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This book introduces young children to common creatures they can find in a New Zealand garden. Filled with interesting facts, this book will encourage children to explore their gardens and discover the plants and animals that live there.
Children's writer and nature lover, Dave Gunson, introduces over 60 of the most interesting and remarkable garden creatures and plants. It features profile illustrations and lively text descriptions as well as habitat and life-cycle illustrations.
Explore the forest floor, the tangled understorey and the high-up forest canopy and discover the native animals and plants that live in sanctuaries and in the New Zealand bush. Aimed at anyone curious about native forests and its creatures.
An excellent guidebook 'to put in your backpack and take into the bush when you go walking or tramping' as it provides a comprehensive description of over 300 species of insects, birds and plants to be seen in our forests.
This book introduces young children to the creatures that live in the seas around New Zealand. The book describes the different habitats of the many sea creatures who call New Zealand’s oceans home.
Animals of Aotearoa is a must-have compendium for children curious about New Zealand's wild animals. The book includes land and sea birds, frogs and lizards, many kinds of fish and other marine creatures, insects and invertebrates.
This book uses images and educational text to describe the life cycle of the tuatara with stunning images and educational text. Find out all about our very own 'living fossil' in this fascinating look at the life cycle of the tuatara.
An ancient land isolated by vast oceans, New Zealand is home to many fascinating creatures. From a prehistoric reptile to one of the world's largest insects, you'll discover some of the most unusual and impressive species on our planet.
New Zealand is a land of rivers and lakes, and such an abundance of fresh water provides an environment rich in wildlife. This book introduces around 60 of our most interesting or spectacular water creatures and plants.
This book gives children an opportunity to look under the surface and see what special creatures live around New Zealand’s freshwater habitats. This is a wonderful read for children to learn about New Zealand’s freshwater environments.
New Zealand children grow up to have a special affinity with the marine environment. This illustrated book introduces 60 of our most interesting sea creatures and plants.
This is the most comprehensive collection of birds, animals, insects, fish, plants and fungi available for readers aged 7 to 14 years old. This colourful reference book has a clear, easy design to make learning enjoyable.
A charming introduction to New Zealand's wildlife of the night, starting with the kiwi. In verse, each page describes the creature to be found on the next page, encouraging the reader to predict what the creature might be.
New Zealand once had one of the largest raptors in the world. Now there is just one left, the Kārearea, and it is endangered. This remarkable falcon is known for its fearless hunting prowess, aerial acrobatics and fierce protection of its chicks.
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