The Girls Nature Books

Inspired by the activities we have been up to lately in the garden and beyond. I've been taking a look at my girls' bookcase and considering which books they have that are in keeping with them and could help cement their love of nature further.


Above is a list of books that appear on their bookcase in keeping with the theme of nature. Now on to my discoveries...

What the Ladybird Heard 



Since the arrival of our girls it wasn't long before I was acquainted with the work of Julia Donaldson. What the Ladybird Heard was perhaps my introduction to her literary works.  Last month we created colourful lady bugs that could be made alongside reading this wonderful book. 

The Gruffalo



There's also a number of her other books that could fit the theme of nature. The Gruffalo being one of those that easily springs to mind. Regular readers of my blog may recall that we visited the Westonbirt Arboretum earlier this year and took part in their wonderful trail.

Two other books written by the talented Julia Donaldson in keeping with the theme nature are The Scarecrows Wedding and The Snail and the Whale

Each Peach Pear Plum and The Hungry Caterpillar



Of course we've also been up ladders removing the plums from the trees. If you are looking for a delightful couple of books reflective of this activity then may I suggest Each Peach Pear Plum and The Hungry Caterpillar as two books that feature them. 


Looking at the list above of books we have it's clear that we have many more activities to explore. We have yet to plant beans although we've grown fruit and vegetables in our garden

What activities have you been up to that have reminded you of children's books?

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  1. I love the Gruffalo! #bigpinklink

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  2. Lovely. It's great to help kids see books as a part of their day to day lives and see how they link to the world around us. #KLTR

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    1. Yes books are always visible around our house

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  3. I love that they're getting so hands on with the stories they're reading! What a great idea (and one I may steal for my little one!) #KLTR

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  4. I love books and making books a part of everyday life is wonderful. #mmbc

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  5. You would also love Hedgehugs! #readwithme

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  6. You might also like Amelia and the Great Outdoors #KLTR

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  7. Each Peach Pear Plum is one of my all time favourite books! Fab way of including books and outdoor actitvities together :) Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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    1. It certainly is a lovely book and one which will lead to reading others.

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  8. Jasper's Beanstalk is a huge favourite here and I've often used it for bean planting activities. It's also a great book to use to make a story sack :)

    #ReadWithMe

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    1. I will have to look into what a story sack is. Thank you for sharing how you use this book.

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  9. I LOVE what the ladybird heard 🐞

    #bigpinklink

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  10. My boys loved the hungry caterpillar book! That one is a classic and both of my boys loved going outside and discovering different planets and tiny critters running around. They are less so now that they are older but I still manage to convince them to go hiking with me sometimes and we talk about the wonders and beauty of the natural world around us:) #mg

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    1. It sounds like you all have a great time together exploring the world

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  11. What a lovely post and some real classic children's books. You've got me thinking now! My kids do a lot of sport. I'm not sure if we've read many books relevant to that.

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    1. Thank you. I love classic books you can't beat them can you? As for sport check out my review on Quack and Field books.

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  12. You can never start that love of nature too early, these are beautiful books. My Dad was a conservationist and I grew up going on bat searches in the evening and looking after any number of random injured animals. I wouldn't have swapped it for the world X #MG

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    1. It sounds like you had a lovely childhood. I'd like to take the girls to Tiggywinkles one day.

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  13. Love, love this. I wouldn't mind some ladybird bugs in my garden too! :) #mg

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  14. We love these books and I love how you have matched activities to them. #KLTR

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  15. Ah lovely selection of books and a great way to get into nature #dreamteam

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  16. Some lovely books and activities to go with them - you will inspire others with this post

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  17. All great nature books & activities #TriumphantTales

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  18. What a great collection of books. I love when we are all out in nature, and something shows up or reminds us of a great book! Its memory making stuff! Love this post! TY! #bigpinklink xoxo

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  19. it is a great way to develop a love for nature and reading and show how our world connects. Well done clever mummy xx #mg

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  20. popping back with love from #mg

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  21. I'm such a huge fan of Julia Domaldson's work and especially What the Ladybird Heard. Your little Ladybirds are so cute! Great idea. Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam x

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    1. Thank you Dawn. It's a pity the girls are a little young to paint their own entirely yet.

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  22. This is such a cute idea, I love the idea of using literacy to encourage getting the kids outdoors! Will remember this for Ben, but right now all he might care for his Peppa Pigs muddy puddles haha!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week

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    1. Ah yes Peppa Pig is a huge favourite here too at present.

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  23. What a lovely way to bring the books to life. Sensory trays are good for this too.
    I love your little ladybirds :) x

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Have a lovely weekend! Hope to see you Monday x

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    1. I've yet to do a sensory tray properly for the girls. I would love to do it though.

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  24. Oh this is just lovely, I think the ladybirds are adorable, one of our faves, and Each Peach Pear Plum is a classic. Thanks for linking up with us this week. #bigpinklink

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  25. There are some books on here I hadn't heard about. I'm going to look them up! Recently we went to the Banstead Nature Reserve where they have some wooden carvings inspired by "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe". I loved that I'd read the book to my 5yo and it came alive for him. #thesatsesh

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    1. I'm pleased I've inspired you. The Nature Reserve sounds like a fantastic place to visit.

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  26. Love the Hungry caterpillar. Children's books are a great way to incorporate their activities. Some of the things we like to do are paint/color, gardening, and some baking. Then we read a book that depict it and my daughters are even more interested in the activity!

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  27. Awwww so many good books here - we especially love what the ladybird heard, each peach pear plum and the hungry caterpillar in our house! I love how you're linking activities up to the books - very creative indeed! #thesatsesh

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  28. We love The Hungry Caterpillar too, we've had snacks with all the different fruits :) #readwithme #kltr

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  29. There are so any great books about nature out there aren't there? I love this post and the beautiful photos too. Thanks for linking up to #KLTR

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    1. There sure are and I spotted even more on our holiday

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  30. What a fabulous selection! #KLTR

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