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LET'S GO OUTSIDE! BOOKS

Topic Books about the Outdoors for Children EYFS & KS1

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WOODLANDS & MINIBEASTS

Grandpa's Garden

by Stella Fry

Grow your own class vegetables with Grandpa's Garden. This beautifully told story follows Billy from early spring to late summer as he helps his grandpa on his vegetable patch. When harvest time arrives they can pick all the vegetables and fruit they have grown. 

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Stanley's Stick

by John Hegley

Stanley's stick is not just a stick. With a stick in hand, Stanley's options are endless - he flies to the moon, writes in the sand, goes fishing, plays a whistle and rides a dinosaur - and his imagination takes over and the magic begins.

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Oliver's Vegetables 

by Vivian French

Oliver loves chips. In fact, he won't eat anything else - until he plays a game with his Grandpa. Whatever vegetable he finds, he must eat. On Monday, he pulls up carrots, on Tuesday, it is spinach...Explore new foods with Oliver as he realises vegetables aren't that bad after all.

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The Gigantic Turnip

by Aleksei Tolstoy 

This hilarious retelling of the classic Russian tale about a farmer whose turnip is impossible to pull from the ground uses simple vocabulary and quirky illustrations. Its cumulative theme will soon have young readers gleefully joining in.

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Tree by Patricia Hegarty 

Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this timeless peek-through book with beautiful artwork and accompanying rhyming text. Following the life-cycle of a tree through spring, summer, autumn and winter, children will easily learn to recognise the signs of the seasons with this simple yet striking picture book.

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Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Autumn has come and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows.

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Superworm

by Julia Donaldon

Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well and 
rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's 
rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all 
of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan...