A Little Guide to Wild Flowers

Author: Charlotte Voake

Publisher: Doubleday Children's

ISBN: 9781903919118

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 62

View: 8385

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Arranged in colour for speedy identification, with extra anecdotes from winsome characters in Charlotte Voake's inimitable style; this child-friendly guide also includes keynotes on plant parts and the seasons, along with a tick-box index for keen spotters. The Eden Project brings plants and people together. It is dedicated to developing a greater understanding of our shared global garden; encouraging us to respect plants - and protect them.

Child's Guide to Wild Flowers

Author: Charlotte Voake

Publisher: Eden Project Books

ISBN: 9781903919330

Category:

Page: 64

View: 1437

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Arranged in colour for speedy identification, with extra anecdotes from winsome characters in Charlotte Voake's inimitable style; this child-friendly guide also includes keynotes on plant parts and the seasons, along with a tick-box index for keen spotters. The Eden Project brings plants and people together. It is dedicated to developing a greater understanding of our shared global garden; encouraging us to respect plants - and protect them. Wild flowers grow everywhere. They pop up between cracks in city pavements or on grass verges, and bloom alongside motorways. With over a hundred lively and exquisite illustrations as their guide - and with help from Charlotte Voake's quirky characters offering memorable snippets of fact and folklore - young children can learn to name the wild flowers they see every day, wherever they may be.

A Little Guide to Trees

Author: Charlotte Voake,Kate Petty,Jo Elworthy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1903919827

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 8349

DOWNLOAD NOW »

What sort of tree did Robin Hood's bow come from? What pine tree drops its needles in the winter and how did the monkey puzzle get its name? These are just some of the wonderful facts that you'll discover inside this book. Trees give us shade and the oxygen we breathe, like tall green giants that watch over us. And they are beautiful! Use the delicate illustrations and simple text to help your child identify the trees they see every day, whether they live in the country or the city. This book is a wonderful way of encouraging a child to interact with their environment, helping them to respect and protect the trees that surround them.

Every Nursery Needs a Garden

A Step-by-step Guide to Creating and Using a Garden with Young Children

Author: Ann Watts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136736549

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8416

DOWNLOAD NOW »

‘If outdoor activities with young children have always baffled you, then this is the book for you. Practical in style and structure, it has an accessible approach which is based in the best early years practice and provides plenty of challenges and new ideas. It is a must have for your early years setting.’ - Kathryn Solly, Headteacher at Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children’s Centre, UK A garden can be a magical place for young children and offers them rich and engaging learning experiences as they interact with a variety of plants and wildlife throughout the year. This book guides you through the process of creating a garden, however small, for young children. It looks at the impact a garden area can have on children’s overall development and the benefits of using natural materials as learning tools. Full of practical advice on how to design, develop resource and use a garden area, this book brings together: advice on planning a garden and how to get children, parents and the local community involved ideas for settings with limited space ideas for different spaces including a wildlife space, a woodland space, a digging area, sand and water spaces and a growing area suggestions of plants, flowers and crops to grow with very young children information about the wildlife children may discover a calendar guide to activities and garden planning throughout the year ways to encourage children to develop a sense of awareness of the importance of conservation and sustainability guidance on health and safety clear links with EYFS to show how a garden supports the areas of learning and development. Written for all early years practitioners, this book is the definitive guide for those looking to further enhance their outdoor environment and fulfil the potential learning opportunities that a garden can provide.

Know it All, Find it Fast for Youth Librarians and Teachers

Author: Christinea Donnelly

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 185604761X

Category: Information resources

Page: 323

View: 3128

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A brand new version of the best-selling enquiry desk reference text, Know it All, Find it Fast, specifically designed for those working with children and young people in schools, public libraries and at home. Including an invaluable overview of the education system and the school curriculum as well as a comprehensive listing of useful resources by topic, this A-Z covers school subjects from science and maths to reading and literacy, and more general themes such as children's health, wellbeing and hobbies. Each topic is broken down into useful sections that will help to guide your response; Typical questions outline common queries such as 'Have you got any information about volcanoes?' Considerations provides useful hints and tips i.e. 'Geography now encompasses not only physical and human geography but also environmental geography, social geography, geology and geopolitics.' Where to look lists relevant printed, digital and online resources with useful annotations explaining their scope and strengths Readership: This is the must-have quick reference tool arming librarians and teachers with the knowledge to deal with any queries thrown at them from children and young people as well as their parents and caregivers. It will also be a handy reference for parents and anyone working with children and young people in other organizations such as homework clubs and youth workers.

