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Gardening and Outdoor Activities for Children -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 29 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book RHS Let
    RHS Let's Get Gardening - by Royal Horticultural Society

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241382639 | ISBN 10: 0241382637

    Learn to grow your own vegetables and herbs, attract awesome wildlife such as butterflies and bees, and be a green gardener with lots of recycling tips. Whether you've got a big vegetable patch or just a windowsill, you can grow all sorts of plants w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Plant, Sow, Make and Grow by Esther Coombs
    Plant, Sow, Make and Grow - by Esther Coombs

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787080249 | ISBN 10: 1787080242

    Get little gardeners growing and learning with this beautifully illustrated book, packed with information and crafty stuff to do. Help them to discover that gardening can be simple and uncomplicated with very little equipment and prior knowledge need ... more

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  • Cover image of book Errol
    Errol's Garden - by Gillian Hibbs

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786280848 | ISBN 10: 1786280841

    Errol loves gardening, but he doesn’t have a proper garden. Although his home is full of beautiful plants, he longs for an outdoor space where he can grow things. A chance discovery leads to a solution, but Errol can’t do everything on his own. L ... more

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  • Cover image of book Secret Sky Garden by Linda Sarah, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers
    Secret Sky Garden - by Linda Sarah, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781471119262 | ISBN 10: 1471119262

    A startlingly original picture book about a little girl who creates a garden on a disused car park rooftop.   Funni loves the old, disused car park, and spends a lot of time there flying her kite and playing her recorder. But something is mis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forest School and Autism: A Practical Guide by Michael James
    Forest School and Autism: A Practical Guide - by Michael James

    £18.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785922916 | ISBN 10: 1785922912

    A practical guide to delivering Forest School methods to people with autism - both children and adults - with advice on how to adapt activities to make them more inclusive. Includes tips on how to set up a Forest School, safety issues and how to gath ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail by Julia Donaldson
    The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail - by Julia Donaldson

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509836390 | ISBN 10: 150983639x

    Calling all nature explorers! Grab your wellies and learn all about the natural world around you with this colourful spotter guide. The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail is packed with fun spring and summer themed outdoor activities and hundred ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do by Andy Seed
    The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do - by Andy Seed

    £5.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408870099 | ISBN 10: 1408870096

    Say goodbye to boredom with this fantastic outdoor boredom buster book! From the hilarious Andy Seed, Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 for Best Books with Facts comes the fantastically busy The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Play the Forest School Way: Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids by Peter Houghton and Jane Worroll
    Play the Forest School Way: Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids - by Peter Houghton and Jane Worroll

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780289298 | ISBN 10: 1780289294

    Help your child connect with nature, be adventurous and most of all have fun, with these woodland games, crafts and skill-building activities from Forest School.  The ultimate guide to woodland fun with kids! Forest School is founded on a philoso ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Adventures by Brita Granström and Mick Manning
    Wild Adventures - by Brita Granström and Mick Manning

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847807540 | ISBN 10: 1847807542

    Packed with all kinds of exciting outdoor activities for children and the whole family, to encourage awareness of the natural world and self-sufficiency skills – and to show how much fun it is to explore nature.   The activities include: track ... more

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  • Cover image of book The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting by Kate Blincoe, with a Foreword by Nikki Duffy
    The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting - by Kate Blincoe, with a Foreword by Nikki Duffy

    £17.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857842541 | ISBN 10: 0857842544

    Nature needs children and children need nature. This book will help your family open your doors to the outside and become truly freerange animals. You’ll live a greener lifestyle and your children will learn to enjoy, appreciate and care for the worl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nature Walk Scrapbook by Eric Carle
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nature Walk Scrapbook - by Eric Carle

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780711237483 | ISBN 10: 0711237484

    The World of Eric Carle embodies the joys of playful learning and an appreciation of art and nature that generations have experienced through Eric Carle's timeless stories and unique artwork.   The Nature Walk Scrapbook, featuring The Very Hu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Winter Nature Trail by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
    Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Winter Nature Trail - by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

    £4.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447287278 | ISBN 10: 1447287274

    Wrap up warm and jump into winter with the Gruffalo!  Calling all nature explorers to go outside with the Gruffalo! Don't forget to take Gruffalo Explorers: The Gruffalo Winter Nature Trail with you and keep your eyes peeled. Learn all about ... more

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  • Cover image of book 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside by Dawn Isaac
    101 Things for Kids to Do Outside - by Dawn Isaac

    £14.90   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857831835 | ISBN 10: 0857831836

    Packed with games, projects, crafts, experiments and gardening inspiration, 101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new. The huge selection of ideas covers all four seasons and ranges from quick 10-minute ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Beach Book by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks
    The Beach Book - by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780711235779 | ISBN 10: 0711235775

    You don't need to live right on the water's edge to have fun at the beach! The Beach Book is all about finding wild places at the seaside, as well as by lakes and rivers and making the most of opportunities to explore and enjoy all these places have ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nature Ranger by Richard Walker
    Nature Ranger - by Richard Walker

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241185407 | ISBN 10: 0241185408

