A Little Guide to Wild Flowers

Author: Charlotte Voake

Publisher: Doubleday Children's

ISBN: 9781903919118

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 62

View: 3202

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: 583

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: 9062

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.

A Little Guide to Gardening

Author: Jo Elworthy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0957490720

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 8465

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 Flower Alphabet Book

Author: Jerry Pallotta

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1632895293

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2278

Roses are red, Violets are blue... And they're only two of the flowers in this book of bright colors and delightful information. Young readers will be fascinated to find out what flower can be used to make a doll, which flower flavors tea, and which flower farmers feed to chickens. Author Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Leslie Evans have collaborated to produce a stunning bouquet of words and pictures about the world of flowers–one of nature's most beautiful gifts.

Ginger

Author: Charlotte Voake

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780613284967

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 1530

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.

Insect Detective

Author: Steve Voake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406366891

Category:

Page: 26

View: 5416

Right now, all around you, thousands of insects are doing strange and wonderful things. But you can't always see them straight away. Sometimes you have to know where to look. This text tells us all about the different kinds of insects hiding away in your garden and how to recognize them.

The Edible Balcony

Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces

Author: Alex Mitchell

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609614119

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 4593

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.

Spotter's Guide to Wild Flowers

Author: Christopher John Humphries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780746040621

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 64

View: 4177

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.

The World Came to My Place Today

Author: Jo Readman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1903919029

Category: Geography

Page: 32

View: 1466

Grandpa shows George and his sister how plants from all over the world affect their daily lives, from the food they eat to the rubber in their bicycle tires and wood in their toys. Includes brief factual information about various plants. Suggested level: junior, primary.

Drawing and Painting Plants

Author: Christina Brodie

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881928419

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 8518

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.

Garden Builder

Plans and Instructions for 35 Projects You Can Make

Author: JoAnn Moser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 076035393X

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 5808

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.

How to Be a Wildflower

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452152659

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 8314

A fresh perspective, an outdoor exploration, a new adventure about to begin—How to Be a Wildflower is the book to celebrate these and other wide-open occasions. Encouraging self-discovery through encounters with nature, beloved artist Katie Daisy brings her beautiful paintings and lettering to this collection of things to do and make, quotes, meditations, natural history, and more. A recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie, a prompt to hike by the light of the moon, a place to press flowers: every page inside the charming textured two-piece case invites readers to wander, gather, savor, and ponder the natural world around them. For every wild and free spirit—and those who aspire to be—this is a field guide to living life to the fullest.

Deckscaping

Gardening and Landscaping on and Around Your Deck

Author: Barbara W. Ellis

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580174086

Category: Gardening

Page: 167

View: 8272

When surrounded by shrubs and small trees, perennials and annuals, ornamental grasses and vines, your deck becomes an appealing link between your home and yard. In this book, you'll find everything you need to know to create your dream deck environment. Barbara Ellis offers dozens of creative ideas and fail=proof techniques.--COVER.

A Garden Gallery

The Plants, Art, and Hardscape of Little and Lewis

Author: George Little,David Lewis

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881926729

Category: Gardening

Page: 175

View: 308

Celebrated internationally as artists and gardeners, Little and Lewis open the gates to their renowned Puget Sound garden, describing how a retreat for reflection can be achieved in your own backyard. Gardeners will be encouraged to use their imagination and take risks.

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: 2083

‘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.

The Garden Awakening

Designs to Nurture Our Land and Ourselves

Author: Mary Reynolds

Publisher: Green Books

ISBN: 9780857843135

Category:

Page: 208

View: 7897

The Garden Awakening is a garden design book with a difference. Drawing inspiration from long-forgotten Irish gardening traditions, Mary Reynolds re-imagines gardens as spaces that work in harmony with nature. Under Mary's gentle guidance you can awaken your garden, nuturing the land to become a beautiful natural space. The Garden Awakening provides: inspiration for garden designs that are in harmony with nature practical ideas and guidance for creating and maintaining your garden advice on creating a spirtual space in your garden Whether you want to bring the energy and atmosphere of wild places into your own garden, are interested in permaculture and forest gardening, or want to create a spiritual space, this book will guide you in embracing the wild way.

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: 6474

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.