This series of wildlife books for children, are ideal to introduce young ones to the animal kingdom. All have simple text and illustrations, ideal to read as bedtime stories, or leave them be to discover wildlife friends alone:
- Mammals covers hedgehogs, moles, badgers, foxes, rabbits, hares, mice, rats, squirrels, voles, shrews, stoats, weasels & deer.
- Seashore features info on rock pool creatures, seaweed, shells, birds, insects, fish, mammals, plants & shells.
- Birds features info on garden birds, and birds that live in the woodland or city, along with info on ducks, swans, geese and birds of prey.
- Minibeasts will teach children about ladybirds to slimy snails, with fun facts on how they eat and move about. The book features info on beetles, pond & seaside minibeasts, butterflies, wasps & bees, spiders, ants, worms, earwigs, millipedes, centipedes & woodlice.
- Urban Wildlife is a beautiful photography guide for children, with 50 of the most common birds, animals, plants and insects found in British urban areas. With simple descriptions, the book also features information on the scientific names, size, food, life span and habitat of each creature.
- Butterflies has info on how to identify a butterfly and learn about endangered butterflies. Plus children will learn how to plant flowers to attract them. If planting flowers to attract wildlife, see how to keep your garden safe for pets, as many wildflowers are toxic. Avoid cocoa mulch, pine mulch & fresh compost near pets, and use no-dig methods to avoid harming earthworms (use safe humane slug & snail deterrents).
The same series of books also covers flowers & nature:
- Trees features many British trees including oak, aspen, willow, popular, silver birch, alder, hazel, beech, ash, elder and lime. Children will also learn the life-cycle of trees, how to protect them and how to make a tree ID guide.
- Flowers is a fun guide to common flowers, from daisies to daffodils. Learn where different flowers grow (in the garden, park, mountains or meadows or woodland, or by the seashore) and follow the life-cycle of a dandelion.
Some of the fascinating answers you’ll discover include:
- Which mammals can sleep for days at a time?
- Which flower did the Romans used as medicine?
- Which flower was more expensive than gold?
- Which mini-beasts taste with their feet?
- Which mini-beasts love cabbages?
- Which tree’s wood is used to make cricket bats?
- Which tree’s seeds are good to eat?
- Which fish have strong teeth to crack open shells?
- Which sea mammal can reach speeds of 30kph?
- Which bird can walk upside down?
- Which bird sounds like a telephone?