With autumn half term upon us and kids to keep entertained, why not treat them to our pick of the best wildlife themed books around;
We Travel So Far
by Laura Knowles / Illustrated by Chris Madden
This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of 25 different migrating animals from around the world and the incredible journeys they take. From the epic migration of the humpback whale and the sockeye salmon, to the great distances traveled by the hummingbird and Arctic tern, each animal has an instinctive urge to migrate, which is explained wonderfully in this fun read.
Published by Words & Pictures / Quarto Knows – £12.99 hardback
The Awesome Book of Animals
By Adam Frost
Winner of the Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Award, this handy guide will fill their heads with hilarious, weird and wacky facts about the awesome animals that share our planet. Did you know that an emperor penguin is as tall as the average 8 year old or that a jellyfish was sent into space? If your kids love fun facts like this, the Awesome Book of Animals is definitely for them!
Published by Bloomsbury – £6.99 paperback
Into The Wild
By Anne Rooney / Illustrated by Suzanne Carpenter
An interactive multi-layered fact filled book suitable for young children. Explore the forests, grasslands, scrubs and mountains around the globe to discover which animals live in each. Vividly illustrated, a double page spread for each habitat includes layered flaps to lift and fun facts to read, with atmospheric sound effects magically bringing each scene to life.
Published by QED / Quarto – £14.99 hardback
EtchArt Hidden Forest
By AJ Wood and Mike Jolley / Illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova
This beautiful folk-art activity book invites readers to etch pages to reveal a variety of animals in forest settings. A stylus is provided to get creative with and discover what lies beneath the special scratchable ink panels. Accompanying text advises where to create dots, swirls and patterns in a unique book, forming personalised works of art over 9 scenes. Age 7+
Published by Wide Eyed Editions – £9.99 hardback with stylus
By Kate Smith and Ruby Taylor
The perfect project book for a rainy day, Paper Birds offers 10 bird creations to pop out and make including Olive the watchful owl and her tree, Parka, Petra & Pearl, the family of penguins and Hektor the hummingbird and his flowers. Beautifully illustrated with clear, easy to follow instructions, creating an impressive collection of 3D birds will keep them busy and entertained throughout the holiday. Age 8+
Published by Ivy Kids / Quarto – £9.99
Rainforests in 30 Seconds
By Dr Jen Green / Illustrated by Stef Murphy
This handy fast paced guide explores the world of rainforests, delivering bite sized 30 second summaries on where to find them, who lives there and what they produce. Clearly illustrated, 30 topics are divided into six chapters, followed by 3-minute thought-provoking mini missions to complete. Perfect for any junior explorer interested in the wet, wild and wonderful world of rainforests.
Published by Ivy Kids, £7.99 paperback