• Booklists,  Nature

    Winter Stories

    The night is closing in much faster, the temperature is dropping, and frost is starting to appear each morning. Now is the perfect time to gather your collection of winter stories and snuggle up with blankets, steaming mugs of hot chocolate and lots of marshmallows! Before we dive into the glitter and merriment of Christmas, it feels nice to slow things down with some wintery tales and stories of the solstice. With a mix of picture books, chapter books, and even a few non-fiction, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect choice for your bookworms.  Picture Books Fiction Non-Fiction Winter Solstice I hope you enjoy this list! Do let me know…

  • Booklists,  Nature

    Autumn Picture Books

    As we move into autumn, it’s time to refresh our book shelves. Now is the time to gather together all all your favourite stories that conjure up those feelings of crisp mornings, hushed walks, falling leaves and snuffling hedgehogs. Seasonal books are such a joy to include in your bedtime reading, morning baskets and read-alouds. They mark the turning of the year with such beautiful stories, and illustrations full of autumn colours. By introducing little ones to the changing of the season and all that it brings, these books become the perfect springboard for nature walks, weather studies, art projects and sparking their curiosity of the world around them. These…

  • Booklists,  Nature

    Celebrating the Oceans

    Celebrate World Oceans Day by diving beneath the waves, and exploring the fascinating world under the sea! On this day people honour the wonders of the oceans, engage in conservation, and further the work of protecting this amazing environment. Below are mix of exciting factual books, gorgeous stories and engaging board books, perfect for curious readers! And just for fun, I couldn’t not mention this beautiful game! Perfect for animal recognition, reading skills and of course fun, family games night! Note: All links are Amazon Affiliate links. I may earn a small commission from these links, at no cost whatsoever to you. This allows me to keep writing lists, and…

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    Books About Bees

    Happy World Bee Day – A day designed to spread awareness of the significance of bees! Celebrated on 20th May, when in 1734 Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born. To mark this special day, I have created a new book list just for you! Lots of my favourite fact and fiction bee books, full of lots of fascinating information for budding little nature explorers! Click on the book to buy your own copy! Want a printable copy of the list to keep track of your reading, plan your next bookshop trip or take with you to your next library visit? Head over to the shop and download your…

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    Caterpillars & Butterflies

    Learning about the life cycles of caterpillars and butterflies is such a fascinating topic, and can take you down many paths – learning about what caterpillars eat, identifying the different plants, researching how they accomplish their transformation into butterflies, and of course discovering the myraid varieties of butterflies! Going on a nature walk to spot butterflies is always a fun activity, or you could encourage butterflies to visit your garden with the plants you choose! Books are a fantastic springboard into any new project, and below I have picked some of my favourites for you to discover. Stories can open up the world of caterpillars and butterflies, sparking a child’s…