Mini beast Magic

Children love minibeasts – and so do I! As an envi-ronmental education teacher, I spend a lot of time rummaging around in leaf litter, lifting up old logs and sweeping about in ponds. While pond dipping is not cov-ered in this book, there are loads of ideas for attracting, catching and observing land inverte-brates. It…

Spike’s Best Nest

This is a brilliant big book to read to children outside.  A lucky charity shop find has become a book that I’ve used in various places for many different themes.  These have included reading it in a reception classroom followed by independent work making nest collages for Spike to sit in; and as part of…

The Book of Bees

The winner of the 2017 Educational Writers’ Award is THE BOOK OF BEES, written by Wojciech Grajkowski, illustrated by Piotr Socha, and translated into English from the Polish by Agnes Monod-Gayraud. This year’s judges – school librarian Marion Le Lannou; London headteacher Mike Reeves; and writer, editor and publisher of books for young people Annemarie Young –…

Doughnut Economics

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think like a 21st Century Economist, by Kate Raworth, was published in early April.  The Resilience website has a quick summary of what the book is about, this is a YouTube overview, and here is brief (17 minute) explanation in an RSA video. These are Raworth’s 7 ways: 1. Change the goal: from GDP…

Sustainability Science: key issues

Routledge says that its new book, Sustainability Science: Key Issues, … “is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduates, postgraduates, and participants in executive trainings from any disciplinary background studying the theory and practice of sustainability science.  Each chapter takes a critical and reflective stance on a key issue or method of sustainability science.  Contributing authors offer perspectives…

Farming and Birds

The New Naturalists Online is an internet bookseller which specialises in books about the natural world.  Recently Published books include: Falcons Alien Plants Slugs and Snails Brecon Beacons Early Humans It includes a print-on-demand service for past editions.  Currently, NNOL is featuring special editions of Farming and Birds by Ian Newton.  The website says: More than…