Homemade Kids

Thrifty, Creative and Eco-Friendly Ways to Raise Your Child

Author: Nicola Baird

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409003655

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 7677

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Modern living offers convenience, and as parents we need all the help we can get. Food is produced in abundance, and clothes are cheap enough for us to use and then discard. But is it necessary to be so wasteful? And is this really how we want to raise our children? Homemade Kids is full of top tips, inspirational ideas and practical advice that will help you to: make your home a more healthy, energy-efficient environment create toys and fun activities for your baby decide whether reusuable nappies are the right choice for you consider the best feeding and transport solutions for your family Raising a healthy, happy child doesn't need to be a complicated process that puts a strain on the planet and your wallet. Homemade Kids takes you back to basics and reminds you of the simple pleasures of parenting.

The Rainy Day Book

Author: Helen Brooks

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 085265359X

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 1304

DOWNLOAD NOW »

'MUUUUMMMM ... DAAADDDD ... I'm BORED!' Whether it's the weekend, half term or the summer holidays, these words will likely strike fear into any parent's heart - particularly if it's tipping it down with rain outside. Thankfully, this delightful collection is at hand, packed full of imaginative ideas that are guaranteed to inspire young minds, and maybe even remind older ones of the best bits of their own childhood. The selection not only includes simple and inexpensive ideas for science and craft activities, from making your own rocket to creating a memory box, it also gives suggestions for imaginative play, from indoor camping to pretending to be a pirate for the day. There are activities that will encourage children to learn about animals and insects, to pick up foreign languages and to find out more about their family history, and it even covers recommendations for the times when the weather isn't so bad, from leapfrog in the garden to visiting a local farm. Packed full of thoughtful and inventive ideas, The Rainy Day Book will prove an endless source of inspiration for anyone with children to entertain.

A Little Guide to Gardening

Author: Jo Elworthy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0957490720

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 4104

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A garden can be anywhere -- in pots, on a balcony, an allotment or a garden at home or school --and this is the perfect book to get you started! Packed full of simple gardening tips, interesting information, recipes and gorgeous illustrations, learn how to plant, nurture and even eat the things you grow!

The Edible Balcony

Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces

Author: Alex Mitchell

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609614119

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 3435

DOWNLOAD NOW »

You don't need a sprawling backyard or spacious raised beds to grow delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs of your own. In The Edible Balcony, longtime urban gardener Alex Mitchell shows how to transform whatever space you have, from a balcony or rooftop to a fire escape or window box, into a profusion of fresh, seasonal produce. While raising your own produce is eco-friendly in itself, you'll learn how to plant, grow, and water as sustainably as possible to ensure your edible Eden remains green and productive all year long. Plus, with a collection of innovative, step-by-step projects for designing colorful pots and plant supports with recycled containers and other household paraphernalia, you'll double your eco-friendliness, avoid hours of shopping, and be able to infuse your space with your own personal flair and style. Who knew saving time, money, and the environment could be so much fun? A collection of practical advice, fabulous container projects, and stunning examples of how gardeners around the world are successfully transforming urban spaces into abundant fruit and vegetable plots, The Edible Balcony is your guide to creating attractive, responsible, and thoroughly rewarding small space gardens—and perhaps never having to settle for grocery store produce again.

Ginger

Author: Charlotte Voake

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780613284967

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 1463

DOWNLOAD NOW »

When Ginger the cat gets fed up with dealing with his owner's new kitten, it takes drastic measures to make the two of them friends.

Spotter's Guide to Wild Flowers

Author: Christopher John Humphries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780746040621

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 64

View: 4541

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Find out about birds and how they live. Get to know them by their colours, their feathers, their beaks, their feet, their nests and their eggs.

Drawing and Painting Plants

Author: Christina Brodie

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881928419

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 8142

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Clear step-by-step instructions show how to render with botanical accuracy a wide range of plants and plant parts — from flowers and fruits, leaves and bark, to fungi, mosses, and seaweeds. Detailed examples illustrate techniques including pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylics, and scraper board, making this a complete instructional course in drawing and painting plants.

