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How wildlife photography helped heal a broken mind

Wildlife photography pulled Paul Williams back from the brink. After years struggling with mental illness, triggered by PTSD while serving as a police officer, Paul discovered the power of photography to improve wellbeing. Finding solace in the natural world, Paul created this enchanting book of beautiful photographs to tell the story of how nature helped […]

The Wonders of Nature proves to be the perfect follow-up

  Following on from the best-selling An Anthology of Intriguing Animals, author and wildlife journalist Ben Hoare brings us The Wonders of Nature, a beautifully illustrated compendium that, alongside a selection of amazing animals, features plants, rocks, minerals and microorganisms. The hardback book features wonderful designs, photography and imagery to draw children into a world of fascinating facts. […]

Sensory play with animal Dooballs

The youngest member of the Discover Animals team at two years old had great fun testing out the new ‘Dooballs’ from French brand BabyToLove. The company has specialised in the creation of original and innovative baby products for over 10 years, and the Dooballs aim to stimulate babies and toddlers’ curiosity to catch, manipulate, shake […]

A book of rather strange animals

Our world is inhabited by some remarkable creatures. Millions of different species populate every corner of the Earth, each having cleverly adapted to their surroundings over millennia. From the hugely popular Twitter account – @StrangeAnimals – author and bio-scientist Caleb Compton has celebrated these wonders of evolution and marvelled at their extraordinary diversity. Following on […]

Best animal books for younger readers

The girl who really, really, really loves dinosaurs (Natural History Museum) With its bright colours and simple observations, ‘The girl who really, really loves dinosaurs’ by artist John Hamilton was a hit with my eighteen-month-old, who not only loved spotting the dinosaurs in the book but also the other animals that appear along the way. […]

Ethical clothing label supporting British wildlife launched

In an age of mass manufactured and unethical fashion, how refreshing to see a new environmentally conscious label emerge – especially one that supports wildlife. Tod Boutique recently came to Discover Animals attention, as not only do they produce great looking organic cotton clothing, but £1 from every purchase is donated directly to Wildlife Aid Foundation […]

The Folio Society release children’s classic Black Beauty

The Folio Society publishes beautifully illustrated hardcover books featuring the world’s finest literature. As part of its Christmas collection, children’s favourite Black Beauty has been bound in cloth, embellished with nostalgic illustrations and is presented in a printed slipcase. The Anna Sewell classic, first published nearly 150 years ago, is one of the best-selling and […]

Wildlife project publishes third book in fundraising series

Charitable project Remembering Wildlife will publish the third book in its fundraising series later this year to raise awareness for great apes across Africa and Asia. Produced in association with the Born Free Foundation and Photoguard, Remembering Great Apes will be released in October 2018 and contains images from some of the world’s best wildlife photographers, […]

Animal: The ultimate guide to a world of wildlife

Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide is a stunning reference book that brings together the expertise of over 70 natural history specialists and the wonderful images of wildlife photographers from around the globe. This impressive hardback book features over 600 beautifully illustrated pages, describing and explaining in great detail the incredible range of creatures found in the […]