The great outdoors - book list

These titles will help children of all ages to explore the world around them.

Baby to 3

Dolphin Baby Dolphin Baby
By Nicola Davies

A baby calf swims close to his mother's side, discovering all there is to know about life under the sea. Dolphin has lots to learn including making new friends, catching his first fish, whistling and saying his own name in special dolphin-sound!

Little Yellow Bee Little Yellow Bee
By Ginger Swift

Follow the Little Yellow Bee as he introduces your baby or toddler to his friends in the garden including snails, bunnies, ladybirds in this lift-a-flap board book.

Woodland Sounds Woodland Sounds
By Sam Taplin

Little children will love hearing the woods come to life as they press the pages of this book and hear cuckoos and woodpeckers, rustling leaves and rippling streams.

Age 3 to 5

There’s a Tiger in the Garden There’s a Tiger in the Garden
By Lizzy Stewart

When Grandma says she’s seen a tiger in the garden, Nora doesn’t believe her. Everyone knows that tigers live in jungles, not gardens. There’s no way there could be a tiger in the garden… could there?

Superworm Superworm
By Julia Donaldson

Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Garden Picnic The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Garden Picnic
By Eric Carle

This sweet story about Eric Carle's classic character eating through his favourite foods includes six fun scents to scratch and sniff on every spread for added fun!

Age 5 to 7

Cyril and Pat Cyril and Pat
By Emily Gravett

Cyril is the only squirrel in the park until he meets Pat, the other squirrel. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together but it’s soon revealed Pat is actually a rat! Cyril's life is a lot duller and scarier without Pat by his side. The two friends learn that some things are more important than being the same.

Daisy and the Trouble with Nature Daisy and the Trouble with Nature
By Kes Gray

Daisy and her class are so excited when their new school nature garden is unveiled. But the trouble with their nature garden is that there's not very much nature in it. Luckily, she’s going camping with Gabby, and will find lots of nature to bring back. But the trouble with nature is that it’s really hard to control…

Slow Down Slow Down
By Rachel Williams

Discover 50 nature stories, paused just long enough for you to watch them unfold. Then go outside to explore and see what you find when you take the time to slow down.

Age 7 to 11

The Usborne Outdoor Book The Usborne Outdoor Book
By Alice James and Emily Bone

Inspiring ideas for discovering and exploring outdoors whatever the weather, including building a shelter, stargazing, marking a trail, catching crabs and listening for creatures at night.

Adventure Girls! Adventure Girls!
By Nicole Duggan

This one-of-a-kind book is packed with activities and crafts for girls that encourage independence, inspire imagination and reward the brave.

101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up 101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up

Conquer a rock wall, go zip lining, or camp without a tent. Discover 101 activities, games and challenges to get kids in the outdoors and loving it.

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