Stylish Succulents

Japanese Inspired Container Gardens for Small Spaces

Author: Yoshinobu Kondo,Tomomi Kondo

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462920381

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 7782

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Colorful and hardy succulents are perfect for creating Japanese-style Bonsai and Ikebana arrangements. This unique guide shows you how to make inexpensive projects with a Japanese aesthetic that will appeal to everyone—from interior designers to small space enthusiasts to avid gardeners. Stylish Succulents presents a totally new approach to container gardening. Trendy, low maintenance succulents come in hundreds of different colors, sizes, shapes and textures, making each project a one-of-a-kind. Every design is carefully explained using detailed step-by-step photos: How to choose succulents and containers to match your personal space and mood How to utilize empty wall spaces to make dramatic hanging planters How to make a lovely wreath for the holidays How to create thoughtful and inexpensive gifts for friends and family Every gardener can create these miniature works of art using containers and plants of their choosing with relatively little time and money. The possibilities are truly endless!

Wild Flowers of Britain & Ireland

Author: Marjorie Blamey,Richard Fitter,Alastair Fitter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713659443

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 482

View: 3865

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The first ever fully-illustrated, fully-mapped guide to the British and Irish flora. Its restriction to the British Isles alone allows far more detail and more local information, and identification which is made easier with the inclusion of extensive maps. Includes specific details about plants appearing in certain areas and coloured maps designed to make location and identification easy, this book also includes details of local specialities for the Isles of Scilly. Also featured is an illustrated survey of recently disappeared British and Irish plants, some of which may return. With over 2000 detailed colour paintings and more than 800 maps, this is the most extensively illustrated wild flower guide to Britain and Ireland yet. Coloured, boxed keys to plants in complex or difficult groups are provided to assist ID. The Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland features information about grasses, which are often omitted in other, shorter books, along with sedges, rushes, horsetails and clubmosses. Ferns, though not strictly speaking flowering plants, are also included too.

A World of Birds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Big Picture Press

ISBN: 9781787410398

Category: Birds

Page: 96

View: 4244

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"Discover a world of birds in Vicky Woodgate's stunning guide to the most iconic species on the globe. From the tiniest hummingbird to the mighty ostrich, and from penguins to parrots, there's something new to discover on every continent"--Backcover.

Garden Builder

Plans and Instructions for 35 Projects You Can Make

Author: JoAnn Moser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 076035393X

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 6615

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Garden Builder is a treasure trove of lovely yard, patio, and garden projects you can build yourself! Perfect for any gardener or outdoor enthusiast with a few basic DIY skills, it is packed with 35 complete project plans, each one featuring finished photos of the project along with cut lists and shopping lists, a construction diagram, and step-by-step instructions (complete with photos) show exactly how to build every project. Most projects are made from durable exterior-rated wood and can be created with basic carpentry skills. But several of these highly desirable garden accessories are made with materials like concrete, metal, and wire. Garden Builder is positively loaded with projects, a few you can look forward to building include: -Trellises -Raised beds -Harvest boxes -A tiny shed (it is very cute) -Garden benches -Planters -A toad house Simply follow the clear and comprehensive instructions, and you'll have a garden that's rich in design elements, useful aids, and practical furnishings.

Botany for the Artist

An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants

Author: Sarah Simblet

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756672341

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 3919

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Following the success of Anatomy for the Artist and Sketch Book for the Artist, this latest title from the acclaimed artist Sarah Simblet investigates the extraordinary structure and variety of every type of plant-from mosses and lichens to flowers and trees-and teaches the reader how to draw them. The book starts with the history of plant drawing and painting. The author follows the trail of the early plant explorers and shows how the exotic specimens they brought home with them were depicted in botanical illustrations, anthologies, and decorative designs. The main part of the book examines the structure of plants, with visually stunning chapters on roots and stems, shoots and leaves, buds and flowers, and seeds and fruit, mosses and lichens, and trees. As in Anatomy for the Artist, beautiful, specially commissioned photographs complement Sarah's drawings, illustrating how an understanding of botany really helps you to draw plants. Drawing classes provide a wealth of practical advice on how to draw, and pages from Sarah's sketchbooks show how she records her favorite plants throughout the seasons. Inspirational master classes in each chapter focus on how other artists, from 17th century masters to contemporary botanical illustrators, have portrayed plants. This lavishly illustrated book will not only be the definitive guide for those wishing to master the art of drawing plants, but a sumptuous gift book for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.