Topics : Primary School Living Things Books

Our living things KS1 and KS2 books explain to children everything they need to know about the animals and plants that have lived in our world. They're essential science books for every primary school.

  • ITAA 5 years +

    It's All About... Collection - 16 Books (Collection)

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    This collection of 16 fact-filled books looks at a huge range of fascinating topics including the natural world, the animal kingdom, science vehicles and transport.

    Each book is packed with facts and stats and comes with eight collectable cards to tear out and keep. Free extra content such as downloadable audio to accompany the books is available by logging into a special URL disclosed in the books.

    Format: paperback
    • £15.99
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  • ANLB 7 years +

    The Animal Box Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

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    Covering living things ranging from invertebrates, fungi and plants to fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, this 10-book collection from DK will delight young nature lovers.

    These books are bursting with full-colour photographs of their subjects and easy-to-follow explanations about what each one is and their traits. There are even double-page photographs that highlight the species in their natural habitats.

    Related species are shown in proportion across the page that show children their varying sizes.
    Format: hardback
    • £14.99
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  • WLDW 7 years +

    Wildlife Wonders Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Pat Jacobs

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    Have your children ever asked you why birds have feathers or why fish have gills? This collection of six science books will give them all the answers they need, while also providing an overview of the wonderful diversity of the natural world.

    Covering birds, fish, insects, mammals, plants and reptiles, each book explores the key characteristics of each species and looks at how their characteristics have evolved over time. This is all backed by easy-to-follow text, 3D artwork and eye-catching photographs.

    Perfect for nature lovers, all of these books are closely linked to the new National Science Curriculum and will boost understanding of wildlife classification and evolution.
    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
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  • WSLB 5 years +

    Whose Little Baby Are You? Collection (Collection)

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    This accessible series of children's books introduces cute baby animals ranging from fluffy ostrich chicks to newborn giant pandas.

    They explain how not every baby looks like their parents and will encourage young readers to turn the pages to discover just who the baby animal belongs to.

    These nature books also explain how animal mums and dads care for their young and show how baby animals grow, change and prepare for adult life.
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    • £5.99
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  • EFW2 5 years +

    Life Cycles: Rainforest (Paperback)

    Sean Callery

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    This is an accessible introduction to the world's rainforests and the plants and wildlife you can find in them - including leafcutter ants, jaguars and armadillos!
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  • EFX2 5 years +

    Life Cycles: Grassland (Paperback)

    Sean Callery

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    Learn all about the foodchains in three of the world's grasslands. This introductory guide features everything from grasshoppers and rattlesnakes to lions and coyotes.
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  • EGU2 7 years +

    Fast Facts! Ocean Wonders (Paperback)

    Kingfisher

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    Learn how much of the world is covered in water and what the deepest living fish are in this incredible Fast Facts book.

    This book for young scientists is full of bite-sized facts about oceans, marine life and sunken treasures. It also explains why coral reefs are in so much danger right now.
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  • AAJAQ 6 years +

    Bug Hunter (Other)

    Dk

    Become a nature explorer with this hands-on kit! From keeping caterpillars to learning how honeybees actually communicate, read the handy spotter's guide to get expert tips on where bugs lurk or try any of the 30 fun projects. Get outside and catch bugs in the field with the trusty bug catcher provided and have fun decorating your books or projects with stickers. Makes bug identification totally Bug-tastic!
    • £6.89
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  • ANLOO 5 years +

    1001 Things to Spot in the Sea Sticker Book (Paperback)

    Teri Gower

    An interactive sticker book full of busy, detailed illustrations of a scenes of life under the sea. Items to spot within the main picture are shown in the border as silhouettes and each has a corresponding sticker which children can find, match and add in the correct place. With over a thousand of things for children to find, count and talk about.
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  • AMPCF 5 years +

    The Usborne Step-by-Step Drawing Animals (Paperback)

    Fiona Watt

    Complete beginners can discover how to draw lots of different animals with this delightful write-in book. Each double colourful page has step-by-step drawing instructions, space to practise and doodle in, and ideas for colouring in or adding backgrounds.
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  • APNNU 6 years +

    Under the Sea (Hardback)

    Fiona Patchett

    What lives at the bottom of the sea? What does a shark really eat? How does a sea horse swim? In this book you'll find the answers and lots more about the fascinating things which live under the sea.
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  • AOXVT 5 years +

    First Animal Encyclopedia (Paperback)

    Bursting with animal facts for kids, First Animal Encyclopedia reveals everything kids want to know about the animal kingdom. From tiny critters that live on the jungle floor to giant creatures that dwell in the depths of the ocean, First Animal Encyclopedia reveals the mysteries of the animal world. Watch animals in action, investigate their habits and find out their habitats in this first animal encyclopedia. Kids will learn all about different animal groups, including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects and fish through beautiful colour images, quirky "Did you know" fact boxes and engaging "curiosity quizzes" make learning engaging and exciting. DK's First Reference is a great for children who want to explore the world around them.
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  • APWAU 7 years +

