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Suggested gifts for a nature mad child - suggestions for nature books/journal?

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goingbacktowork Wed 07-Nov-12 07:17:44

Hi. I need to get a gift for a 7 year old girl that loves nature. I was thinking maybe a book that helps you identify leaves and plants etc or maybe a nature diary but cannot really find any. Can anyone suggest any of these? Many thanks. Goingbacktowork

AThingInYourLife Wed 07-Nov-12 07:26:31

Not exactly what you were looking for, but would she enjoy the Corfu Trilogy?

It's a book about Gerald Durrell being a child and nature fanatic in Corfu in the 30s.

It's hilarious and quite inspiring too.

Depending on how she reads it might be a good bedtime book for you/DH to read to her. Or if she's past that, she could read it herself.

EauRouge Wed 07-Nov-12 08:17:08

How about a membership to the woodland trust's nature detective club? You get all kinds of wall charts incl. a tree ID one and every week they email a nature 'mission'. Will link when I'm not on my phone.

EauRouge Wed 07-Nov-12 08:29:18

Here it is.

DizzyPurple Wed 07-Nov-12 08:32:52

Membership of RSPB? Or similar. Many of these organisations have junior parts which look good. See if you can get any with your tesco points. I think there are one or two on there.

Nivet Wed 07-Nov-12 08:37:06

Flower press, ant farm, worm farm, butterfly hatching kit? One of DS presents this year is a bird food making kit from Lakeland.

How hands on is she? I've seen a great owl pellet dissection kit (pellet supplied) that I will get for DS at some point. Or a kit for casting wildlife foot prints?

Nivet Wed 07-Nov-12 08:40:07

Oops, just realised you wanted a book not a thing blush

goingbacktowork Wed 07-Nov-12 10:20:48

No that's fine but I need to be able to get for SUNDAY!!!

GrimmaTheNome Wed 07-Nov-12 10:29:15

You can still get 'I spy' books, here - lots of nature-related ones. Might be pushing it to get from amazon by sunday, but I just googled and looks like Waterstones should have them. (We got DD some from a gift shop at a nature reserve type place IIRC)

goingbacktowork Wed 07-Nov-12 12:59:03

scrap it - the children don't want that membership so it is back to book suggestions please - gardens/bugs/nature generally. All suggestions welcome.Thanks very much.

bakingaddict Wed 07-Nov-12 13:12:07

Have you thought about any of the Deadly 60 stuff. Waterstone's generally have a good nature selection in their kid's section.

Also how about getting her one of the David Attenborough series such as Life in the Undergrowth. I recently bought my DS (5), the Planet Dinosaur series and accompanying encylopedia (sp?) off the BBC website for less than £20. If you order anything today from Amazon or the BBC should be with you by Sunday

Takver Thu 08-Nov-12 21:38:40

The field studies council fold out guides are lovely - we have lots of them. Something like this one or this one might be good. They're very colourful, more so than you can see from the website.

Takver Thu 08-Nov-12 21:41:14

DD (now 10, but she's watched them for ages) also loves the various David Attenborough series.

funnyperson Fri 09-Nov-12 03:09:22

butterfly kit

funnyperson Fri 09-Nov-12 03:13:39

I also like this

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