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Nature non-fiction booklist (older children)

Animal Journeys

Non-fiction books about nature are great for older children, from engaging reluctant readers to inspiring budding environmentalists.

Full of factoids, true stories and stirring journeys, these books are sure to get any inquisitive young mind hooked.

See our list for younger children

  • The Curiositree

    Author: Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley Illustrator: Owen Davey

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  • The Curiositree

    Author: Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley Illustrator: Owen Davey

    Natural World is an extremely beautiful reference book that explores the way that habitats, plants and animals are connected, and …

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  • The Earth Book

    Author: Jonathan Litton Illustrator: Thomas Hegbrook

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  • The Earth Book

    Author: Jonathan Litton Illustrator: Thomas Hegbrook

    Learn about the inner workings of our earth, including earthquakes, volcanoes, thunderstorms and tsunamis; animal life on earth; t…

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  • Animal Journeys

    Author: Patricia Hegarty Illustrator: Jessica Courtney-Tickle

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  • Animal Journeys

    Author: Patricia Hegarty Illustrator: Jessica Courtney-Tickle

    This brilliant little hardback tells the stories of animal journeys from around the world. Combined with gorgeous illustrations th…

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  • Illuminature

    Author: Rachel Williams Illustarted by Carnovsky

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  • Illuminature

    Author: Rachel Williams Illustarted by Carnovsky

    Ten of the world's most fascinating and unusual natural habitats are explored here, from The Simpson Desert in Australia to the We…

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  • Everest

    Author: Sangma Francis & Lisk Feng

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  • Everest

    Author: Sangma Francis & Lisk Feng

    Children will love this beautiful and fascinating introduction to Everest, and it’s a particularly useful resource for primary sch…

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  • The Ways of the Wolf

    Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls Illustrator: Jonathan Woodward

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  • The Ways of the Wolf

    Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls Illustrator: Jonathan Woodward

    A big, stunning hardback that pays tribute to a misunderstood animal: the wolf. There's a nice middle-ground, conservational …

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