to look for, and general bird-watching behaviour. There are stickers to add to record birds spotted, and lots of extra activities to do when you are back at home, from craft projects and board games, to recipes, and you can even learn to play a simple bird-song on the recorder.
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - March 2015 Book of the Month - Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece Beautifully illustrated, this is an original and entertaining introduction to the curious facts about 600 iconic and incredible creatures which live all around the world. Grouped under unusual heading such as ‘The masters of camouflage’, ‘Our family friends’, ‘The poisonous’; ‘The snowy whites’ the book celebrates a host of animals some of whom are threatened with extinction. Details of special features and special characteristics are useful in helping to understand the import role each animal plays. ............................................ Reference books are enjoying a renaissance - Animalium by Katie Scott and Jenny Broom, and Lucy Letherland’s Atlas of Adventures are examples of beautiful looking books that inform and inspire in equal measure. Creaturepedia by Adrienne Barman is another. This unusual guide to the animal kingdom groups creatures together under eclectic headings: so the pretty-in-pinks include the Elephant hawkmoth and Amazon river dolphin as well as the earthworm; there are a host of creatures in the show-off category, including the stickleback, which does a zigzag courtship dance, and the Red-capped manakin bird which moonwalks along branches to impress! Barman’s illustrations are bold and colourful and each is accompanied by a simple caption. ~ Andrea Reece
In a nutshell: magic, friendship, adventure | Like a crisp layer of new snow in sunshine, Alex Bell’s novel sparkles with excitement and adventure. In the tradition of fairytale heroes Stella is an orphan, brought up by the explorer who discovered her abandoned as a baby. Though she looks like a snow queen with her white hair and blue eyes, Felix and his relaxed, happy upbringing have given her a warm heart, something that turns out to be very important. Stella longs to be an explorer too and, against the strict rules of the Explorers Club, Felix takes her on a trip to the Icelands; but it’s when she and three other children are separated from the grown-ups that the adventure really begins. Can Stella, Shay, Beanie and awful Ethan make discoveries, and make it home? The setting is magical, the cast of characters hugely appealing and the chain of adventures that befall them thrilling. This well-written, charming and imaginative adventure story is highly recommended.
July 2019 Debut of the Month | A trip to the natural history museum with Grandad fills George with a passion for bugs. He determines to build up a collection and though it’s not easy at first slowly learns the best ways to catch them, filling jars with butterflies, beetles, worms, moths and spiders. It’s satisfying, but something’s not right. Grandad notices it too: with no bugs, everywhere is too quiet, dull and sad. Together they release the bugs and transform their garden into an insect sanctuary. The story is filled with action and movement and the pages are packed with detail. I love the way George chases after his bugs with such a loping stride and the relationship between him and his grandfather is tender and convincing.
A beautifully illustrated collection of flashcards, perfect for introducing letters to young children...E is for Egg, K is for Kestrel. Each letter is accompanied by a nature-based activity or puzzle.
Featured here are amongst the 12 best-known European garden birds that you are most likely to see at a bird table. In addition to the easy to use sound bar, there is a general introduction to each bird that highlights its key characteristics, accompanied by an informative data profile and some surprising facts.
Nature lovers of all ages will find lots to laugh at in this totally nutty book which contains hundreds of jokes based on the British countryside and its wildlife. To give you a flavour of what to expect: why don’t owls go courting in the rain? It’s too wet to woo. Geddit? As well as the jokes there are lots of strange and unusual facts about the animals around us all illustrated in typically inky and vibrant style by Sarah Horne. Lots of fun to dip into wherever you are, but this could be just the thing to take on a country walk or journey to the seaside. ~ Andrea Reece The Editor at Nosy Crow says “For anyone that loves being outdoors, or even anyone that just enjoys a good chuckle, this is the book to get you laughing. Ned the Nature Nut’s terrific compilation of jokes will have children roaring with laughter!”
This is the perfect first atlas for young animal lovers. The colourful illustrated maps contain essential geographical information such as countries, principal mountains, rivers and lakes. The book is crammed with interactive fun, so that young readers can truly engage with the animal world.
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