With kids to keep entertained for rest of the school summer holiday why not treat them to our pick of the best new animal themed books around;
10 Reasons to Love an Elephant / 10 Reasons to Love a Turtle
by Catherine Barr & Hanako Clulow
Part of the popular Natural History Museum programme, this brand new series of books gives children age 3+ 10 reasons why each animal is amazing and 5 ways they can show they love it! Did you know that turtles can cry real tears or that elephants can talk with their feet? These beautifully illustrated hardback books, with distinctive animal cut-out covers, allow children to learn incredible facts from the natural world and are a great read for any young animal enthusiast.
Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books / Quarto, £9.99 each
What on Earth? Bees
by Andrea Quigley & Paulina Morgan
The latest book in the What on Earth? series explores the importance of bees and their place in our world. Beautifully presented with easy to follow text and illustrations, each page is jam packed with fascinating facts about these special little insects. From how honey is made and the best flowers to attract them, to bees around the world and how to make them a home, this book is a hive of information encouraging children to explore, investigate and create around the compelling subject of bees.
Published by QED / Quarto, £8.99 paperback
Life on Earth; Jungle / Life on Earth; Dinosaurs
by Heather Alexander & Andres Lozano
The latest in the Life on Earth series finds the world of Dinosaurs and Jungle being explored in these bold, fun and informative books. A simple lift-the-flap question and answer format encourages children to problem solve on every page, with over 100 questions to answer and 70 flaps to open and explore! Budding young scientists, animal-lovers and explorers can find out where orangutans sleep, if chocolate grows on trees and whether dinosaurs could swim and which had the most teeth in these fact filled, thick-cut board books, designed for children age 5+
Published by Wide Eyed Editions / Quarto, £9.99 each