• Insects and Spiders
    Insects and Spiders
    A first nature book about insects and spiders for children, this is the perfect companion for young minds eager to learn about the world of bugs. Children are encouraged to investigate and record all the creepy crawlies they find, and get hands on with the fun activities, from making your own bug hotel to collect insects in to building an ant farm.

    With a mix of fantastic photographs and beautiful illustrations Insects and Spiders takes you through everything you need to know about these minibeasts. Learn what termites build their nests from, how an earwig looks after her eggs, and why wasps have black and yellow stripes.

    The Nature Explorers series is essential for any child curious about the world outside. Each book in the series takes children through the basics of the subject, starting by explaining what it is and then moving on to the key topics. These are wonderful introductions to the great outdoors, packed with fun facts and engaging activities, ideal for children aged 6 and up.

    ISBN: 9780241358276
    Publication date: 07/03/2019
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Nature Explorers
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Karearea Fearless Falcon
    Karearea Fearless Falcon
    New Zealand once had one of the largest raptors in the world . Now there is just one left - the Karearea - and it is endangered.
    This remarkable falcon is known for its fearless hunting prowess, aerial acrobatics and fierce protection of its chicks. In words and pictures the characteristics of the Karearea and the challenges it faces are revealed.
    Annemarie is a writer for young readers. Her previous book, Kiwi: The real story was the children's choice Non-Fiction winner in the 2013 New Zealand Post Children's book awards.
    Terry Fitzgibbon is an award-winning illustrator/photographer whose paintings and photographs have been successfully exhibited in galleries in New Plymouth, Auckland and Whangarei.

    ISBN: 9781869664886
    Publication date: 01/06/2018
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Florian, Annemarie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Kea Curiouser and Curiouser
    Kea Curiouser and Curiouser
    Kea are innately curious. They just love to try out new things and have evolved extraordinary mental and physical abilities. discover how this built-in curiosity is a bonus for endurance and finding new ways to survive. Learn about the invisible and alarming threats kea now face. Rich illustrations and an engrossing story, guided by a light and humorous kea monologue, blend seamlessly together to reveal an intelligent and intriguing bird, struggling for survival.

    ISBN: 9781869665111
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Fiorian, Annemarie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Kookaburra
    Kookaburra
    An exciting new addition to the narrative nonfiction series Nature Storybooks, about kookaburras.


    In the crinkled shadows night-dwellers yawn, day-creatures stretch and Kookaburra laughs. Kook-kook-kook. Kak-kak-kak.

    The team behind Dingo is back again with a new addition to the Nature Storybooks series. The kookaburra, perhaps Australia's best-loved bird, is shown in all her glory in a stunning and vivid landscape. Follow along as Kookaburra finds food for her young and goes searching for a nest with her mate.

    Full of fun and interesting facts about kookaburras - perfect for nature lovers and budding wildlife scientists.

    ISBN: 9781760651060
    Publication date: 01/08/2020
    Price: $28.99
    Author: Saxby, Claire
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.99
  • Life The First Four Billion Years
    Life The First Four Billion Years
    Discover the greatest story ever told: the story of life on our planet, from the big bang to the dinosaurs and beyond.

    Before humans took their first steps, there were billions of years of vibrant and varied life on earth. Discover the fascinating story of our planet, from the formation of the universe to the first mammals, and all the incredible life that flourished in-between. Covering ice ages and fossils, life in the teeming primeval seas and the first life on land, the time of the dinosaurs and the rise of the mammals, Martin Jenkins navigates through millions of years of prehistory in enthralling and accessible style. With gorgeous art from the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Grahame Baker Smith, this is a captivating journey through the life of our planet before we called it ours.

    ISBN: 9781406372700
    Publication date: 01/05/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Jenkins, Martin
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • Lion's Tale
    Lion's Tale
    Learn to read while getting up close to the magnificent lion in this exciting book. Find out how a lion cub joins the pride and grows to become the king of the savannah, discover how lions in Asia and Africa are different, and learn why we need to work to protect these awesome animals in the wild.

    Amazing up-close photographs show lions playing on the plains of Africa, providing strong visual clues to build vocabulary and confidence. Amazing facts encourage enthusiasm for reading. Additional information spreads build knowledge further, such as how lions have adapted to be top hunters. There's also a fun quiz to develop reading comprehension. This book has been developed in consultation with literacy experts to help improve children's reading ability.

    A Lion's Tale is a new title in the exciting and engaging four-level DK Readers series. Developing a lifelong love of reading, DK Readers cover a vast range of fascinating subjects featuring DK's stunning photography, to support children as they learn to read.

