Nature Book List

Picture Books & Resources

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

Rachel Carson

Witness the wonders of the natural world in this collection of picture books. These books will inspire children to observe the world around them and motivate them to develop a love for nature and the outdoors. You can also pair these titles with non-fiction books to further inspire their curiosity. By sharing these books you can encourage children to get outdoors to explore and investigate the world around them.

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Nature Book List

Further Reading


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
National Trust: Natural Childhood
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Children and Nature Network: Tools and Resources
Project Learning Tree: Connecting Kids to Nature
Chester Zoo: Create a Wildlife Garden
Young People’s Trust for the Environment: Plants: Year 1 & Year 2 Lesson Plan
British Council: The life cycle of a flowering plant
BP: Plants practical investigation Lesson Plan
The Royal Institution: Natural World Interactive Games
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds: ‘Spot it!’ Resource Sheets (Plants, birds, insects, nuts, berries)
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds: Food and water for nature resources
RSPB at TES: Lesson plans and resources 
Royal Horticultural Society: School Gardening activities, lesson plans and information sheets 
British Council: The Life Cycle of a Flowering Plant lesson plan

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

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