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Beautiful Children’s Nature and Gardening Books

Explore the world of gardening with our carefully selected collection of children’s nature and gardening books, perfect for National Gardening Week. These stories aim to cultivate curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world, guiding young readers through the magic of growing plants, understanding garden life cycles, and experiencing outdoor adventures. Tailored for budding botanists and young nature enthusiasts, this collection delves into narratives that inspire a love for gardening and instil an understanding of the wonders that unfold from the soil. These books are great for children of all ages, perfect to encourage those green fingers!

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Earth Friends: Green Garden

Written by Holly Webb
7-9
The third fantastic book in the series about four friends who want to make the world a better place. There's a sad, neglected part of the playground at Poppy's school. She's desperate to win the competition to transform it and she's got some great ideas - a sensory garden, a…
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Pip and Posy, Where Are You? In the Garden (A Felt Flaps Book)

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
A brand-new felt flap series, based on the bestselling picture books from Axel Scheffler and Camilla Reid. With five colourful felt flaps and rich artwork from Axel Scheffler, toddlers will love joining in a game of hide-and-seek with Pip and Posy. These robust little books will be loved by young…
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Bizzy Bear: Little Gardener

Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
A study little board book full of gardening fun for babies and toddlers. Five easy-to-use sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this new title in the internationally bestselling Bizzy Bear series. Each busy spread is full of little details to spot and talk about, and…
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The Tree Book

Illustrated by Hannah Alice
2-5
Take a closer look through the seasons in this incredible board book about trees, with see-through acetate pages. Have you ever thought about all the amazing things that trees can do? How do they grow and why do they change through the seasons? How do trees help us and how…
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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: Ruby Plants a Radish

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 Ruby loves radishes, so when her friends Worm and Ladybird suggest she grows her own, she soon sets to work. Join Ruby as she watches her radishes grow, with five…
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National Trust: Sam Plants a Sunflower

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 Sam loves big, yellow sunflowers, so when his friends Worm and Ladybird suggest he grows his own, he soon plants some seeds in his garden. Join Sam as he watches…
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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: Bluebells, Birch Trees and Other British Plants

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5
A beautiful fact-filled sticker book perfect for nature lovers. The sixth in a series of sticker books created with the National Trust, this book is packed with facts about all kinds of British plants and flowers. With four pages of stickers and 11 glorious scenes, you can add bees buzzing…
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The Secret Garden

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean Illustrated by Margarita Kukhtina
5-7
A favourite bedtime classic, beautifully retold by bestselling and award-winning author, Geraldine Mccaughrean This beloved childhood classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett is now available in a sumptuous gift book edition with dazzling new art. When Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor,…
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National Trust: How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear

Written by Dr Jess French Illustrated by Angela Keoghan
5-7
Learn how you can save endangered animals and make the world a better place, too! From beetles and butterflies, to puffins and polar bears, animals and habitats all over the world need our protection. In this beautifully illustrated book, children (and adults!) can learn about thirteen different habitats - gardens,…
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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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