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Picture Books About The Great Outdoors

If you’re looking to spark a sense of adventure and a love for nature in your little ones, these picture books about the great outdoors are a fantastic choice! Imagine taking a journey through majestic mountains, enchanting woodlands, and other breath-taking landscapes right from the comfort of your home. These books not only provide a visual feast for the eyes but also instil a curiosity and appreciation for the natural world around us. Whether it’s exploring the mysteries of the forest, climbing towering peaks, or discovering the beauty of a hidden waterfall, these stories are sure to ignite a passion for outdoor exploration in children of all ages. So grab a cosy blanket, gather your little readers, and get ready to embark on a magical literary adventure into the wild!

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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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The Girl Who Planted Trees

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Anastasia Suvorova
2-5
In this empowering picture book by award-winning author Caryl Hart, one small girl inspires her whole village to plant a beautiful forest on the mountain. When a little girl's grandad shows her a picture of what the great, grey mountain used to look like, she can't wait to plant a…
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How To Survive Anywhere: Staying Alive in the World’s Most Extreme Places

Written by Ben Lerwill Illustrated by Daniel Long
7-9
From the dense rainforests of the Amazon to the chill of the snowy Arctic, come on an intrepid adventure to the world's most extreme places, and find out just what it takes to survive there. Discover how to navigate the vast Australian outback, keep yourself alive in a sandstorm in…
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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: 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: Big Outdoors for Little Explorers: Woods

Illustrated by Anne-Kathrin Behl
0-2
Explore the big outdoors in these action-packed animal board books with sliders on every page. Published in collaboration with the National Trust, this series of board books will inspire a love of nature in even the littlest of animal lovers. With vibrant artwork printed on white board, robust easy-to-use mechanisms…
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National Trust: Look What I Found by the River

Written by Moira Butterfield Illustrated by Jesús Verona
2-5
Discover a world of wonder on a riverside walk, with this beautiful picture book from the National Trust. We're going for a walk outside,exploring by the riverside.Look what I found!Two seed heads on stalks, like tiny drumsticks. Set off on a riverside adventure to find natural treasure, from a shiny,…
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The Wind in the Willows

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Kate Hindley
5-7
Meet Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger in this timeless adventure that has enchanted generations of children. This beloved childhood classic by Kenneth Grahame is now available in a stunning gift book edition with dazzling new art. One spring day, Mole peers out from his underground home to find a marvellous…
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National Trust: Getting Ready for Summer, A Sticker Storybook

Illustrated by Kathryn Selbert
2-5
A beautiful sticker storybook to keep children busy in the run-up to summer and during the holidays!</p It's summer in this gorgeous sticker book full of beautiful scenes. Use stickers to fill the woods with bees and butterflies, complete the strawberry-picking scene, add shells to the sand castle and sea…
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National Trust: Complete Night Explorer’s Kit

Written by Robyn Swift Illustrated by Sara Lynn Cramb
5-7
Become a night-time nature explorer with this brilliant activity backpack from the National Trust! Perfect for any budding wildlife explorers, this backpack encourages children to get outside and discover nature at night-time! Children will be able to light the way with their own LED torch - ideal for spotting any…
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University of Cambridge: Beasts from the Deep

Written by Matt Ralphs Illustrated by Kaley McKean
7-9
Dive down if you dare and discover the world's strangest, scariest and most magnificent sea creatures in this breathtaking gift book from the University of Cambridge and Nosy Crow! Did you know there is a place on Earth that's hardly been explored at all? A place with near-freezing temperatures, crushing…
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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: 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: The Wide, Wide Sea

Written by Anna Wilson Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie
2-5
A lyrical and inspirational picture book about protecting nature from plastic pollution. When a young child forges a special connection with a seal on a trip to the seaside, their imagination takes them on an unforgettable journey. Through their eyes, we have a chance to explore everything the amazing beach…
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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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