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Books in the series: Nature Storybooks

Caterpillar Butterfly

Caterpillar Butterfly

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2016

Watch a caterpillar metamorphose into a butterfly in this fun, informative, award-winning picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. Watch a caterpillar metamorphose into a butterfly in this fun, informative, award-winning picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. Curious young minds will love discovering each stage in the journey, from wriggly green caterpillar to the beautiful butterfly, in this picture book which combines story with information.

White Owl, Barn Owl

White Owl, Barn Owl

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2007

The little girl in this book has never seen a barn owl, but when her grandpa puts a nest-box high in the old oak tree, they wait and they wait until one spring night, just as the sky goes pink, a pale face looks out of it, then takes off towards them.

Dolphin Baby

Dolphin Baby

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Follow baby Dolphin on his great adventure in the big blue ocean with this perfect first reference book, teeming with new discoveries. The moment Dolphin Baby pops into the blue, he swims up, up, up ... and takes his very first breath. From then on, the baby calf swims close to his mother's side, discovering all there is to know about life under the sea. Dolphin has lots to learn including making new friends, catching his first fish, whistling ... and saying his own name in special dolphin-sound!

Yucky Worms

Yucky Worms

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Worms ... they're yucky, aren't they? Not according to this enjoyable new book which reveals just how amazing the wriggly creatures really are! Worms - fun, fascinating and wriggly worms! The humble earthworm plays a significant role in the environment, as all farmers and gardeners know: it aerates the soil, composts dead matter into rich humus in which seeds can germinate and plants can grow. Children love them too - especially for their wriggliness!

Big Red Kangaroo

Big Red Kangaroo

Author: Claire Saxby Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2015

Tracks of a Panda

Tracks of a Panda

Author: Nick Dowson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/02/2009

A tender tale of the survival of one of our world's best-loved and most endangered bears with accompanying CD. High on a mist-wrapped mountain in China, a mother panda holds her newborn cub gently in her giant paw. Through harsh winter and lush spring, she must protect and care for him while he grows and learns to walk, swim, climb and feed himself. In the accompanying CD (aprox. 90 min), actor Stephen Tompkinson explores the wonderful world of pandas through information, music and story.

Say Hi to Hedgehogs!

Say Hi to Hedgehogs!

Author: Jane McGuinness Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2019

With words and pictures by a debut author-illustrator, this is a new Nature Storybook about a very popular little animal - the hedgehog. A delightful Nature Storybook about hedgehogs from debut author-illustrator Jane McGuinness. There's someone we'd like you to meet - someone small and spiky. Say hi to Hedgehog! Follow this lovely little creature through the year and learn what hedgehogs like to eat, how they hunt for their food, where they build their nests, the time it takes for them grow from tiny hoglets into healthy adults and, as the seasons turn, how they prepare for hibernation. The story is told through gentle words and charming pictures, supported by a subtext full of fascinating facts, and at the end of the book, Jane explains how we can help these adorable animals survive the winter by making our homes hedgehog-friendly . The perfect bedtime read for young nature-lovers!

Caterpillar Butterfly

Caterpillar Butterfly

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2008

Watch a caterpillar metamorphose into a butterfly in this fun, informative, award-winning picture book, part of the new Nature Storybooks series. Curious young minds will love discovering each stage in the journey, from wriggly green caterpillar to the beautiful butterfly, in this picture book which combines story with information. Previously part of the acclaimed Read and Wonder series, Caterpillar Butterfly has been re-launched in the new Nature Storybooks series with a brand new look.

Insect Detective

Insect Detective

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2011

An exquisite glimpse into the strange and wonderful world of insects. Right now, all around you, thousands of insects are doing strange and wonderful things. But you can't always see them straight away. Sometimes you have to know where to look...This wonderful book, illustrated by Charlotte Voake and written by Steve Voake, tells us all about the different kinds of insects hiding away in your garden and how to recognize them. It's full of glorious detail, but remember if it doesn't have six legs, it's not an insect!

Walk with a Wolf

Walk with a Wolf

Author: Janni Howker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2008

A non-fiction picture book by one of today's most acclaimed authors about one of the world's most magnificent creatures. Come with award-winning author Janni Howker on a spellbinding journey to the far, wild north, to the Yukon territory of north-western Canada, and meet one of the world's most magnificent, yet misunderstood, creatures: the wolf. Be part of the pack and walk, run, howl, hunt, eat, sleep and dream like a wolf.

