WOODLANDS & MINIBEASTS

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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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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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Wow! It's Night Time 

by Tim Hopgood

The curious little owl is back, and this time she’s ready to discover the wonders of night-time, from the big, bright moon to the bats in the sky and the foxes deep in the forest. But where are all the other owls? When the wind blows the leaves from her tree, you'll soon see...

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Because of an Acorn 

by Lola Schaefer

Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. Enchanting die-cuts illustrate the connections between the layers of an ecosystem in this magical book. 

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Moon 

by Patricia Hegarty

As the moon waxes and wanes above, the world below is full of busy night-time creatures; from turtles laying their eggs on white sandy beaches, to migrating birds using the moon to navigate their way to sunnier climes. 

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Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

"Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three." But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree?

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The King of Tiny Things

by Lucy Rowland

When two girls visit their grandparents, it seems like a great idea to camp outside. But then the dark comes and it doesn't seem such a good idea after all! Until a most unexpected visitor arrives - the King of Tiny Things. He is the shepherd of creepy crawlies and shows the girls that, in fact, the night is bright with magic.

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Twist and Hop, Minibeast Bop! by Tony Mitton

Join in with beetles and ladybirds, ants and bees and bugs galore as they dance the night away! But who is missing from the fun...will poor slow snail arrive in time? Bug-fans everywhere will enjoy this insect romp.

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Yucky Worms 

by Vivian French

Worms – fun, fascinating and wriggly worms! The humble earthworm plays a significant role in the environment, as all 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!

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The First Book of Nature

by Nicola Davies

From beach combing to stargazing, from watching squirrels, ducks and worms to making berry crumble or a winter bird feast, this is a remarkable book – part poetry, part scrapbook of recipes, facts and fragments – and a glorious reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered.