Books For Baby: Nature

Emma O’Donovan rounds up the best books for celebrating the great outdoors

ABC--A-Walk-In-The-CountrysideABC: A Walk In The Countryside by Rosalind Beardshaw
Take a jaunt through the British countryside in this book created for the National Turst, and enjoy an alphabetical introduction to the animals and plants you’ll encounter along the way. £6.99, Nosy Crow 


Dear-Greenpeace-coverDear Greenpeace: 25th Anniversary Edition by Simon James
A touching story about a girl and the whale who lives in her pond. The perfect introduction to learning about our planet and the importance of caring for it. £6.99, Walker Books


Animal-Babies-in-the-riverAnimal Babies ‘In The River’ by Julia Groves
An introduction to animals. This is part of a set of four books exploring different habitats. £4.99, Child’s Play 


Blackbird, Blackbird, What Do You Do? by Kate McLelland
Blackbird sets off to find what each of his feathered friends does best. From owls and puffins to majestic herons, this is a jolly story with eye-catching illustrations throughout.  £11.99, Hodder Children’s Books 


Where’s The Starfish? by Barroux
Bright, bold and fun, this engaging game of hide and seek reveals a more significant message about protecting the environment for future generations. £10.99, Egmont 

Bee-and-meBee & Me by Alison Jay
Learn about friendship in this wordless picture book about a young girl and an unexpected encounter with a bee. £10.99, Old Barn Books 


A Beginner’s Guide To Bear Spotting by Michelle Robinson and David Roberts
A laugh-out-loud guide to spotting wild bears. Little ones will love guessing what will happen next and there are hidden details to spot on each page. £11.69, Bloomsbury 


A Brave Bear by Sean Taylor and Emily Hughes
A touching observation of a bear and his cub as they take a trip to the river to cool down on a hot day. Stunning illustrations bring this delightful tale to life. £11.99, Walker Books 


Little-Home-Bird-RGBLittle Home Bird by Jo Epson
Little Bird likes his nest just the way it is, so he’s not too keen when it’s time to migrate. Vibrant illustrations will have even the smallest readers enthralled. £5.99, Child’s Play 


The Big Book Of Bugs by Yuval Zommer
Meet hundreds of mini beasts in this book for young children. Just how slow does a snail go? You’re sure to find out in this fact-packed book. £12.95, Thames & Hudson