Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Three new fantastic books for lovers of nature and the great outdoors. Perfect for Spring and Summer - out now from Walker Books

Without a doubt, Christmas animations based on well-loved children's books are fantastic for generating new interest in children's books - but they're also utterly brilliant for spawning fab activity books based around the original book's story too.

"We're Going on a Bear Hunt" was given the animation treatment last year and now Walker Books have produced two stunning accompaniments for fans of the original Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury story, and of course the fab little animated version too.

First there's "We're Going on a Bear Hunt: My Adventure Field Guide" which is a brilliant interactive title encouraging kids to go exploring (though hopefully not to find any bears) and spy some interesting animals and plants in their own backyard and beyond.

Young naturalists will discover a wealth of facts about plants and animals, bugs and birds, clouds, the night sky, the weather, and so much more. City and country kids alike will find much to discover, from urban streets to the remotest forest.

The book features facts galore, but also recipes, science projects, and tips for how kids can help protect the environment. Whether you're Swishy-swashing your way through the long grass, or squelch-squelching through the mud, there's something here for everyone.

"My Adventure Field Guide" is out now, published by Walker Books. 

There's also "My Explorers Journal"...

Once again this is a wonderfully interactive journal for young explorer's to record, create and experience the natural world. 

This companion title to "We're Going on a Bear Hunt: An Adventure Field Guide" is the perfect place for young nature enthusiasts to record their outdoor experiences; the animals and plants seen, weather conditions, cloud formations and much, much more. 

With abundant space to write, draw and preserve leaves and flowers, as well as simple art and nature-inspired projects to complete, this book invites readers to explore their world, be inspired by nature and create a keepsake journal of their outdoor adventures.

Perfect to take on holiday, or just use when you're out and about at the weekend, "My Explorer's Journal" is out now, published by Walker Books. 

Also for nature fans, there's "Lots" by Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton...

From the award-winning team behind Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes comes Lots, a beautifully illustrated introduction to the concept of biodiversity for younger readers. 

There are living things everywhere: the more we look, the more we find. 

There are creatures on the tops of the tallest jungle trees, at the bottom of the coldest oceans, even under the feathers of birds and in boiling volcanic pools. 

So how many different kinds are there? One, two, three ... lots! With beautiful lyrical descriptions from Nicola and exquisite colourful illustrations by Emily, this groundbreaking book is certain to inspire and delight children, and give them tons of scope to find out more about the animals we share our planet with. 

"Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth" by Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton is out now, published by Walker Books.