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Younger Readers

If you’re worried that too few of today’s children care about nature and the environment now is the time to act. Our wide selection of titles aimed at children aged 3+ is just the solution to finding tomorrow’s botanists and ornithologists. From bedtime stories with a nature twist and books describing the fastest, tallest, strongest and strangest creatures in the world to practical get-out-there and experience nature guides and identification charts, we have it all.

  • Collins Gem Guide: Wild Flowers
    Collins Gem Guide: Wild Flowers by Martin Walters

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material. This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the wild flowers they might encounter on a walk along the coast or in the mountains, or a ramble through woodland, fields or wetlands. Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show the parts of the flower, stem, leaf and fruit, including both common and scientific names of each wild flower. Additionally, each entry features illustrations and description of appearance and colour, details on size, type of habitat, geographical range and flowering season, along with helpful information on herbal medicinal uses of each flower.

    PAPERBACK £5.99 Buy Now
  • The Complete Naturalist
    The Complete Naturalist by Nick Baker

    Nick Baker's fascination with the natural world began at an early age, inspired by Gerald and Lee Durrell's classic book The Amateur Naturalist. His The Complete Naturalist is an up-to-date, practical introduction to observing, understanding and investigating the natural world around us.

    Paperback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Pip Meets Some Animal Friends
    Pip Meets Some Animal Friends by Colin Froud

     In this edition Pip the squirrel introduces us to some animal friends. Learn about foxes, badgers, marsh frogs, red squirrels, fallow deer and otters. Pip the squirrel makes learning fun and engaging for young children.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • Pip's Animal Time
    Pip's Animal Time by Colin Froud

    In this edition Pip the squirrel explores babytime, playtime, hometime, dinnertime, bathtime and bedtime. Pip the squirrel and friends makes learning fun and engaging for young children.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • Pip Meets Some Animal friends DVD
    Pip Meets Some Animal friends DVD -

    This DVD is second in the Pip the Squirrel and friends series, aimed at young children aged between two and six. Pip's Animal Time introduces Pip's new friend Pipsqueak and together they explore the habits of Britain's most iconic animal species through familiar themes such as playtime, dinnertime and bedtime. The DVD features fabulous foootage of British Wildlife Centre animals and comes with a sing-along-with-Pip song booklet.

    DVD £8.99 Buy Now
  • Pip the Squirrel and Friends DVD
    Pip the Squirrel and Friends DVD -

    This DVD gives young children a fun and fact filled introduction to British wildlife. It stars Pip the squirrel, an inquistive character, who likes to meet the animals at the British Wildlife Centre and find out all about them. The DVD was filmed entirely at the Centre and features wonderful footage of the animals there.

    DVD £8.99 Buy Now
  • Born to be Wild
    Born to be Wild by Hattie Garlick

    Want to save cash, your child's imagination and possibly even the planet? This is the book you need. Packed with great photos of real families in the outdoors, Born to Be Wild contains easy-to-follow instructions for activities that require nothing more sophisticated than a small person's imagination and access to a little outdoor space.

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • All about...Bugs!
    All about...Bugs! by David Chandler

    This book provides a clear and concise guide to 65 species of British and European bugs aimed at 8-12 year olds.

    Hardback £4.99 Buy Now
  • The Wildlife Trusts Guide to Wild Flowers40% OFF
    The Wildlife Trusts Guide to Wild Flowers -

    Offers a wealth of information for expert or amateur, young or old, on identifying nearly 120 of the most commonly encountered wildflowers in Britain and Northern Europe. Its compact size makes it ideal as a pocket companion in the field as well as a useful home reference.

    Paperback £2.99 RRP: £4.99Buy Now
  • The Butterfly (My First Discoveries)
    The Butterfly (My First Discoveries) by Claude Delafosse

     Share the colourful life of a butterfly, from the moment when the caterpillar hatches out of the egg to the miracle of its fragile wings unfolding from the chrysalis. Watch the transparent overlays transform the pictures, revealing the unexpected side of things.

