Meet the wiggliest, squiggliest superhero in the world in the funny picture book by the number one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog. “Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM!” Super-long and super-strong, Superworm is always on hand to help […]
Recommended children’s books about minibeasts Creepy crawlies, minibeasts, bugs or insects – dig deep into the miniature worlds of these fascinating creatures, with over 25,000 of the species found in Britain and many thousands more all around the globe. From bluebottles and butterflies to wasps and wiggly worms, there’s plenty to discover in the minibeasts […]
Worms – fun, fascinating and wriggly worms! The humble earthworm plays a significant role in the environment, as all farmers and gardeners know: it aerates the soil, composts dead matter into rich humus in which seeds can germinate and plants can grow. Children love them too – especially for their wriggliness!
Bella Loves Bugs tells the story of a day in the life of a girl who is passionate about bugs, as she goes off to Forest School where she always has many creepy crawlie adventures with her fellow nature hero friends! The book is packed with facts about bugs , some of which Bella regularly […]
Deep in the rainforest, rhinoceros beetles Buster and Rex are sharing stories. Buster has so many heroic tales – he’s SO strong and daring! Every story leaves Rex in awe – he’s never met such an amazing beetle! But with danger just around the corner, will Buster live up to his reputation, or will it […]
This beautifully illustrated title explores the wonderful world of ants! Everybody loves beautiful bees and butterflies, but what about kids who like more mucky creatures – the ones that live down in the dirt or eat their own poo? These minibeasts are just as deserving of attention. This beautifully illustrated title explores the wonderful world […]
Come into the garden for lots of rhyming minibeast fun in this colourful read-aloud picture book! Little ones will love joining in with all the noisy sound words and looking at the colourful pictures, as they discover all sorts of minibeasts. From slithery snails and buzzing bees, to wriggly worms and munching caterpillars! Each page […]
Welcome to the Bug Hotel, a homemade habitat where creepy crawlies of all shapes and sizes can find a place to stay! Discover how a bug hotel can create a sustainable, safe environment for insects and mini-beasts by exploring each section, lifting the flaps and finding out facts about your favourite garden insects.
Norman is a slug who longs to be a snail-if only he could find the right shell! He tries a tennis ball, an apple, and even an alarm clock but none of them feels quite right. Until one day, Norman stumbles upon a doughnut! What could be better than that? But is that sweet shell […]
Slimy Snail sets out on a trail. But where exactly does he go? Up a hill, over a bridge, down a slope . . . Things are not always as they seem in this delightful outdoor adventure by the acclaimed Ruth Brown.
Introductory spreads explain that bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth and give tips on how to become a young bug spotter. The book is divided into key groups of bugs, including beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, snails, crickets, grasshoppers, worms and spiders, all illustrated with scenic compositions. Some spreads approach the world of bugs thematically, such […]
A rip-roaring shout-aloud picture book about a spider who wants to be the family pet from the internationally acclaimed illustrator of Julia Donaldson’s What the Ladybird Heard. Spider wants to be a family pet. But the family whose house she lives in are terrified of her! Whenever she tries to show them what a great […]
There’s no place like home, but poor Florence Firefly is lost, and there are so many bright lights shining in the night sky she doesn’t know which way to go. She’ll need some help to find her way back home. In this brilliant interactive picture book, children can help Florence on her journey by encouraging […]
From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen […]
The perfect introduction to bee conservation for little ones. Learn all about the beautiful world of bees and their adventure from flower to flower. You’ll find out just how much they matter, why they are declining, and what we can do to help in this adorable kids’ book. Bees are brilliant at building, super social […]
Stanley is a spider, a weaver and a collector. On his web he collects seeds, twigs, leaves and all kinds of precious things he cannot name. Stanley is very proud of his collection, but what can one tiny spider do when it is washed away? In this stunning, deceptively simple and thoughtful debut from animator, […]
See how a little girl recovering from poor health finds wonder in nature and delights in planting a garden with her father to attract a fascinating array of butterflies. Exploring the life stages of butterflies, their importance to our ecosystems and the revitalising power of nature, this book is a heart-warming information story for children […]
Come on a bug hunt in this little book and discover ants building their nest underground, bees making honey in their hive and a bug hotel where lots of creepy crawlies have found a home. With colourful illustrations, flaps to lift and holes to peep through, there’s so much to discover in this fascinating introduction […]
Crawly! Hairy! Maybe a bit scary? Snails slime upside down. Eeek! Worms can somersault and butterflies smell like cake. YUM. Wait, don’t eat them… Because bugs are truly BRILLIANT! Matt Robertson’s quirky text and sweet yet hilarious illustrations show exactly why minibeasts can be truly awesome in their own unique way. The book includes 14 […]
After George visits the Museum of Wildlife with Grandad, all he can think about is bugs! The very next day he goes out hunting, but he soon finds there are no more insects left in the garden, and the ones he has captured in jars don’t look very happy… George is about to learn exactly […]
One hot summer in Itching Down, Four million wasps flew into town. What are the villagers going to do about this noisy, nasty nuisance of a swarm? Make a giant jam sandwich – that’s what!