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Nature non-fiction booklist (older children)

Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World

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

  • Unseen Worlds

    Author: Hélène Rajcak Illustrator: Damien Laverdunt

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  • Unseen Worlds

    Author: Hélène Rajcak Illustrator: Damien Laverdunt

    Meet the microscopic creatures living in your mattress and the miniature mites that are feasting on your skin in this extraordinar…

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  • The Book of Bees

    Author: Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski Translator: Agnes Monod-Gayraud

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  • The Book of Bees

    Author: Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski Translator: Agnes Monod-Gayraud

    This glorious book will introduce you to the bee world. It is fantastically illustrated in a cartoonish style that is big, bold an…

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  • 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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  • 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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