White Owl, Barn Owl

White Owl, Barn Owl

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2008

Get to know these rare and beautiful birds in this warmly illustrated non-fiction picture book. The little girl in this book has never seen a barn owl, but one day her grandpa puts a nest-box high in the old oak tree. They wait and they wait until one spring night, just as the sky goes pink, a pale face looks out of it, then takes off towards them...

I Love Guinea-Pigs

I Love Guinea-Pigs

Author: Dick King-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2009

This is a study of guinea-pigs by one of the best-loved children's authors. Each book in this series is written from a very personal viewpoint, mixing facts with feelings, encouraging children to think, feel and imagine as they learn.

Ice Bear

Ice Bear

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2008

An informative, gorgeously illustrated study of the majestic polar bear. Huge, magnificent, alone, a white bear moves through the frozen Arctic. Powerful hunter, tender mother and gentle playmate - she shares this land of ice and snow with the Inuit people, who watch and learn from her. Come on an unforgettable journey into the world of the polar bear... Containing accurate information suitable for classroom projects and activities, this emotive, atmospheric picture book brings the icy grandeur of the Arctic to life.

Bears in the Forest

Bears in the Forest

Author: Karen Wallace Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/02/2009

Welcome to the wonderful world of bears, told through story and song with Stephen Tompkinson. Deep in a forest cave, a mother bear gives birth to two tiny cubs. As they grow, she teaches them how to climb and fish, and all the things they need to know to survive in the wild. For one day, during the second summer, they will leave her to find homes of their own. In the accompanying CD (approx.15 minutes), actor Stephen Tompkinson explores the wonderful world of bears through information, music and story.

Yucky Worms

Yucky Worms

Author: Vivian French Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2009

Worms ... they're yucky aren't they? Not according to this enjoyable new book which reveals just how amazing the wriggly creatures really are! Worms - fun, fascinating and wriggly worms! The humble earthworm plays a significant role in the environment, as all farmers and gardeners know: it aerates the soil, composts dead matter into rich humus in which seeds can germinate and plants can grow. Children love them too - especially for their wriggliness!

Hello, Horse

Hello, Horse

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

A beautifully produced Nature Storybook about horses, by Vivian French with pictures by Kate Greenaway medallist Catherine Rayner. From much-loved author Vivian French and award-winning illustrator Catherine Rayner comes a charming new Nature Storybook about horses. Hello, Horse! gently introduces young children to Shannon, a friendly chestnut mare, and offers encouragement to children unfamiliar with or a little nervous of these large, beautiful creatures. The subtext is packed with practical tips, such as the right way to offer an apple, and also covers their behaviour - horses' need for company, for example - and life cycle. Tender words and art combine to create a warm and witty introduction to horses ... from the safety of the page!

Hello, Horse

Hello, Horse

Author: Vivian French Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

A beautifully produced Nature Storybook about horses, with words by Vivian French and pictures from Catherine Rayner. From much-loved author Vivian French and award-winning illustrator Catherine Rayner comes a charming new Nature Storybook about horses. Hello, Horse gently introduces young children to Shannon, a friendly bay mare, and offers encouragement to those unfamiliar with or a little nervous of these large, beautiful creatures. The subtext is packed with practical tips, such as the right way to offer a carrot, and also covers their behaviour - horses' need for company, for example. Tender words and art combine to create a warm and witty introduction to horses ... from the safety of the page!

Snow Leopard: Grey Ghost of the Mountain

Snow Leopard: Grey Ghost of the Mountain

Author: Justin Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

A new Nature Storybook about one of the most beautiful creatures in the world, with words by Planet Earthproducer Justin Anderson and pictures by Patrick Benson. A spellbinding new Nature Storybook about snow leopards, with words by Planet Earth producer and first-time children's author Justin Anderson and pictures from award-winning artist Patrick Benson. Something moves in the rocks ahead. My hands start to tremble. My heart is beating fast. There, just a few footsteps away, is a snow leopard... Join us on a journey high into the snowy peaks of the Himalaya, and discover the secret world of a rare and utterly majestic creature - how it has adapted to the harsh environment it lives in and how it looks after its young. Complete with an index and a conservation note, this is a wonderful addition to the series and the debut of an exciting new voice in non-fiction writing for children.

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