Seasonal Books | Nature Study

Find below books to suit each season

The books are organised into age groups but please use your own judgement when allocating books to rooms. Amazon has a ‘look inside’ option on many books. 

Another note, use your own judgement in how these books are accessed. They could be out in the book shelf all season or you may decide to only get them out when you are offering that particular topic. Do what is best for your children and remember to teach respect to books

Autumn

0-2 year olds

  • You’re my little pumpkin pie by Nicola Edwards
  • Thats Not My Owl, Hedgehog, Badger, Fox, Squirrel by Usborne books
  • Orange Pear, Apple Bear by Eily Gravett
  • My Little Forest by Katrin Wiehle

2-3 year olds

  • Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

  • Wow! Said The Owl by Tim Hopgood

  • Hello World! How Do Apples Grow? by Jill McDonald

  • Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metger

  • Not A Stick by Antoinette Portis

  • Walters Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood

  • The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

  • Spinderella by Julia Donaldson

  • Five Little Pumpkins by Ben Mantle

  • The Very Helpful Hedgehog by Rosie Wellersey

  • It was a Cold Dark Night by Tim Hopgood

  • The Hug by Eoin McLaughin

  • I’m not going out there by Paul Bright

  • How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers

  • Star in the jar by Sam Hay

     

3-4 year olds

  • Little Gooses Autumn by Elli Woollard
  • RSPB My First Book of Garden Birds
  • National Trust: Out and About Bird Spotter
  • The Big Book of Birds by Yuval Zommer
  • Apples, Apples Everywhere! Learning About Apple Harvests by Robin Koontz
  • Sweep by Louise Greig
  • Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go by Patricia Hegarty
  • Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
  • Stick man by Julia Donaldson
  • Stanleys Stick by Neal Layton
  • Spiders by Usborne
  • The Solar System by Usborne
  • Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
  • Pattans Pumpkin by Chitra Soundar
  • A Book for Bramble by Lynne Garner
  • Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November by Deborah Webb
  • Percy and the Badger by Nick Butterworth
  • Look inside the woods by Usborne books
  • Little Acorn by Igloo books
  • Can’t you sleep little bear? by Martin Waddel
  • The owl who was afraid of the dark by Jill Tomlinson
  • I’m not very afraid of the dark by Usborne

Adults reference to extend childrens interest

  • Wild Food: A Complete Guide for Foragers by Roger Phillips

  • Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman

  • The Stick Book: Loads of things you can do with a stick by Fiona Danks

Winter

0-2 year olds

  • You’re my little pumpkin pie by Nicola Edwards
  • Thats Not My Owl, Hedgehog, Badger, Fox, Squirrel by Usborne books
  • Orange Pear, Apple Bear by Eily Gravett
  • My Little Forest by Katrin Wiehle

2-3 year olds

  • You’re my little pumpkin pie by Nicola Edwards
  • Thats Not My Owl, Hedgehog, Badger, Fox, Squirrel by Usborne books
  • Orange Pear, Apple Bear by Eily Gravett
  • My Little Forest by Katrin Wiehle

3-4 year olds

  • You’re my little pumpkin pie by Nicola Edwards
  • Thats Not My Owl, Hedgehog, Badger, Fox, Squirrel by Usborne books
  • Orange Pear, Apple Bear by Eily Gravett
  • My Little Forest by Katrin Wiehle

Spring

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Summer

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