Recommended books for children.
Recommended books for children.
The Wonders of Nature

The Wonders of Nature

Uncover awe-inspiring stories behind the natural world with this nature book for curious kids aged 6-8.

The world is filled with curious objects such as amazing rocks and minerals, microscopic life, plants, animals and more. The wonders of wildlife are so much bigger than young minds can fathom and there is always more to learn! The Wonders of Nature is a stunning nature encyclopedia for young readers to explore, with reference pages packed with fascinating information, little learners will be captivated as they dive into this collection of 100 remarkable items from the natural world, from orchids to opals and lichens to lizards and so much more! Each plant, animal, and rock is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images.

The storybook descriptions let you discover the myths and legends surrounding both organisms and gemstones, as well as key facts about their natural history. Find out how the prowling jaguar uses spots to avoid being spotted, why a sticky sundew means big trouble for insects, and what on Earth a radiolarian is. This beautiful treasury lets you find the things that interest you and uncover new favourites along the way. With reference pages packed with information you'll go away knowing something you didn't before, and you'll return time and again. The Wonders of Nature takes you on a tour of our planet through commonplace-but-incredible objects made by nature itself. The engaging storybook-style descriptions and simple text shed a light on the wonders of nature and wildlife, making this book ideal for inquisitive children aged 6-8 who loves to spot things when exploring outside and wants to know more about the wonderful and mysterious natural world.

Year 1: Amphibians
Throughout our Amphibians topic you will learn about the key features of amphibians, find out what frogs eat and the stages of a frog life cycle. Explore a pond habitat and observe why amphibians live there.. Plus much more in this 7 activity topic.

Year 1: Birds
Discover the key features of birds and identify birds in their habitats. Make bird food and collect feathers to make a paintbrush. Plus much more in this 7 activity topic.

Year 1: Fish
Discover the key features of fish and find out what some fish eat. Make a poster and create a paper plate fish. You will find four enjoyable activities in this topic. Plus much more in this 4 activity topic.

Year 1: Mammals
Discover the key features of mammals and create a poster. Identify different shapes, patterns and colours of animal fur, plus much more. Plus much more in this 4 activity topic.

Year 1: Reptiles
Discover the key features of reptiles and create a poster. Identify what reptiles eat and use paint to create your own scaled picture. You will also sculpt and paint a clay snake. Plus much more in this 5 activity topic.

Year 2: Habitats: Deserts
Create a desert habitat collage learning about the animals and climates they live in. Using desert plants create your own desert and find out about the animal food chains of the Sahara Desert. Plus much more in this 6 activity topic.

Year 2: Habitats: Oceans
Make and paint salt dough star fish and discover the different depths of the ocean and where starfish might live. Map the five oceans and learn about the habitats and locations of each. Plus much more in this 5 activity topic.

Year 2: Habitats: Polar
Investigate blubber using icy water and learn about the Antarctica food chain through interactive cards. Discover polar habitats and map the region. Plus much more in this 7 activity topic.

Year 2: Habitats: Rainforests
Create your own rainforest habitat based off the Amazon. Find out how chameleons camouflage themselves by creating your own chameleon artwork. Plus much more in this 4 activity topic.

Year 2: Habitats: United Kingdom
Build a bug house while discovering all about butterfly life cycles and the natural animal food chains affecting the United Kingdom. Go pond dipping, beach hunting and explore minibeasts in their microhabitats. Plus much more in this 6 activity topic.

Publisher: DK Children's Anthologies
Format: Paperback
Print length: 224 pages
Dimensions: 284 x 225 mm
Reading age: 6 - 8 years old
Publication date: 05 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9780241386217

Ben Hoare

Hi, I'm Ben. I write and edit natural-history books and magazines for the BBC, DK, Pan Macmillan, the Natural History Museum in London and many others. Some are international bestsellers! I would love it if you bought my books from local, independent booksellers.

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