    Explore the natural world with more than 30, fun, hands-on activities   Look around and delve into nature and discover the wildlife that surrounds you, from studying flowers and secret senses to the animals that only come out after dark. Learn ... more

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  • Cover image of book 50 Things to Do Before You
    50 Things to Do Before You're 11¾: My Extra-Messy Activity Notebook - by The National Trust

    £8.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781909881419 | ISBN 10: 1909881414

    Here's a set of outdoor challenges that will take you for a walk on the messy side. Whether you're at a park, in the woods or on a beach, there are plenty of ideas for splatty and sploshy fun.   Try making a mud slide or building a home for worms. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail by Julia Donaldson
    The Gruffalo Spring Nature Trail - by Julia Donaldson

    £4.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447282518 | ISBN 10: 1447282515

    Calling all nature explorers to go outside with the Gruffalo! Don't forget to take this springtime sticker activity book with you and keep your eyes peeled.  Learn all about nature with this colourful spotters' guide, packed with fun, spring-the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daisy
    Daisy's Big Dig - by Angie Morgan

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847804631 | ISBN 10: 1847804632

    How one little girl gathers together all the different people and families in her street, to help one old man dig his garden - and how the resulting Digging Party has far-reaching results for the community.   No one really knows each other in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spot the Snail in the Garden by Stella Maidment, illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy, and Emiliano Migliardo
    Spot the Snail in the Garden - by Stella Maidment, illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy, and Emiliano Migliardo

    £4.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781716564 | ISBN 10: 1781716560

    See what you can spot in the garden with this great new Spot the... book!   Look for hidden objects as you work your way through every scene, taking in all the sights.  The wonderfully detailed illustrations create busy scenes which will keep ch ... more

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  • Cover image of book Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling... by Ben Hewitt
    Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling... - by Ben Hewitt

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781611801699 | ISBN 10: 1611801699

    In this most personal of his books to date, Ben Hewitt shows us how small, mindful decisions about day-to-day life can lead to greater awareness of the world in our backyards and beyond. In telling the story of his sons’ unconventional education in t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wild Weather Book: Loads of Things to Do Outdoors in Rain, Wind and Snow by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield
    The Wild Weather Book: Loads of Things to Do Outdoors in Rain, Wind and Snow - by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780711232556 | ISBN 10: 0711232555

    It's raining outside - let's get out and play! Don't huddle cooped up indoors on a bad weather day: wrap up in warm clothes or waterproofs and get out of doors for some fun. In this book Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks offer myriad suggestions for wild ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Stick Book: Loads of things you can make or do with a stick by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield
    The Stick Book: Loads of things you can make or do with a stick - by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780711232419 | ISBN 10: 0711232415

    Did you know that there are loads of things you can do with a stick? Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure. In fact, you can transform a stick into almost anything!   This activit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grow Organic, Eat Organic by Lone Morton, illustrated by Martin Ursell
    Grow Organic, Eat Organic - by Lone Morton, illustrated by Martin Ursell

    £5.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781908164650 | ISBN 10: 1908164654

    What does organic mean?  How do you make an organic garden?  Why are worms and ladybirds so important?  Discover the answers to these questions as well as lots of other useful advice in this lovely first book for budding organic gardeners an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs by Natasha Etherington
    Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs - by Natasha Etherington

    £13.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781849052788 | ISBN 10: 1849052786

    A garden or nature setting presents the perfect opportunity for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and special needs to learn, play and strengthen body and mind. This book empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outsi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Every Nursery Needs a Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating & Using a Garden with Young Children by Ann Watts
    Every Nursery Needs a Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating & Using a Garden with Young Children - by Ann Watts

    £23.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780415591317 | ISBN 10: 0415591317

    "If outdoor activities with young children have always baffled you, then this is the book for you. Practical in style and structure, it has an accessible approach which is based in the best early years practice and provides plenty of challenges and n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Run Wild! Outdoor Games and Adventures by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield
    Run Wild! Outdoor Games and Adventures - by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield

    £16.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780711231726 | ISBN 10: 0711231729

    Following the success of Nature's Playground, Go Wild and Make it Wild, in their latest book, Run Wild, Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks focus on inspiring children of all ages - as well as parents, teachers, youth leaders and anyone working or playing w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kids in the Wild Garden by Elizabeth McCorquodale
    Kids in the Wild Garden - by Elizabeth McCorquodale

    £9.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781907317200 | ISBN 10: 1907317201

    Kids in the Wild Garden is a fun and accessible guide, inviting you to embark on an adventure with your children by stepping into and exploring the amazing life that lies hidden and flourishes within your own garden. Demonstrating that you do not hav ... more

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  • Cover image of book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
    Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder - by Richard Louv

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848870833 | ISBN 10: 1848870833

    This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in paperback. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Green Fingers and Muddy Boots: A Year in the Garden for Children and Families by Ivor Santer
    Green Fingers and Muddy Boots: A Year in the Garden for Children and Families - by Ivor Santer

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780863156922 | ISBN 10: 0863156924

    Children benefit immensely from spending time outdoors in the fresh air, and a great way to get them outside is to encourage an interest in their garden.   This book, with accompanying worksheets on a CD (included), presents fun and practical ... more

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