    Hardback £8.99 Buy Now
  • Collins Gem Birds
    Collins Gem Birds by Jim Flegg

    Will help identify 230 species of European birds.

    Paperback £5.99 Buy Now
  • Collins Gem Garden Birds
    Collins Gem Garden Birds by Stephen Moss

    This is the perfect pocket guide for keen birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts to identify the diverse range of birds that inhabit their gardens.

    Paperback £5.99 Buy Now
  • Collins Gem Trees
    Collins Gem Trees -

    Colour illustrations to aid identification of trees and shrubs by their leaves, bark, fruit and flowers.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • Collins Gem Food for Free
    Collins Gem Food for Free by Richard Mabey

    Illustrations of over 100 plants, with recipes and other fascinating information about their use throughout the ages.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • The Big RSPB Birdwatch
    The Big RSPB Birdwatch by David Chandler

    Take part in the Big RSPB Birdwatches with this fun-filled RSPB guide. The Big RSPB Birdwatch will help you get to know the birds right outside your window, packed full of amazing information, brilliant tips for watching birds, and exciting nature activities.

    Paperback £6.99 Buy Now
  • RSPB Children's Guide to Birdwatching
    RSPB Children's Guide to Birdwatching by David Chandler, Mike Unwin

    Enjoy the exciting world of birds with this new RSPB guide. It's ideal for 8-12 year olds, but offers a head start to anyone wanting to know more. Packed with colour photos and artwork, it will help you to find and identify birds, choose the right gear and attract birds to your garden, and includes many fun ideas and activities. A field guide section covers all birds that beginners are most likely to see in the UK, with clear illustrations and simple, concise text on identification, behaviour, voice and habitat.

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • Great Oaks Little Acorns16% OFF
    Great Oaks Little Acorns by Rosemary Pickering

    by Rosemary Pickering

    A beautifully illustrated story book, aimed at 3-7 year olds. Follow a great oak tree through the seasons and discover how its little acorns grow up to be big and strong trees too. Learn about natures life cycle and stimulate children's interest in the natural world around them.

    - £4.99 RRP: £5.99Buy Now
  • Giant Pandas83% OFF
    Giant Pandas by Karen Dudley

    The Wildworld series covers folklore and classic stories as well as scientific topics such as classification and distribution.

    Paperback £0.99 RRP: £5.99Buy Now
  • Wolves83% OFF
    Wolves by Karen Dudley

    The Wildworld series covers folklore and classic stories as well as scientific topics such as classification and distribution.

    Paperback £0.99 RRP: £5.99Buy Now
  • Gorillas83% OFF
    Gorillas by Patricia Miller-Schroeder

    The Wildworld series covers folklore and classic stories as well as scientific topics such as classification and distribution.

    Paperback £0.99 RRP: £5.99Buy Now
  • Blue Whales83% OFF
    Blue Whales by Patricia Miller-Schroeder

    The Wildworld series covers folklore and classic stories as well as scientific topics such as classification and distribution.

    Paperback £0.99 RRP: £5.99Buy Now
  • Grizzly Bears83% OFF
    Grizzly Bears by Janice Parker

    The Wildworld series covers folklore and classic stories as well as scientific topics such as classification and distribution.

    Paperback £0.99 RRP: £5.99Buy Now
  • Ladybird, Ladybird83% OFF
    Ladybird, Ladybird by Jude Tonkin

    Learn why the ladybird is our friend while you have fun reading this book.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £5.99Buy Now
  • The Flower40% OFF
    The Flower by Chris Baines, Penny Ives

    An ecology story book for the very young. Two children plant a seed and watch it grow into a beautiful flowering plant. When bugs start eating the leaves, the children discover the ideal way to deal with the problem.

