AWESOME EARTH BOOKS
Topic Books about Our Planet Earth for Children KS1 & KS2
by Angela McAllister
Discover 13 incredible habitats, from the frozen Arctic to the dusty savannah, in this beautiful tribute to the last wildernesses of our world. Poetic texts bring the habitats to life, while factual information details the danger facing these incredible places.
The Rhythm of the Rain
Issac plays in his favourite pool on the mountainside. He empties his little jar of water into the pool. Where will the water go now? Issac wonders. This breathtaking celebration of the water cycle captures the remarkable movement of water across the earth in all its majesty.
Mountains of the World
by Dieter Braun
This spectacular non-fiction book examines the mountains that shape our world. It examines the formation of these magnificent geographical features and humanity's exploration of them. A perfect book for enjoying the beautiful illustrations whilst finding out lots of amazing facts.
by Marc Martin
There is a river outside my window. Where will it take me? So begins an imaginary journey from the city to the sea. From factories to farmlands, freeways to forest, each new landscape is explored through stunning illustrations and poetic text.
The Story of Life: A First Book about Evolution by Catherine Barr
This is an exciting and dramatic story about how life began on Planet Earth. With delightful illustrations including lots of detail and humour, all carefully researched and checked, this book shows the development of life on Earth in a truly accessible and simple way.
Going to the Volcano
by Andy Stanton
Join two intrepid explorers as they take a train-o, jump on a plane-o, ride a Great Dane-o (down the lane-o) on their way to look at the volcano. Nothing could possibly go wrong - could it?! A hilariously anarchic, brightly illustrated rhyming story.
The Street Beneath My Feet
This double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey deep underground. One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse shows beneath the countryside. This expansive concertina book opens out to 2.5 metres long.
This Little Pebble
This Little Pebble begins with a child finding a small, forgotten pebble in his pocket. It uses this simple premise as a jumping-off point to explore what rocks are, where they come from and how fundamental they are to life here on Earth.
Volcano Wakes Up!
Playful, kid-friendly poems from five alternating points of view explore the volcanic process and its effect on the surrounding land, flora, and fauna. From the lava crickets to the ferns, everyone has something to say about it!
Everest by Sangma Francis
There is so much more to this mountain than the brave mountaineers who climb it. Travel back to its ancient origins, learn about the flowers and plants that grow and discover the rich history of religions, myths, and legends that surround this great Sagarmatha, the Goddess of the Sky.
LOTS by Marc Martin
In this wonderfully illustrated celebration of the world we travel far and wide - to Hong Kong, the Amazon, Antarctica, India - from villages, towns and cities, to the deserts and vast oceans that cover the surface of the planet. There is so much to discover - lots of people, lots of places, lots of different landscapes and cultures.
My Little Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes by Claudia Martin
Combining easy-to-read text with stunning photographs, learning about earthquakes and volcanoes has never been so much fun! Learn how and why volcanoes occur, the largest and most dangerous and how we try and live with earthquakes today.
One Day On Our Blue Planet by Ella Bailey
From dusk to dawn, children will love spending the day with this curious young spider monkey. The series focuses on the way our young animal friends spend a day around the world, including the Savannah, the ocean and the Antarctic.
Holes: Discover a Hidden World by Jonathan Litton
Discover a hidden world. Delve into this fascinating book of holes to discover a world of burrows and boreholes, subways and sinkholes. From the mythical and mysterious to household and human holes, find out what makes a hole a hole and how they shape our world.
Natural Wonders of the World by Molly Oldfield
From firefly squid glowing against the night sky in Japan to a Mexican cave filled with the largest crystals ever found, you'll discover the stories and science behind these wonders, the threats they now face and the efforts taking place to save them.
Bird's Eye View: The Natural World by John Farndon
Imagine yourself in a balloon floating high above the world or as a soaring eagle. This book takes you on an amazing aerial journey to show you the world in a way you’ve never seen it, in a series of spectacular panoramic views, complete with annotated information.
by Sabrina Weiss
Discover 100 of the planet's most magical islands--their wildlife, trees, diversity, people, treasures, and more--in this beautifully illustrated book. his stunning book celebrates island life, history, culture, and diversity with fact files, rich illustrations, a world map, and a lavish gatefold spread.
What's Weird on Earth by DK
This fact-filled book covers natural, supernatural, and man-made features. From maps of UFO sightings, freaky flowers, poisonous foods, glowing animals and a whole host of weird and wonderful things that'll have you looking at Earth in a whole new light.
Explore the world with this lavish book of maps. This collection of 52 highly illustrated maps details not only geographical features, but also places of interest, iconic personalities, native animals and plants, local peoples, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts.
The Wonder Garden
by Jenny Broom
Open the gates of the Wonder Garden to explore five of Earth's most extraordinary habitats. Trek through the Amazon Rainforest, travel to the Chihuahuan Desert, dive in the Great Barrier Reef, delve into the Black Forest and stand on the roof of the world – the Himalayan Mountains – to see nature at its wildest.
Fossils: Rock Explorers
Did you know that thousands of years ago the ancient Chinese found dinosaur fossils and thought they were dragon bones? Full of facts and photos of real-life excavations, this accessible book shows the beliefs and myths that have advanced – and inhibited – our understanding of evolution
A Rock is Lively
A gorgeous and informative introduction to the fascinating world of rocks. From dazzling blue Lapis Lazuli to volcanic Snowflake Obsidian, an incredible variety of rocks are showcased in all their splendour. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this book introduces an array of facts, making it perfect for classroom.