Best Children’s Books on Nature

It is no secret that reading not only expands a child’s vocabulary and imagination but also helps ignite their passions and understanding of the world around them. Reading books WITH children can spark discussion, raise awareness within the family and empower children to do good, protect and create a better world. So to help you get started or perhaps add to your list, we’ve gathered a collection of our favourite nature-inspired books to share with the little humans of the future! 📚

The ABC Kids Guide to Loving the Planet (+3 years old)

This charming picture book is a gentle introduction to caring for the world around us. The simple, engaging text and beautiful illustrations explore ideas like planting veggie gardens and recycling, to show the ways every person, no matter how big or small, can make a difference. It’s the perfect book to inspire children to love the planet.

Betsy Buglobe saves the bees (3-6 years old)

Meet Besty Buglove, a girl who LOVES bugs more than anything else in the world! Perfect for children who love to help out in the garden and will delight the toddler David Attenborough fans in the making. Your little ones will appreciate bug life even more after reading this!

Superpower - Renewable energy: what it is, how we get it, and why we need it (+4 years old)

With a positive outlook, this book shows that using renewable energy and taking care of our environment can be both fun and rewarding. Superpower is packed with engaging and entertaining information for kids and their families, including helpful tips on easy ways to reduce energy consumption in our day-to-day lives. Learn the history of energy through time, discover how energy is produced and delve into the many forms of renewable energy available to us today.


Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt (5-8 years old)

 Up in the garden is a colourful world with sprouting vegetables and ripening fruit. Down in the Dirt, is the often forgotten and busy world of digging earthworms, huntings snakes and hatching grubs.


Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (+7 years old)

 The illustrator combines science and art in this educational guide to the natural world. In this book, your kids will be able to explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. This book encourages curiosity and inspires people to look more closely at the world all around them.