Woodland Animals

A woodland creature

A Year in Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem (HarperCollins)
Four stories through the seasons about the lives of a community of mice that live in the hedgerows.

After the Storm (Tales from Percy’s Park) by Nick Butterworth (HarperCollins)
This along with other titles including The Secret Path, The Rescue Party, The Treasure Hunt, Percy’s Bumpy Ride and One Snowy Night feature a whole host of wild animals that can be found in British parks and woodlands.

Animal Tracks and Signs by Alfred Leutscher and Sarah Kahn (Usborne Spotter Guides)
This is a simple information book with good clear pictures. Features wildlife from the UK and abroad.

Badger and the Great Storm by Suzanne Chiew and Caroline Pedler (Little Tiger Press)
Badger lives at the foot of an old oak tree. When a storm hits badger works hard to keep his friends safe but his home is in peril.

Badgers by Sally Morgan (Franklin Watts)
Simple information book full of facts and photos

Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies and Sarah Fox-Davies (Walker)
One of the terrific Nature Storybooks series, which combine picture book storytelling with information and fact.

Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks (Allen & Unwin)
Unusually dark for a children’s picture book but beautifully illustrated. The story is about the friendship between a Magpie that cannot fly and a Dog that cannot see. Both get along fine until Fox comes along.

Fox’s Socks (Tales from Acorn Wood) by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (Macmillan)
A lift-the-flap book for very young children. Fox has lost his socks and needs help to find them.

Hedgehog Howdedo by Lynley Dodd (Puffin)
Counting book about a little girl who goes searching for hibernating hedgehogs.

Mole’s Sunrise by Jeanne Willis and Sarah Fox-Davies (Walker)
Beautiful story of friendship. Mole is blind and cannot see the sunrise. However he still gets to enjoy it through the descriptions offered by his friends.

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson (Walker)
Beautiful story that deals with anxiety and attachment. Three little owlets wonder where their mummy has gone.

Owls by Emily Bone and Jenny Cooper (Usborne Beginners)
Simple information book with a clear layout and good quality pictures. Find other titles in the series about Bats and Night Animals.

Squirrel’s Autumn Search by Anita Loughrey and Daniel Howarth (QED)
A squirrel buries his acorns and then cannot remember where he put them.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson (Egmont)
Classic story about overcoming fear. Plop is afraid of the dark, which is a bit inconvenient for a bird that spends most of its waking life during the night time.

The Rabbit Problem by Emily Gravett (Simon & Schuster)
A year in the lifecycle of fast multiplying rabbits.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (Warne)
Classic story of a little rabbit who nearly ends up in Mrs McGregor’s cooking pot. There are many more in this series featuring characters such as Mr Todd the fox, Mr Jeremy Fisher the frog and Samuel Whiskers the rat.

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and Valeria Vanenza (Ladybird Classics)
Abridged retelling of the classic in 42 pages. Really colourful and bold illustrations. Lovely.

Woodland Life by Sue Jacquemier and Sarah Kahn (Usborne Spotter Guides)
Another simple information book with good clear pictures. Features wildlife from the UK and abroad.