Indoor Activities - READ

Spending an afternoon with a good read is a wonderful opportunity for learning and imagination. I have compiled a list of Nature themed books, magazines and websites.

The Great Big Book of Irish Wildlife - Book

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A beautiful picture book tracking nature through the seasons in Ireland. It explores nature in your back garden as well as weird and wonderful natural phenomena, such as the metamorphosis from Tadpole to Frog; the Red Deer rut in autumn; or a starling flock in winter. Age 6 - 9

Diary of a Young Naturalist - Book

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Winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize, Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty's world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head.

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There's a Rang Tan in my bedroom - Book

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A stunning picture book about one little girl and her orangutan friend, based on the Greenpeace film that became a viral sensation.

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The Wind in the Willows - Book

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This magnificent new edition brings the story to life with more than 70 new illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen, so fans of all ages can relive - or enjoy for the first time - this heart-warming tale.

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War Horse - Book

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Narrated from an unusual perspective, Michael Morpurgo's War Horse tells a powerful story of humanity and friendship that touches people of all ages.

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Birdwatch Ireland - Magazine

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Free online, or delivered for €60 p/yr membership, plus an adult magazine

The Primary Planet - Magazine

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Ireland's Award Winning Childrens Monthly Magazine and Website

The Badger Club - Magazine

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€15 for junior membership per annum, 4 issued per year., or €55 family membership to receive both adult and kids publications.

The Week Junior - Magazine

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£111.99 per annum - Expensing subscription magazine from the UK, but this very high quality publication is packed full of super information.

Science+Nature Magazine

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Every issue is packed with incredible content — from superhumans and the secrets of forensic science, to Nasa solar missions, the science of exploding buildings, and the low-down on extraterrestrial life. It will ignite curiosities and feed hungry brains with mind-blowing facts and stories.

National Geographic Kids

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Nat Geo Kids is the perfect magazine for young explorers, helping kids engage with our planet and look after it, too!