    Paperback £2.99 RRP: £4.99Buy Now
  • The Nest40% OFF
    The Nest by Chris Baines, Penny Ives

    It's Springtime and two birds build a nest for the mother to lay her eggs in. When the baby birds are hatched, a prowling kitten has her eye on them. Will the babies learn to fly in time?

    Paperback £2.99 RRP: £4.99Buy Now
  • The Nesting Box83% OFF
    The Nesting Box by Jude Tonkin

    Aimed at the younger reader, this book has watercolour illustrations on each page and follows the progress of a Blue Tit nestling.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £5.99Buy Now
  • Pollinating Pet83% OFF
    Pollinating Pet by Jude Tonkin

    A little girl encounters a red mason bee and learns that she has him and hid friends to thank for the apples that grow on her tree every year.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £5.99Buy Now
  • Minibeasts: An Identification Guide
    Minibeasts: An Identification Guide by Peter Smithers, John Walters

    Enables you to identify all the main types of insects and other minbeasts you are likely to find in Britain. Informative and educational.

    Paperback £6.50 Info
  • Wild Things to do with Woodlice
    Wild Things to do with Woodlice by Michael Cox

    by Michael Cox

    Can't tell a blackbird from a blackberry, a butterfly from a buttercup, or a hedgehog from a hedgerow? This action packed book is filled with nature activities, facts and tables that will tell you everything you need to know about how to get stuck into nature. Colour illustrations.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Colouring Bugs
    Colouring Bugs by Sally MacLarty

    by Sally MacLarty

    Drawing on children's fascination with creepy crawlies, this fun and educational book encourages children to look closely at the colours and shapes of bugs they can observe in their own garden.

    Paperback £2.99 Buy Now
  • Colouring Birds
    Colouring Birds by Sally MacLarty

    by Sally MacLarty

    Fun and educational, this colouring book includes drawings of 48 European birds to colour. Each bird is featured as an outline at full page size with an interesting fact about it.

     

    Paperback £2.99 Info
  • New Animal Discoveries
    New Animal Discoveries -

    Looks at the latest animal discoveries and the scientists who discovered them. It explains how they were discovered, what we now know about them and the people who went in search of them - and why. Focussing on species discovered in the last 16 years it offers children an exciting look at the good news stories to counter the recent emphasis on extinction and endangerment in children's science publications.

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • My First Book of Garden Wildlife
    My First Book of Garden Wildlife by Mike Unwin

    Introduces 20 common garden animals, birds and insects to young readers in a fun question and answer format.


    Try to guess the animal from the clues, then turn the page to discover its name and more facts.

     

    Hardback £6.99 Buy Now
  • My First Book of Garden Bugs
    My First Book of Garden Bugs by Mike Unwin

    This book uses a fun question-and-answer format to help young readers discover 20 common garden bugs. Beautiful illustrations bring a new creature to life on every page.

     

    Hardback £6.99 Buy Now
  • My First Book of Garden Birds
    My First Book of Garden Birds by Mike Unwin, Sarah Whittley

    This book will help 4-8 year olds discover and identify the most common birds in their everyday surroundings. Partly obscured illustration on the right hand page with text to give them clues to identify the bird. Turn the page over to find out more.

    Hardback £6.99 Buy Now
  • You Can Save the Planet: A Day in the Life of Your Carbon Footprint
    You Can Save the Planet: A Day in the… by Hough, Rich

    Leads the reader minute by minute through an average teenager's day. From dressing and eating to using e mail and mobile phones. Reveals the impact of everyday life on the environment and shows how the smallest actions can make a difference. Packed with the latest research, statistics and ideas. Includes web links and advice on finding reliable information about the environment.

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • Eyewitness Guides: Whale
    Eyewitness Guides: Whale by Papastavrou

    Aimed mainly at children this book is nevertheless a useful introduction for adults who wish to learn basic facts about the natural history of whales dolphins seals & dugongs or manatees.

