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Take a walk on the wild side for Marwell

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire has teamed up with Dorset-based Backdoorshoes to create leopard print gardening clogs which not only look good but also raise money for a great cause. Inspired by Marwell’s very own Amur leopard, Kaia, international conservation charity Marwell Wildlife, which operates Marwell Zoo, receives a donation for every pair sold of these super […]

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. […]

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 […]

Discover a world of birds through sound

Take your child on a journey of discovery with this wonderful hardback book offering little readers an introduction to the world of birds through sound. A beautifully embossed cover features colourful birds from around the world, opening to show large double spread pages that perfectly set each scene. Visit ten different habitats with the turn […]