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These Nature Detective books are fantastic value and great fun. Whether your interest is flowers, birds, dinosaurs, space or trees, there is a Nature Detective book for you.
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British Birds Handbook British Birds Handbook
British Birds Handbook is a fun, practical guide featuring easy bird identification tips, key stats and awesome facts about British birds, to encourage children to be interested in the subject. British Birds Handbook can be used by kids on outdoor excursions or doing indoor research, as each fact file contains lots of interesting information.
Features of this book: Over 100 detailed British bird fact files include information on each species' size, nest, call, resident or visitor status and colour based on sex and seasons; 'My observations' notepad area allows kids the opportunity to undertake independent learning; Close-up photos and annotated illustrations help kids to identify their sightings; Four simple questions are asked about each species, ensuring kids understand the features of each bird; 'Quick ID' and 'Best time to spot' in each fact file summarise key points for young learners to help them to be successful birdwatchers.
Author: Duncan Brewer; Illustrators: Alan Harris, Ian Jackson; Pages: 224; Age: 8+; Dimensions: 220 x 170 mm; Format: Paperback with graining, curved corners.
£9.99 including UK p&p or buy with 8x42 waterproof binoculars with 10 year guarantee for only £55 and free UK delivery - normal price £64.99!!
Book only
£9.99

Book & Binoculars
£55

British Wildlife Handbook British Wildlife Handbook
British Wildlife Handbook is a fun, practical guide featuring easy identification tips, key stats and amazing facts about wildlife, to encourage children to be interested in the subject. British Wildlife Handbook can be used by kids on outdoor excursions or doing indoor research, as each fact file contains lots of interesting information.
Examples of wildlife included: Mammals section includes the badger, red deer and stoat; Birds section includes the cuckoo, kestrel and tawny owl; Reptiles and Amphibians section includes the adder, common toad and great crested newt; Fish section includes the minnow, roach and three-spined stickleback; Bugs section includes the dragonfly, pond skater and swallowtail butterfly
Key features of this book: Over 100 detailed wildlife fact files to engage children, including information on each species' size, weight, habitat and breeding patterns; 'Photo file' and 'actual size silhouette' help kids to identify their sightings; Useful labels explain the main features of each animal and insect; Dedicated areas to make notes and draw sketches; 'I've seen a' and 'At the' circles to tick allow kids to decide if they have seen a juvenile or adult, and where they found the animal; Helpful 'How to use this book' guide and glossary to summarise key definitions for young learners; Introductions to the book 'Identifying vertebrates' and 'Wildlife hotspots' offer helpful tips such as what you will need on an excursion, wildlife classifications and where to spot certain species.
Author: Camilla de la Bedoyere; Illustrators: Mike Saunders, Ian Jackson; Pages: 224; Age: 8+; Dimensions: 220 x 170 mm; Format: Paperback with graining, curved corners.
£9.99 including UK p&p or buy with 8x42 waterproof binoculars with 10 year guarantee for only £55 and free UK delivery - normal price £64.99!!
Book only
£9.99

Book & Binoculars
£55

Dinosaurs Handbook Dinosaurs Handbook
Dinosaurs Handbook is a fun, practical guide featuring easy identification tips, key stats and interesting facts, to encourage children to be interested in the subject. Dinosaurs Handbook can be used by kids at museums or doing indoor research, as each fact file contains lots of vital information.
Dinosaur fact files included: Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Avimimus, Barosaurus, Baryonyx, Brachiosaurus, Caudipteryx, Ceratosaurus, Coelophysis, Compsognathus, Corythosaurus, Deinonychus, Dilophosaurus, Edmontonia, Eustreptospondylus, Giganotosaurus, Hypsilophodon, Iguanodon, Janenschia, Leaellynasaurua, Maiasaura, Megalosaurus, Muttaburrasaurus, Ornitholestes, Ornithomimus, Oviraptor, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Plateosaurus, Polacanthus, Procompsognathus, Protoceratops, Psittacosaurus, Saltasaurus, Shunosaurus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Troodon, Tuojiangosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor
Features of this book: Over 40 detailed dinosaur fact files to engage children, including 'Dino data' with each dinosaur's Latin name and meaning, group, diet, length and weight, and how long ago they existed; Incredible illustrations for comparison and an interactive area for kids to add notes and sketches; 'I've seen it' circles to tick allow kids to become a detective and report whether they saw the dinosaur in a museum, on TV, in a book or on the Internet; Silhouette scale images help kids to understand the size of each dinosaur compared to a human.
Consultant: Rupert Matthews; Pages: 96; Age: 8+; Dimensions: 220 x 170 mm; Format: Paperback with graining, curved corners.
£7.99 including UK p&p
Garden Life Handbook Garden Life Handbook
British Garden Life Handbook is a fun, practical guide featuring easy identification tips, key stats and amazing facts about wildlife, to encourage children to be interested in the subject. British Garden Life Handbook can be used by kids on outdoor excursions or doing indoor research, as each fact file contains lots of interesting information.
Examples of wildlife in this book: Trees and shrubs section includes bramble, honeysuckle and weeping willow; Flowers and grasses section includes bamboo, clematis and hollyhock; Reptiles and amphibians section includes the common frog, grass snake and viviparous lizard; Birds section includes the blue tit, goldfinch and starling; Mammals section includes the brown hare, hedgehog and red fox; Bugs section includes the bluebottle, centipede and peacock butterfly
Features of this book: Over 100 detailed garden life fact files include information on each plant's scientific name, type, flowers and fruit, and each reptile's adult size, hibernation and breeding habits; Amazing photos for kids to compare with their findings; 'My notes and pictures' section for kids to be creative and include their own notes and sightings; 'I've seen a' and 'In the' circles to tick allow kids to record what they have seen and where they found it; Helpful 'How to use this book' guide and glossary to summarise key definitions for young learners; Introductions to the book Creating a wildlife garden and The garden in winter offer helpful tips such as how to make your garden more wildlife friendly, building a bird box and what you might see during each season.
Author: Camilla de la Bedoyere; Illustrators: Mike Saunders, Ian Jackson; Pages: 224; Age: 8+; Dimensions: 220 x 170 mm; Format: Paperback with graining, curved corners.
£9.99 including UK p&p or buy with 8x42 waterproof binoculars with 10 year guarantee for only £55 and free UK delivery - normal price £64.99!!
Book only
£9.99