    Hardback £8.99 Buy Now
  • RSPB Wild Nature Colouring Book
    RSPB Wild Nature Colouring Book -

    35 common wild creatures to colour in for beginner naturalists. Full-page illustration accompanied by key information about each creature. Designed to encourage young children's interest in the outside world and the wildlife around them. Includes a spotter's chart for children to fill in.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • RSPB Children's Guide to Nature Watching
    RSPB Children's Guide to Nature Watching by Mark Boyd

    A practical, exciting and comprehensive introduction to nature watching for children.

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • All the Wild Wonders
    All the Wild Wonders by Wendy Cooling, Piet Grobler

    This book includes poems to make children look, think, and ask questions. Why are trees so important? How are motorways damaging our countryside? What can we do about rubbish? What can we do to protect our Earth for the future?

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • And After That He Ate Them! (Hardback)
    And After That He Ate Them! (Hardback) by Leon Hills

    This book allows children to discover the names of different creepy crawlies as they join the frog in his minibeast feeding frenzy!

    Hardback £7.50 Buy Now
  • RSPB Nature Guide
    RSPB Nature Guide by Mike Unwin

    Full of activities for every season and every kind of weather. Get out and about and track animals, learn to draw a frog or create a wild patch in your garden.

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • The Happy Hedgehog
    The Happy Hedgehog by Marcus Pfister

    by Marcus Pfister

    Mikko loves his garden, he knows all the plants and flowers and he enjoys learning about their healing powers. He is perfectly content, until Grandfather tells him he is wasting his time. 'Take advantage of your youth to accomplish something important, so you will be happy! Look at how others lead their lives!' That's just what Mikko does.

    Paperback £5.99 Info
  • The Wildlife Trusts Guide to Butterflies and Moths40% OFF
    The Wildlife Trusts Guide to… -

    Offers a wealth of information for expert or amateur, young or old, on identifying nearly 135 of the most commonly encountered species in Britain and Northern Europe. Its compact size makes it ideal as a pocket companion in the field as well as a useful home reference.

    Paperback £2.99 RRP: £4.99Buy Now
  • The Wildlife Trusts Guide to Trees
    The Wildlife Trusts Guide to Trees -

    Offers a wealth of information for expert or amateur, young or old, on identifying nearly 120 of the most commonly encountered tree species in Britain and Northern Europe. Its compact size makes it ideal as a pocket companion in the field as well as a useful home reference.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • The Wildlife Trusts Guide to Birds
    The Wildlife Trusts Guide to Birds -

    Offers a wealth of information for expert or amateur, young or old, on identifying nearly 130 of the most commonly encountered species in Britain and Northern Europe. Its compact size makes it ideal as a pocket companion in the field as well as a useful home reference.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • Kitty the Toon
    Kitty the Toon by John Miles

    The story of the worlds first inland Kittiwake colony, especially written for children. Shows familiar images from Newcastle and Gateshead.

    Suitable for children aged 8-10 years.

    Hardback £7.00 Buy Now
  • Screamer the Swift
    Screamer the Swift by John Miles

    The story of a swift, especially written for children. Tells the story of a swift from the time it leaves the nest until it returns next year.

    Hardback £7.00 Buy Now
  • Where's our breakfast, Mr Blackbird?
    Where's our breakfast, Mr Blackbird? by Hazel Douglas

    Introduces young children to birds through imaginative stories and illustrations. This first book co-stars sparrows and blackbirds (with a walk on part for a red admiral butterfly!)

    Paperback £5.99 Buy Now
  • A treat for Mr Chaffinch
    A treat for Mr Chaffinch by Hazel Douglas

    The My Birds series introduces young children to birds through imaginative stories and beautiful illustrations.

    This, the second book in the series, features chaffinches and blue tits. We also meet the two children of the family and catch a glimpse of the family dog, a dalmatian.

