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30 of the Best Nature Books for Kids

This collection of beautiful nature books for kids is a window into the enchanting world of the outdoors. These books are designed to spark curiosity, wonder, and a deep appreciation for wildlife and the natural world. Through vivid illustrations and engaging stories, young readers are introduced to the beauty and diversity of animals, plants and their habitats. These books are great for introducing preschool children to the amazing wildlife in our world. Check out our nature book recommendations below.

Everything You Know About Sharks is Wrong!

Written by Dr Nick Crumpton Illustrated by Gavin Scott
7-9
Shark fans will quickly become shark experts with this informative, inventive and entertaining take on an animal book! Do you know all there is to know about sharks? They're all giant, cold-blooded creatures that enjoy eating humans, right? Well, this book is here to show you that you're WRONG! But…
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The Earth Book

Illustrated by Hannah Alice
5-7
Take a closer look inside Earth with this incredible board book about our planet, with see-through acetate pages. Have you ever thought about how amazing our world is? What happens deep under the Earth's surface? How do volcanoes form? And how does our planet stay a healthy place for us…
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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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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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Everything You Know About Dinosaurs is Wrong!

Written by Dr Nick Crumpton Illustrated by Gavin Scott
7-9
Dinosaur fans will quickly become dinosaur experts with this informative, inventive and entertaining take on a dinosaur book! Do you know all there is to know about dinosaurs? They're mean, green and not very smart, right? Well, this book is here to show you that you're WRONG! But don't worry,…
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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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Go Wild in the Mountains

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Rachael Saunders
7-9
A mountain guide for young boys and girls with a thirst for adventure This is the ultimate pocket-sized adventure guide to all the fun you can have in the mountains: rock climbing, pitching a tent, tracking mountain animals and much, much more! Children will also learn exactly what not do,…
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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: 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd & Nosy Crow Illustrated by Tom Percival
5-7
Following on from the National Trust's hugely successful media campaign, this book is bursting with ideas to help children discover the great outdoors and get closer to nature. The pocket-sized companion contains 50 fantastic activities, selected by children around the country. Full of handy tips, nature facts and activity checklists,…
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Who’s Hiding on Safari?

Illustrated by Katharine McEwen
0-2
A beautiful lift-the-flap board book for little nature lovers everywhere!   There are lots of animals to see on safari, but where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this charming lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under leaves, trees and…
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Who’s Hiding in the Jungle?

Illustrated by Katharine McEwen
0-2
A beautiful lift-the-flap board book for little nature lovers everywhere!   There are lots of animals in the jungle, but where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this charming lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under leaves, trees and rocks…
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National Trust: Out and About Night Explorer

Written by Robyn Swift Illustrated by Sara Lynn Cramb
5-7
The perfect introduction to nature once the sun has gone down, for children aged 8-12! Ideal for any budding wildlife explorers, this book encourages children to get outside and discover nature at night-time! It is packed with fun activities and useful information about how to identify creatures whilst out and…
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National Trust: Go Wild at the Seaside

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Rachael Saunders
9-12
A seaside guide for young boys and girls with a thirst for adventure. This pocket-sized adventure guide teaches young adventurers about all the fun you can have at the seaside: what to pack, how to spot sea creatures and wildlife, how to catch a fish and much, much more! Children…
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National Trust: Look and Say What You See at the Seaside

Illustrated by Sebastien Braun
2-5
A look-and-say seaside book for inquisitive little ones from the National Trust From seashells and sandcastles on the shore to starfish and seahorses underwater, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature around the town. With a 'Can you see?' strip across every…
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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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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: Who’s Hiding in the Woods?

Illustrated by Katharine McEwen
0-2
A beautiful lift-the-flap board book from the National Trust for little nature lovers everywhere! There are lots of animals in the woods, but where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this charming lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under leaves,…
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National Trust: Who’s Hiding at the Seaside?

Illustrated by Katharine McEwen
0-2
A beautiful lift-the-flap board book from the National Trust for little nature lovers everywhere!   There are lots of animals at the seaside, but where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this charming lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under…
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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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National Trust: Go Wild on the River

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Rachael Saunders
7-9
A river adventure guide from the National Trust for young boys and girls with a thirst for adventure This pocket-sized adventure guide teaches young adventurers about all the fun you can have on the river: what to pack, how to spot river animals and wildlife, how to build your own…
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National Trust: Go Wild in the Woods

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Rachael Saunders
7-9
An outdoor guide from the National Trust for young boys and girls with a thirst for adventure. This is the ultimate pocket-sized adventure guide to all the fun you can have in the woods: how to craft your own tools, how to build a shelter, how to cook food over…
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National Trust: Who’s Hiding on the River?

Illustrated by Katharine McEwen
0-2
A beautiful lift-the-flap board book from the National Trust for little nature lovers everywhere! There are lots of animals in the river, but where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this charming lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under rocks,…
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National Trust: Look and Say What You See on the Farm

Illustrated by Sebastien Braun
2-5
A look-and-say farm book for inquisitive little ones from the National Trust From clucking hens in the henhouse to apples and pears in the orchard and lots of farm scenes in-between, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature and wildlife. With a…
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National Trust: Hedgehogs, Hares and Other British Animals

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5
A beautiful fact-filled sticker book perfect for nature lovers. The first in a series of sticker books created with the National Trust, this book is packed with facts about all kinds of marvellous mammals and their homes. With four pages of stickers and 11 glorious scenes, you can stick the…
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National Trust: Complete Bird Spotter’s Kit

Illustrated by Mike Langman
5-7
Become a birdwatcher with this brilliant activity backpack from the National Trust! Ideal for any budding birdwatchers, this backpack encourages children to get outside and spot birds in the wild! Children will be able to use their own binoculars, and then scribble down notes in their handy notebook. The spotter's…
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National Trust: Look and Say What You See in the Countryside

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Sebastien Braun
2-5
From summer in the meadow to autumn in the forest and lots of environments in between, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature and wildlife. What will you see down on the farm? Can you find the robin in the snow?
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National Trust: Sharks, Seahorses and other British Sea Creatures

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5
A beautiful fact-filled sticker book perfect for nature lovers. The third in a glorious sticker book series created with the National Trust, this book is packed with facts about weird and wonderful sea creatures and their homes. With four pages of wildlife stickers and a spotter's guide to help identify…
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National Trust: Robins, Wrens and other British Birds

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5
A beautiful fact-filled sticker book perfect for nature lovers. The second in a gorgeous series of sticker books created with the National Trust, this book is packed with facts about all kinds of brilliant birds and their homes. With four pages of wildlife stickers, you can stick the ducks into…
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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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National Trust: Complete Minibeast Explorer’s Kit

Written by Robyn Swift Illustrated by Hannah Alice
5-7
Explore the weird and wonderful world of minibeasts with this brilliant activity backpack from the National Trust! Perfect for budding wildlife explorers, this backpack encourages children to get outside and explore the fascinating world of minibeasts! From beetles to butterflies and spiders to slugs, children can use their very own…
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