Book & Binoculars
£55

Space Handbook Space Handbook
Space Handbook is a fun, practical guide with easy identification tips, key stats and awesome facts to encourage children to be interested in the subject. Space Handbook can be used by kids for night-sky watching or doing indoor research, as each fact file contains lots of interesting information. This is part of our growing collection of children's space books, perfect for night sky enthusiasts.
Space objects included: The Sun - sunspots and solar eclipse; The Earth's Moon - phases of the Moon, lunar eclipse, seas on the Moon and craters on the Moon; Planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn; Space rocks - comets, meteor showers, meteoroids and meteorites; Stars - Northern Hemisphere stars, Southern Hemisphere stars, Orion, bright stars near Orion, Taurus, the Summer Triangle and Scorpius; Galaxies - Southern Hemisphere, Andromeda and Milky Way; Close to Earth - Northern and Southern lights, halos and sundogs, satellites
Features of this book: 27 detailed space object fact files include information on each object's diameter, mass, distance from Sun, time for orbit and surface temperature; Stunning space pictures, useful diagrams and photo-realistic illustrations to demystify complex astronomy for kids; Areas for kids to write down where they were and what they saw during each sighting; Each object, some described in their various states, can be ticked off as they are discovered; Helpful 'How to use this book' guide and glossary to summarise key definitions for young learners; A number of introductions to the subject such as 'Watching the night sky' and 'Stars on the move' prepare kids for the activity and lay a foundation for learning about space.
Author: Sue Becklake; Consultant: Jerry Stone; Pages: 96; Age: 8+; Dimensions: 220 x 170 mm; Format: Paperback with graining, curved corners.
£7.99 including UK p&p
Wildflowers and Trees Handbook Wildflowers and Trees Handbook
British Wildflowers and Trees Handbook is a fun, practical guide featuring easy identification tips, key stats, labelled artworks and amazing photographs, to encourage children to be interested in the subject. British Wildflowers and Trees Handbook can be used by kids on outdoor excursions or doing indoor research, as each fact file contains lots of interesting information.
Examples of trees and wildflowers included: Oval leaf - aspen, beech and silver birch; Long leaf - magnolia, sessile oak and white willow; Hand-shaped - field maple, horse chestnut and sycamore; Compound - elder, laburnum and walnut; Needle - juniper, scots pine and yew; White flowers - chamomile, sea kale and snowdrop; Green flowers - broad-leaved helleborine and lords and ladies; Pink flowers - bee orchid, foxglove and heather; Red and orange flowers - marsh cinquefoil, pheasant's eye and scarlet pimpernel; Blue and purple - bluebell, cornflower and tufted vetch; Yellow - cowslip, dandelion and sunflower
Features of this book: Over 100 detailed British tree and wildflower fact files to engage children, including information on each species' height, flowering and fruiting, leaf tint/fall and other names; 'My drawings and photos section' for kids to illustrate their observations and make detailed notes; Variety of photos including insects that are known to live in trees and flowers to help kids understand the environment; 'On my tree I saw' and 'Measured it?' circles to tick make the information-collecting process more fun and provides children with a sense of achievement; Introductions such as 'How to measure trees' and 'What is a flower?' teach children new ideas.
Author: Camilla de la Bedoyere; Pages: 224; Age: 8+; Dimensions: 220 x 170 mm; Format: Paperback with graining, curved corners.
£9.99 including UK p&p
152 WILD things to do 152 WILD things to do
When did you last climb a tree? Pick some blackberries? Spot a bird of prey? Collect shells on a beach? Plant flowers to help bumble bees?
'152 WILD things to do' is exactly what you need to reconnect with nature around the UK.
Whether at home, in your local area or at Wildlife Trust nature reserves, this book is packed with inspirational ideas to get outside and see the best of the UK's wildlife and countryside.
"There are enough ideas in the book to keep anyone - particularly families and children - outdoors all year...."
Patrick Barkham - Guardian.co.uk Read the rest of the article here
£12.99 with free UK p&p
Bat Detective Book & CD - not suitable for younger children
This book, together with the accompanying CD, provides an essential reference for bat enthusiasts who would like to gain or improve their skills in identifying British bats, using a bat detector. The material is suitable for those who have just acquired a bat detector as well as for more experienced bat workers. The sounds of 13 bat species are included in the 48 tracks of the CD. This is the first ever comprehensive compilation of British bat recordings on compact disc.
£25 including UK p&p

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