     

     

    Paperback £5.99 Buy Now
  • Mr Goldfinch gets a shock
    Mr Goldfinch gets a shock by Hazel Douglas

    This story stars Mr and Mrs Goldfinch and Mr and Mrs Dunnock. As well as the goldfinches, dunnocks and comma butterfly, this book also features a seven spot ladybird, a violet ground beetle and a brown-lipped banded snail, plus of course, the family and one member of the family that we haven't met before.

    Paperback £5.99 Buy Now
  • Mrs Starling makes a change
    Mrs Starling makes a change by Hazel Douglas

    This fourth book in the Hazel Douglas's series features starlings and long-tailed tits. The small tortoise shell butterfly makes an appearance, together with the white tailed bumble bee, the lesser stag beetle and the garden spider.

    Paperback £5.99 Buy Now
  • Baby Moorhen Makes a Splash!
    Baby Moorhen Makes a Splash! by Hazel Douglas

    This book helps to introduce children to birds through imaginative stories. This, the fifth in the series features Moorhens and Tufted Ducks.

    Paperback £5.99 Buy Now
  • British Mammals: A Photographic Guide
    British Mammals: A Photographic Guide by Victoria Munson

    Easy-to-follow identification guides for budding nature lovers, this handy reference guide for children and adults will help everyone become a nature detective. Introduces 50 of the most common mammals found in Britain today. There are full descriptions of the scientific name, size, food and habitat of each animal.

    Hardback £8.99 Buy Now
  • Top Gun of the Sky
    Top Gun of the Sky by Martin Bradley

    Search for movement amongst turbulent flow, binocular vision locks on quarry below. See the world from the Peregrine Falcon's point of view, the Top Gun of the Sky. This book uses bold and brave graphics to illustrate a poem which describes the wonderful Peregrine and its world. Both innovative and clever it provides a novel and exciting way for young children to learn more about this bird.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • Buzzing! Discover the Poetry in Garden Minibeasts
    Buzzing! Discover the Poetry in Garden… by Anneliese Emmans Dean

    Full of fascinating information about the small yet amazing animals, especially bees, butterflies and other minibeasts, that we find in our gardens, all accompanied by wonderful poems about the creatures themselves. Anyone from the age of five upwards will be enchanted by Anneliese's extraordinary insights and talent in bringing to life the world of the myriad tiny creatures that crawl and fly about us.

    Hardback £14.99 Buy Now
  • The Curious Mind of Young Darwin
    The Curious Mind of Young Darwin by Sara Bellis et al.

    Based on letters and stories from Charles Darwin's childhood, this title is a creative look into an energetic young mind. Packed with tantalising questions and experiments to help today's young, curious nature detectives learn more about the natural world. Practical advice on making a natural history collection, carrying out simple chemical experiments and making the most of your time spent outdoors.

    Paperback £5.00 Buy Now
  • The What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History
    The What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural… by Christopher Lloyd, Andy Forshaw

    Tells the complete story of natural history from the formation of the Earth to the latest breakthroughs in evolutionary science. A3 in size and comprising a remarkable 2.3 metre long, fully illustrated timeline, it can either be read like a book or unfolded and stuck on a wall. On one side the 4.5 billion year timeline presents a unique illustrated guide to the past, cleverly linking subjects together from asteroids to algae. Perfect for younger readers but also relevant to all ages.

    Paperback £17.50 Buy Now
  • The RSPB Bumper Book of Wildlife Stories
    The RSPB Bumper Book of Wildlife Stories by Pat Kelleher

    Packed full of wonderful tales of wildlife, fascinating facts, puzzles, games and much more to inspire young naturalists.

    Hardback £10.99 Buy Now
  • RSPB First Book of Birds
    RSPB First Book of Birds by Anita Ganeri, David Chandler

    Whether watching through your window or out and about, birds are everywhere! Learn how to tell your wrens from your woodpigeons with this enchanting introduction to 35 of the most common British Birds. Discover all about the secret lives of the birds you see around you.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
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