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Books to help get the kids outside

30th April 2019

Books to get the kids outside

As the days are getting warmer (we hope!), check out our selection of children's books designed to encourage children to get up and out! From poems to inspire a love a nature, to making a magic potion and everything in between, these books will help their reading AND keep them busy.

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RSPB: A Day in Nature: 101 Activities Inspired by the Outdoors

Step outside, open this book and embrace the nature all around you throughout the day. A fantastic activity book to inspire half term holidays and outdoor activities as well as indoor fun for rainy days.

In the morning, design your very own nature trail, seek and find caterpillars or cut out pages to make a beautiful snail shell. In the afternoon, why not make some decorative bunting for a garden party? And then find your way through the bumblebee maze or colour in a butterfly's wings. At night time, spot constellations dancing across the sky. In this beautiful interactive book illustrated by the wonderful and talented Debbie Powell, you can explore nature throughout the day - uncovering birds, bugs, plants, animals and so much more.

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Wild Things

Have you ever wanted to find fairies in the garden, meet a unicorn, ride a dragon or share a picnic with a mermaid? Just because you've never seen these magical creatures doesn't mean they don't exist!

The Wild Things of stories and the imagination are everywhere, but they're shy, secretive, sometimes camouflaged and only reveal themselves to true believers.

This fantastical guidebook will help you track dragons, create fairy fashions, brew magic potions, build snow unicorns, discover trolls and go on night hunts to capture moon magic. Search forests, meadows, fields, ponds, rivers and the seaside, as well as everyday places like school playgrounds, local parks or among the pots on the patio.

You can discover the mysteries of nature all year round and at any time of day or night. So switch your imagination on, use your senses, brush up on your magic skills and take a giant leap into the world of the Wild Things .

Activities include:

  • Tracking dragons
  • Creating fairy fashions
  • Brewing magic potions
  • Building snow unicorns
  • Discovering trolls
  • Capturing moon magic
  • Creating secret messages
  • Making a magical spellbook
  • Looking after the natural world
  • Designing a witches' costume
  • Creating your own broomstick
  • Making wild mini worlds
  • Bringing tree monsters to life
  • Leaving trails of monster prints

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A Walk Through Nature: A Clover Robin Peek-Through Book

Our natural world transforms
every day and month and year.
But if we don't take time to look,
wonders fade and disappear...

A first book of nature that encourages young readers to pause and notice when flowers bloom, discover why leaves change colour and learn how birds build intricate nests.

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The Usborne Outdoor Book

This is a great book full of inspiring ideas to encourage children to put down their gadgets and explore the great outdoors. This book has lots and lots of activities to do outdoors, wherever you are or whatever the weather - by the sea or on a riverbank, in the woods, in your garden, when it's sunny or raining, or even at night. Activities include making a shelter from branches and leaves, going on a night time nature walk, marking out trails to follow, making your own map, exploring a rock pool, and even cooking on a campfire. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

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Poppy and Sam's Easter Egg Hunt

Poppy and Sam are searching for Easter eggs on Apple Tree Farm. Children will love looking through the peep holes in this charming book to discover the colourful eggs, following fingertrails to trace the flight of a butterfly or bee, and spotting Daisy the cow, Clucky the hen and Rusty the pig along the way.

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