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Fascinating Books about Minibeasts

Help your little learners explore the natural world with these books about minibeasts! In this collection, we’re on a mission to uncover the tiny wonders that buzz, crawl, and flutter around us. Get ready to explore the pages of our handpicked collection that brings these minuscule marvels to life. From beetles to butterflies, worms to minibeasts, these reads promise a delightful adventure, making learning about minibeasts an enjoyable experience for curious minds of all ages. These books are perfect for preschool learners!

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The Big Bug Log

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Sebastien Braun
2-5
Little Bugsy has come to visit his grandparents in the Big Bug Log, but he's not quite sure how to find his way to their house. With the reader's help - solving puzzles, following mazes and looking behind the flaps - Bugsy follows the right path all the way to…
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Pip and Posy: The Bug Hotel

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
2-5
A brand-new picture book based on the TV animation series. Jamila is making a bug hotel for her mini friends. Pip and Posy want to help too. But will they remember to be nice and quiet, so that they don't scare the garden visitors away? In this picture book, based…
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National Trust: Beetles, Butterflies and other British Minibeasts

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5
A beautiful fact-filled sticker book perfect for nature lovers. The fourth in a glorious sticker book series created for the National Trust, this book is packed with facts about weird and wonderful minibeasts and their homes. With four pages of wildlife stickers and a spotter's guide to help identify favourite…
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Let’s Go Home, Baby Bee

Written by Carolina Búzio
2-5
Help the baby animals find their way home in this fun sliding counter series! Meet bee, ladybird, snail and worm - four adorable baby animals who are lost in the garden! With easy-to-use moving parts and four unique tracks to develop hand-eye coordination and concentration, babies and toddlers will enjoy…
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Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Minibeasts

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
2-5
Crazy creatures in this bonkers book of mixed-up minibeasts from bestselling, award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler What do you get if you cross a ladybird with a grasshopper? It's a ladybopper, of course! And how about a millipede with a stag beetle? Why, that's a millipeetle! With over 121 possible creations,…
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Rounds: Cora Caterpillar

Written by Emma Tranter Illustrated by Barry Tranter
2-5
Cora Caterpillar takes readers on a journey through the life of a monarch caterpillar, explaining all the details of how it lives. With a clear narrative, friendly characters, fascinating facts and graphic illustrations, this is a fun and informative introduction to animal life cycles.
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Out of Nowhere

2-5
A feel-good picture book about friendship and change, from the bestselling author of The Suitcase, translated into over 20 languages. Beetle and Caterpillar are best friends. Every day, they sit together on a big rock, sharing a picnic and looking out over the forest. But one day, Caterpillar goes missing…
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Where’s Mrs Ladybird?

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
An adorable new buggy edition of this bestselling baby book - with felt flaps and a mirror! Each title in this stylish series has five spreads with friendly characters to find behind colourful felt flaps. In Where's Mrs Ladybird?, you're on the look out for Mr Caterpillar, Mrs Bee, Mr…
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National Trust: Ben Plants a Butterfly Garden

Written by Kate Petty Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
2-5
Discover the joy of growing things in this non-fiction nature picture book series from Axel Scheffler and the National Trust Ben loves flowers and Ben loves butterflies, so when his friends Worm and Ladybird suggest he makes his garden prettier by growing his own butterfly garden, he soon sets to…
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My BIG Playbook: Nature

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
A BIG nature book for sharing with a little person, introducing first words, colours, numbers, shapes, opposites and more - with felt flaps and a mirror! With bright, stylish artwork from Ingela P Arrhenius, illustrator of the internationally bestselling Felt Flaps and Peekaboo series, this BIG nature-themed playbook is perfect…
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Sing Along With Me! Incy Wincy Spider

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
0-2
An adorable Sing-Along board book story, with five robust board sliders - easy for little hands to use! Each board book comes with a free instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code for little ones to listen and sing along! With bright illustrations…
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Everything You Know About Minibeasts is Wrong!

Written by Dr Nick Crumpton Illustrated by Gavin Scott
7-9
Minibeast fans will quickly become minibeast experts with this informative, inventive and entertaining take on an animal book! Do you know all there is to know about minibeasts? Bees die when they sting you, centipedes have 100 legs and cockroaches are indestructible, right? Well, this book is here to show…
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National Trust: Out and About Minibeast Explorer

Written by Robyn Swift Illustrated by Hannah Alice
9-12
The perfect introduction to minibeasts for children aged 8-12! Ideal for any budding wildlife explorers, this book encourages children to get outside and spot minibeasts in the wild! It is packed with fun activities and useful information about how to identify minibeasts whilst out and about, whether in a garden…
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National Trust: My Very First Spotter’s Guide: I Spot a Snail

Illustrated by Kay Vincent
0-2
An eye-catching new nature novelty series for babies that love spotting wildlife! Even babies can be minibeast explorers! In fact, babies love noticing all kinds of animals in the wild and this fantastic new board book builds on that enjoyment with easy-to-lift card flaps and a stimulating question-and-answer text. Where…
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Pip and Posy: The Friendly Snail

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and…
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Press Out and Colour: Butterflies

Illustrated by Zoe Ingram
2-5
Make your own beautiful, 3D decorations with this board book of press-out butterflies! Each press-out butterfly is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to colour in. Featuring ten unique butterfly species, each with a contrasting pattern on the undersides of their wings, the press-out pieces can be…
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National Trust: Butterfly Skies

Written by Lauren Fairgrieve Illustrated by Kate Read
5-7
In this gorgeous gift book, create your own beautiful 3D butterflies before discovering fascinating facts about each species! Press out the pieces and slot them together to create 20 different irresistible flying friends. After finishing your 3D flutter, either hang the stunning decorations to make a butterfly sky or press…
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