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Must-Read Books for the Curious Child

We’ve hand-picked a selection of fact-filled books for World Science Day that will satisfy even the most curious of children! From the human body to minibeasts, growing plants and spotting birds, young readers will learn about a variety of topics in these inspiring titles.

The Body Book

Illustrated by Hannah Alice
5-7
Look inside the human body in this incredible inventive board book with see-through acetate pages. What's going on inside the human body? How do we move, eat, think, sleep and breathe? Children will love looking inside to discover the answers with amazing see-through pages and clear, friendly text. With labelled…
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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: 2023 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children’s Almanac

Written by Anna Wilson Illustrated by Elly Jahnz
7-9
Take an inspirational journey through the seasons with this updated edition of Nature Month-by-Month: A Children's Almanac. Beautifully illustrated by Elly Jahnz and written by nature-lover and wild swimmer Anna Wilson, this fantastic, fully illustrated guide to 2022 includes nature spotter guides, indoor and outdoor craft and activity ideas, seasonal…
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National Trust Busy Little Bees: Sunflower Shoots and Muddy Boots – A Child’s Guide to Gardening

Written by Katherine Halligan Illustrated by Grace Easton
2-5
Packed with brilliant activities and green-fingered ideas, top tips and fascinating facts, from growing berries and flowers in old hats and welly boots, to making miniature indoor magic gardens or even growing your own secret den. The perfect first introduction to the absolute delight of growing plants. Related activity sheets…
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National Trust: Out and About Bird Spotter

Written by Robyn Swift Illustrated by Mike Langman
5-7
The perfect introduction to birdwatching for children aged 8-12! Ideal for any budding birdwatchers, this book encourages children to get outside and spot birds in the wild! It is packed with useful information about how to get started, as well as a comprehensive field guide section full of expert tips…
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