Seven books for backyard explorers

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What’s Inside a Flower? by Rachel Ignotofsky

Budding backyard scientists can start exploring their world with this stunning introduction to these flowery show-stoppers-from seeds to roots to blooms. Learning how flowers grow gives kids beautiful building blocks of science and inquiry. 4+


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Plantastic! by Catherine Clowes & Rachel Gyan

Plantastic! presents 26 of Australia’s most unique and incredible native plants. Discover and identify native plants found in your local park, bushland, or even in your very own backyard. With its perfect balance of fun facts, activities, adventurous ideas and gorgeous illustrations, Plantastic! will prove just how fantastic Australia’s native plants really are! 5+


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The Gentle Genius of Trees by Philip Bunting

What could we clever humans ever learn from trees?

Take an unashamedly anthropomorphic wander through the woods to learn a few life lessons from our foliaged friends. 4+


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Little Sap by Jan Hughes & Ruth Hengeveld

A little tree, guided by her family circle and forest friends, can’t wait to grow tall and strong Little Sap can’t wait to grow tall and strong just like her mother and touch the sky. But growing takes time. Luckily for Little Sap, she has her family circle close by and a forest of friends, above and below ground, to help guide her up. 4+


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Wonder Earth by Zanni Louise & Tiff Bollhorn, illustrated by Sophy Louise Smith

The Earth has so much to share if only we stop, listen, and wonder. Starting with the sun that gives us and all living things life, to the patterns, feelings, stories, and relationships that we share with other natural things. Let’s explore what it means to belong to our Earth home. 4+


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Let’s Get Gardening: Australian Eco-gardening Projects for Children

This book includes three simple chapters - kitchen gardening, wildlife gardening and recycled gardening - each with easy sustainability projects to inspire everyone’s inner eco-kid. Learn how to grow organic vegetables and herbs, how to attract awesome bees, butterflies and birds to your area, and how to make sustainable garden containers from household waste. 6+


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1001 Bees by Joanna Rzezak

Have a look inside these bee hives to find out how bees take care of their queen and make honey! Readers will learn about pollination and all the plants, insects, animals and birds that take part in the process; they will also find out the amazing ways bees are so crucial to life on earth. Buzzing with lively illustrations and full of fascinating facts, this fun book is a must for all children interested in the natural world. 3+

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Plantastic!: A to Z of Australian Plants

Plantastic!: A to Z of Australian Plants

Catherine Clowes, Rachel Gyan

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