    Animal Atlas (Hardback)

    Anna Claybourne

    Find out about all the different habitats animals live in, from polar bears in the freezing Arctic to orangutans in the steamy rainforests. Packed with delightful illustrations, brilliant facts and informative maps, learn, explore and be amazed by animals living all over the world.
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  • APNFO 4 years +

    Dot-to-Dot Nature (Paperback)

    Karen Bryant-Mole

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    This activity book combines dot-to-dot puzzles with an easy-to-follow adventure story abut nature. It is intended to be both educational and entertaining so as to encourage children in the acquisition of numbers and drawing skills.
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  • AOLMN 5 years +

    My First Book About How Things Grow (Paperback)

    Felicity Brooks

    An accessible, informative first reference book that helps young children learn about trees, plants and funghi - what each of these things is, how to tell them apart, what each needs to survive and thrive, and their life cycles, including information about how they reproduce.
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  • APOZA 3 years +

    Wind-Up Ladybird (Other)

    Fiona Watt

    Wind up the ladybird toy, place it on the tracks embedded on each page and watch the busy bug as it trundles off around the garden, passing flowers, vegetables, and other garden insects including bees and butterflies. With a very simple story, pluts lots of things to spot and talk about.
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  • APNNH 6 years +

    How Flowers Grow (Hardback)

    Emma Helbrough

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    How do flowers grow in dry deserts? How do animals help to spread seeds? Which flower smells like rottng meat? Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own.
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  • AEAVT 5 years +

    Birds Sticker Book (Paperback)

    Philip Clarke

    This is a new edition of this popular title in the exciting and informative series containing over 100 full-colour stickers that children can match to the illustrations. These beautifully illustrated sticker book doubles as spotters' guides, with accurate and simple descriptions that allow children to seek out and identify a plethora of species and learn all about key aspects of natural history. Space is allocated to each illustration so that details of when and where each bird was spotted can be inserted and also contains a glossary of relevant words. This title is pocket-sized to allow the books to be taken anywhere so children can make entries wherever they are.
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  • ANLRU Toddlers

    Baby's Very First Buggy Book Jungle (Other)

    Fiona Watt

    A very simple board book with brightly coloured, high-contrast illustrations, and holes and finger trails suitable for babies and very young children. With an elasticated plastic attachment to attach the book to a buggy or baby gym, meaning it is always on hand to entertain and amuse, and will never get lost.
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  • AMGLJ 6 years +

    Bugs (Hardback)

    Open your eyes to a world of discovery and find out all about bugs and other creepy crawlies. Eyewonder Bugs explores all types of bugs from an insect that looks like a twig to a butterfly that tastes with its feet! From sand devils burrowing in the desert to busy bees, these creepy crawlies come in all shapes and sizes and can do amazing things. Meet poisonous spiders, scary scorpions and many more amazing bugs. Packed with fascinating facts and bright images, in the renowned Eyewonder format, younger readers will easily understand all the different types of bugs and what they can do. Ideal for school project support Bugs engages kids with interactive activities from True or False games to What's this? quizzes, and includes 100 bright stickers to play with!
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  • ALPVC

    Shark (Paperback)

    From the Great Hammerhead to the Blue Shark, Shark by Eyewitness lets your child learn all about different types of sharks, what they eat and how they fight! Find out how sharks hunt their prey, how their strong teeth and jaws work and what makes them one of the most dangerous creatures in the ocean. The Eyewitness reference series is perfect for homework help or school projects. Packed with all the essential information, stunning artwork and photography from the previous edition Shark by Eyewitness is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines, plus a giant fact-filled wallchart, making the book more engaging and educational for your child.
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  • ACGRO 5 years +

    Animal Sticker Book (Paperback)

    Cecilia Johansson

    Illustrated by Cecilia Johansson, the Animal Sticker Book encourages children to fill in the fun animal scenes using the colourful stickers provided. It features scenes that include rainforests, animals in the home, the dry desert, under the sea and the arctic plains.

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  • AQCON 5 years +

    Focus on Insects (Paperback)

    Stephen Savage

    Classification: Insects shows children how to identify and group insects according to their characteristics. It answers questions such as what is an insect? Where do insects live? What do insects eat? And how do insects move about? Along with many others. The book looks at insects from butterflies and beetles to wasps and ants and their young, as well as some more unusual amphibians such as hawk moth caterpillars and glowworms. It also offers advice on keeping insects as pets. The book also contains a useful scale to demonstrate the size of many insects in comparison to a human hand, along with a topic web, a glossary and some suggestions for extension activities. Other titles in the series include Classification: Birds, Classification: Insects, Classification: Reptiles, Classification: Mammals and Classification: Fish.
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  • APOIP 5 years +

    Little Book of Horses and Ponies (Hardback)

    Sarah Khan

    Discover horses and ponies at work, rest and play in this little book, packed with fascinating facts and colourful illustrations.
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