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Nature non-fiction (younger children)

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Non-fiction books area not only a great way to introduce younger children to learning about the natural world, but also to introduce concepts such as global warming and looking after the environment.

From flora- and fauna-themed early learning books to detailed studies of species and habitats, these non-fiction nature books are perfect for any young inquisitive minds.

See our list for older children

  • The Coral Kingdom

    Author: Laura Knowles and Jennie Webber

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  • The Coral Kingdom

    Author: Laura Knowles and Jennie Webber

    The great beauty and diversity of the coral reef is explored in this stunningly beautiful picture book, which is a true work of ar…

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  • Animals are Delicious

    Author: Sarah Hutt Illustrator: Dave Ladd and Stephanie Anderson

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  • Animals are Delicious

    Author: Sarah Hutt Illustrator: Dave Ladd and Stephanie Anderson

    This box set of attractive concertina-style board books explores food chains in three different environments: the sky, the forest …

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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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  • Cool Nature

    Author: Amy-Jane Beer

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  • Cool Nature

    Author: Amy-Jane Beer

    This captivating reference guide to the natural world contains just the right amount of material to inform and educate, but not ov…

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  • The Variety of Life

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Lorna Scobie

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  • The Variety of Life

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Lorna Scobie

    Did you know there are 400,000 species of beetle but only eight species of bear? Jam-packed with fun facts and figures, this is a …

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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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  • Ice Bear

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Gary Blythe

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  • Ice Bear

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Gary Blythe

    Facts about polar bears are woven alongside the lyrical text in this sumptuously illustrated picture book.

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  • Insect Detective

    Author: Steve Voake Illustrator: Charlotte Voake

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  • Insect Detective

    Author: Steve Voake Illustrator: Charlotte Voake

    A range of insects are introduced – wasps, solitary bees, ants, dragonflies – and their behaviour described.

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