    Packed with fun facts for kids, this innovative series of levelled guided reading books combines a highly visual approach with engaging nonfiction narratives. Reading levels progress from brief, simple text in the early readers, to slightly longer, more detailed nonfiction chapter books, to challenging nonfiction containing rich vocabulary and more complex sentence structures. DK Readers are assessed by both Fountas & Pinnell and Lexile levels, and are ideal for learning to read, for subject research, and of course, for children to read for pleasure.

    ISBN: 9780241358528
    Publication date: 07/02/2019
    Price: $15.99
    Author: DK Reads L2 Beginning to Read
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $15.99
  • Little Tigers
    Little Tigers
    Told through the eyes of a tiger and her two cubs, this beautiful book is a story of nature, migration, family and the strength of parental love.

    Mother Tiger and her two cubs journey through their jungle habitat, searching high and low for the perfect new home where they will be safe. A beautifully illustrated celebration of the love between parent and child and the wonders of the natural world.

    With its mesmerising, atmospheric charcoal drawings and lyrical storytelling, Jo Weaver's new picture book has the feel of an instant classic. Perfect for fans of BBC's Planet Earth.

    Jo Weaver was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration New Talent Awards.

    ISBN: 9781444937534
    Publication date: 02/05/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Weaver, Jo
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Lost Wonders
    Lost Wonders
    The stories of these fascinating creatures - birds, insects, reptiles and plants - are told in an entertaining and accessible style, drawing on first-hand accounts and supported with useful illustrations. It draws on accounts of their demise, and of the social climate in New Zealand in which these extinctions occurred.

    Illustrated with line drawings by Phoebe Morris, and written in a relatable style, this is perfect for 8-12 year olds, telling true stories about the species and the people involved in their extinction and/or recovery.

    Featured species include those which are long gone - New Zealand's dinosaurs, penguins and pelicans, and the giant gecko; extinctions since the human habitation of New Zealand, including the moa, piopio, huia and laughing owl, and native fish the grayling; species which were lost and found - the takahe, taiko, Tecomanthe speciosa and the weevils of Canterbury; and those at risk of extinction and how it came to this - kakapo, kaki, Maui's dolphin, kauri and whitebait.

    ISBN: 9781988547442
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Ell, Sarah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Magic and Mystery of Trees
    Magic and Mystery of Trees
    Learn about the amazing natural science of trees in this gorgeously illustrated nature and science book. From the highest branch and leaf down to the complex "wood wide web" of roots, every part of a tree plays an important role in its own growth and the habitat of the whole forest or woodland.

    Did you know that trees take care of each other and that the whole forest is connected? The Magic and Mystery of Trees takes children on a fascinating journey of exploration, showing them just how special these mighty organisms are. Discover how they communicate and warn each other of predators, how they nurture their networks, record the past, and anticipate the future to ensure their survival.

    Learn amazing tree facts, meet extraordinary trees from around the world and learn about the habitats they create. Find out what trees do for us and how to make your community a greener place by planting your very own tree!

    ISBN: 9780241355435
    Publication date: 05/03/2019
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Royal Horticultural Society
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $37.00
  • Mammals
    Mammals
    Be on the look-out for the wildest mammals with Agent Osprey as she explores the animal kingdom in search of all things fierce and friendly! Mammals! includes a 1.8-metre-long timeline, featuring over 100 mammals from their first known forms through to their living descendants and a fascinating journal that looks into how they have survived and thrived. Mammals! is the latest entry in the Explorer series from What on Earth Books. Bugs! and Dinosaurs! are winners of a Parents' Choice Silver Award 2018.

    ISBN: 9780995576629
    Publication date: 05/03/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Explorer series
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.99
  • Manukura The White Kiwi
    Manukura The White Kiwi
    True story by world-renowned writer Joy Cowley about the beautiful rare white kiwi Manukura in picture book format for young children. When a rare white kiwi was born in captivity at Pukaha Mount Bruce, Maori recognised this as something very special a treasure and a sign of new beginnings. In this beautiful picture book Joy Cowley tells the story of Manukura the little white kiwi and offers an uplifting message to all young New Zealanders. With strikingly naturalistic illustrations by Bruce Potter, this is a treasure of a book that will be loved by generations to come.

    Teachers' notes available

    ISBN: 9781869798383
    Publication date: 01/10/2012
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Cowley, Joy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Motiti Blue and the Oil Spill A Story from the Rena Disaster
    Motiti Blue and the Oil Spill A Story from the Rena Disaster
    This bilingual children's picture book tells the story of a little blue penguin who was rescued and treated at the Te Maunga Oiled Wildlife Response Centre before being released back into the wild.

    ISBN: 9780473268695
    Publication date: 01/10/2014
    Price: $34.99
    Author: McCauley, Debbie
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $34.99
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