These bedtime stories are not just beautifully written and illustrated, but contain educational information about the natural world. Let your child drift off to sleep learning about the beautiful world that surrounds us. Good for them, good for us and good for the planet and all living beings!
Secrets of the Forest is a beautifully illustrated book of 15 bedtime stories, inspired by the natural world. This charming anthology guides children into the woods to meet the amazing animals that live there – each forest contains a thousand secrets..
- A squirrel hunts for an elusive corn buried earlier in the year
- An Alaskan wood frog that (temporarily) freezes itself for winter
- A reindeer finds its herd, in snowy Scandinavian woods
- A chameleon that changes colour, in the forests of Madagascar
Children will also learn about:
- Monarch butterflies
- Wild cats
- Walking fish!
- A tree that lives thousands of years
- Forest-dwelling penguins!
Each story is based on real biology. And at the end of each tale, readers will find out more about the science that inspired each story. So as young ones drift off to sleep, they will know a little bit more, about the world around them.
A World Full of Nature Stories is a beautifully illustrated collection of beloved tales from across the world. It collects folk tales from homes and legends from distant lands to commemorate the animals, plants and changing seasons that make our Earth so cherished. Read about:
- Cuniraya and the magic fruit (Peru)
- How lightning began (India)
- The bee, the mouse & the beetle (Ireland)
- The Master of the winds (Iroquois tribe)
- The giant lumberjack (North America)
- Queen of the flowers (Spain)
Summer Song is a beautiful ode to nature, celebrating the sights, sounds and smells of the season. Award-winning writer Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek offer striking verbal imagery, repetition and alliteration to introduce the summer season, alongside the basic concepts of language. Bees buzz, birds sing and children roll in the grass and feel the heat of the summer sun.
Happy Stories for Nature Lovers is a cheerful compendium of true stories of those who are giving a helping hand, for nature to come bouncing back. From tiger numbers (which are roaring back in India and Nepal, following conservation efforts) to ecosystem restoration success stories (such as the return of grey wolves in Yellowstone National Park), these uplifting tales show there is hope for our precious planet. Learn how the removal of dams on the Rogue River in Oregon restored the wild salmon habitats, and how humpback whale numbers are up to historic numbers, due to global whaling bans. And how England’s The Children’s Forest project is foresting local areas.