All posts tagged: book

Fantastic Beasts exhibition opens in London

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature opened at London’s Natural History Museum this week, with tickets available to book until spring 2021. Showcasing creatures from the natural and mythical worlds, the ambitious exhibition combines elements from film, television, literature, and science with spectacular digital effects to explore fantastic beasts in all their forms. In a […]

Gift ideas for a greener Christmas

Looking for festive gift inspiration that is sustainable, recycled and kind to the planet? We’ve selected our favourite gift ideas for those wishing for a greener Christmas…   Eco Recycled Bird Feeder/Cake Kit  Designed & manufactured in the UK, this Ashortwalk bird kit contains a feeder made from recycled yoghurt pots and a cake mix […]

*WIN* A Let’s Explore VR Oceans Mega Pack!

Would you like to go on a deep-sea virtual reality adventure? Dive into an immersive world of discovery and swim with sharks, humpback whales, polar bears and other marine wildlife with the Let’s Explore Oceans Mega Pack. Suitable for ages 7+, the family-friendly educational experience offers a thrilling underwater adventure where users can immerse themselves in […]

Festive gift ideas for pets

From pampered pooches to crafty cats, our festive gift guide is full of ideas to inspire when Christmas shopping for your pets… 🎅   Shark Dog/Cat Bed Ideal for dogs, cats, kittens and puppies weighing under 15lbs, this pet bed can be used as a cosy covered cave to hideaway or folded into a lovely […]

Beautiful books for bird lovers

Birds in the Ancient World by Jeremy Mynott Published by Oxford University Press – £16.99 (new to paperback) Jeremy Mynott’s fascinating book explores the many different roles birds played in ancient Greek and Roman civilisations and how they impressed upon the imagination to influence the literature and art of the time. Using quotations from the […]

Review: On the Trail of Wolves + WIN a copy of the book!

On the Trail of Wolves by Philippa Forrester Author and TV presenter Philippa Forrester became fascinated with wolves after relocating to the wilds of Wyoming with her nature-loving family. While settling into her new home, the call of the wolves surrounding her cabin ignited a lifelong interest in these beautiful and elusive wild creatures, and […]

Vote for Wildlife Photographer of the Year + WIN! the book

Online voting is now open for the public to choose their favourite image from this year’s Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Fans of wildlife photography can choose their favourite from 25 images, pre-selected by the Natural History Museum from over 48,000 entries from 100 countries. Shortlisted images are currently on display […]

Festive inspiration from The Natural History Museum

Wildlife fans will love the new Christmas range from The Natural History Museum this year. From tree decorations and books for kids to festive dinosaur jumpers and calendars, browse our pick of the best and kick start your Christmas here… Handmade dodo Christmas decoration Beautiful hand-embroidered gold dodo Christmas decoration, exclusive to the Museum, with a smooth […]

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 […]

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. […]