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The Natural World

Book List

Books about nature, caring for animals and our planet.


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The Last Wolf

by Mini Grey

Little Red Riding Hood sets out to catch a wolf, but are there any wolves left?

Tidy by Emily Gravett

Pete the badger likes things to be neat and tidy, but has he gone too far?

The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris

Award-winning book. Stunning art work accompanies poems written to preserve words of the natural world that are disappearing from  common usage, such as dandelion and acorn.

The Lorax by Dr Seuss

Classic Dr Seuss tale of the Lorax who tries to save the Truffula trees from the greedy once-ler who wants to chop them down for his factory.

The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers

Fausto thinks he owns everything, from the smallest flower to the highest mountain. A modern-day fable about humanity's relationship with nature.

The Last Wild by Piers Torday

9+ Kester sets our on an adventure to find the last wild in a world where animals, except for pests and those dangerous to humans, have been wiped out by a deadly virus and the whole land is in quarantine. (Sounds scarily familiar!)

The Tin Forest by Helen Ward

In a lonely, windswept place, an old man tries to keep a junkyard tidy. One day, he has a fantastic idea...

Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker

The inspirational story of Greta Thunberg told for younger children.

Dinosaurs and all that rubbish by Michael Foreman

The dinosaurs have taken over the world and are cleaning up our mess!

The Dark Wild by Piers Torday

9+ Book 2 of The Last Wild Trilogy. Kester discovers that a dark wild remains deep underground. 

Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

One of the most beautiful books you could ever read about living on planet Earth. A guide to help new arrivals ❤

The Wild Beyond by Piers Torday

9+ Book 3 of The Last Wild Trilogy.  Kester must face his final challenge as the last blue whale on the planet brings him news from across the ocean.

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